Carolee J. Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Carolie Winstein Web Photo 2012

(323) 442-2903



Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation

Mailing Address:

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Current Research:

Professional Interests
I am Professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and faculty in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program. I direct an interdisciplinary research program focused on understanding rehabilitation outcomes at the systems level and promoting optimal recovery of goal-directed movement behaviors that emerge from a dynamic brain-behavior system in brain-damaged conditions. My research program has been funded variously through NIH, NIDRR (recently moved from DoE to HHS) and the Foundation for Physical Therapy consistently for over 20 years. I was recently appointed to the NIH Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation study section (beginning July 1st, 2015).

I have been an active member of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program since 1998 and hold a joint appointment in the Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine. I serve on the editorial board of the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and currently serve as the vice-president for the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. I have over 30 years of multidisciplinary collaborative research experience with a focus on neuroimaging and rehabilitation, clinical trials and basic mechanisms of action in rehabilitation, and rehabilitation engineering research. I have (co) authored more than 100 research papers including chapters, proceedings and commentaries, and mentored over a dozen doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from diverse backgrounds including engineering, neuroscience, and rehabilitation.

  • Waisman Ctr., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Neuroscience, 1989
  • Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA, Ph.D., Kinesiology, 1988
  • Univ. of Southern Calif., Los Angeles, CA, M.S., Physical Therapy, 1984
  • Univ. of California, San Francisco, CA, B.S./Certif. in Phys. Ther Physical Therapy, 1973
  • Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA, B.A., Kinesiology & Psychology, 1972
Selected Publications