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CURRENT MEMBERS

THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Butler-Emory-head-shotAndrew J. Butler PT, MBA, PhD., FAHA
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine

Overview of Dr. Butler

Andrew J. Butler is a neuroscientist and physical therapist with a special interest in motor control, neuro-rehabilitation, functional neuroimaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation. He is the director of TMS laboratory within the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. He was the Emory co-PI of the Functional Imaging in Constraint Induced Therapy (FICIT) study (R01 HD40984, George Wittenberg M.D., Ph.D, Wake Forest, PI) which evaluates the effect of constraint-induced movement therapy on cortical reorganization following stroke using TMS and fMRI co-registration among EXCITE participants.

Dr. Butler is currently the PI of a project investigating the use of mental imagery to improve motor deficits in patients with stroke. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM 5R21AT002138-02)

View Dr. Butler’s CV here.

MEMBER
Kimberly M. Richards, PT, DPT, OCS
Research Coordinator
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
View her CV here.

MEMBER
David Wu, BBA
Research Coordinator
View his CV here.

FORMER MEMBERS

PHD STUDENTS (DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER)

  • L. Carey, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. 2008 – 2010
  • Linda Harley, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 2006 – 2011
  • Larisa Hoffman, University of Miami, Miami, FL 2006 – 2007
  • Linda Confaloneiri, University of Milan, Milan, Italy 2005 – 2007
  • Brian Cornwell, PhD, Emory Dept of Psychology 2003 – 2004

POST DOC FELLOWS (ADVISOR)


  • Pawan Basati, MD. 2008. St. Christopher’s IMD (Iba Mar Diop) College of Medicine Luton, United Kingdom.
  • Mingguo Qui, MD. 2008. Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dept of Radiology, SW Hospital of Third 
Military Medical University. Chongqing 400038, China. UT Southwestern Medical School. Dallas, TX.
  • Soo-Kyung, Bok, MD. 2006. Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine. Kongyang University Hospital
 Metropolitan City, Korea. Practicing Physician.
  • Min-Wook Kim, MD, PhD. 2004-2005. Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine. Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, 
 Catholic University #605 Bupyong 6 Dong Bupyong-Incheon, 405-720, Korea. Private Practice.
  • Si-Woon Park. MD, PhD. 2002-2003. National Rehabilitation Hospital, Seoul Korea. 
 Supervised Dr. Park in projects involving Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Stroke 
 Rehabilitation. Practicing Physician.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM (RESEARCH MENTOR/ADVISOR)


  • PM&R Resident John Keel. 2003. Co-advisor on project “Transcranial magnetic stimulation as a 
 possible therapeutic modality”. Faculty Medical College of Georgia.
  • PM&R Resident Scott Corneal. 2001-2003. Co-advisor on project “Assessing TMS maps of the 
abductor pollicus brevis in two different electrode arrays”. Private practice, Integrative Pain 
 Solutions. St. Augustine FL.

CORRT (COMPREHENSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR REHAB. RESEARCH TRAINING) MENTOR

  • Jeanne Charles, PhD. PT. Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program (K12). National
 Center Medical Rehabilitation Research. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 
 National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke. National Institutes of Health (K12 HD055931)
 $4.6 Million. 2007-2012.

RESEARCH ADVISOR

  • K. Guiley, D. Gibson, M. Craighead, K. Hurley, E. O’Hara. Combined transcranial direct-current stimulation and robotic-assisted therapy to treat stroke patients with upper limb impairment. 2010-12. Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy.
  • Anwar Sarhan, OT. Manama, Bahrain.
 Humphrey Scholar Program at the Rollins School of Public Health. Emory University. 2006-2007.
  • Tara Tolbert, BS. Undergraduate NBB Student. 2007-2008.
  • H.Brown, C.Henline, K.Johnson, C.Lawless. 2008-pres. PHT 550B and C.Clinical Reserach II-IV.
 Co-advisor on research project “Attentional ability in stroke survivors”. Emory University school of 
 Medicine. Division of Physical Therapy
  • A. Fidler, J. Cazaux, N. Lefkov, J. Jansen. 2007-present. PHT 550B and C. Clinical Research II-IV. 
 Co-advisor on research project, “The MIQ-RS validity and reliability in stroke”. Emory University 
 School of Medicine. Division of Physical Therapy.
  • K. Arnold, A. Charbeneau. 2005-2007. PHT 550B and C. Clinical Research II-IV. 
 Co-advisor on research project “Improving Rehabilitation by Magnetic Brain Stimulation”. Emory 
 University School of Medicine. Division of Physical Therapy.
  • K. Pepper, S. Syndor. 2005-present. Division of Physical Therapy. “The relationship between lesion 
 size, location and upper extremity motor function in stroke patients following Constraint Induced 
 Therapy”.
  • S. Weinstein, G. Campana, D. Struys, T. Mueller. 2001-03. Co-advisor on research project 
 “Determining Intra-subject and inter-subject reliability TMS maps of the extensor digitorum 
 communis in able-bodied adults” Division of physical therapy. Provided guidance to four DPT 
students on thesis project

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Anwar Ferdinand. (2008-2012) Emory University. Neuroscience and Behavior Biology
  • Mayur Patel. (2008-2012) Emory University. Neuroscience and Behavior Biology
  • William McDonald. (2008-2012) Emory University. Biology
  • Michael Cold (2010-2014) Emory University. Computer Science.

RESEARCH / CLINICAL RESIDENCY ADVISOR

  • Nursing 761. Jennifer Klinedinst. Jan-May 2005. Overall purpose was to gain a better understanding of the human brain, stroke, and the effects of stroke on the whole person using neuroimaging
techniques.

HOST TO VISITING SCIENTIST

  • Warren G. Darling. PhD. University of Iowa. Dept of Integrative Physiology. Sept 2004-Dec 2004.

FOREBRAIN MENTOR

  • Charles Gibson. Summer 2003. Sponsored by the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. ForeBrain is a summer program to introduce minorities and women undergraduate students to neuroscience. This program allowed an undergraduate student to conduct supervised research with a faculty
member. The student received training in the research methods applicable to their research plan. At the end of the program, the student participated in a formal research symposium.

SURE (SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM) MENTOR

  • Jean Ko. Summer 2003. Emory University. SURE is funded in part by a grant from the Howard
 Hughes Medical Institute. This program allowed an undergraduate student to conduct supervised
 research with a faculty member. The student received training in the research methods applicable
 to their research plan, analyzed data and created a written and oral presentation of their results.
 At the end of the program, the student participated in a formal research symposium.