Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dept of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

PhD, University of Delaware
DPT, University of Delaware

Lou is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. His research spans the translation continuum and includes studies focused on discovery and evaluation of novel interventions and wearable rehabilitative technology. He is director of Boston University’s Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory (NRL). Research in the NRL is focused on the development and testing of theory-inspired and hypothesis-driven rehabilitation interventions that are informed through multi-modal evaluations of physical functioning across the clinical, biomechanical, and physiological domains. A principal goal for the NRL is to leverage an integrated understanding of biomechanics, neuromotor control, and rehabilitation to develop next-generation interventions and technologies that better the science and art of rehabilitation.

Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory

Associate Faculty Member
Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Bioinspired Robotics Platform

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Bae J, Awad LN, Long A, O''Donnell K, Hendron K, Holt KG, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ. Biomechanical mechanisms underlying exosuit-induced improvements in walking economy after stroke. J Exp Biol. 2018 Jan 18. PMID: 29361587.
  2. Kempski K, Awad LN, Buchanan TS, Higginson JS, Knarr BA. Dynamic structure of lower limb joint angles during walking post-stroke. J Biomech. 2018 Feb 08; 68:1-5. PMID: 29325901.
  3. Awad LN, Bae J, Kudzia P, Long A, Hendron K, Holt KG, O'Donnell K, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ. Reducing Circumduction and Hip Hiking During Hemiparetic Walking Through Targeted Assistance of the Paretic Limb Using a Soft Robotic Exosuit. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Oct; 96(10 Suppl 1):S157-S164. PMID: 28777105.
  4. Awad LN, Bae J, O''Donnell K, De Rossi SMM, Hendron K, Sloot LH, Kudzia P, Allen S, Holt KG, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ. A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jul 26; 9(400). PMID: 28747517.
  5. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA. Identifying candidates for targeted gait rehabilitation after stroke: better prediction through biomechanics-informed characterization. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2016 Sep 23; 13(1):84. PMID: 27663199.
  6. Hsiao H, Awad LN, Palmer JA, Higginson JS, Binder-Macleod SA. Contribution of Paretic and Nonparetic Limb Peak Propulsive Forces to Changes in Walking Speed in Individuals Poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 Sep; 30(8):743-52. PMID: 26721869; PMCID: PMC4930429.
  7. Kesar TM, Reisman DS, Higginson JS, Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA. Changes in Post-Stroke Gait Biomechanics Induced by One Session of Gait Training. Phys Med Rehabil Int. 2015; 2(10). PMID: 27819067.
  8. Palmer JA, Hsiao H, Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA. Symmetry of corticomotor input to plantarflexors influences the propulsive strategy used to increase walking speed post-stroke. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Mar; 127(3):1837-44. PMID: 26724913; PMCID: PMC4753089.
  9. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA. Reducing The Cost of Transport and Increasing Walking Distance After Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Fast Locomotor Training Combined With Functional Electrical Stimulation. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 Aug; 30(7):661-70. PMID: 26621366; PMCID: PMC4885807.
  10. Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA, Pohlig RT, Reisman DS. Paretic Propulsion and Trailing Limb Angle Are Key Determinants of Long-Distance Walking Function After Stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Jul; 29(6):499-508. PMID: 25385764; PMCID: PMC4426250.
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