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Join our listeners in 90 countries who enjoy learning about the work of Kessler Foundation. In new episodes, our experts weigh in on the impact of COVID-19 on people living with disabilities. And they talk about how research that changes lives continues at Kessler Foundation.

 Listen to our renowned rehabilitation researchers discuss the impact of COVID-19 on people living with disabilities.


  • Practical Tips to Help Survive the Pandemic as a Parent of a Child with Autism - In this episode, Drs Helen Genova of Kessler Foundation ( and Regina Peter of the Newmark schools ( discuss autism and social isolation.
  • COVID-19 and Spinal Cord Injury: Minimizing Risks for Complications -  In this episode, CarolAnn Murphy, senior staff writer interviewed spinal cord injury expert Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, both from Kessler Foundation discuss practical techniques and devices that people with spinal cord injury can use to improve their cough.
  • Social distancing with MS or a TBI: Difficulties with being *too close* and *too far* - In this episode, Drs Helen Genova and Erica Weber discuss social struggles faced by individuals with MS and TBI and the impact of these difficulties on relationships in the household. Dr. Weber talks about how to find social outlets and resources to improve mental health in this stressful time.
  • Moving research forward while staying home: The past, present, and future of rehabilitation researchCarolann Murphy, PA, interviews three Foundation scientists: Dr. Olga Boukrina, Dr  Ekaterina Dobryakova Dr. Nuri Erkut Kucukboyaci all from Kessler Foundation. Together they will explore the changing face of rehabilitation research during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Caregiving for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury while Sheltering in Place for COVID-19 - Caregiving for a loved one who has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be stressful in the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. In this podcast, Dr. Erica Weber hosts a conversation about TBI caregiving in the time of COVID-19 with director Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, and senior research scientist Dr. Denise Krch

  • Optimizing healthy sleep habits during the COVID-19 pandemic - Sleep is a critical function that contributes significantly to our physical and emotional health as well as our overall quality of life. Listen as Dr. Erica Weber interviews neuropsychologist Dr. Anthony Lequerica, an expert in sleep disturbances after brain injury, about the importance of quality sleep and how to maintain proper sleep hygiene during this stressful time.

  • Health disparities across populations: COVID-19's effects on the disability community - In this podcast, Dr. Erica Weber chats with clinical psychologist Dr. Denise Fyffe and social epidemiologist Dr. Amanda Botticello about this phenomenon and get their thoughts on how to best tackle the issues of health disparities from COVID-19 and what policies might help us avoid this pattern in the future.

  • Coping with MS during the COVID-19 Pandemic -  In this podcast, Dr. Erica Weber speak with two of our Kessler Foundation employees who also have MS, Carla Basante and Michaele Clayborne-Crosby, about their experience during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and how they are managing to maintain their health and well-being.


  • Adria De Simone discusses how the Stay@Work/Return2Work program helps people with a spinal cord injury.
  • Drs. Gail Forrest and Karen Nolan discuss "Powered Robotic Exoskeleton Research."
  • Connie Palmer discusses "Loss and Grief after Brain Injury."
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    Listen to Dr. Sarah Raskin speak about prospective memory.

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    Dr. Cheri Blauwet presents "Evidence-Based Injury and Illness Prevention in Paralympic Sport."

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    Learn about “Using Technology to Create New Opportunities” for people with spinal cord injury. 

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