Both the Neuro Rehabilitation Center and Intermountain Medical Center are involved in ongoing research. It is our commitment to our patients to implement best care practices, to make a difference for those we serve, and to benefit others in the rehabilitation industry. 

We have participated in numerous multi-site national and international studies focusing on the care and treatment of people with neurologic limitations and the identification of appropriate levels of services. 

Current Research

  • Participation in 5-year multi-site study (funded by the National Institute of Health) addressing the best care treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries. 
  • Investigation of medical complications associated with spinal cord injury (in collaboration with the Bronx VA Medical Center, New York)

TBI Rehabilitation and Neuroimaging Research

  • Dijkers, M., Brandstater, M., Horn, S., Ryser, D., Barrett, R, Inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury: The influence of age on treatments and outcomes, NeuroRehabilitation, Vol 32, pp 233-252. February 2013.
  • Tate, D.F., Khedraki, R., Neeley, E.S., Ryser, D.K., Bigler, E.D., Cerebral Volume Loss, Cognitive Deficit, and Neuropsychological Performance: Comparative Measures of Brain Atrophy, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, (2011), 17, 1-9. 
  • Bigler, E., Ryser, D., Gandhi, P., Kimball, G., Wilde, E., Day of Injury Computerized Tomography, Rehabilitation Status, and Long-term Outcome in Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury, American Journal of PM&R, Vol. 20(7), pp 695-699, June 2006.
  • Ryser, D., Egger, M., Horn, S., Handrahan, D., Gandhi, P., Bigler, E., Measuring Medical Complexity during Inpatient Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury, Archives of PM&R, Vol. 86, pp 1108-1117. June 2005. 
  • Fox, J., Clemmer, T.P., Orne, J.F., Gardner, S.C., Macfarlane, J.C., Lazarus, H.M., Ryser, D.K., Handrahan, D., Stevens, M.H., A Five Year Study of Traumatic Brian Injury at a Level One Trauma Center, Utah's Health: An Annual Review 2005; X (1): 40-47.

Stroke Rehabilitation Research

  • Horn, S.D., DeJong, G., Ryser, D., Veazie, P., Teraoka, J., Another Look at Observational Studies in Rehabilitations Research: Going Beyond the Holy Grail of the Randomized Control Trial, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, pp S8-15. December 2005.
  • Conroy, B., Zoroqitz, R., Horn, S., Ryser, D., Teraoka, J., Smout, R., Use of Central Nervous System Medications and Outcomes in Stroke Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, pp S73-81. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, December 2005.
  • Dejong, G., Horn, S.D., Smout, R., Ryser, D., The Early Effects of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System on Stroke Rehabilitation Case-mix, Practice Patterns, and Outcomes, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, pp S93-100. December 2005.
  • Latham, N.K., Jette, D.U., Slavin, M., Richards, L.G., Procino, A., Smout, R.J., Horn, S.D., Physical Therapy During Stroke Rehabilitation for People with Different Walking Abilities, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, pp S41-50. December 2005.
  • Hatfield, B., Millet, D., Coles, J., Gassaway, J., Conroy, B., Smout, R.J., Characterizing Speech and Language Pathology Outcomes in Stroke Rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, pp S61-72. December 2005.
  • James, R., Gines, D., Menlove, A., Horn, S.D., Gassaway, J., Smout, R.J., Nutrition Support (Tube Feeding) as a Rehabilitation Intervention, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, pp S82-92. December 2005.