Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt


About CoHRR

The Center of Health and Rehabilitation Research (CoHRR) brings together a comprehensive and well-rounded group of scholars at the Steinhardt School that investigate health, mental health, physical function, cognition, communication, physical activity, and nutrition to improve human function and participation. Additionally, the CoHRR promotes inter-institute collaboration with researchers from other Steinhardt Centers, Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health, Tandon School, Courant Institute and the Center for Neural Science. Our research results have been published in top-tier journals and presented at nationally and internationally recognized conferences.


The mission of the Center of Health and Rehabilitation Research is to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health, functioning, participation, and quality of life among individuals, groups, and communities. The Center of Health and Rehabilitation Research fosters interdisciplinary collaboration that furthers basic, applied, and translational health research.

CoHRR co-directors:

Smita Rao

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Gerald Voelbel

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy; Co-Director of Center of Health and Rehabilitation Research

Kathleen Woolf

Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Nutrition Program