Janis Daly, Ph.D., M.S.

DalyDirector, Brain Rehabilitation Research Center of Excellence
Professor, Department of Neurology

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575

Department of Neurology

L3-100 McKnight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL. 32611


Dr. Daly is a Research Career Scientist from the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center (LS VAMC) in Cleveland, OH, where she has also been Director of the Cognitive and Motor Learning Research Program and Associate Director of the Functional Electrical Stimulation Center (FESC), an RR&D Center of Excellence similar to the BRRC.  She also has been Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University.  She currently holds a leadership role in the Brain Rehabilitation Research Program at the McKnight Brain Institute, conducts funded research, and is a leader in the VA National, Brain Rehabilitation Research Center of Excellence (BRRC), a funded center. Dr. Daly collaborates with faculty colleagues at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Department of Psychology, as well as manages a budget that supports the research infrastructure for 28 Center investigators across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. The supporting infrastructure resources include contemporary brain function analysis core service, human motor performance core service, and administrative aspects of research including subject recruitment, IRB document preparation, recruiting and hiring research lab staff, purchasing and contracts, and budget management.


Silverman EP, Miller S, Zhang Y, Hoffman-Ruddy B, Yeager J, Daly JJEffects of expiratory muscle strength training on maximal respiratory pressure and swallow-related quality of life in individuals with multiple sclerosis.Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2017 May 29;3(2)

T Pan, K Liao, K Roenigk, JJ Daly, MF Walker.  Static and dynamic postural stability in veterans with combat-related mild traumatic brain injury. Gait & posture. 2015 Oct;42(4):550-7.

Pundik S, McCabe JP, Hrovat K, Fredrickson AE, Tatsuoka C, Feng IJ, Daly JJRecovery of post stroke proximal arm function, driven by complex neuroplastic bilateral brain activation patterns and predicted by baseline motor dysfunction severity. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Jul 22;9:394. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00394. eCollection 2015.

Daly JJ, Huggins JE.  Brain-computer interface: current and emerging rehabilitation applications.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Mar;96(3 Suppl):S1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.01.007.

Fang Y, Daly JJ, Hansley J, Yao WX, Yang Q, Sun J, Hvorat K, Pundik S, Yue GH. Hemispheric activation during planning and execution phases in reaching post stroke: a consort study.  Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jan;94(3):e307.

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