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RECOVER Team

Meet our Rehabilitation & Engineering Center for Optimizing Veteran Engagement & Reintegration (RECOVER) team.

Andrew H. Hansen, PhD

Director, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Biomedical Engineer, Rehabilitation & Extended Care, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota


Sara Koehler-McNicholas, PhD

Associate Director of Amputation Research, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Research Health Scientist, Research Service, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota


Christine M. Olney, PhD, RN

Associate Director of SCID Research, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Nurse Scientist, Research Service, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Affiliated Staff, School of Nursing,  University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota


Erin Krebs, MD, MPH

Associate Director of Engagement, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Chief of General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Mary (Molly) Matsumoto, MD

Medical Director of Amputation Research, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Medical Director of Regional Amputation Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


Byron Eddy, DO

Medical Director of SCID Research, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Physician, Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Tonya Rich, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Director of Engagement, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Occupational Therapist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota


John M. Looft, PhD

Core Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Director of Motion Analysis Laboratory, Prosthetics Service Line, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Jacob Finn, PhD

Core Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Psychologist, Rehabilitation & Extended Care, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota


Melissa Polusny, PhD

Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcome Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Clinical Psychologist, Posttraumatic Stress Recovery Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota


Nina Sayer, PhD

Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Professor, Medicine & Psychiatry, University of Minnesota


Allison M. Gustavson, PT, DPT, PhD

Core Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Alex Senk, MD

Core Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Physician, Rehabilitation & Extended Care, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor and Program Director of PM&R Clerkship Program, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


Howard Fink, MD, MPH

Director, Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC), Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Core Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Gary Goldish, MD

Consultant, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


Rebecca Vogsland, DPT, OCS

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Rehabilitation Director, Rehabilitation and Extended Care Integrated Care Community, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Program Director, Headache Center of Excellence, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Rebecca Brown, PhD, MEd, RN

Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota


David Ewart, MD

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Rheumatologist, Specialty Care Integrated Care Community, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Shannon Kehle-Forbes, PhD

Associate Director and Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcome Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota


Quinn Kellerman, PhD

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Clinical Psychologist, Rehabilitation and Extended Care Integrated Care Community, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Snezana Urosevic, PhD, LP

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Clinician Investigator Team Program Manager, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota

Faculty Member, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota


David Morgenroth, MD

Core Investigator, Center for Limb Loss and Mobility, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Physician, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington

Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

Associate Fellowship Director, Amputee Rehabilitation Fellowship, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington


B. Jenny Kiratli, PhD

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Director of Clinical Research, SCI/D Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Kath Bogie, DPhil

Core Investigator, Advanced Platform Technology Center, Cleveland VA Medical Center

Investigator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Juan E. Cave II, MSPO, CPO

Research Prosthetist Orthotist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Amber Wacek, DPT

Research Physical Therapist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Emily Zoltai, MSPO, CPO 

Research Prosthetist Orthotist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Nicole R. Walker, MS, CPO

Research Prosthetist Orthotist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota


Kierra J. Falbo, MPO, CPO

Research Prosthetist-Orthotist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota


Myrriah Laine Dyreson, MSPO, CPO

Research Prosthetist Orthotist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Graduate Student (PhD), Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota


Alexandria M. Lloyd, MS

Amputation Research Facilitator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Kelly Yun, MSPO

Study Coordinator, Designer, and Prosthetics Technician, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


John Belew, PhD, RN

SCID Research Facilitator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Katherine Metcalf, MS, LPCC

Clinical Research Therapist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Amy Gravely, MA

Research Service Biostatistician, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Biostatistician, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Chad Gustafson

Administrative Officer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Ally Richardson, MS

Research Study Coordinator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Niyat Gegziahber

Research Study Coordinator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Chay’La Hart

Research Study Coordinator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Anna Toth, BAN, RN, MSN, NP

Nurse Researcher, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Nurse Practitioner, SCI/D Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Laura Hogan, MS

Rehabilitation Engineer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Rachel J. Steiner, MA

Research Study Coordinator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Kali Mansur

Research Study Coordinator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Agnes Jensen, MPH 

United States Navy Veteran

Engagement Facilitator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Health Science Specialist, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Erin Amundson, MPH 

Engagement Facilitator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Health Science Specialist, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Nicole Schaumann

Research Study Coordinator, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Graduate Student (MS), Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota


Eric Nickel, MS 

United States Army Veteran

Research Biomedical Engineer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Alexandra Soleil Bornstein, MS

Human Factors and Ergonomics Researcher, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Timothy Truty, MS

Research Computer Scientist, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Steve Morin

Instrument Maker, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Stuart Fairhurst, BSEE

Research Biomedical Engineer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Andrew Kivi, MS

Research Biomedical Engineer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Colin Kenow, BS

Research Biomedical Engineer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Drew Davis, BS

Research Biomedical Engineer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Emily Mursu, BA

Product Designer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Gregory Voss, BSME, MBA

Acting Director of Quality, Office of Advanced Manufacturing, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning

Research Biomedical Engineer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Paul Christian, PhD

Product Designer, RECOVER Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Research Health Scientist, Research Service, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Nicholas Cilz, PhD

Technology Transfer Specialist, Minneapolis VA Health Care System