Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD

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Director, Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Laboratory

Department
Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research
Laboratory
Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Laboratory
Phone
973-324-3576

Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD is Director of the Centers for Spinal Cord Injury Research and Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ. He is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Dr. Dyson-Hudson is Co-Director of the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS) at Kessler—a NIDILRR-funded Spinal Cord Injury Model System of care. Dr. Dyson-Hudson received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1995.

In 1992, while he was a 3rd-year medical student, Dr. Dyson-Hudson sustained a SCI (C6 tetraplegia, complete) while playing rugby football. Following a year of rehabilitation, he returned to medical school and graduated in 1995. He completed a medical internship at AECOM in 1996 and a Research Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research and Complimentary & Alternative Medicine in 2000 in the Department of PM&R at New Jersey Medical School that was supported by a NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship supplement for individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Dyson-Hudson’s research interests include preservation and restoration of function and mobility in persons with SCI and the prevention and treatment of common secondary medical complications affecting this population. Dr. Dyson-Hudson holds committee appointments in the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) and the American Paraplegia Society (APS)/Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) and is on the APS Board of Directors.

Expertise
Secondary complications of SCI, particularly pain, upper limb overuse injuries, and pressure injuries
Regenerative rehabilitation
Employment after SCI
Patient education and outreach
Clinical trials of medical and behavioral interventions
Multi-center research projects
Human subjects research protections
Education
MD - Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
BA - Physiology & Cell Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Internship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rehabilitation Research Fellowship - UMDNJ-NJMS
Research Interests

Dr. Dyson-Hudson’s research interests include preservation and restoration of function and mobility in persons with SCI and the prevention and treatment of common secondary medical complications affecting this population.

Publications

View a more comprehensive listing of publications for Dr. Dyson-Hudson on ResearchGate.

Dr. Dyson-Hudson's publications available on PubMed.gov.

Odle B, Reinbolt J, Forrest G, Dyson-Hudson T. (2018) construction and evaluation of  a model for wheelchair propulsion in an individual with Tetraplegia. Med Biol Eng Comput. 0.1007/s11517-018-1895-z. PubMed PMID: 30255235.

Wecht JM, Weir JP, Katzelnick CG, Wylie G, Eraifej M, Nguyen N, Dyson-Hudson T, Bauman WA, Chiaravalotti N. (2018) systemic and cerebral Hemodynamic Contribution to  cognitive performance in SCI. J Neurotrauma. doi: 10.1089/neu.2018.5760. PubMed PMID: 30113243.

La Fountaine MF, Cirnigliaro CM, Hobson JC, Dyson-Hudson TA, Mc Kenna C, Kirshblum SC, Spungen AM, Bauman WA. (2018) establishing a threshold to predict risk of  cardiovascular disease from the serum triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein concentrations in persons with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. doi:  10.1038/s41393-018-0187-7. PubMed PMID: 30089895.

Oliveira N, Blochlinger S, Ehrenberg N, Defosse T, Forrest G, Dyson-Hudson T,  Barrance P. (2017) kinematics and pushrim kinetics in adolescents propelling high-strength lightweight and ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 10.1080/17483107.2017.1417499. PubMed PMID: 29271676.

Katzelnick CG, Weir JP, Chiaravalloti ND, Wylie GR, Dyson-Hudson TA, Bauman WA, Wecht JM. (2017) impact of blood pressure, lesion level, and physical activity on Aortic Augmentation Index in persons with spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma.15;34(24):3407-3415. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5065. PubMed PMID: 28699368.

Collaborating Studies

Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System: 2016-2021 (NIDILRR)
Objective: The NIDILRR Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SCIMS) program is designed to study the course of recovery and outcomes following the delivery of a coordinated system of care for individuals with SCI. Under this program, SCIMS centers provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to individuals with SCI and conduct spinal cord research, including clinical research and the analysis of standardized data in collaboration with other related projects.

