BREATHE Trainers

Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentSpecialties
BartonElisabeth Barton, PhDProfessor & Associate DeanDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyMuscular dystrophy and respiratory muscle function
Jennifer BizonJennifer Bizon, PhDProfessor & Chair; DirectorDepartment of Neuroscience; McKnight Brain InstituteTherapeutic 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 Neuroscience; Santa Fe Health Alzheimer's Disease Research CenterPrior transmission of ALS
BrantlyMark Brantly, MDProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep MedicinePulmonary disease and critical care
BryantAndrew Bryant, MDClinical Associate ProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep MedicinePulmonary critical care and sleep medicine; hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension
BuslKatharina Busl, MD, MSProfessor, Division Chief of Neurocritical Care, & Associate Chair for Clinical OperationsDepartment of NeurologyCare innovations and quality of neurocritical care; treatment of headache in the NeuroICU, neuroprognostication and medical complications of neurocritical disease
Barry ByrneBarry Byrne, MD, PhDProfessor & Associate Chair; DirectorDepartment of Pediatrics; Gene Powell CenterPompe disease, gene therapy
ClantonThomas Clanton, PhDBK & Betty Stevens ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyInflammation in respiratory muscles
DaleErica Dale, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiology & AgingSpinal stimulation induced phrenic motor plasticity; neurostimulation and functional recovery of breathing capacity after spinal injury
Emily FoxEmily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCSAssociate Professor; DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy; Brooks-PHHP Research Collaboration & Brooks Neuromuscular ResearchPhrenic/diaphragm pacing as rehabilitative tool; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia and spinal injury
DFDavid Fuller, PhDProfessor; Associate DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy; BREATHE CenterSpinal 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-SLPAssociate Professor; DirectorDepartment of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences; Master's of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders ProgramCough 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
JudgeSarah Judge, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapySkeletal muscle biology and cancer cachexia
Jada LewisJada Lewis, PhDProfessor; Deputy DirectorDepartment of Neuroscience; McKnight Brain InstitutePathogenic and therapeutic IH in neurodegenerative disease
Carolina MacielCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRAssociate Professor; Director of ResearchDepartment of Neurology; NCCCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery; neurocritical care, TBI
MehradBorna Mehrad, MDChief & Ethel Smith Research ProfessorDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineLung disease
Gordon MitchellGordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence Professor; Director; Deputy DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy; BREATHE Center; McKnight Brain InstituteIntermittent hypoxia induced respiratory plasticity, therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in spinal injury and ALS
Nicholas NapoliNicholas Napoli, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical & Computer EngineeringHyperbaric oxygenation
Laura RanumLaura Ranum, PhDProfessor; DirectorDepartment of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology; Center for NeurogeneticsGenetics of neurodegenerative neuromuscular disease: myotonic dystrophy and ALS
ReznikovLeah Reznikov, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesNeural innervation of the airways, cystic fibrosis
Yasin SevenYasin B. Seven, MS, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiological Sciences Neuroprotection in spinal cord injury and neurodegenerative diseases, nanoparticle-based targeted drug delivery
Christine SchmidtChristine Schmidt, PhDDistinguished Professor & ChairDepartment 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
Ramon SunRamon Sun, PhDAssociate Professor; DirectorDepartment of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Center for Spatial Biomolecule ResearchCellular metabolism, signaling, and physiology; disease etiology of neurological disorders
SweeneyLee Sweeney, PhDProfessor; DirectorDepartment of Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Myology InstituteMolecular motors of the myosin superfamily; muscular dystrophy
VandenborneKrista Vandenborne, PT, PhDDistinguished Professor & ChairDepartment of Physical TherapyRespiratory failure in human DMD
Adrienn VargaAdrienn Varga, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeuroscienceHow the brain controls breathing and breathing-related behaviors in health and disease
Alicia VoseAlicia Vose, PhD, CCC-SLPAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Neurology (UF Health -Jacksonville)Acute 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
WalterGlenn Walter, PhDProfessor & Vice ChairDepartment of Physiology & AgingMRI imaging of respiratory muscles & their plasticity
Adam WoodsAdam Woods, PhDAssociate Professor; Associate Dean of ResearchDepartment of Clinical and Health Psychology; College of Public Health & Health ProfessionsTherapeutic intermittent hypoxia and cognitive function in aging humans