Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Metrohealth Medical Center|Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Dr. Anderson-Erisman is the Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional SCI Model System based at the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute. She is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. Her research has focused on translational investigations and bridging the gap between basic science, clinical science, and the public community living with spinal cord injury (SCI). Her training spans the spectrum of SCI research, from cellular and molecular studies, to whole animal and behavioral studies, to human clinical research. Several of her studies have focused on obtaining the perspective of people living with SCI on various aspects of research, including functional priorities, acceptable benefits and risks, preferences for neuroprosthetics, and exercise participation. She has significant expertise in SCI outcome measures. In addition to pursuing her own research regarding chronic injury, she was part of the leadership team running the 6 FDA-regulated Schwann cell transplantation clinical trials while a faculty member at the University of Miami. At MetroHealth-CWRU she is continuing her involvement in clinical trials with the team pursuing implanted stimulation devices for SCI and further developing her independent research efforts addressing issues important to people living with SCI with an emphasis on translational research to deploy treatments to the clinic. Dr. Anderson-Erisman is currently President of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium, and has lived with tetraplegia due to spinal cord injury since the age of 17. She has been awarded the Stephen Aroff Memorial Award in 2004 and the Jerry Stein Independent Living Award in 2006 for being a role model in the SCI community, and was inducted into the SCI Hall of Fame in 2007. She received the Ed Roberts Independent Living Award in 2009.
Monday, September 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET