Dr. Brian Schmit

Brian Schmit
Dr. Brian SchmitMarquette University

Engineering Hall, 344

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6125Google Scholar
Curriculum Vitae

Professor & Hammes Family Chair

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


Falk Center for Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research

Web Sites

Integrative Neural Engineering & Rehabilitation Laboratory (INERL)

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

Courses Taught

BIEN 6610 Rehabilitation Biosystems—Examines the changes in biological systems and the homeostasis of physiologic systems in response to various stimuli


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Research Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Human Neurophysiology
  • Biomechanics

Selected Recent Publications


Recent Grants

  • Li, Xiaoyan (Principal Investigator); Barkhaus, Paul (Principal Investigator); Schmit, Brian D. (Co-PI); "High-density surface EMG based CMAP scan for motor unit number estimation."  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (July 1, 2021—September 30, 2022)
  •  Horby, Thomas George (Principal Investigator); Schmit, Brian D. (Co-Investigator); "Locomotion Recovery and Compensation Post-Stroke."  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (June 2021–May 2026).
  • Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator), “Dynamic balance training in multiple sclerosis” Sponsored by Greater Milwaukee Foundation.  (January 1, 2017December 31, 2019)
  • Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator), “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need” Sponsored by US Department of Education P200A150271. (September 1, 2015August 31, 2018)
  • Schmit, Brian D. (Co-Investigator), “Optimizing Functional Outcomes of Stroke Survivors through Translational Research” Sponsored by Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin.  (December 1, 2015November 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, 2014September 30, 2018)
  • Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator), “Sympathetic-somatomotor coupling in human SCI”, Sponsored by NINDS R01-NS079751. (May 1, 2013April 30, 2018)

Investigator working in the lab.

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