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Founded in 1966, CARF has been enhancing the quality of services in medical rehabilitation through standards reflecting best practices and leadership in the field internationally. CARF focuses on helping providers implement an internal process of continuous quality improvement and person-centered services to achieve outcomes desired by persons served.

Shepherd Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, is a not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and spine and chronic pain. Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 U.S. rehabilitation hospitals.



ACRM 2021 Program Committee


Megan Mitchell, PhD

Megan Mitchell, PhD

Cerner Corporation

Megan Mitchell

Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT, FACRM

Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT, FACRM

Kessler Foundation

Jeanne Zanca

  • Deborah Backus PT, PhD
    Shepherd Center
  • Sara Benham, OTD, OTR/L, ATP
    Moravian College
  • Sara Christensen Holz MD
    University of Wisconsin SMPH
  • Bridget Cotner PhD
    James A Haley Veterans Hospital
  • Andrea DeLuca MHS
    Amputee Coalition
  • Anne Deutsch PhD , RN
    RTI, Northwestern, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST
    University of South Florida
  • Ekaterina Dobryakova PhD
    Kessler Foundation
  • Elena Donoso Brown PhD, OTR/L
    Duquesne University
  • Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD, RN
    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Yelena Goldin, Ph.D. ABPP-CN
    JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
  • Prateek Grover, MD PhD MHA
    Washington University
  • Ann Guernon PhD, CCC-SLP
    Lewis University
  • Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, FACRM
  • Eric Harness, BSc, CSCS
    Neuro Ex, Inc
  • Amy Herrold PhD
    Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital & Northwestern University
  • Patricia Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Mark Hirsch, PhD, FACRM
    Carolinas Rehabilitation
  • Tara Jeji MD, MBA
    Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
  • Sheryl Katta-Charles MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Douglas Katz, MD
    Boston University / Braintree Rehab Hospital
  • Tamra Keeney DPT, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC
    NYU School of Medicine
  • Kristine T. Kingsley, PSYD, ABPP
    Independent Practice
  • Adam Kinney PhD, OTR/L
    Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Department of VA
  • Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM
    Senior Research Scientist and Director, DVBIC
  • Amit Kumar MPH, PhD
    Northern Arizona University
  • Todd Levy, MS, OTR/L, CBIST
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Susan Lin, ScD OTR/L FAOTA FACRM
    Marymount Univ.
  • Harshal Mahajan, PhD
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Megan Mitchell PhD
  • Marianne Mortera, PhD, OTR/L
    New York University
  • Drew Nagele, PsyD, FACRM
    Nagele NeuroRehab Consulting, LLC
  • Dawn Neumann, PhD
    Indiana University
  • Christina Papadimitriou, PhD
    Oakland University
  • Monique Pappadis MEd, PhD
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Shanti Pinto MD
    Carolinas Rehabilitation
  • Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM
  • Mohanraj Thirumalai, MS, MEng, PhD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Cristina Sadowsky, MD
    Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins SOM
  • Paige Salinas, LCSW, MHA, CBIS
    Learning Services
  • Caroline Schnakers, PhD
    Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
  • Julie Schwertfeger PhD, DPT, MBA, CBIST
    Rosalind Franklin University
  • Jean Shelton CBIS, FACHE, MBA, PhD Candidate
    On With Life
  • Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA
    West Virginia University Cancer Institute
  • Tracey Wallace MS, CCC-SLP
    Shepherd Center
  • Jeffrey Wertheimer PhD, ABPP-CN
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Lise Worthen-Chaudhari PhD, MFA, CCRC
    The Ohio State University
  • Phillip Worts, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
    Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic
  • Michele York, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Jeanne Zanca, PhD, MPT
    Kessler Foundation

ACRM 98th Annual VIRTUAL Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research

CORE: 26 – 29 SEPT 2021//PRE-CON: 24 – 26 SEPT 

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* Although significant changes are not anticipated, the schedules, sessions, and presenters are subject to change.  * All times are Eastern.

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