Lisa M. Muratori, PT, EdD
Director of Research
Dr. Muratori received a BS from Fairfield University in Biology, a BA in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and an EdD from the Department of Biobehavioral Science at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Muratori has extensive clinical experience in school and hospital-based facilities focusing on treatment of individuals with neurological deficits. Currently, she teaches in the Entry-Level Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program of Stony Brook University in the areas of motor learning, motor control, and in clinical case studies courses.
Dr. Muratori’s research interests include cognitive motor interference and dual task interventions for people with neurological disease or injury, visual-motor coordination, and sensorimotor input for postural control in healthy individuals and individuals with movement disorders. Dr. Muratori is currently engaged in studies examining duel task training in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease (HD) and multiple sclerosis and assessing visual perception in PD and HD. In addition, Dr. Muratori collaborates on multiple projects examining the development of novel technologies for improving health outcomes in PD and is working with the Department of Mechanical Engineering through an NSF grant to develop adaptive equipment for children with special needs in Suffolk County.
Away from her clinical and academic life, Dr. Muratori is an instructor for the Adaptive Sports Foundation, teaching individuals with various disabilities leisure activities. She coordinates fundraising and helps train volunteers each year to work in adaptive sports.
Schuldenzucker V, Schubert R, Muratori LM, Rieke L, Matheis T, Freisfeld F, Motlik J, Kemper N, Radespiel U, Reilmann R. (2018 - In Press) Behavioral testing of minipigs transgenic for the Huntington gene - a three-year observational study. PLOS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.018597
Greco J, Lamberg EM, McKenna RF & Muratori LM. (2018 - In Press). Trends in availability and usage of biophysical agents among physical therapists in the United States. Phys Ther Rev.
Muratori LM, Schedel M, Weymouth D, Pinkhasov T, Loomis J, Morris I, Vasudevan E. (2016) Sonification of Gait to Create Real-Time Auditory Feedback for People with Parkinson’s Disease. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. In Press.
McIsaac TL, Lamberg EM, Muratori LM. (2015) Building a framework for a dual task taxonomy. Biomed Research International. PMID 25961027 DOI: 10.1155/2015/591475
Lamberg, EM ,Muratori, LM, Streb, R, Werner, M, Penna, J. (2014) Harness supported versus conventional treadmill training for people with lower limb amputation: A Preliminary Report. Journal ofProsthetics and Orthotics, 26: 93-98.
Rabin, E. Chen, J., Muratori LM., DiFrancesco-Donoghue, J., Werner, W. (2013) Haptic feedback from manual contact improves balance control in people with Parkinson's disease. Gait and Posture. Epub ahead of print, Jan 11, 2013.
Muratori, LM, Lamberg, EM, Quinn, L, and Duff, S (2013). Applying principles of motor learning and control to upper extremity rehabilitation. Journal of Hand Therapy. 26:94-103.
Muratori, LM, Beers K, Cooke, L, Rabin, E. (November, 2012) The influence of gaze on static postural control in individuals with Huntington's disease.Poster session at the 6th Annual Huntington's Disease Research Symposium. Seattle, Washington.
Beers K, Muratori, LM, Cooke, L, Rabin, E. (October, 2012) The influence of gaze on static postural control in individuals with Huntington's disease.Poster session at the Osteopathic Medicine Conference and Exposition. San Diego, California
Bumstead B, Megna, J, Zarif M, John, S, Burke, C, Thotam, S, Rosenberg, C, Fafard, L, Buhse M, Bennett, S, Muratori, LM, Gudesblatt, M. (October, 2012) Multiple Sclerosis: Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB) can provide measurable gains beyond spasticity reduction. Poster presentation for the 28th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Lyon, France.
Lamberg, EM, Muratori, L, Streb, R, Penna, J, and Werner, M (2012, November). Functional improvement through use of body weight support treadmill training in people with lower limb amputation: a pilot study. Poster session at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Atlanta, GA.
