Dorian Rose, PT, PhD

Clinical Research Scientist

Dorian Rose holds a dual appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida and a Research Health Scientist at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Dorian has a long-standing relationship with Brooks Rehabilitation dating back 2005 when Brooks Rehabilitation served as the flagship site for the national multi-site Locomotor Experience Applied Post-Stroke (LEAPS) clinical trial and is currently a Research Scientist within the Brooks-PHHP Research Collaboration.

Focus Areas

Dr. Rose’s interests as a researcher, clinician and educator are in adult neurorehabilitation. Specifically, she studies intervention strategies, based on principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning, for the rehabilitation of motor control deficits of both the upper extremity and gait as well as respiratory health. More recently she has launched a research trajectory to explore post-rehabilitation community ambulation in stroke survivors to understand the contributors to one’s walking duration and extent once discharged to home. She is currently Principal Investigator of a Florida Department of Health-funded clinical trial, “Augmenting a Post-Stroke Wellness Program with Respiratory Muscle Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial” and two VA RR&D clinical trials “Quantifying Post-Stroke Community Participation: Filling the Gap between Ability and Reality” and “A Novel Strategy to Decrease Fall Incidence Post-Stroke.” Dorian’s interests also include providing opportunities for individuals to live long-term healthy lifestyles in the presence of disability and served as a consultant in the development of the Brooks Stroke Wellness Program. At the University of Florida Dorian teaches Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation in the DPT curriculum and is also on faculty in the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program. Dr. Rose received her Ph.D. in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California.

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