Johanna Chang

Johanna Chang is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist and a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator in the Laboratory for Clinical Neurorehabilitation Research, directed by Dr. Bruce Volpe MD at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health in Manhasset, NY. Johanna has co-authored several peer-reviewed research publications investigating the use of non-invasive brain and spinal stimulation coupled with upper and lower limb robotic therapy to improve motor recovery after stroke. She has coordinated multiple investigator-initiated pilot studies, as well as randomized controlled multi-center NIH and industry sponsored clinical trials. She received her BA from Boston University with a focus in Psychology, and was a merit scholar at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where she received her MS in Speech-Language Pathology. She worked previously as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Burke Medical Research Institute in White Plains, NY studying post-stroke motor recovery, and later practiced as an SLP in acute and subacute adult settings, specializing in the treatment of individuals with brain injury and neurodegenerative disease. Her current research interests are focused on interventions to reduce spasticity and improve motor training of the wrist and hand after stroke, using trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) and robotic wrist training.