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Mary Russell

Associate Editor, Mary E. Russell, DO, MS, CLCP

Mary is the Medial Director of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann- The Woodlands and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She received a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal biomechanics, from the University of Iowa. She then received her medical degree from Des Moines University and completed her residency at the Baylor/University of Texas Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Alliance. She cares for inpatients and outpatients recovering from traumatic brain injury, stroke and neurotrauma. Her clinical interests include spasticity management and brain injury medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.


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Ghazala Saleem

Web Associate Editor, Ghazala T. Saleem, EdD, MS, OTR/L

Ghazala is a current postdoctoral fellow at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her research doctorate in movement sciences from Teachers College, Columbia University and was trained in clinical research at Harvard Medical School. She earned her Master’s in occupational therapy from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Her research interests include developing outcome measurements and treatment in pediatric acquired brain injury. Her current research work focuses on identifying biomarkers and employing noninvasive brain stimulation in pediatric disorders of consciousness. She is a trained/licensed occupational therapist with extensive clinical experience in pediatrics and neurological disorders.


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