Education and training: MD, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; MS, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine; Internship, Mayo Clinic/Mayo School of Graduate Education, Rochester, MN; Fellowship, Mayo Clinic/Mayo School of Graduate Education; Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Overview/research interests: I have been engaged with research projects and creating care guides to increase the quality of life for patients recovering from and dealing with lifelong spinal cord injuries. My research and practice when it comes to spinal cord injury are centered on encouragement, hope and restoration for my patients.
Current research activities and funding:
- PI, Identifying Racial and Ethnic Outcome Disparities After Discharge from Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. In this project, the aim is to determine if there is a difference in the change in function based on race or ethnicity and to examine whether there is a difference in discharge destination based on the same factors.
- Co-Investigator, Intranasal Insulin to Improve Recovery Following V=Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. This project focuses on the assessment of recovery after spinal cord-injured mice have received intranasal insulin.