Faculty

The Rehabilitation Science PhD program’s faculty members and graduate students study a wide variety of topics related to movement and disability sciences. To learn more about the great people in our program, including area of specialization, current curriculum vitae, and contact information, select an individual below.

David Fuller

David Fuller

Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6634
Shakeel Ahmed

Shakeel Ahmed

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6085
Meryl Alappattu

Meryl Alappattu DPT, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-9661
Alison M Barnard

Alison M Barnard

Research Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6085
Jason M Beneciuk

Jason M Beneciuk DPT, PhD, MPH

Research Associate Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6085
Joel E Bialosky

Joel E Bialosky

Clinical Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 733-1162
Mark D Bishop

Mark D Bishop PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor & Director, Doctor Of Physical Therapy Program
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6112
Email: bish@ufl.edu
Stefanie Bodison

Stefanie Bodison OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Assistant Professor And Director Of Sensory Development Lab
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-9883
Tracy M Centanni

Tracy M Centanni

Associate Professor And Director Of The Genetics Of Auditory And Visual Perception And Plasticity Lab
Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Phone: (352) 294-8675
Neil N Chheda

Neil N Chheda MD

Associate Professor & Vice Chair- Chief, Division Of Laryngology – Residency Program Director
Department: MD-OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Phone: (352) 273-5199
David J Clark

David J Clark Sc.D.

Professor
Department: MD-BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY
Phone: (352) 376-1611
Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6883
Charles Ellis, Jr

Charles Ellis, Jr CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Professor & Department Chair
Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Phone: (352) 273-5293
Sean C Forbes

Sean C Forbes

Associate Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6111
Emily J Fox

Emily J Fox PT, PhD

Associate Professor & Director Of The Brooks-PHHP Research Collaboration; Director Of Neuromuscular Research, Brooks Rehabilitation
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6117
Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi

Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-8965
Karen W Hegland

Karen W Hegland Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor And Director Of The Master’s Of Arts Degree In Communication Sciences & Disorders Program
Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Phone: (352) 294-8366
Russell T Hepple

Russell T Hepple Ph.D.

Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 294-8703
Marybeth Horodyski

Marybeth Horodyski

Professor And Director Of Research
Department: MD-ORTHOPAEDICS / REHAB
Phone: (352) 273-7074
Andrew R Judge

Andrew R Judge

Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-9220
Sarah M Judge

Sarah M Judge

Research Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-9146
Jessica M Kramer

Jessica M Kramer PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6817
John Kramer

John Kramer PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-9638
Consuelo M Kreider

Consuelo M Kreider PhD, OTR/L

Clinical Associate Professor
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6621
Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu

Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu PhD, OTR/L, FGSA

Associate Professor
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6496
Donovan J Lott

Donovan J Lott

Research Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-9226
Todd Manini

Todd Manini Ph.D.

Professor; Division Chief Of Clinical And Population Health Integration; Co-Director Of The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Department: MD-HOBI-BIOMED INFORMATICS
Phone: (352) 273-5914
Gordon S Mitchell

Gordon S Mitchell Ph.D.

Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6085
Christine T Myers

Christine T Myers PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP

Clinical Professor And Director, Doctor Of Occupational Therapy Program
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6817
Susan Nittrouer

Susan Nittrouer Ph.D.

Professor
Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Phone: (352) 273-5303
Deidre B Pereira

Deidre B Pereira Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor & Associate Chair For Postgraduate Programs
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Jamie L Pomeranz

Jamie L Pomeranz PhD, CRC, CLCP

Clinical Professor
Department: College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Office
Phone: (352) 294-8549
Federico Pozzi

Federico Pozzi

Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6957
Sergio Romero

Sergio Romero

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6135
Dorian K Rose

Dorian K Rose MS, PhD, PT

Research Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-8307
Barbara K Smith

Barbara K Smith

Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 294-5315
Tanja Taivassalo

Tanja Taivassalo

RES ASO PROF
Department: Department of Physiology and Aging
Phone: (352) 339-6666
William J Triggs

William J Triggs MD

Associate Professor
Department: MD-NEUROMUSCULAR NEUROLOGY
Phone: (352) 273-5000
Krista H Vandenborne

Krista H Vandenborne PhD

Chair
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-6085
Terrie Vasilopoulos

Terrie Vasilopoulos PhD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology And Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Phone: (352) 273-8910
Heather K Vincent

Heather K Vincent Ph.D.

Vice Chair Of Research, Associate Professor
Department: MD-PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
Phone: (352) 273-7459
Subspecialties:
  • Sports Medicine
Kevin R Vincent

Kevin R Vincent M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Department: MD-PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
Phone: (352) 273-7461
Subspecialties:
  • Sports Medicine
Alicia K Vose

Alicia K Vose Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department: Neurology – Jacksonville
Phone: (904) 244-9092
Hongwu Wang

Hongwu Wang PhD

Assistant Professor And Director, Technology For Occupational Performance (TOP) Lab
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-9934
Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang PhD

Assistant Professor
Department: HH-APK-ADMINISTRATION
Phone: (352) 273-6450
Rebecca J Willcocks

Rebecca J Willcocks

Research Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 294-5997
Sandra M Winter

Sandra M Winter PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Scientist
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 273-7486