Amy J. Armstrong, Ph.D., C.R.C.
Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Dr. Armstrong is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been involved in advocacy, education and employment issues related to individuals with disabilities for 25 years.
David X. Cifu, M.D.
Chair and Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Medical Director of the Rehabilitation and Research Center
Dr. Cifu is chair and professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and is medical director of the Rehabilitation and Research Center. He graduated from Boston University Medical School, and received his residency training and served on the teaching faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Cary Griffin, M.A.
Principal, Griffin-Hammis Associates
Mr. Griffin is a Senior Partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, a full service consultancy which specializes in building communities of economic cooperation, creating high performance organizations, and focuses on disability and employment.
Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D., ABPP, FACRM
Director, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Dr. Jeffrey S. Kreutzer completed his doctoral degree in Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (1982). He is a tenured (Full) Professor with appointments in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College (VCUMC) of Virginia Campus in Richmond.
William O. McKinley, M.D.
Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
Dr. McKinley is a professor and director of the residency program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with special interests and expertise in spinal cord injury, electrodiagnosis and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and has been active in clinical research in SCI and pain assessment.
Brian T. McMahon, Ph.D., C.R.C., N.C.C., C.C.M.
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Dr. McMahon, a native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, is a full professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds appointments in four schools including the School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Peter Pidcoe, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Engineer
Dr. Pidcoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. He holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and a DPT of Physical Therapy. He has affiliate appointments in both the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Medicine.
J. Erin Riehle, MSN, RN
Ms. Riehle is a recognized authority and national leader in promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. She is a founder and Senior Director of Project SEARCH, an employment and transition program that has received national recognition for innovative practices pioneered under Ms. Riehle’s guidance.
Ronald Seel, Ph.D.
CERSE Executive Director Professor
The School of Medicine is pleased to announce that Ronald Seel, PhD has been appointed the Executive Director of VCU’s Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering (CERSE).Dr. Seel’s distinguished record of research, program administration, evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration will support CERSE’s ongoing mission of service to individuals with disabilities through scholarly activity and clinical innovation.
Adam Sima, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, VCU Department of Biostatistics
My methodological research interests lie in the understanding how, and correcting, the biases the introduced by the researcher in model selection processes, particularly in linear-mixed effects models. I am also very involved in collaborative research with members of the rehabilitation community, especially in the areas of transition to the workplace for people with disabilities and the study of traumatic brain injuries.
Kelli Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Dr. Kelli Williams Gary is an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy (OT) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. After sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) twenty-seven years ago, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in OT from Chicago State University in Chicago, IL, a Master of Science and Master of Public Health from Columbia University in New York, NY, and Ph.D. from VCU.