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Louis Awad, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

Associate Faculty

Lou is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, an Associate Faculty Member of Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and a Research Faculty Member of the Stroke Institute at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. His research has spanned the translation continuum and has included studies focused on discovery and evaluation of novel interventions and wearable rehabilitative technology designed to restore neuromotor function after stroke. He is director of Boston University’s Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory (NRL). Research in the NRL is based on multi-modal evaluations of poststroke locomotor ability conducted before, during, and after targeted gait interventions. These evaluations span the clinical, biomechanical, and physiological domains and serve to inform the development and testing of theory-inspired and hypothesis-driven gait rehabilitation programs. A principal goal for the NRL is to support innovation in rehabilitative technologies and to leverage these advances to better the science and art of neurorehabilitation.

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