Researchers and Staff

Mark R. Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP (Project Director)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Brad Dicianno, MD

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Carmen P. DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET

The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Richard M. Schein, PhD, MPH (Project Manager)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Rachel Hibbs, DPT, NCS, ATP

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Gina McKernan, PhD

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Gianna Rodriguez, MD

University of Michigan
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Lauren Terhorst, PhD

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Occupational Therapy

Gede Pramana, PhD

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Melissa Wright, MPT, ATP

Melissa Wright, MPT, ATP

University of Michigan
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Julie Mannlein, PT, ATP

Julie Mannlein, PT, ATP

University of Michigan
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Don Clayback

National Coalition For Assistive & Rehab Technology

Matthew Mesoros

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Joseph Ruffing

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Karl Kemmerer, MS

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Madelyn Betz

Madelyn Betz

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Peyton Galbreath

Peyton Galbreath

The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Greg Packer, MBA

VGM & Associates
U.S. Rehab

Tyler Mahncke

VGM & Associates
U.S. Rehab

Matt Berwick

Western Pennsylvania Chapter of United Spinal Association

Marshall ‘Lee’ Tempest

Western Pennsylvania Chapter of United Spinal Association

David Pietrzak

National Seating & Mobility

Joe Angelelli, PhD

UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care
Gerry Dickerson, ATP, CRTS

Gerry Dickerson, ATP, CRTS

NSM ATP East
NRRTS President
Tyler Beauregard

Tyler Beauregard, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS

The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Weesie Walker

National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers
Karin Leire

Karin Leire

Permobil Group
Research & Innovation
Ashley Stojkov

Ashley Stojkov

The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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