Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core

UF is a center of research for this novel approach to therapeutics, including therapeutic intermittent hypoxia and hyperbaric oxygenation.

 Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentCoresSpecialties
BizonJennifer Bizon, PhDProfessor & Interim ChairDepartment of NeuroscienceNeurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreTherapeutic intermittent hypoxia and cognitive function in rodent models
BryantAndrew Bryant, MDClinical Assistant ProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep MedicineBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePulmonary critical care and sleep medicine; hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension
Emily FoxEmily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCSResearch Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury CorePhrenic/diaphragm pacing as rehabilitative tool; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia and spinal injury
DFDavid Fuller, PhDProfessor & Program DirectorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Neurotechnology Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreSpinal stimulation and recovery of breathing activity with opiate-induced respiratory depression and spinal injury; Regulation of airway muscles; hyperbaric oxygenation, intermittent hypoxia and respiratory plasticity, Pompe disease
Elisa Gonzalez-RothiElisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreRespiratory plasticity induced by neurostimulation and intermittent hypoxia; spinal cord injury; sleep apnea & pathogenic intermittent hypoxia after SCI
Jada LewisJada Lewis, PhDProfessorDepartment of NeuroscienceNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePathogenic and therapeutic IH in neurodegenerative disease
CMCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery; neurocritical care, TBI
Gordon MitchellGordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence Professor & DirectorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreIntermittent hypoxia induced respiratory plasticity, therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in spinal injury and ALS
NapoliNicholas Napoli, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNeurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Neurotechnology CoreHyperbaric oxygenation
SmithBarbara Smith, PT, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePompe disease, diaphragm pacing; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in ALS patients
Ashley SmuderAshley Smuder, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreDiaphragm atrophy; response to therapeutics; HBO and diaphragm muscle inflammation in Pompe and SCI
VasilopoulosTerrie Vasilopoulos, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of AnesthesiologyNeurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreHypoxia/oxygen in anesthesia
WoodCharles Wood, PhDProfessor & ChairDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsNeurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreFetal hypoxia
WoodsAdam Woods, PhDAssociate Professor & Assistant DirectorDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyNeurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreTherapeutic intermittent hypoxia and cognitive function in aging humans