Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhD

Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health and Health Professions

Research InterestsElisa
Dr. Gonzalez-Rothi’s research interests focus on the development of effective therapies to treat motor deficits following chronic spinal cord injury. Her work aims to advance our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying plasticity within neural networks, particularly as it applies to breathing and upper extremity motor function. Her current research focuses on therapies designed to harness such plasticity, including electrical stimulation, pharmacology and mild-intermittent hypoxia.

Degrees and Training

  • BS, Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • DPT, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Respiratory Neurobiology Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida