Research Team

About Our Research Team

The research department at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation focuses on improving the health and function of all our patients across their lifespan. Our goal as researchers, is to generate new knowledge through our work so that results can be translated into clinical care used to improve patient and family outcomes.


Research Leadership

  • Simon Driver, PhD
    Director of Research
  • Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, PhD
    Associate Director of Research

Research Scientists
  • Chad Swank, PhD, PT
    Research Scientist

Clinical Researchers

  • Chrysty Sturdivant, OTR, CLC, CNT
    Investigator
  • Jenny Reynolds, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, CNT
    Investigator
  • Marie Dahdah, PhD
    Investigator
  • Mary Beth Miller-Phillips, MD
    Investigator
  • Monica Bennett, PhD
    Statistician
  • Randi Dubiel, DO
    Investigator
  • Rita Hamilton, DO
    Investigator
  • Sandra Carroll, OTR, CLC, CNT
    Investigator
  • Seema Sikka, MD
    Investigator

Research Coordinators

  • Aimee Muir, MBA
    Clinical Research Assistant
  • Amber Merfeld, MPH-PAPH
    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Christa Ochoa, MPH
    Research Analyst
  • Cindy Dunklin, BS, CCRC
    Project Coordinator, North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • Erina Sarker, MPH
    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Evan Elizabeth McShan, MS, CCRC
    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Kathi Eteaki
    Clinical Research Assistant
  • Lacy McDonald
    Clinical Research Assistant
  • Libby Callender, MPH, CCRC
    Epidemiologist
  • Maria Cole, MPH, MSW
    Research Case Manager
  • Megan Reynolds, MS
    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Sharon Brown, BS
    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Stephanie Calhoun, BS
    Enrollment Analyst

Our Work

View a complete listing of our most recent published research.

Careers at Baylor Scott & White Rehab

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Residency Opportunities

Continue your education with a residency at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation. We offer a PM&R physician residency, as well as physical therapy residency programs for acute care, neurologic, orthopedic, sports and women’s health specialties.