Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research : Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH

Dr. Suzanne Groah

Key experiences and interests:

  • Director of Spinal Cord Injury Consultation Liaison Service and of Spinal Cord Injury Research at the National Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University.
  • Subspecialty certification in SCI from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Subspecialty Examination item writer since 2007.
  • Identified among the 2009-2010 “Best Doctors in America” for the District of Columbia.
  • Nominated for the NSCIA SCI “Hall of Fame” in 2008.
  • Project Director of the National Capital Spinal Cord Injury Model System (2006-2011).
  • Project Director of the 2003-2009 SCI RRTC.
  • Previous expert panel member for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Consortium Guideline on Bladder Management, current expert panel member for the upcoming PVA Consortium Guideline on Carbohydrate and Lipid Disorders in SCI.
  • Chair of the American Spinal Injury Association Research Committee.
  • Craig Neilsen Foundation ad hoc board member and grant reviewer.
  • Reviews articles regularly for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine and Journal of NeuroTrauma.


Manon Maitland Schladen, MSE, PhD

Manon SchladenSenior Research Associate

Key experiences and interests:

  • Assistant Director of Knowledge Translation and Educational Media for National Rehabilitation Hospital SCI Research Center
  • Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Project Management (PMP since 2003)
  • Knowledge translation, human computer interaction, computer-mediated courseware, video self- and peer-modeling


Inger Ljungberg, MPH

Inger LjungbergResearch Program Manager

Key experiences and interests:

  • Project coordinator, 2003-2009 SCI RRTC
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Database development: Model Systems (traumatic) SCI; Spinal Cord Disease (SCD), Stroke
  • Public Health Multimedia

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