Pine Lake, Georgia
Dr. Sarah Blanton is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy. She has a specialty certification in Neurology through the American Board of Physical Therapy. Dr. Blanton’s research goal is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations to improve delivery of family-centered care in rehabilitation. Working with nurses, occupational and physical therapists, her current research focus examines the impact of using a telehealth platform for the delivery of a theory-based, family-focused upper extremity intervention program for stroke survivors and their carepartners in the home setting. The aim of the intervention is to reduce carepartner burden and depressive symptoms while improving stroke survivor upper extremity function. She has been the PI of several research grants (NIH, AHA) exploring the integration of caregivers into the rehabilitation process. Dr. Blanton’s Lab, DISCOVER (Digital Scholarship Enhancing Rehabilitation), explores various ways digital scholarship can enhance rehabilitation research, education and clinical practice and promote interdisciplinary collaboration.