Joyce Gomes-Osman, P.T., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Departments of Physical Therapy and Neurology
Member, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Member, Center on Aging
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Faculty, Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive
Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center, Harvard Medical School
5915 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146-2435
Phone: 305-284-2632
Email: j.gomes@miami.edu

Dr. Joyce Gomes-Osman is a clinical neuroscientist with extensive experience in non-invasive brain stimulation approaches (transcranial magnetic stimulation [TMS] and transcranial direct current stimulation [tDCS]) and task-specific training approaches to restore locomotion and upper extremity function. Dr. Gomes has a publication record that includes studies utilizing non-invasive brain stimulation to characterize the neurophysiology and induce neurostimulation (as a potential therapeutic approach) in individuals with neurologic impairments from spinal cord injury. Her experience in clinical trials is a result of 6 years working at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami, where she was a project coordinator for two R01 grants, while working on her doctoral studies. Dr. Gomes-Osman has expanded her knowledge in advanced forms of TMS-based evaluation of intracortical inhibitory and excitatory pathways and neuroplasticity, during her postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, an internationally recognized leader in this field, at the Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. She remains affiliated as a Faculty at the “Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation” organized at the Center. Dr. Gomes-Osman holds the title of Assistant Professor at the Departments of Physical Therapy and Neurology and is conducting studies to investigate the effects of aerobic exercise on neuroplasticity, cognitive function and postural control in various populations (healthy individuals, individuals with varying degrees of memory disorders, individuals post-stroke and individuals with Parkinson’s Disease).