Investigator Committee

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network Investigator Committee is comprised of the lead site investigator from each CPRN site. Investigators represent their institution in the CPRN cerebral palsy registry and in planning the research priorities for CPRN.

  • Amy Bailes, Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Kristie Bjornson, Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Seattle Children’s
  • Robert Bollo, M.D., Neurosurgery, Primary Children’s Hospital
  • Nancy Clegg, R.N., Ph.D., Texas Scottish Rite
  • Pritha Dalal, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Mary Gannotti, Ph.D., Physical Therapy, University of Hartford
  • Paul Gross, B.A., Patient Advocate, Cerebral Palsy Research Network
  • Susan Horn, Ph.D., Data Coordinating Center, University of Utah
  • Ed Hurvitz, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan
  • Jacob Kean, Ph.D., Data Coordinating Center, University of Utah
  • Jeffrey Leonard, M.D., Neurosurgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Aga Lewelt, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Florida – Jacksonville
  • Chris Lunsford, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UVA
  • Dennis Matthews, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Colorado Children’s Hospital
  • Freeman Miller, M.D., Orthopedics, AI duPont Hospital for Children
  • Unni Narayanan, M.D., SickKids
  • Garey Noritz, M.D., Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Jerry Oakes, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • William Oppenheim, M.D., Orthopedics, UCLA
  • Michael Partington, M.D., Neurosurgery, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Brandon Roque, M.D., Neurosurgery, Children’s of Alabama
  • Benjamin Shore, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.S.C, Orthopedics, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Michele Shusterman, B.A., Patient Advocate, CP Now Foundation
  • Debbie Thorpe, Ph.D., Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Jilda Vargus-Adams, M.D., M.P.H., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cincinnati Children’s
  • Yvonne Wu, M.D., M.P.H., Neurology, Benioff Children’s Hospital