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Marcel Dijkers

  • RESEARCH PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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  • doctoraal, katholieke universiteit nijmegen

  • kandidaats, katholieke universiteit nijmegen

  • phd, wayne state university, detroit


    Dr. Dijkers is senior investigator in the Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai. He is the research director of the New York Spinal Cord Injury Model System. He also is the principal investigator on a CDC-funded project to develop a Web site to help people with cognitive challenges interact with the health care system.

    Dr. Dijkers has published more than 60 articles and chapters on the social and functional consequences of SCI/TBI, the delivery of health services for these conditions, outcome measurement, and methodological and statistical issues in rehabilitation research.


Clohan DB, Durkin E, Hammel JD, Murray P, Whyte JR, Dijkers MB, Gans BM, Graves DE, Heinemann A, Worsowicz G. Post-acute rehabilitation research and policy recommendations. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007; 88: 1535-1541.

Bryce TN, Norrbrink Budh C, Cardenas DD, Dijkers M, Felix ER, Finnerup NB, Kennedy P, Lundenberg T, Richards JS, Rintala DH, Siddall P, Widerstorm-Noga E. Pain after spinal cord injury: An evidence-based review for clinical practice and research. J Spinal Cord Med 2007; 30: 421-440.

Bryce T, Dijkers M, Ragnarsson K, Stein A, Chen B. Reliability of the Bryce/Ragnarsson SCI pain taxonomy. J Spinal Cord Med 2006; 29: 118-132.

Dijkers M. Quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury: A review of conceptualization, measurement, and research findings. J Rehabil Res Dev 2005; 42: 87-110.

Dejong G, Horn SD, Gassaway JA, Slavin MD, Dijikers MP. Toward a taxonomy of rehabilitation interventions: Using an inductive approach to examine the "black box" of rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 85: 678-686.

Dijkers M. Quality of life after traumatic brain injury: a review of research approaches and findings. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 85: s21-s35.

Jackson AB, Dijkers M, Devivo MJ, Poczatek RB. A demographic profile of new traumatic spinal cord injuries: change and stability over 30 years. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 85: 1740-1748.

Dijkers M. Individualization in quality of life measurement: Instruments and approaches. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2003; 84: s3-s14.

Corrigan JD, Harrison-Felix C, Bogner J, Dijkers M, sendroy Terrill M, Whiteneck G. J. Systematic bias in traumatic brain injury outcome studies due to loss to follow-up. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2003; 84: 153-160.

Dijkers M, Yavuzer G, Ergin S, Weitzenkamp D, Whiteneck GG. A tale of two countries: environmental impacts on societal participation after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2002; 40: 351-362.

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Dr. Dijkers did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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