BREATHE Trainers

 Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentSpecialties
BartonElisabeth Barton, PhDProfessor & Acting Associate DeanDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyMuscular dystrophy and respiratory muscle function
Jennifer BizonJennifer Bizon, PhDProfessor & Interim ChairDepartment of NeuroscienceTherapeutic intermittent hypoxia and cognitive function in rodent models
Don BolserDonald Bolser, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesRespiratory control, mechanisms of cough, and airway defense
David BorcheltDavid Borchelt, PhDProfessor & DirectorDepartment of NeurosciencePrior transmission of ALS
BrantlyMark Brantly, MDProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep MedicinePulmonary disease and critical care
BryantAndrew Bryant, MDClinical Assistant ProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep MedicinePulmonary critical care and sleep medicine; hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension
Barry ByrneBarry Byrne, MD, PhDProfessor & Associate ChairDepartment of PediatricsPompe disease, gene therapy
ClantonThomas Clanton, PhDBK and Betty Stevens ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyInflammation in respiratory muscles
DaleErica Dale, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsSpinal stimulation induced phrenic motor plasticity; neurostimulation and functional recovery of breathing capacity after spinal injury
ferreiraLeonardo Ferreira, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyDiaphragm atrophy
Emily FoxEmily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCSResearch Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physical Therapy Phrenic/diaphragm pacing as rehabilitative tool; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia and spinal injury
DFDavid Fuller, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapySpinal 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 TherapyRespiratory plasticity induced by neurostimulation and intermittent hypoxia; spinal cord injury; sleep apnea & pathogenic intermittent hypoxia after SCI
Karen HeglandKaren Hegland, PhD, CCC-SLPAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesCough and respiratory sensation in Parkinson's Disease
HeppleRussell Hepple, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyAging and toxicology of respiratory muscle
JudgeAndrew Judge, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapySepsis, cachexia and respiratory muscles
Jada LewisJada Lewis, PhDProfessorDepartment of NeurosciencePathogenic and therapeutic IH in neurodegenerative disease
Carolina MacielCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery; neurocritical care, TBI
MehradBorna Mehrad, MDEthel Smith Research Professor and ChiefDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineLung disease
Gordon MitchellGordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence Professor & DirectorDepartment of Physical TherapyIntermittent hypoxia induced respiratory plasticity, therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in spinal injury and ALS
Nicholas NapoliNicholas Napoli, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical and Computer EngineeringHyperbaric oxygenation
Kevin OttoKevin Otto, PhDProfessor & Senior Associate ChairDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringNeural interfaces, multi-channel implantable micro devices for neural stimulation, autonomic neuroengineering; neuroprosthetics; spinal/epidural stimulation
Emily PlowmanEmily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLPAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesDysphagia and cough in ALS
Laura RanumLaura Ranum, PhDProfessor & DirectorDepartment of Molecular Genetics & MicrobiologyGenetics of neurodegenerative neuromuscular disease: myotonic dystrophy and ALS
ReznikovLeah Reznikov, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesNeural innervation of the airways, cystic fibrosis
Christine SchmidtChristine Schmidt, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringNeuroregeneration after peripheral or spinal cord injury
SmithBarbara Smith, PT, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyPompe disease, diaphragm pacing; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in ALS patients
Ashley SmuderAshley Smuder, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyDiaphragm atrophy; response to therapeutics; HBO and diaphragm muscle inflammation in Pompe and SCI
SweeneyLee Sweeney, PhDProfessorDepartment of Pharmacology & TherapeuticsMolecular motors of the myosin superfamily; muscular dystrophy
VandenborneKrista Vandenborne, PT, PhDDistinguished Professor & ChairDepartment of Physical TherapyRespiratory failure in human DMD
WalterGlenn Walter, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsMRI imaging of respiratory muscles & their plasticity
Adam WoodsAdam Woods, PhDAssociate Professor & Assistant DirectorDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyTherapeutic intermittent hypoxia and cognitive function in aging humans