Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT
Dr. Bernadette Gillick is a Neuroscientist and Pediatric Physical Therapist, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison within the School of Medicine and Public Health- Department Pediatrics. She also serves as Director of Research for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Director of the Waisman Center Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory overseeing neuromodulation and neuroimaging research across the lifespan from infancy to adulthood. The goal of her research is to understand and improve outcomes in recovery and development after early brain injury. Her training includes a Fellowship in Clinical Behavioral Trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has served/serves as the Director of the International Alliance of the Academies of Childhood Disability COVID-19 Task Force, Chair of the Research Committee and Board of Directors for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Scientific Advisory Board member both for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Dr. Gillick has served as a grant reviewer for multiple entities including the NIH, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF), and the AACPDM. Dr. Gillick’s international and national funding awards include the NIH (K01, R21, R01 mechanisms), CPARF, AACPDM, and Foundation for Physical Therapy. Dr. Gillick has recently been awarded the AACPDM 2021 Mentor of the Year and has guided over 100 mentees in multidisciplinary fields and levels of education.