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Lynne Gauthier, PhD


Lynne V. Gauthier, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She works with individuals who have experienced brain injuries to aid them in overcoming emotional and physical challenges that can accompany recovery. She also has expertise in applied neurorehabilitation techniques, including Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy.

Dr. Gauthier earned her Ph.D. in Medical Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, completing her dissertation work in the laboratory of Dr. Edward Taub, and completed her clinical internship in Behavioral Medicine at Brown University.

Dr. Gauthier is known for her research on how the brain reorganizes following stroke and how rehabilitation can facilitate this reorganization. She is also pursuing research on virtual reality interventions that will enable patients to receive rehabilitation from the comfort of their own homes using commercially available gaming systems. Her goal is that this research will provide patients with low-cost access to effective therapies. She has received funding for her work from the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Dr. Gauthier has authored several original papers, abstracts, book chapters and review articles and has been invited to present her work at international conferences.

Referrals to Dr. Gauthier can be made by calling (614) 293-3830.