Below is a listing of our current projects and grants. If you are interested in becoming a potential collaborator, student, or participant, please contact the faculty member directly.
- A Macy Collaborative: A Multi-Institution Effort to Advance Professionalism and Interprofessional Education with ProfessionalFormation.org
- Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, Community and Capacity Building (2004-2008): http://vimeo.com/10062359. I work with a doctoral student, Maria Milazzo, who is a long-time collaborator on this project and continues research in this area for her dissertation project
- Teaching Disability Studies and Disability Studies in Health Fields
- Disability Studies in Brazil
- Autism, Communication, Family, and Self-Advocacy in the US and Brazil
- Communication Impairment, Disability and Social Justice: I am working with anthropologists Devva Kasnitz and Michele Friedner
- VENTure Think Tank: Cofounder along with Brooke Ellison. http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/venture
- VO2 Max: In Vivo Model for Functional Red Cell Testing. Can RECESS Be Explained? PI: Dr. Elliot Bennett, Co-PIs: Russell Rozensky, and Ann Cuccia
- Prediction and prevention of adverse respiratory events in at-risk patient populations through use of a multi-function monitoring platform device coupled with advanced analytics
- Infant Exposure to Breath Carbon Monoxide in Adult Cigarette Smokers
- Medication Management system for patients at home receiving multiple drugs
- Portable, foldable infant incubator for the developing world and mass evacuation of infants from hospitals
- Three-year study examining individuals with PD and the effects of providing Large Amplitude Movements, Aerobic and Balance intervention on gait speed and balance scores
- Beginning to investigate the collection of gait analysis for pre and post 6MWT on individuals with MS and comparing this to healthy controls. We will be studying individuals who are minimally disabled with an EDSS of below 2
- Development of an aerosol delivery device for use during mechanical ventilation - Collaboration with Gerald Smaldone MD, PhD, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Stony Brook University, and InspiRx Inc.
- Abstract Submission - 63rd AARC National Congress Oct, 2017 Breath-Actuated Jet Nebulizer and Aerosol Delivery During Mechanical Ventilation - pending acceptance
- VO2 Max: In Vivo Model for Functional Red Cell Testing. Can RECESS be explained? Collaboration with Elliott Bennett-Guerrero MD, Dennis K. Galanakis MD, Russell Rozensky MS, John Brittelli MS, Jamie Romeiser MPH
Projects and Grants
- General Highway Safety Grant, Prevention of Drowsy Driving Data Collection, Curriculum Development, Pilot Training and Evaluation Project. Principal Investigator: Lisa M. Endee, Co-PI’s: Pam Linden, Erik Flynn, Russell Rozensky, Stephen G. Smith, Leonie Huddy.
- Governor’s Highway Safety Association and National Road Safety Association’s State Grant, Drowsy Driving Awareness Social Media Campaign. Principal Investigator: Lisa M. Endee, CoPI’s: Pam Linden, Erik Flynn, Russell Rozensky, Stephen G. Smith.
- State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant. Principal Investigator: Carlos Vidal, Pam Linden, Co-PI’s: Lisa M. Endee, Erik Flynn, Lisa Johnson, Carrie Ann Miller-Engel, Russell Rozensky, Stephen G. Smith.
Renee Fabus, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH
- The Impact on Speech Production after Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) in Individuals Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. In collaboration with Dr. David Hsu, Ashley Yttredahl, Dr. Andrew Goldfine, Dr. Guy Schwartz, Dr. Vivek Yadov, Dr. Adam Fry, Dr. Ciara Leydon, Kaitlin Dondorf, Maria Sanli and Maria Presta
- Deep Brain Stimulation and Deglutition in Individuals Diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. In collaboration with Dr. Charles Mikell, Dr. Guy Schwartz, Dr. Ciara Leydon and Kaitlin Dondorf
- The multiple economies of sign language interpreting
- Disability as "feel good" diversity in India and elsewhere
- Disability and categories of difference in India
- Disability, deafness, and technology in India
- PI: DOH Grant for Online Retraining for Laboratory Personnel as Clinical Laboratory Technologists for Long Island
- Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling versus Cycling Only on Walking Performance and Quality of Life in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study (Dr. Lisa Muratori is a Co-Investigator)
- The impact of a two-week residential rehabilitation program for individuals with spinal cord injury on participants, peer mentors and residential aides. Collaborators: Mary Squillace, DOT, OTR/L, Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM, Anita Santasier, PT, PhD, OCS (she is at another university)
- Assessment of prosthetic mass and mass location for people living with TT amputation
- Quantifying medial collapse of the knee during squatting activities
- Assessment of a lateral unloader brace on knee OA--data analysis
- Assessment of a medial unloader brace on knee OA during Stair Ascent/Descent--data analysis
- Evaluation of Seven Veteran’s Treatment Courts in NYS(funded by NYS Office of Court Administration- one year no-cost extension until 9/30/17). Two UG students hired on project
