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Department of Bioengineering 2022 Juneteenth Address: “Perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through a Rehabilitation, Medicine and Robotics Research Lens” (Dr. Michelle Johnson)

June 17 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Department of Bioengineering for a Juneteenth Address delivered by Dr. Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Bioengineering and Director of the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab. The address will be followed by a Q&A. This hybrid event will be held live on campus and on Zoom and is open to the entire Penn Bioengineering community.

Room: Towne 337

For Zoom link & passcode, check email or contact ksas@seas.upenn.edu.

Michelle Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

Michelle J. Johnson, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania. She has secondary appointments as an Associate Professor in Bioengineering and in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis in mechatronics, robotics, and design, from Stanford University. She directs the Rehabilitation Robotic Research and Design Laboratory located at the Pennsylvania Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The lab is also affiliated with the General Robotics Automation Sensing Perception (GRASP) Lab. Dr. Johnson’s lab specializes in the design, development, and therapeutic use of novel, affordable, intelligent robotic assistants for rehabilitation in high and low-resource environments with an emphasis on using robotics and sensors to quantify upper limb motor function in adults and children with brain injury or at risk for brain injury. Dr. Johnson has spent over twenty years applying technology solutions to aid in the understanding of disability and impairment after brain injury. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar for 2020-2022 to Botswana and an IEEE Engineering in Biology and Medicine Society Distinguished Lecturer 2021-2022.


June 17
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Room 337, Towne Building
220 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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