Team

Director

Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT

Position title: Principal Investigator, Associate Professor

Email: bgillick@wisc.edu

Principal Investigator, Waisman Center
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Research Design, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

About me: Combining my nearly 30-year clinical career as a Pediatric Physical Therapist with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Neuroscience, I embrace the potential for new interventions to advance pediatric outcomes and the continued striking need for pediatric neurologic research at the highest level.

What motivates me:  My exciting position as faculty at the University of Wisconsin allows me to continue my research development and combine my clinical experience with research collaborations and trainees. Since joining the faculty in 2021, we have launched new research in pediatric neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation interventions. Our research targets the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in combination with behavioral therapies with the aim to forge new frontiers and optimize outcomes during childhood for improved function throughout the lifespan.  What motivates me the most is the opportunity to work with children, adults and families together.

Lab Staff

Preston Christopher, BS

Position title: Research Coordinator

Email: pmchristoph2@wisc.edu

Veronika Mak, BA, MSc

Position title: Research Program Coordinator

Email: vmak@wisc.edu

Brady Riedner, PhD

Position title: Scientist

Email: riedner@wisc.edu

Ellen Sutter, PT, DPT

Position title: Doctoral Candidate

Email: ensutter@wisc.edu

Lab Support Staff

Elena Alfaro, BA

Position title: Regulatory Coordinator

Email: elalfaro@wisc.edu

Sally Jones, MS

Position title: Medical Editor

Graduate Students

Rodrigo De La Torre

Position title: Medical Student

Email: rgdelatorre@wisc.edu

Marissa Galli

Position title: Medical Student

Email: mgalli@wisc.edu

Marissa Gavioli, BS

Position title: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

Email: mwhite35@wisc.edu

Lindsay J Gissler, BS

Position title: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

Email: gissler@wisc.edu

Hannah M Koziol, BS

Position title: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

Email: hmkoziol@wisc.edu

Julia Schiller, SPT

Position title: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

Email: jschiller3@wisc.edu

Undergraduate Students

Alina Grimaldo

Position title: Undergraduate Research Scholar

Email: agrimaldo@wisc.edu

Community Partners

Maureen Boxrud, BA

Position title: Community Partner

Megan Boxrud, BS

Position title: Community Partner

Molly Boxrud

Position title: Community Partner

Kellie Collins, PT, DPT, PCS

Position title: Behavioral Assessment Specialist