Citlali Lopez-Ortiz, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Citlali Lopez-Ortiz

Citlali Lopez-Ortiz, PhD

  • Research Scientist, SMPP, RIC
  • Research Assistant Professor , PM&R, Feinberg School of Medicine, NU

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Gender:
Female

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

1991
National Autonomous University of Mexico, BS, Honors
1994
SUNY at Brockport, MA
2001
University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD

Fellowship

1998
Marie L. Carns Fellowship, Research Fellow
2000
Virginia Horne Henry Fellowship, Research Fellow
2005
NRSA/NIH Post-doctoral Fellow Institutional Award, Post-doctoral Fellow
2007
NRSA/NIH Post-doctoral Fellow Individual Award, Post-doctoral Fellow

Honors & Awards

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Post-doctoral Training Award (F-32) 2007-2008. National Institutes of Health. Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University.
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Post-doctoral Training Award (T-32) 2005-2007. National Institutes of Health. Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Engineering and Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University.
  • Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. 2000-2001. School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Highest graduate student award.
  • Vilas Professional Development Award, 2000. The Graduate School. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Marie L. Carns Fellowship, 1999-2000 and 1998-1999. Department of Kinesiology, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Out of state tuition remission and full stipend award.

Publications

Lopez-Ortiz, C., Simkowski, J., Doshi, K., Gomez, W, Stoykov, N., Gaebler-Spira, D. (2013) Motor learning using classical ballet and virtual reality feedback children with cerebral palsy (submitted.)

Lopez-Ortiz, C., O’Shea, Rachoy T., Mussa-Ivaldi F., Gaebler-Spira, D. Differential effects of rhythmic auditory stimulation on movement in normally developing children and children with spastic or spastic-dystonic cerebral palsy (submitted)

Lopez-Ortiz, C. (2012) Sound and Rehabilitation robotics for Pediatric Cerebral Palsy. Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation, Biosystems and Robotics 2:31-315.

Lopez-Ortiz, C., Simkowski J., Gomez, W, Stoykov, N., Gaebler-Spira, D. (2012) Motor Learning in Children with Cerebral Palsy with Feedback of Principal Component Space of Reduced Dimension. Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation, Biosystems and Robotics 1: 311-315.

López-Ortiz, C., Gladden, K., Deon, L., Schmidt, J., Girolami, G. and Gaebler-Spira, D.  (2012). Dance program for physical rehabilitation and participation in children with cerebral palsy, Arts & Health 4(1,): 39-54. First published on: 13 June 2011 (iFirst).

Lopez-Ortiz, C. Dance for physical rehabilitation and participation in children with cerebral palsy and adults with Parkinson’s disease. (2011) Dance Kinesiology Teachers’ Conference.

Alibigalou, L., Lopez-Ortiz, C., Brown D. A., (2009). Phase dependence of lower limb muscle activity in locomotion after stroke J of Neurophysiol,  Nov; 102(5):2856-65. Epub 2009 Sep 9.

Gruben K. G., López-Ortiz, C., and Schmidt, M. W. (2003). The control of foot force during pushing efforts against a moving pedal. Exp Brain Res, 148:50-61.

Gruben, K.G., López-Ortiz, C., and C. Giachetti, R. S. (2003). Muscular and postural components of lower limb forces during quasi-static extension efforts. J Applied Biomech, 19:239-245

Schmidt, M.W., López-Ortiz, C., Barrett, P. S., Rogers. L. M., Gruben, K. G. (2003). Foot force direction in an isometric moving task. Exp Brain Res, 150:245-254.

Gruben, K. and López-Ortiz, C. (2000) Characteristics of the force applied to a pedal during human pushing efforts. J Motor Behavior, 32:151-162.

Research Interests

Movement coordination and motor learning through dance in children with cerebral palsy

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