Dr. Capo-Lugo's research focuses on identifying and optimizing processes of care associated with rehabilitation in order to promote long-term patient recovery. Specifically, Dr. Capo-Lugo is interested developing patient-centered approaches to rehabilitation that provide continuity of care between acute rehabilitation and long-term community recovery for individuals with acquired neurological disabilities. Through her career Dr. Capó-Lugo has focused her research endeavors on individuals post-stroke. Currently, she is an Assistant Profesor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University working in the Activity and Mobility Promotion (AMP) program. AMP is an inter-professional effort aimed at supporting hospitals and healthcare providers who want to change the culture of patient mobility. At AMP, we develop tools as well as design and implement structured quality improvement processes to successfully increase patient activity and mobility.
Also, Dr. Capo-Lugo is working on the use an African-rooted art form as a tool to enhance wellness within communities color with chronic health conditions living in Alabama.