Michelle J. Johnson, PhD

Scholar

  •  Associate Professor (PSOM) and Secondary Faculty Appointment - SEAS Bioengineering
  •  Botswana | Costa Rica | Italy | Mexico | Jamaica
  •   Neurorehabilitation

Languages: English (Native), Italian (Fair)

BIO STATEMENT

I have been involved in technology-assisted stroke rehabilitation in Mexico and assisting in developing a tech gym for neurorehabilitation with colleagues there.
I have also received a CFAR pilot to do robot-assisted rehabilitation of HIV and Stroke in Botswana. Here we look at the development and use of our low cost system for assessment and rehabilitation of motor impairment after HIV -- especially those patients with CNS complications and Stroke.

RECENT GLOBAL PROJECTS

I have been involved in technology-assisted stroke rehabilitation in Mexico and assisting in developing a tech gym for neurorehabilitation with colleagues there.
I have also received a CFAR pilot to do robot-assisted rehabilitation of HIV and Stroke in Botswana. Here we look at the development and use of our low cost system for assessment and rehabilitation of motor impairment after HIV -- especially those patients with CNS complications and Stroke.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1. Bustamante-Valles K, Montes S., Madrigal M, Burciaga A, Martinez ME, Johnson MJ: Technology-assisted stroke rehabilitation in Mexico: a pilot randomized trial comparing traditional therapy to circuit training in a Robot/technology-assisted therapy gym Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation Biomed Central, 13(1): 83, 2016 Notes: DOI: 10.1186/s12984-016-0190-1 PMCID: PMC5025604

2. Bui K, Johnson MJ: Designing robot-assisted neurorehabilition strategies for people with both HIV and stroke. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. Biomed Central, 15(1): 75, Aug 2018 Notes:  PMCID: PMC6092818