• Department of Rehabilitation Medicine 
    University of Minnesota Medical School

    Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT, Neuroscientist and Pediatric Physical Therapist, is a McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota within the Medical School/Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  As Director of the Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory, her research is dedicated to understanding development and optimizing treatment after perinatal stroke and resultant cerebral palsy incorporating non-invasive brain stimulation, neuroimaging and neurorehabilitation.  Her external lab includes the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, Foundation for Physical Therapy, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM).  Dr. Gillick has received many awards, including the NIH Clinical Trials Fellowship, the American Physical Therapy Association Eugene Michels Outstanding New Investigator Award and Best Dissertation Award, and the Marquette University Outstanding Alumni Award. She speaks internationally on innovative technologies and interventions in perinatal stroke and cerebral palsy from infancy to young adulthood.  She serves on many related committees, including a Representative on the Global Professional Education Committee for the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability, the research committee of the AACPDM, and as an NIH reviewer.   Her multiple publications incorporate a focus on the safety, feasibility and efficacy of pediatric brain stimulation assessments and interventions and the impact on impairment across the lifespan.   Dr. Gillick’s hobbies include silent winter sports and Bernese Mountain Dogs.