Barbara Bregman, PT, PhD

Dr. Bregman is a neuroscientist and physical therapist with over 25 years of NIH supported research experience in spinal cord injury, plasticity and recovery of function. Specific to this proposal, in addition serving as principal investigator on an active research program supported by federal and private agencies, she has a long track record in the successful mentorship of pre- and postdoctoral fellows and faculty. She was program director for a productive NIH NICHD T32 training grant that included clinical fellows for 16 years and Program Director for the NIDRR funded Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training in Neurorehabilitation that supports the postdoctoral research development of clinically trained individuals. Many of the fellows supported are now in strong, independent faculty roles with active research programs and tenured positions. She is currently Program Director (with Dr. Dromerick) of an NIH K12 Neurorehabilitation and Restorative Neuroscience Training Network targeting mentorship and research development of junior faculty. She has been a fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program, has received the NICHD MENTOR award for excellence in  research training and serves on the faculty for the Harvard-Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions. She is Associate Dean for Health Professions Education and Development at Georgetown University.