- Prevention of Distracted Driving for HS students (State Farm funded - with Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development)
- Compassion Fatigue & Wellness in the Veterinary Setting (with Shuling Wu). Pre and post measures and 8-week Wellness Program for veterinarians, vet techs, vet assistants, vet hospital receptionists
- Best Practices in Animal Assisted Therapy in Libraries - qualitative - focus group with AAT handlers to identify best practices
- Social Workers Sibling Ordinal Position - online survey of social workers and sibling ordinal position- with Dr. Kathleen Monahan
- AAT Dosage & Frequency Study at the LISVH
- Measuring the Impact of Doggie Reading Program on elementary school student Reading Scores
- Longitudinal data base for the Fit Kids for Life program - ongoing, collecting baseline data (anthropometrics (ht, wt, BMI, waist circum, hip circum), blood pressure, heart rate on participants of the program. Measures are done at baseline, after 10-week program, 6 months after ending program and 1 year after ending program
- Role of Parental involvement in the treatment of pediatric obesity - Collaboration with Sara Desmeraldis (SBU MPH student)
- Survey research on sleep habits and sleep hygiene among pediatric overweight and obese children and families– Collaboration with Russell Rozensky, Stephen Smith, Lisa Endee (Respiratory Therapy Dept)
- Feasibility trial on the use of the Styku, 3D body composition system among pediatric overweight and obese children, Collaboration with Raymond McKenna
- iWEAR - Integrating wearable technologies to quantify meaningful activity in Huntington Disease
- Sonification of Gait to Create Real-Time Auditory Feedback for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Stony Brook collaborators: SHTM - Erin Vasudevan, PhD
cDACT - Margaret Schedel, PhD; Daniel Weymouth, PhD
- Biological Motion Perception in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Huntington's Disease (HD)
Stony Brook Collaborators: Neurobiology and Behavior - Leslie Evinger, PhD
- Improving gait and cognition in Parkinson’s Disease: a dual-task intervention study
Stony Brook Collaborators: SHTM – Eric Lamberg, PT, EdD, CPed
Psychiatry – Christopher Christodoulou, PhD
- Evaluating Dual Task Functioning in premanifest and early stage Huntington Disease
- Multi-tasking: How are interactive mobile media devices influencing child development?
Stony Brook Collaborators: SHTM – Eric Lamberg, PT, EdD, CPed; Jamie Greco, PT, DPT; Psychology – Matthew Lerner, PhD; Technology & Society – Karen Sobel-Lojeski, PhD
- Distracted and Drowsy Driving Program for High School Students with Center for Community Engagement and Leadership. Collaboration with Lisa Johnson, Lisa Endee, Stephen Smith, Pam Linden, Erik Flynn, and Carrie Ann Miller-Engel
- VO2 Max: In Vivo Model for Functional Red Cell Testing. Can RECESS Be Explained? PI: Dr. Elliot Bennett, Co-PIs: Russell Rozensky, John Britelli, and Ann Cuccia
- NY State Farm 1 year grant 2017
Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant
Principal Investigator: Pam Linden, Co-PI’s: Casey McGloin, Erik Flynn, Lisa Johnson, Stephen Smith, Lisa Endee, Russell Rozensky, and Carrie Ann Miller-Engel
- NY State Traffic Highway Safety. PI: Lisa Endee. Co-PIs: Erik Flynn, Stephen Smith, Russell Rozensky, and Pam Linden. Center for Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development
- Good Neighbor Citzenship Grant. PI: Pam Linden, Co-PI’s: Casey McGloin, Erik Flynn, Lisa Johnson, Stephen Smith, Lisa Endee, Russell Rozensky, Carrie Ann Miller-Engel. Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development
- VO2 Max: In Vivo Model for Functional Red Cell Testing. Can RECESS Be Explained? PI: Dr. Elliot Bennett, Co-PIs: Russell Rozensky, John Brittelli, and Ann Cuccia
- Policy to Practice for Related Service Providers in Public Schools
- Closed Loop Epidural Stimulation Strategies for the recovery of Hand Function after a Spinal Cord Injury
- Development of a Novel Skilled Arm-Leg Assessment Tool after CNS Damage
- Innovative Physiological Biomarkers Predict Risk of Bone Fractures after a Spinal Cord Injury
- Neurophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Skilled and Non-skilled Forelimb Motor Behaviors in Adult Rats
- Shah, Prithvi, PI
Grant Maker: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Program: Neilsen Pilot Research Grant 14
Project Title: Neuromodulation of cervical spinal cord for enhanced forelimb function
Institution: The Research Foundation of SUNY- SUNY at Stony Brook
Proposal Number (pC ID): 338237
Award Number: 338237
Dates: October 2015 Until December 2017
- New York State Institutional Grant
Dates: January 2017-2021
- Drowsy Driving Secondary Data Analysis
- Distracted Driving Prevention for High School Students
- Prevention of Drowsy Driving Research and Curriculum Development Project
- Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant, PI: Carlos Vidal and Pamela Linden; Co-PI: Stephen Smith
- Drowsy Driving Awareness Social Media Campaign, PI: Lisa Endee; Co-PI: Stephen Smith
- Stony Brook University Prevention of Drowsy Driving Data Collection, Curriculum Development, Pilot Training and Evaluation Project, PI: Lisa Endee; Co-PI: Stephen Smith
