Sohah Saleh, PhD is a Research Scientist in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering at Kessler Foundation and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Saleh leads the Advanced Rehabilitation Neuroimaging Lab and is a principal investigator on several funded research studies, which investigates the underlying mechanisms of neuromuscular function, specifically neural networks involved in motor learning and control, and neuroplasticity after injury and in response to rehabilitation interventions.
Dr. Saleh research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms of motor learning, and on neuromodulation methods to re-normalize brain connectivity in individuals with motor deficits. Her long-term goal is to improve the outcomes of rehabilitation interventions.
Combining Physical and Mental Practice for the Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Movement Impairments Secondary to Traumatic Brain Injury: This study investigates the therapeutic benefit of combining mental practice with physical training for the recovery of hand function and its related effect on brain connectivity in TBI survivors.
Why is the dual-task cost of walking important in MS? An examination of ecological validity and cortical activations: A pilot study that uses functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure differences in cortical activation between persons with MS and healthy controls during walking, and performing only cognitive versus dual cognitive and walking tasks.
Role of Parietal Cortex in Walking, Cognitive Function, and Fatigue in Healthy and MS Participants: This study uses fNIRS and EEG to study fatigue during an active task in MS, and it will answer key questions about the role played by parietal cortex in fatigue and motor impairments in MS patients and in movement intention.