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CoHSTAR Post-Doctoral and Faculty Fellowships

Application Submission Deadline: February 15, 2021


 CoHSTAR Fellowship Opportunities

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  • Full time, postdoctoral fellowship trainee opportunities (1 or 2 years) are available at the three participating institutions. Trainees may focus their activities on a unique research focus area, or they may craft an individual experience that involves activities at two or three sites.
  • Part time, faculty fellowship opportunities (1 or 2 years) are available at our three participating institutions. Faculty fellows will retain their faculty appointments at their home institutions, while utilizing CoHSTAR support to maximize their protected time for research activities.  Research fellows will be paired with a CoHSTAR site and faculty mentor or mentoring team
  • New part-time faculty fellowship at Brooks Rehabilitation!

CoHSTAR is excited to announce a new faculty fellowship opportunity (18-24 months) at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida. The selected faculty fellow will retain current faculty appointments, while utilizing CoHSTAR support to maximize protected time to engage in research activities as a Brooks Visiting Scientist. The fellow will be paired with a CoHSTAR faculty mentor and a Brooks Rehabilitation mentoring team.

CoHSTAR is excited to announce a new fellowship opportunity at Johns Hopkins. The fellowship provides an opportunity to work with data, administrators, researchers and clinicians from a world-renowned health system.  The focus will be on measurement of function of patients and promotion of hospital inpatients’ activity and mobility. Investigating the relationship between activity and mobility and key outcomes such as falls, discharge disposition, and other hospital associated harms is also a key part of this work. Fellows are encouraged to work with the mentorship team to identify areas of investigation that are aligned with their personal interests and the mission of Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion.

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Current Faculty Fellows


Mark Paterno, PT PhD MBA, SCS, ATC

Dates of Fellowship: 7/1/19 – 6/31/21

Dr. Paterno is a Professor in the Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Scientific Director in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. As a CoHSTAR Faculty Fellow, Dr. Paterno will work with Dr. Kelley Fitzgerald, Dr. Joel Stevans and Dr. Ken Smith at the University of Pittsburgh.


Heather Hayes, PT, PhD, DPT

Dates of Fellowship: 9/1/2019 – 8/31/21

Dr. Heather Hayes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. During her time as a CoHSTAR Faculty Fellow, Dr. Hayes will work with Dr. Christine McDonough from University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Vincent Mor from Brown University. Dr. Hayes will be collaborating with naviHealth assessing the impact of post-acute care discharge placement on functional recovery for individuals with neurological disorders.


Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Tamra Keeney, PT PhD, DPT, CCS

Dates of fellowship: 9/1/2018 – 8/30/2020

Dr. Tamra Keeney received her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  During her time as a CoHSTAR Postdoctoral fellow, she will be working with Dr. Vince Mor at Brown University.


Emily Evans, PT, PhD, DPT

Dates of fellowship: 2/1/2019 – 1/30/2021

Dr. Emily Evans received her PhD from the MGH-Institute of Health Professions. As a CoHSTAR Postdoctoral fellow, she will work with Dr. Kali Thomas and Dr. Linda Resnik at Brown University examining how injury characteristics, rehabilitative care, and contextual factors impact functional trajectories of older adults with traumatic brain injury.




Interview with Linda Resnik and Adam Goode at CSM 2016