School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Associate Dean of the College of Medicine, Associate Vice-President for Health Sciences, Director of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Associate Professor

College of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

106 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-5645
Fax: 614-292-0210
Email: Deborah.Larsen@osumc.edu

Research Interests:
• Recovery of function following neurologic injury
• Methods of measuring functional recovery
• Changes in the nervous system associated with that recovery

Current Research: Dr. Larsen participated in a national clinical trial (EXCITE) to evaluate the effectiveness of constraint-induced therapy for the recovery of arm function following stroke, and a second multi-centered trial looking at the mapping of changes in the motor cortex associated with functional recovery of arm function after stroke, using functional magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Her team has also developed a new test of sensory function, which is undergoing testing and for which they have applied for a patent.

Education:
Physical Therapy (BS): The Ohio State University
Education Psychology/Child Development (MEd): University of Toledo
Psychobiology (PhD): The Ohio State University

Awards/Recognition:
• Research Award, OSU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (2000)
• Sphinx Senior Honor Society, Honorary Member (1997)
• Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (1996)
• Margaret L Moore Award for Outstanding Academic Faculty Member, APTA (1995)

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