Brian D. Schmit, Ph.D.

Brian Schmit

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Co-Director of Falk Center for Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research Center
Engineering Hall 344
(414) 288-6125
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Integrative Neural Engineering & Rehabilitation Laboratory (INERL)

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Research Interests

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Human neurophysiology
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Instrumentation
  • Biomechanics

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1995, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
M.S., 1992, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
B.S., 1988, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Selected Recent Publications

Kalinosky BT, Berrios Barillas R, Schmit BD, "Structurofunctional resting-state networks correlate with motor function in chronic stroke," Neuroimage Clin, 2017 Jul 29;16:610-623.

Skinner NP, Kurpad SN, Schmit BD, Tugan Muftuler L, Budde MD,  “Rapid in vivo detection of rat spinal cord injury with double-diffusion-encoded magnetic resonance spectroscopy,” Magn Reson Med, 2017 Apr;77(4):1639-1649.

Jirjis MB, Valdez C, Vedantam A, Schmit BD, Kurpad SN,  “Diffusion tensor imaging as a biomarker for assessing neuronal stem cell treatments affecting areas distal to the site of spinal cord injury,” J Neurosurg Spine, 2017 Feb;26(2):243-251.

Wu M, Landry JM, Kim J, Schmit BD, Yen SC, McDonald J, Zhang Y,  “Repeat Exposure to Leg Swing Perturbations During Treadmill Training Induces Long-Term Retention of Increased Step Length in Human SCI: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study,” Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2016 Dec;95(12):911-920.

Walker ER, Hyngstrom AS, Schmit BD, “Influence of visual feedback on dynamic balance control in chronic stroke survivors,” J Biomech, 2016 Mar 21;49(5):698-703.

Recent Grants

Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator), “Dynamic balance training in multiple sclerosis” Sponsored by Greater Milwaukee Foundation.  (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019)

Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator), “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need” Sponsored by US Department of Education P200A150271. (September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018)

Schmit, Brian D. (Co- Investigator), “Optimizing Functional Outcomes of Stroke Survivors through Translational Research” Sponsored by Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin.  (December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2020)

Schmit, Brian D. (Co-Investigator), “Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Injured Spinal Cord,” Sponsored by VA RR&D Merit Review I01 RX001497. (October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2018)

Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator), “Sympathetic-somatomotor coupling in human SCI”, Sponsored by NINDS R01-NS079751. (May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2018)