Joseph Hidler, PhD

Dr. Joseph Hidler, a scientist with expertise in rehabilitation robotics and, himself, an individual living with mobility impairment, has agreed to Chair the Advisory Board. Dr. Hidler has a unique perspective on all aspects of rehabilitation engineering, having been the founder and previous director of CABRR at NRH, previous faculty at CUA focused on biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, inventor of the ZeroG and now CEO of Aretech LLC.

Henry Hoffman

Henry Hoffman, Co-Founder/Owner of Saebo Inc., an industry leader in home-based technologies for rehab of motor disorders, is on our Advisory Board and will provide input on commercial potential.

Alison Lichy, DPT

Alison Lichy, PT, DPT, NCS is the owner of the Neurological Physical Therapy PLLC and a practicing physical therapist at NeuroPT and board certified specialist in neurological physical therapy. Dr. Lichy is a research investigator for the National Capital Spinal Cord Injury Model System, the Rehabilitation Research Training Center, and the Assistive Technology Research Center at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. She is also the current chapter president of the District of Columbia American Physical Therapy Association.

Dave Brennan, MS

David is Director atTelehealth Initiatives and a Senior Research Engineer with MedStar Health Research Institute’s National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Division. A prominent telehealth researcher with over 15 years of experience, his research and development activities focus on methods to better integrate information and communication technologies into the delivery of healthcare to improve access, enhance outcomes, and reduce cost. He has served as Primary Investigator on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Department of Education. As Director of Telehealth Initiatives for the MedStar Institute for Innovation, David works to further the creative adoption of innovative healthcare delivery methods within and across the MedStar Health System and, more generally, throughout the healthcare industry. David holds an adjunct faculty position with the Catholic University of America School of Engineering, where he received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Biomedical Engineering

Tariq Rahman, PhD

Center Director for Nemours Children's Health System, his areas of research include: Bioengineeering/Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, and mechanical engineering  

Diane Damiano, PhD

Dr. Damiano is Chief of the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section, Rehabilitation Medicine Department in the NIH Clinical Center. She is a physical therapist by training, Dr. Damiano holds a PhD in research methods/biomechanics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science in physical therapy from Duke University, and an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Catholic University. Dr. Damiano's area of expertise is in the investigation of both existing and novel rehabilitation approaches in children with cerebral palsy.