Departments of Physical Therapy and Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
5915 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables 33146-2435
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 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 research scholar, and is currently conducting studies to investigate the effects of aerobic exercise on neuroplasticity, cognitive function and postural control in healthy individuals. In addition, she is a lecturer at the “Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation” organized at the Center. Dr. Gomes recently re-joined the University of Miami, as an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Physical Therapy and Neurology.