Louis N. Awad
Assistant Professor, SAR Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Lou is a movement scientist with clinical training as a physical therapist. His research is grounded in a multi-modal evaluation framework that spans the clinical, biomechanical, and physiological domains. He has led and contributed to studies that have spanned the translation continuum, focusing on the discovery and evaluation of novel interventions and wearable rehabilitative technology. In the Fall of 2016, Lou will transition from his current position as a postdoctoral fellow with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Boston University’sCollege of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. There, he will lead Boston University’s Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory (BU-NRL). The BU-NRL seeks to bring together clinicians, movement scientists, and engineers working at the intersection of the clinical and quantitative sciences under the research ethos of advancing personalized, evidence-based neurorehabilitation. A primary goal for the BU-NRL is to support innovation in rehabilitative wearable technologies and to leverage these advances to better the science and art of neurorehabilitation.