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The Team

The Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery consists of a team of professionals with a passion and a purpose for working with children with spinal cord injury as well as other neuromotor conditions. Our blend of expertise from varied disciplines related to neurorecovery and pediatrics contributes to our ability to apply knowledge gained in research to the child in the clinic. Similarly, the experience gained from working with the child in the clinic informs and drives our research agenda. We consider the core of our team to be the children and families that we serve.

Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Director

Andrea L. Behrman is a Professor within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville. She also is the Kosair Charities Endowed Chair in Pediatric NeuroRecovery.

As the Director of the Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery within the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Dr. Behrman provides activity-based therapies to promote recovery from neurologic injury in children and conducts research to inform clinical practice.

Occupational
Therapist

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Kyndra Adams, OTD, OTR/L

Research
Technician II

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Amit Adhikari

Post-Doctoral
Fellow

Luis Alvarado, PhD
Luis Alvarado, MS

Activity-Based
Technician Senior

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Mahvish Ansari, BS

Occupational
Therapist

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Cat Borders, MS, OTR/L

Activity-Based
Technician I

Olivia Burke, BS
Olivia Burke, BS

Activity-Based
Technician I

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Marcus Carter, BS

Research
Manager

Lisa Clayton
Lisa Clayton, BS, CCRP

Physical
Therapist

Matthew Davis, PT, DPT
Matthew Davis, PT, DPT, ATP

Activity-Based
Technician I

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Elisabeth Dichiara

Activity-Based
Technician II

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Ayana Fairweather

Activity-Based
Technician Senior

Addison Fessler, BS
Addison Fessler, BS

Activity-Based
Technician Lead

Analyse Finnegan
Analyse Finnegan, BS

Physical
Therapist

MacKenzie Goode-Roberts, PT, DPT
MacKenzie Goode-Roberts, PT, DPT

Research
Manager

Molly King
Molly King, BA

Post-Doctoral Fellow /
Physical Therapist

Katie Lucas, PhD, DPT
Katie Lucas, PhD, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

Rehab Supervisor /
Physical Therapist

Laura Leon Machado, DPT
Laura Leon Machado, PT, DPT, ATP

Program
Coordinator

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Kalyn MacIntyre, MS

Physical
Therapist

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Katherine Murray, PT, DPT

Occupational
Therapist

Kathryn Noonan, OTR-L
Kathryn Noonan-Eaton, MSOT, OTR/L

Activity-Based
Technician I

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Demisha Norman, MS

Activity-Based
Technician I

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Julia Orris, BS

Research
Technician II

Parth Parikh, BS
Parth Parikh, BS

Activity-Based
Technician Lead

Robert Reyes, BS
Robert Reyes, BS

Activity-Based
Technician I

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Kara Shedleski

Investigator

Goutam Singh, PhD
Goutam Singh, PhD

Research
Technician II

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Nicole Stepp, MS

Activity-Based
Technician II

Dynell Stewart II, BS
Dynell Stewart II, BS, MS

Occupational
Therapist

Danielle Stout, MS, OTR-L
Danielle Stout, MS, OTR/L, DPAM

Activity-Based
Technician I

Brandon Tucker, MS
Brandon Tucker, MS

Research
Technician I

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Martaevis Witherspoon, BS


The Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery


Recovery-Based Therapies: Clinical Program


Pediatric NeuroRecovery Research


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