Education, Residency and Internship
- Northwestern University, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
- Iowa State University, BS, Civil Engineering
- Iowa State University, MS, Structural Engineering
- Northwestern University, Postdoctoral Fellow, PM&R
Honors & Awards
- 1992-1994 National Research Service Award, Northwestern University
- 1993 University Scholar Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Northwestern University
- 1988 Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University
- 1997-1998 Premium for Academic Excellence Award, Iowa State University
- 1976 Graduation with Distinction, Iowa State University
- 1976 Catt, Lane and Wells Scholarship, Iowa State University
Beer RF, Ellis MD, Holubar BG, Dewald JPA. The impact of gravity loading on post-stroke reaching and its relationship to weakness. Muscle & Nerve,36: 242-250; 2007.
Beer RF, Mayhew D, Bachrach B. Performance characteristics of the MACARM cable robot (In preparation).
Mayhew D, Bachrach B, Rymer WZ, Beer RF. Development of the MACARM – a novel cable robot for upper limb neurorehabilitation.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics; 299-302, 2005.
Ellis MD, Holubar BG, Acosta AM, Beer RF, Dewald JPA. Modifiability of abnormal isometric elbow and shoulder joint torque coupling after stroke. Muscle & Nerve 32:170-178, 2005.
Beer RF, Dawson M, Dewald JPA, Rymer WZ. Target-dependent differences between free and constrained arm movements in chronic hemiparesis. Experimental Brain Research 156:458-470, 2004.
Dewald JPA and Beer RF. Evidence for abnormal joint torque patterns in the paretic limb of subjects with hemiparesis. Muscle & Nerve
24: 273-283, 2001.
Dewald JPA, Sheshadri V, Dawson ML, Beer RF. Upper limb discoordination in hemiparetic stroke: Implications for neurorehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 1: 1-12, 2001.
Biomechanics and neurophysiology as related to the control of normal and pathological human movement; rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders; rehabilitation robotics