Faculty and staff

Meet the faculty of the SRC, who work in partnership with researchers, clinicians, stroke survivors, caregivers, and community stakeholders in stroke rehabilitation research to help advance and validate research interventions and treatments for stroke.

Brian D. Schmit, PH.D.

Co-Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Center
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Co-Director of Falk Center for Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Marquette University
Engineering Hall 344
(414) 288-6125
brian.schmit@marquette.edu
Complete CV

Research Interests

  • Brain imaging in acute and chronic stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Human neurophysiology
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Instrumentation
  • Biomechanics



John R. McGuire, M.D.

Co-Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Center
Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Research Interests

  • Stroke recovery
  • Comprehensive Spasticity management
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine



Allison S. Hyngstrom, P.T., PH.D.

Associate Professor, Marquette University
Department of Physical Therapy

Marquette University
Engineering Hall 344
(414) 288-4566
allison.hyngstrom@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of Motor Impairment, Specifically Muscle Fatigue, in the Chronic Stroke Population



Sheila Schindler-Ivens, P.T., PH.D.

Associate Professor, Marquette University
Department of Physical Therapy

(414) 288-7282
sheila.schindler@marquette.edu
Complete CV

Research Interests

  • Understanding the Way in Which the Brain and Spinal Cord Control Human Locomotion
  • How the Nervous System Adapts to Produce Locomotion After Brain Injury
  • Developing Better Rehabilitation Interventions for Restoring Walking in People With Stroke



Matt Durand, PH.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(414) 955-5619
mdurand@mcw.edu
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Research Interests

  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Vasodilation
  • Exercise/Exercise Therapy
  • Nitric Oxide


Diane W. Braza, M.D.

Chair, Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(414) 805-7343
dbraza@mcw.edu
Complete CV

Research Interests

  • Adaptive sports and recreation
  • Spine rehabilitation


Moriah Iverson

Program Manager

(414) 805-7341
miverson@mcw.edu


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