Staff : Research Team

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM is a tenured Professor of Neurological Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Principal Investigator of the Applied Physiology Research Laboratory for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and Director of Research in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Nash has primary interests in assessment/treatment of cardiometabolic disease risks after SCI. He has published more than 125 peer-review articles, scholarly monographs, and book chapters on these themes and related topics within rehabilitation physiology.

Dr. Nash has served on panels and research advisory boards for the NIH, CDC, and NIDILRR. He is currently an Editorial Board Member for Topics in SCI Rehabilitation, Chair of the ASIA Research & Awards Committee, Chair of the PVA Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine Guideline Panel on Cardiometabolic Disorders, and Chair of the International Dataset Panel on Voluntary Exercise after SCI. Dr. Nash is PI for a DoD multi-center trial examining diabetes prevention after SCI through lifestyle intervention, and Co-PI on a DoD grant examining sleep disorders and cognitive dysfunction after SCI. Dr. Nash was PI for the NIDRR-funded multicenter trial examining Niaspan in Tetraplegia, for which he received the 2012 ASIA David Apple award. He is Co-Director of the NIDILRR South Florida SCI Model System, and PI for a recently awarded multi-center NIDILRR Disability Rehabilitation Research Project examining lifestyle intervention on cardiometabolic risks in stakeholders with SCI and their caregivers.