People

Faculty

The faculty of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery represent interdisciplinary integration of neuroscience research across the spectrum, from genetic and molecular to behavioral and cognitive levels of analysis and from basic science to clinical application.

Madison Berl, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University

Director of Research, Division of Neuropsychology, Children’s National Medical Center

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Barbara Bregman, P.T., Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC

Director of Education and Training, Research Division, MedStar NRH

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Jessica L. Carpenter, M.D.

Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology, Children’s National Medical Center

Director, Neonatal and Childhood Stroke Program, Children’s National Medical Center

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M. Carter Denny, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, GUMC

Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, GUMC

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Alexander Dromerick, M.D.

Co-Director, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, GUMC and MedStar NRH

Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC

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Matthew Edwardson, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC

Attending Physician, MedStar Georgetown Stroke Program, GUMC

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William D. Gaillard, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, and GUMC

Associate Director, Children’s Research Institute, Center for Neuroscience, Children’s National Medical Center

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Anna Greenwald, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, GUMC

Associate Staff Member, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine/Research, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

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Sang Wook Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University

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Peter S. Lum, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University

Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research, Catholic University and MedStar NRH

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Jonathan Murnick, M.D.

Pediatric Neuroradiologist, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, Children’s National Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pediatrics, George Washington University

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Elissa Newport, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, GUMC and MedStar NRH

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC

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Ella Striem-Amit, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, GUMC

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Ted Supalla, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neurology, GUMC

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Ming Tony Tan, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics, GUMC

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Peter Turkeltaub, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC

Medical Director, Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurology, GUMC

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Affiliates

Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D.

Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland

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Dorothy Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Kinesiology and Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Takao Hensch, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Center for Brain Sciences, Harvard University

Professor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

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Theresa A. Jones, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

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Barbara Landau, Ph.D.

Dick and Lydia Todd Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University

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Administration

Elissa Newport, Ph.D.

Director

eln10@georgetown.edu
202-687-6824
Building D, Room 155

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Alexander Dromerick, M.D.

Co-Director

alexander.w.dromerick@
medstar.net
202-687-0754
Building D, Room 156

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John Phanthavong

Senior Finance Manager

p1745@georgetown.edu
202-687-5347
Building D, Room 145F

Rachel Galginaitis, M.S.

Center Manager

rg1171@georgetown.edu
202-687-2055
Building D, Room 145C

Sunju K. Ahmadu

Executive Assistant to Alexander Dromerick, M.D.

sunju.k.ahmadu@
medstar.net
202-877-1946
MedStar NRH

Emma Berk

CBPR Receptionist

ecb92@georgetown.edu
202-687-1989
Building D, Room 145 Front Desk

Nitika Gupta

CBPR Receptionist

ng620@georgetown.edu
202-687-1989
Building D, Room 145 Front Desk