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Louis N Awad, Ph.D.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, MAPostdoctoral Fellowship08/2016Wearable Robotics
University of Delaware, Newark, DEPhD12/2014Biomechanics and Movement Science
University of Delaware, Newark, DEDPT12/2012Doctor of Physical Therapy
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJBS2008Exercise Science

Overview
Lou is a physical therapist-scientist with training in neurorehabilitation, biomechanics, wearable sensors, and rehabilitation robotics. His research spans the translation continuum and includes studies focused on discovery and evaluation of rehabilitation interventions and technology. As the founding director of the Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory at Boston University, he leads a cross-disciplinary research group of clinicians, movement scientists, exercise physiologists, and engineers that studies movement dysfunction across the clinical, biomechanical, and physiological levels of impairment. The principal aim of his research is to generate foundational knowledge that informs the development of hypothesis-driven rehabilitation programs. His research group also takes an active role in the development of innovative rehabilitation technology, with the goal of leveraging these advances to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of neurologically-based locomotor dysfunction.

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  1. Porciuncula F, Roto AV, Kumar D, Davis I, Roy S, Walsh CJ, Awad LN. Wearable Movement Sensors for Rehabilitation: A Focused Review of Technological and Clinical Advances. PM R. 2018 09; 10(9 Suppl 2):S220-S232. PMID: 30269807.
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  2. Bae J, Awad LN, Long A, O'Donnell K, Hendron K, Holt KG, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ. Biomechanical mechanisms underlying exosuit-induced improvements in walking economy after stroke. J Exp Biol. 2018 03 07; 221(Pt 5). PMID: 29361587.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  3. Kempski K, Awad LN, Buchanan TS, Higginson JS, Knarr BA. Dynamic structure of lower limb joint angles during walking post-stroke. J Biomech. 2018 02 08; 68:1-5. PMID: 29325901.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Awad LN, Bae J, Kudzia P, Long A, Hendron K, Holt KG, O'Donnell K, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ. Reducing Circumduction and Hip Hiking During Hemiparetic Walking Through Targeted Assistance of the Paretic Limb Using a Soft Robotic Exosuit. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Oct; 96(10 Suppl 1):S157-S164. PMID: 28777105.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Awad LN, Bae J, O'Donnell K, De Rossi SMM, Hendron K, Sloot LH, Kudzia P, Allen S, Holt KG, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ. A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke. Sci Transl Med. 2017 07 26; 9(400). PMID: 28747517.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA. Identifying candidates for targeted gait rehabilitation after stroke: better prediction through biomechanics-informed characterization. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2016 Sep 23; 13(1):84. PMID: 27663199.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  7. Hsiao H, Awad LN, Palmer JA, Higginson JS, Binder-Macleod SA. Contribution of Paretic and Nonparetic Limb Peak Propulsive Forces to Changes in Walking Speed in Individuals Poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 09; 30(8):743-52. PMID: 26721869.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Palmer JA, Hsiao H, Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA. Symmetry of corticomotor input to plantarflexors influences the propulsive strategy used to increase walking speed post-stroke. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Mar; 127(3):1837-44. PMID: 26724913.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA. Reducing The Cost of Transport and Increasing Walking Distance After Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Fast Locomotor Training Combined With Functional Electrical Stimulation. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 08; 30(7):661-70. PMID: 26621366.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA, Pohlig RT, Reisman DS. Paretic Propulsion and Trailing Limb Angle Are Key Determinants of Long-Distance Walking Function After Stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Jul; 29(6):499-508. PMID: 25385764.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Wright TR, Roos MA, Binder-Macleod SA. Maximum walking speed is a key determinant of long distance walking function after stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2014 Nov-Dec; 21(6):502-9. PMID: 25467398.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Awad LN, Palmer JA, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA, Reisman DS. Walking speed and step length asymmetry modify the energy cost of walking after stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Jun; 29(5):416-23. PMID: 25288581.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Binder-Macleod SA. Do improvements in balance relate to improvements in long-distance walking function after stroke? Stroke Res Treat. 2014; 2014:646230. PMID: 25120939.
    Citations: 2     
  14. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Kesar TM, Binder-Macleod SA. Targeting paretic propulsion to improve poststroke walking function: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 May; 95(5):840-8. PMID: 24378803.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Awad LN, Kesar TM, Reisman D, Binder-Macleod SA. Effects of repeated treadmill testing and electrical stimulation on post-stroke gait kinematics. Gait Posture. 2013 Jan; 37(1):67-71. PMID: 22796242.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.