Amanda A. Herrmann, PhD
Research Associate

Joined the Institute: 2018

Education and training: PhD, Medical University of South Carolina; MS, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Overview/research interests: Dr. Herrmann’s research interests include neurorehabilitation research – improving rehabilitation outcomes for patients with neurological disorders.

Current research activities and funding:

Principal Investigator:

  • Acupuncture Treatment for Individuals with Myasthenia Gravis (2021-2023). Funding Source: HealthPartners Park Nicollet Foundation.
  • Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Post-traumatic Headache in Individuals with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (2019-2023). Funding Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
  • The Effect of an Adaptive Exercise Program on Chronic Inflammation in Spinal Cord Injury (2021-2023). Funding Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Co-PI with Dr. Steven Jackson.


  • Minnesota Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System (2021-2026). Funding Source: National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. Site PI: Dr. Leah Hanson.
  • Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care Partner Program to Reduce Depressive Symptoms (2021-2022). Funding Source: National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. PI: Dr. Leah Hanson.
  • Powered Hand Grip Orthosis for Functional Independence (2020-2022). Funding Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Site PI: Dr. Steven Jackson.
  • Research Associate, Neuroscience Research Centers 2021 -
  • Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Centers 2018 - 2021
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