Amanda Rounds, PhD

Amanda Rounds, PhD, currently holds the position of Research Fellow at MedStar Health. She serves as a principal investigator on several projects that focus on assessing user experiences in the context of neurological trauma and technology. Additionally, Dr. Rounds is the Director of Knowledge Translation for the National Capital Spinal Cord Injury Model System.

Dr. Rounds has made significant contributions to various studies that investigate limiting factors and novel interventions in the field of rehabilitation. Her primary research focuses on understanding the psychological impacts and physical health outcomes of individuals who have suffered neurological trauma, including Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Spina Bifida (SB).  Moreover, she has actively researched the potential benefits of community-based exercise training, technology and other community resources in facilitating recovery while reducing disparities and barriers to healthcare.

Furthermore, Dr. Rounds has made notable contributions to the field of neurological trauma beyond her primary research focus. She has enriched the literature on secondary conditions experienced by individuals with Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (NLUTD), a common issue among those who have encountered neurological trauma, such as SCI, Stroke, MS, and SB. Within this area of study, her research specifically explores urinary issues within the NLUTD population, emphasizing the prevention of urinary tract infections through patient-centered and patient-reported outcome approaches. Specifically, Dr. Rounds explores the integration of innovative technologies to monitor symptoms in this context. In addition, she has a particular interest in ensuring research outcomes are accessible to the community, listen to some of her podcasts here:

Dr. Rounds’ unwavering commitment to advancing the field of rehabilitation science, combined with her extensive research contributions and multidisciplinary approach, positions her as a respected authority in the realm of neurological trauma and disease. Her work serves as a catalyst for improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for individuals navigating the challenges of neurological conditions.