My research focuses on neuroendocrine relationships in the cardiovascular system in traumatic neurological injuries.
I joined the Department of Physical Therapy faculty at Seton Hall
University in the Fall of 2011 and provide instruction on courses that
encompass physiology and pharmacology. As my formal education becomes
an increasingly distant memory, I feel a greater sense of awe and
wonderment of the privilege and promise that higher education has
brought to my life. I garnered opportunities through intense planning,
hard work, luck and being receptive to the wisdom imparted by my many
professors and mentors. I learned early, that as an academician, it is
imperative that the fundamentals of curiosity and objectivity are
co-developed. This mindset is necessary for the pursuit of knowledge as
a student of life. Finding joy and satisfaction through the tedium of a
rigorous academic or training curriculum, though tricky, enhanced my
sense of achievement upon completion and assisted me with obtaining
self-actualization in personal and professional life. Being able to
share my experiences and help students attain the same level of
satisfaction with their academic pursuits and professional interests
have fueled my desire to become a professor and mentor.
explain my research interests and focus, I offer that I am an autonomic
physiologist who is interested in understanding how traumatic
neurological injuries affect endocrine function in the cardiovascular
system. I am actively involved in research projects to explain the
secondary medical consequences of spinal cord injury and identify
targeted rehabilitation or pharmaceutical therapy to offset these
deleterious changes. Although my primary research cohort is that of
individuals with spinal cord injury, I've been intrigued by and continue
to investigate the pathophysiology of concussion(s) among athletes who
sustained an injury as a result of sport. I also have an interest in
the use of research investigation(s) as an education tool in developing
skills that are relevant to clinical practice.
- Ed.D., Columbia University, 2008
- M.Ed., Columbia University, 2005
- M.A., Columbia University, 2003
- B.S., Alfred University, 2001
- VA RR&D #B4162C. Bauman (PI)
10/01/2011-09/30/2015. Center Grant, Center of Excellence for the
Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury. Role: Co-Investigator.
RR&D #B6623R. Radulovic (PI) 03/01/2010-02/28/2011. IIR Merit,
Review-Pilot Exhaled Biomarkers of Inflammation in Individuals with
Chronic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Role: Co-Investigator.