Clinical Rehabilitation Research Committee

The committee focus is to promote and support clinical rehabilitation research within the disciplines of physical, occupational, and speech therapy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Research Committee offers the following services to department members:

  • Assistance with forming a research idea
  • Assisting with reviewing the feasibility of studies
  • Guidance in the preparation of IRB proposal paperwork
  • Resource for researchers during the research process
  • Assistance in grant writing/submission

Research Committee Members

Ambulatory Main Campus Clinic

  • Carolyn Hsu, SLP-Co-Chair
  • Derek Sople, PT-Co-Chair
  • Clare E. Safran-Norton, PT, PhD, MS, OCS – Supervisor Mentor

70 Francis Street Outpatient Service

  • Saloni Doshi, PT, DPT
  • Madhuri Kale, PT, DPT, MS
  • Dawn Rogers, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Matt Natanson, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Kristen Cunningham, PT, DPT

Main Hospital Inpatient Service

  • Megan Tinel, PT, DPT
  • Joseph Tolland, PT

850 Boylston Street Clinic

  • Alex Neal, PT, DPT

Foxborough Clinic

  • Ashley Cotter, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Marissa Lizotte, PT, DPT
  • Derek Sople, PT
  • Monica Perez McDonagh, OTR/L
  • Kevin McEnroy, PT


  • Carolyn Hsu, SLP
  • Sofia Vallila Rohter, SLP, PhD


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