Muratori, L. COHORT Investigators (2012) Characterization of a large group of individuals with huntington disease and their relatives enrolled in the COHORT study. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e29522. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029522. Epub 2012 Feb 16.
Muratori, L. COHORT Investigators (2012) CAG repeat expansion in Huntington disease determines age at onset in a fully dominant fashion.Neurology. 2012 Mar 6;78(10):690-5.
Lamberg, EM and Muratori, LM. (2012) Cell phones change the way we walk. Gait and Posture. 35(4):688-90.
Kloos AD, Muratori LM. (2001) Toolbox of outcome measures for individuals with Huntington’s disease. APTA Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group Newsletter.
Rabin, E, Muratori, LM, Svokos, K, Gordon, A. Tactile/proprioceptive integration during arm localization is intact in individuals with Parkinson's disease. Neuroscience Letters. 2010 470: 38-42.
Muratori LM, Rao AK, Louis ED, Moskowitz CB, Marder KS. Validating clinical outcome measures of balance and mobility impairments in Huntington’s disease. Gait and Posture. 2009 Apr; 29(3):433-6.
Rao AK, Muratori L, Louis ED, Moskowitz CB, Marder KS. Spectrum of gait impairments in presymptomatic and symptomatic Huntington's disease. Mov Disord. 2008 Jun; 23(8):1100-7.
Muratori LM, McIsaac TL, Gordon AM, Santello M. Impaired anticipatory control of force sharing patterns during whole-hand grasping in Parkinson's disease. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Feb;185(1):41-52.
Muratori LM, Dapul G, Bartels MN, Gordon AM. Effect of object transport on grasp coordination in multiple system atrophy. Mov Disord. 2006 Apr;21(4):555-63.
Santello M, Muratori LM, Gordon AM. Control of multidigit grasping in Parkinson's disease: effect of object property predictability. Experimental Neurology, 2004;187: 517-28.
Muratori LM, Reilmann RR, Gordon AM. Coordination of fingertip forces during precision grasping in multiple system atrophy. Neuropsychologia. 2003;41(11):1498-508.
McIsaac T, Muratori LM, Fritz N, Studer M, Whetton B. (2017, Feb.) Applying the dual-task taxonomy: Cognitive, auditory, visual and manual modes. Educational session at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
Funded Grant Activity
Muratori LM. Physical activity and exercise outcomes in Huntington's Disease (PACE-HD). Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation Role: Co-investigator
Muratori LM, Weymouth D, Schedel M, Loomis J. Real-time auditory feedback for persons with Parkinson's Disease: Overcoming akinesia with music. Hartman Center for Parkinson's Research.
Hochman L, Muratori LM, Canbek J, Cheng S. Effects of functional electrical stimulation cycling versus cycling only on walking performance and quality of life in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot study. Role: Primary Investigator. NYPTA Arthur J. Nelson Research Designated Fund.
Muratori, LM, Lamberg EM, Christodoulo, C, Wu, S. Walking while taking: the effects of dual-task on gait and cognition in Parkinson's disease. Hartman Foundation for Parkinson's Disease. April 2013-March 2015.
Muratori, LM, Lamberg EM, Christodoulo, C, Wu, S, Sisto, SA. Improving gait and cognition in Parkinson's disease: A dual-task intervention study. Hartman Foundation for Parkinson's Disease, Role: Principal Investigator
Evinger, LC, Muratori LM. Perception of biological motion in Parkinson's disease. Grant awarded to Stony Brook University to transition to Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson's Disease at Stony Brook. Role: Principle Investigator.
Muratori LM. Development of an online Motor Learning and Motor Control Course. TLT Talent Grant. Division of Information Technology, Stony Brook University. Role: Principle Investigator
Muratori, LM, Lamberg, EM, Christodoulou, C, Sisto, SA, Krupp, LM. And Gudesblatt, M. Assessing and treating walking impairment in MS: A novel approach addressing the cognitive demands of walking through a multi-task locomotor training paradigm. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Role: Principle Investigator