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Claudia Angeli, Ph.D.

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Claudia Angeli, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Human Locomotion Research Center at Frazier Rehab Institute

Assistant Professor, University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center


Dr. Claudia Angeli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After her high school graduation she moved to the United States to further her educational opportunities. She received her B.S. in Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University. From there, she went to Michigan State University where she obtained her Masters and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering. While at Michigan State she worked as a research assistant at the Biomechanics Evaluation Laboratory. She moved to Louisville taking a position at Frazier Rehab Institute as the coordinator of the Gait and Biomechanics Laboratory. She also has faculty appointments in the departments of Neurological Surgery, Mechanical Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville and the department of Physical Therapy at Bellarmine University.

Her research interest is in understanding mechanisms of control of human locomotion following neurologic injury. She is working on studies with a primary focus of activity-based retraining of the nervous system following spinal cord injury. She works closely with Dr. Susan Harkema and her current work is focused on the use of epidural stimulation in combination with locomotor training to increase the excitability of the spinal cord and augment return of function.

During her time away from the lab she enjoys hiking and biking. She likes traveling and learning about other cultures.

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