Carolee J. Winstein
Professor, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
- Movement Science
- Learning & Memory
- Clinical Trials
- Motor Systems
- Repair and Recovery
Research OverviewCarolee J. Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA is professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and directs the Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine. She has been an active member of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program at USC since 1998. Winstein directs an interdisciplinary research program focused on understanding rehabilitation outcomes at the systems/person level and promoting optimal recovery of goal-directed movement behaviors that emerge from a dynamic brain-behavior system in brain-damaged conditions. Her research program has been funded variously through NIH, NIDRR (now NIDILRR) and the Foundation for Physical Therapy consistently over the past 25 years. She serves as a member of the NIH Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation study section, serves on the editorial board of the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and currently serves as president for the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. She has over 30 years of multidisciplinary collaborative research experience with a focus on neurorehabilitation, rehabilitation engineering and clinical trials; Winstein has (co)-authored more than 120 research papers including chapters, proceedings and commentaries with an overall h-index of 51, an indication of the impact of her research on the neurorehabilitation community.
Mailing Address 1540 Alcazar St. Street
Los Angeles 90089-9006
Los Angeles 90089-9006
Office Location CHP 147D
Office Phone (323) 442-2903
Lab Location CHP G30A
Lab Phone (323) 442-1196
Fax (323) 442-1515
Office Location CHP 147D
- Waisman Ctr., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Neuroscience, 1989
- Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA, Ph.D., Kinesiology, 1988
- Univ. of Southern Calif., Los Angeles, CA, M.S., Physical Therapy, 1984
- Univ. of California, San Francisco, CA, B.S./Certif. in Phys. Ther Physical Therapy, 1973
- Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA, B.A., Kinesiology & Psychology, 1972
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- Edwardson M, Wang X, Liu B, Ding L, Lane CJ, Park C, Nelsen MA, Jones TA, Wolf SL, Winstein CJ, Dromerick AW. (2017). Stroke lesions in a large upper limb rehabilitation trial cohort rarely match lesions in common preclinical models. Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair. ePub Jan1, 2017, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968316688799 Link
- Kim B, Winstein C. (2017). Can neurological biomarkers of brain impairment be used to predict poststroke motor recovery? A systematic review. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, Jan;31 (1):3-24. Review. PMID: 27503908 PubMed
- Valero-Cuevas FJ, Klamroth-Marganska V, Winstein CJ, Riener R. (2016) Robot-assisted and conventional therapies produce distinct rehabilitation trends in stroke survivors. J Neuroeng Rehabil. Oct 11;13(1):92 PMID:27724916
- Winstein CJ, Wolf SL, Dromerick AW et al., Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (ICARE) Investigative Team (2016) Effect of a task-oriented rehabilitation program on upper extremity recovery following motor stroke: The ICARE randomized clinical Trial. JAMA, Feb 9; 315(6):571-81. Doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.0276. PMID: 26864411
- Winstein CJ, Stein J, Arena R, Bates B, Cherney LR, Cramer SC, Deruyter F, Eng JJ, Fisher B, Harvey RL, Lang CE, MacKay-Lyons M, Ottenbacher KJ, Pugh S, Reeves MJ, Richards LG, Stiers W, Zorowitz RD (2016); on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke 2016;47(6):e98-e169. Doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000098.
- Winstein C, Lewthwaite R, Blanton SR, Wolf LB, Wishart L. (2014) Infusing motor learning research into neurorehabilitation practice: a historical perspective with case exemplar from the accelerated skill acquisition program. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2014 Jul;38(3):190-200. doi: 10.1097/NPT.000000000000004
- Chen Y-A, Chung Y-C, Wade E, Proffitt R, & Winstein CJ. (2015). Attentional demand of a virtual reality-based reaching task in nondisabled older adults. J Motor Learn Dev, 3:91-109.
- Kantak SS, Sullivan KJ, Fisher BE, Knowlton BJ & Winstein CJ (2010) Neural substrates of motor memory consolidation depend on practice structure. Nature Neuroscience, 13(8):923-5. Note: PMCID is not applicable.
- Garrison KA, Aziz-Zadeh L, Wong SW, Liew SL & Winstein CJ (2013) Modulating the motor system by action observation after stroke. Stroke, 44(8):2247-53. PMCID: PMC3753677 PubMed
- Winstein CJ, Requejo PS, Zelinski EM, Mulroy SJ & Crimmins EM (2012) A transformative subfield in rehabilitation science at the nexus of new technologies, aging, and disability. Front Psychol, 3:340. PMCID: PMC3448347