Postdoctoral Fellow at Burke Neurological Institute
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York, United States
Dr. Devina Kumar is a postdoctoral fellow at the Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery at the Burke Neurological Institute in White Plain, New York. After receiving a PT degree in India, she completed her MSc in Neuro-muscular PT from the University of Pittsburgh. At the University of Delaware, her PhD work included the design and implementation of an 8-week intervention to improve motor function and cognition in adults with severe Traumatic Brain Injury. This concept was inspired from the Environmental Enrichment paradigms used in animal studies to study neural repair and rehabilitation. During the peak of COVID-19, her postdoctoral work has included testing an entirely virtual 3-month tele-exercise program for adults with chronic neurological impairments. Her research goals are centered on addressing the causal relationship between increased muscle tone and functional motor deficits in people with spasticity. She is currently leading a study to analyze soleus H-reflex operant conditioning on muscle tone, muscle strength and quality of life in adults with cerebral palsy.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
3:15 PM – 3:31 PM