Dr. Michelle Johnson
Michelle is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania; she holds a secondary appointment as an Associate Professor in Bioengineering. Dr. Johnson completed her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, with an emphasis in mechatronics, robotics, and design. She completed her post-doctoral NSF-NATO fellowship at the Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Laboratory at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy. Currently, she is the Director of Rehabilitation Robotics Lab at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania – the lab is affiliated with Penn’s GRASP Lab. Dr. Johnson is also a member of the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate group. Her current research focuses on using robotics to understand upper extremity dysfunction and recovery after brain injury.