- Effects of Spinal Electromagnetic Stimulation and Locomotor Training on Motor Recovery and Walking in Incomplete SCI Sisto, SA, PI; Arvanian, V. Co-PI. Projects to Accelerate Research Translation (PART) and Innovative, Developmental or Exploratory Activities (IDEA) in Spinal Cord Injury, The New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Program, January 1, 2017, December 31, 2019
- Health Outcomes after Locomotor Training across 6 NeuroRecovery Network, Sisto PI, Harkema, Co-PI. Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Award #: 284755, Award period: 2014-2018
- Effects of Spinal Electromagnetic Stimulation and Locomotor Training on Motor Recovery and Walking in Incomplete SCI Projects to Accelerate Research Translation (PART) and Innovative, Developmental or Exploratory Activities (IDEA) in Spinal Cord Injury, The New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Program, Award #: C32097GG. Award period: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019
- Health Outcomes after Locomotor Training across 6 NeuroRecovery Network, Sisto PI, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Award #: 284755, Award period: 2014-2018
- Pinch strength in adolescents with Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
- Relationship between fine motor skills and occupations of young adults with multiple sclerosis
- Adaptability of human walking coordination across the lifespan
- Optimizing locomotor adaptation for rehabilitation post-stroke
- Improving walking kinetics and kinematics post-stroke using low-cost, portable devices
- Regulation of Pore Formation by Type III Secretion System R21 NIH grant to Gloria Viboud 1R21AI073815-01A1
- Identification of a C-Terminal Region of YopD Important for Yersinia Type III Secretion Function by Random Mutagenesis. Collaborator: James B. Bliska
- Modulation of innate immune responses by Yersinia type III secretion system translocators and effectors. Collaborators: James B. Bliska, and Igor E. Brodsky
- Molecular characterization of community acquired and hospital acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Collaborators: Eric Spitzer and George Tortora
- Inhibitory effect of FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug Nitazoxanide (NTZ) on the Type III secretion system. Collaborators: Peter Chahales and David Thanassi
PI: Health Workforce Retraining Initiative (HWRI) entitled "Laboratory Personnel Trained as Molecular Technologist" regions Long Island and New York City for 2 years
Currently Funded Projects:
General Highway Safety Grant (October 2017- September 2018). Stony Brook University Prevention of Drowsy Driving Data Collection, Curriculum Development, Pilot Training and Evaluation Project. Principal Investigator: Lisa M. Endee, Co-PI’s: Pam Linden, Erik Flynn, Russell Rozensky, Stephen G. Smith, Leonie Huddy.
Summary: Data collection on drowsy driving and sleep habits among SBU commuter students to inform the development of a Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Curriculum. The project will include a pilot implementation on campus followed by an external program evaluation.
Governor’s Highway Safety Association and National Road Safety Association’s State Grant (March 2017 – December 2017). Drowsy Driving Awareness Social Media Campaign. Principal Investigator: Lisa M. Endee, Co-PI’s: Pam Linden, Erik Flynn, Russell Rozensky, Stephen G. Smith.
Summary: Development of a Drowsy Driving Awareness interactive and educational website and launch of a targeted social media campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving and provide educational content about improving sleep habits to reduce risk of falling asleep at the wheel.
State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant (Jan 2017-Dec 2017) (4th consecutive year). Principal Investigator: Carlos Vidal, Pam Linden, Co-PI’s: Lisa M. Endee, Erik Flynn, Lisa Johnson, Carrie Ann Miller-Engel, Russell Rozensky, Stephen G. Smith.
Summary: This project builds on the work accomplished over the last five years in raising awareness about distracted and drowsy driving. It includes implementation of a Distracted and Drowsy Driving Prevention curriculum within participating high need school districts on Long Island and Train the Trainer workshops aimed at increasing the reach of the curriculum and the important message of saving lives through prevention of distracted and drowsy driving.
My Brother's Keeper
Pl: Carlos Vidal
Erik Flynn and Jeannie Guglielmo (Project Directors)
New York State Department of Education grant to raise college and career readiness for 90 9th grade students in Brentwood Union Free School District. Project leaders will provide STEM and healthcare educational activities, and college mentoring services for participating students.
Brooke Ellison, PhD, MPP (PI)
Funded by the Loreen Arbus Foundation, this project looks at the intersection of disability and human rights, investigating policies and practices in countries around the world, as they pertain to Access to education, employment, healthcare, and participation for people with disabilities. This project looks to establish best practices in different contexts so that they can be replicated in international efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.