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MADE Staff

Meet our Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering Program 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


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


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


Tonya Rich, PhD, OTR/L

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

Occupational Therapist, Research Service/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


John Ferguson, PhD

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

Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota


Christopher R. Erbes, PhD, LP, ABPP

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

Program Manager & Psychology Supervisor, Clinician Scientist Investigator Team, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, 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


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


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


Steve Morin

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

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


Alexandra Soleil Bornstein

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


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


Patricia McCracken, PT, DPT

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

Associate Faculty, US Army Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Baylor University


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


Katherine J. Muschler

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


Sara A. Kemmer

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


Matthew D. Sauerbrey, PTA

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


Jared Bliss, BSME

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


Mickinney Zhang

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

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


Hannah Marti

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

Medical Student (MD), Medical College of Wisconsin

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