Diane L. Damiano, Ph.D, PT, is a tenure-track scientist and Chief of the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section at National Institutes of Health* in Bethesda, Maryland. Her research focuses on the use of portable brain imaging during functional movement to elucidate the brain mechanisms underlying normal and impaired coordination and the design and investigation of activity-based rehabilitation programs to promote optimal motor functioning and enhance muscle and neural plasticity in children with cerebral palsy. She has published over 90 articles and book chapters and is on the editorial boards of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, and the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation. She is Past President of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society.
*Dr. Damiano has contributed to this content in a personal capacity.