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Rebecca AbbottPhD StudentDPT/PhD Engineering Program Advisers: Todd Murphey, James Elliott

I am interested in developing diagnostic and therapeutic tools in physical rehabilitation utilizing musculoskeletal modeling with computational algorithms in inferential statistics, parameter information, and information theory.

BS Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 2008

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University, 2018

Grader for Mechanics of Sports (ME360), Spring 2019

Grader for Robotics (ME314), Fall 2019

R. Abbott, A. Peolsson, J. West, J. Elliott, U. Aslund, A. Karlsson, and O. Dahlqvist Leinhard, "The Qualitative Grading of Muscle Fat Infiltration in Whiplash Using Fat and Water Magnetic Resonance Imaging", The Spine Journal, 2018.

R. Crawford, J. Cornwall, R. Abbott, and J. Elliott, "Manually Defining Regions of Interest When Quantifying Paravertebral Muscles Fatty Infiltration from Axial Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Proposed Method for the Lumbar Spine with Anatomical Cross-Reference", BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2017.

J. Elliott, J. Cornwall, E. Kennedy, R. Abbott, and R. Crawford, "Towards Defining Muscular Regions of Interest From Axial Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Anatomical Cross-Reference: Part II - Cervical Spine Musculature", BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2017.

R. Abbott, A. Pedler, M. Sterling, J. Hides, T. D. Murphey, M. Hoggarth, and J. Elliott, "The Geography of Fatty Infiltrates Within the Cervical Multifidus and Semispinalis Cervicis in Individuals with Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders", Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 2015.

A. Smith, T. Parrish, R. Abbott, M. Hoggarth, K. Mendoza, Y. Chen, and J. Elliott, "Muscle-Fat MRI: 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla Versus Histology", Muscle & Nerve, 2014.

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