Mirabegron and Oxybutynin Safety and Efficacy Trial in Spinal Cord Injury (MOSET-SCI) (NIDILRR)
Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine efficacy and safety of mirabegron compared to oxybutynin chloride immediate release (oxybutynin IR) for the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity in individuals with chronic SCI.

Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue Injection for Chronic Shoulder Pain in Persons with SCI (Derfner Foundation)
Objective: This is an exploratory pilot study to establish the methods and to determine the safety and efficacy of autologous, micro-fragmented adipose tissue (Lipogems®) injection under ultrasound guidance for chronic, nonresponsive shoulder pain due to rotator cuff disease (i.e., rotator cuff tendinopathy) in persons with SCI. 

Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue to Treat Meniscal Injuries in Active-Duty Military Personnel (Defense Health Affairs/Geneva Foundation) 
Objective: The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of autologous micro-fragmented adipose tissue injection for meniscal tears in active-duty military personnel. 

Neurofeedback to Assist Self-Regulation of Neuropathic Pain Post-SCI (Craig H. Neilsen Foundation)
Objective: The goal of this study is to examine whether functional magnetic resonance imaging neurofeedback can help people with SCI learn to control activity in brain areas related to pain, reducing the intensity and unpleasantness of the pain they experience.

Informing Identification of Neuropathic Pain Phenotypes in People with SCI (New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research)
Objective: This study will provide pilot data needed to design, fund, and conduct large-scale, multi-center studies to establish neuropathic pain phenotypes or the common ways that people with SCI experience pain after injury. 

Using Eye-Tracker based Cognitive Assessments to Examine Cognitive Functions in SCI (New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research)
Objective: This proposal aims to develop an eye-tracking cognitive assessment (ETCA) which will allow clinicians and researchers to assess cognitive functions in SCI independent of upper limb functioning,

Training Grant: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Regenerative Rehabilitation (Derfner Foundation)
Objective: This donation will enable the training of a doctoral-level scholar in Regenerative Rehabilitation.

Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System: 2017-2022 (NIDILRR)
Objective: The TBIMS program is designed to study the course of recovery and outcomes following the delivery of a coordinated system of care for individuals with TBI. Under this program, TBIMS centers provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to individuals with TBI and conduct brain injury research, including clinical research and the analysis of standardized data in collaboration with other related projects.

Exploring Racial/Ethnic Contextual Factors Associated with Functional Independence in SCI (Craig H. Neilsen Foundation)
Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of personal, cultural and contextual factors that may impact engagement in functional independence activities among racially/ethnically diverse persons with SCI.

Improving Quality of Personal Care Assistance Services for People with SCI through Online Education (NIDILRR)
Objective: The purpose of this project is to develop an online course targeted to personal care assistants (PCAs) to provide them with a foundation of knowledge about caring for persons with SCI.  

Personalized Medicine for Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Clinical Measures of Buttocks Deformation (NIDILRR)
Objective: The goal of this study is to reduce the incidence of sitting-acquired pressure ulcers (PrUs) by providing quantitative information about biomechanical risk that will support personalized interventions.

Treating Cognitive Deficits in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A Randomized Clinical Trial (NIDILRR)
Objective: The goal of this study is to identify treatments for cognitive deficits experienced by people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).

A Longitudinal Examination of Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury: Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular and Cognitive Consequences (New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research)
Objective: The purpose of this study are two-fold: 1) to compare cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and cognitive function and functional MRI (fMRI) task specific activation between older individuals with SCI (50-75 years) and older age-matched controls; and 2) to determine 3-5 year longitudinal changes in cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and cognitive function and regional activation patterns on fMRI in relatively young individuals with SCI (28-45 years) compared to relatively young age-matched controls.

Resource Facilitation: Early Inpatient and Assertive Outpatient VR Services for Individuals with SCI (Craig H. Neilsen Foundation)
Objective: The purpose of this project is to deliver vocational services to persons with SCI starting during the inpatient stay followed by systematic and assertive employment service coordination post-discharge for two years leading to competitive employment.