Active Research Studies

  • Below is a list of our active studies. If you or your loved one meets the eligibility requirements, please reach out to the contact listed on the study’s flyer.

    1. The Relationship Between Function, Stroke Severity and Perception of Health at Follow-up in Stroke Rehabilitation Patients
      Contact: Cecile Alpasan
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 310-423-5243
      This retrospective study focuses on patients 18 years and older who have a stroke diagnoses and have been discharged from California Rehabilitation Institute from June 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2020. The study aims include determining the relationship between function, stroke severity and perceived health status in this population and the factors that predict favorable health status.

    2. 3D-Printed Customized Grip Assistance Device for Improved ADL in Acute Stroke/Neurological Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Patients
      Contact: Sean Pianka
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 516-361-6148

    3. 3D Kinematic Analysis of Human Movements
      Contact: Dr Ahmet Arac
      Email: [email protected]
      Understanding the movement patterns of patients with neurological diseases is important to inventing new cures. Such movements are currently evaluated by generating scores using simple scales, but this approach is problematic because such scales do not reflect the details of the true state of the movement quality. Accurately determining the quality of movements is important, as doing so provides unforeseen information on the current state of recovery from injury or on progression of a disease. This study will examine how such a determination can be improved by using kinematic analysis, which will study by utilizing a stereo-camera system to video record human subjects as they perform arm movements.

    4. Telerehabilitation Early After Stroke
      Contact: Tiffany Nguyen
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 424-522-7874

    5. A Multicenter RCT of Pharmacist-Directed Transitional Care to Reduce Post-Hospitalization Utilization
      Contact: Dr. Josh Pevnick
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 206-792-6948
      After being hospitalized, our nation’s large and growing population of older adult patients is often harmed by medication errors. This project will study known methods of reducing medication errors, especially by involving pharmacists. The goal of this project is to create new knowledge that makes it easier for more hospitals and health systems to use these methods, so that they can reduce harm caused by medication errors.

    6. Post-COVID Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes: Highlighting Similarities and Differences in Demographics and Functional Outcomes
      Contact: Pamela Roberts
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 310-423-6660
      This study will provide a descriptive analysis of COVID-19 patients treated within 12 inpatient rehabilitation facilities across the United States. This information will provide important evidence to guide inpatient rehabilitation facilities across a wide range of populations and geographic locations.

      1. To examine the effect of patient characteristics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, marital status and geographic location on patients who are Recovered COVID-19 compared to the general rehabilitation outcomes.
      2. To explore the rehabilitation diagnostic distribution and outcomes of patients with Recovered COVID-19.
      3. To investigate rehabilitation trajectories (no improvement, some improvement and significant improvement) on the self-care and mobility functional outcomes for the Recovered COVID-19 population versus general rehabilitation population.

    7. Sensing in At Risk Populations: monitoring performance status, activity of daily living, and independence to promote safe outcomes for elderly patients in rehab, the home, and long term care
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 310-794-0989

    8. A Clinical-Research Network to Identify Spatial Disorders after Brain Injury and Improve the Quality of Rehabilitation Care
      Contact: Aimee Davis
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 424-522-7862
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