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Brian Schmit
Dr. Brian SchmitMarquette University

Engineering Hall, 344

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

Professor & Hammes Family Chair

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

Research Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Human Neurophysiology
  • Biomechanics

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):16391649.

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):243251.

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):911920.

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):698703.

Recent Grants

  • 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)

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