Center for Neuromodulation
About: W. Jerry Mysiw, MD, is a professor and the Ernest W. Johnson Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His research has focused on improving outcomes after traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, particularly on describing the impact of mechanical forces on the progression of neurogenic osteopenia and muscle plasticity secondary to spinal cord injury.
Research Interests: Research has focused on improving outcomes after traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Current Research: Established a broad-based translational research program in neurotrauma rehabilitation. Research activities have focused on describing the impact of mechanical forces on the progression of neurogenic osteopenia and muscle plasticity secondary to spinal cord injury. With the help of his OSU colleagues, Dr. Mysiw has developed and applied measures of orientation and post-traumatic agitation to characterize the impairments secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their impact on patient outcomes.
Recently Dr. Mysiw's research has explored the impact of activity based therapies on plasticity, the contribution of neuroimaging to phenotyping TBI and facilitating more targeted rehabilitation interventions. He has also examined the utility of applied clinimetrics in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and the impact of neuromodulation on brain plasticity after acquired neurologic injury.
Currently Dr. Mysiw is a co-investigator in the NeuroRecovery Network (funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the CDC), which is exploring the role of supported locomotor training in improving gait, decreasing pain and decreasing spasticity after spinal cord injury .
Co-Investigator, Department of Education, National Center on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems: This is a multicenter longitudinal observational study designed to evaluate the role of premorbid, injury severity and rehabilitation variables on long-term outcome after traumatic brain injury. 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017
Co-Investigator, NIH, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Multidisciplinary clinical research centers in rheumatology: Collaborating center with Northwestern University exploring impact of physical activity on health and well-being. 08/13 - 07/18
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University, 1981-1984
2009 Academician of the Year, Association of Academic Physicians