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
Prodip BoseProdip Bose, MD, PhDAssociate Professor & Interim DirectorDepartment of Neurology; Brain Rehabilitation Research CenterNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreSpasticity after TBI/SCI
BryantAndrew Bryant, MDClinical Associate ProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep MedicineBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePulmonary critical care and sleep medicine; hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension
BuslKatharina Busl, MD, MSProfessor, Division Chief of Neurocritical Care, & Associate Chair for Clinical OperationsDepartment of NeurologyNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreCare innovations and quality of neurocritical care; treatment of headache in the NeuroICU, neuroprognostication and medical complications of neurocritical disease
Emily FoxEmily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCSAssociate Professor; DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy ; Brooks-PHHP Research Collaboration &Brooks Neuromuscular ResearchBasic 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; Associate DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy; BREATHE CenterBasic 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, PhDProfessor; Deputy DirectorDepartment of Neuroscience; McKnight Brain InstituteNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePathogenic and therapeutic IH in neurodegenerative disease
CMCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRAssociate Professor; Director of ResearchDepartment of Neurology; NCCNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery; neurocritical care, TBI
Gordon MitchellGordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence Professor; Director; Deputy DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy; BREATHE Center; McKnight Brain InstituteBasic 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
Maria NikodemovaMaria Nikodemova, MS, PhDResearch Associate ScientistDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury Coremicroglial plasticity in healthy CNS and during neurodegeneration; APOE4 phenotype, sleep apnea; the role of microglia and neuroinflammation in regulating respiratory motor plasticity during hypoxia and after spinal cord injury
Barbara 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
Alicia VoseAlicia Vose, PhD, CCC-SLPAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Neurology (UF Health -Jacksonville)Basic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreAcute intermittent hypoxia and respiratory strength training to enhance breathing and swallowing in people with chronic spinal cord injury; effects of diaphragm stimulation on respiratory neural drive and function
WoodsAdam Woods, PhDAssociate Professor; Associate Dean of ResearchDepartment of Clinical and Health Psychology; College of Public Health & Health ProfessionsNeurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreTherapeutic intermittent hypoxia and cognitive function in aging humans