Dr. Kristin Vamvas Day, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, was awarded the Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry for her research: “Examination of resting state EEG in persons with severe brain injury: neural mechanisms for the recovery of consciousness.”
Kristin V. Day, PhD, PT, NCS is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where she teaches neurorehabilitation and neuroscience-focused content. Dr. Day earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Physical Therapy from Ohio University as well as a PhD in Rehabilitation Science with emphasis in neuromuscular plasticity and motor control from University of Florida. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Disorders of Consciousness/severe TBI rehabilitation at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Philadelphia. As a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy, she has practiced in level one trauma hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation centers treating patients with catastrophic injuries and has developed and directed a specialized inpatient rehabilitation program for persons with severe brain injuries. Dr. Day’s research interests involve understanding the mechanisms and trajectories of recovery from neurologic injuries as well as developing interventions to promote recovery in the sensorimotor and/or cognitive domains. Her work has ranged from rehabilitation of walking dysfunction after spinal cord injury to electrophysiologic and behavioral analyses of consciousness after severe brain injury. She is an active member of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary SIG (DoC Task Force).
Areas Of Focus
Neurorehabilitation, Recovery after Brain Injury/Disorders of Consciousness