Team

Our research team includes experienced early childhood researchers and methodologists from six academic institutions, along with licensed physical therapists who will deliver the intervention to participants at research sites in Los Angeles, California; Omaha, Nebraska; Seattle, Washington; and Richmond, Virginia.

Leadership

Stacey Dusing, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Co-Principal Investigator

Sykes Chair, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Health and Development

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

stacey.dusing@pt.usc.edu

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Regina Harbourne, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Co-Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

harbourner@duq.edu

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Co-Investigators

Natalie Koziol, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

nkoziol@unl.edu

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Sandy Willett, PhD, PT, PCS

Director and Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department and Pediatric Physical Therapy

Residency Program, Munroe Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

swillett@unmc.edu

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Lin-Ya Hsu, PT, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

linyahsu@uw.edu

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Sarah (Sally) Westcott McCoy, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor Emerita, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, School of Medicine

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

westcs@uw.edu

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Barbara Sargent, PhD, PT

Assistant Professor, Clinical Physical Therapy and Director, Development of Infant Motor Performance Laboratory

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

bsargent@pt.usc.edu

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Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, MS

Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Attending Physician, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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