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MADE Staff

Meet our Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program staff

portraits of Minneapolis VA MADE staff

Andrew H. Hansen, PhD

Director and Co-Founder, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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

Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota


Sara Koehler-McNicholas, PhD

Associate Director, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Service Division, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


Christine M. Olney, PhD, RN

Principal Investigator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, 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 Service Division, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


Tonya Rich, PhD, OTR/L

Principal Investigator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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

Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Service Division, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


John M. Looft, PhD

Principal Investigator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Gary Goldish, MD

Principal Investigator and Co-Founder, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


Jacob A. Finn, PhD, LP

Principal Investigator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Psychologist and Clinician Investigator, Extended Care & Rehabilitation, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota


Rebecca Brown, PhD, MEd, RN

Principal Investigator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

VA Quality Scholars Program Fellow, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Melissa Polusny, PhD

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

Principal Investigator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Staff Clinical Psychologist, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota


Chad Gustafson

Program Specialist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Juan E. Cave II, MSPO, CPO

Research Prosthetist Orthotist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Myrriah Laine Dyreson, MSOP, CPO

Research Prosthetist-Orthotist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Kierra J. Falbo, MPO, CPO

Research Prosthetist-Orthotist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Nicole R. Walker, MS, CPO

Research Prosthetist Orthotist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Amber Wacek, DPT

Research Physical Therapist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Matthew D. Sauerbrey, PTA

Research Physical Therapy Assistant, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Billie Savvas Slater, MAEd, CCRC

Innovation Specialist, VHA Innovators Network, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Research Health Scientist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Alexandria M. Lloyd, MS

Biomechanics Project Coordinator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


John Belew, PhD, RN

Research Study Coordinator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Katherine J. Muschler

Research Study Coordinator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Andrew Rust

Research Study Coordinator, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Gregory Voss, BSME, MBA

Research Biomedical Engineer, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Eric Nickel, MS

Research Biomedical Engineer, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Alexandra Soleil Bornstein, MS

Human Factors and Ergonomics Researcher, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Timothy Truty, MS

Research Computer Scientist, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Steve Morin

Instrument Maker, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Instrument Maker, Rehabilitation & Extended Care, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Stuart Fairhurst, BSEE

Research Biomedical Engineer, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Colin Kenow

Research Biomedical Engineer, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Drew Davis

Research Biomedical Engineer, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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


Jonathan Gallaher

Mechanical Engineer, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Graduate Student (MS), Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota


Hannah Phelan

Research Assistant, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Vibha Mavanji

Research Assistant, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Kelly Yun

Research Prosthetics & Orthotics Technician, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Alec Steiger

Research Assistant, Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System