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Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff at the Rehabilitation Outcomes Center at Spaulding (ROCS) work with post-acute rehabilitation patients and the disability community.

  • Jeffrey Schneider, MD

    Jeffrey Schneider, MD


    Dr. Jeffrey Schneider is medical director of Trauma and Burn Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He serves as project director of the Boston Harvard Burn Injury Model System, a multi-institutional center grant focused on long-term outcomes in the burn population. His interests also include utilizing large data to explore rehabilitation outcomes.

    Dr. Schneider's profile

  • Joseph Giacino, PhD

    Joseph Giacino, PhD


    Dr. Joseph T. Giacino is a neuropsychologist at Spaulding and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. At Spaulding, he directs the Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Service, Disorders of Consciousness Program and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory. At Harvard Medical School, he is a professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and teaches neuroethics at the Center for Bioethics. He is also adjunct professor in the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. His work focuses on developing more precise assessment methods and effective treatment interventions for individuals with severe brain injury. He also serves as the director of the Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System.

    Dr. Giacino's profile

  • Lewis Kazis, ScD

    Lewis Kazis, ScD

    Director of Research

    Dr. Kazis is a professor of Health, Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. He was previously director of Functional Status for the Veterans Health Administration and principal investigator of the Veterans Health Study. Dr. Kazis has developed broadly used health outcomes surveys including the MOS SF-36 and the Veterans RAND 36 and 12 item health surveys (VR-36 and VR-12). In addition, he is the principal developer of the LIBRE Profile, a burn-specific instrument that measures social participation for burn survivors in the community, which he and Dr. Jeffery Schneider are using in a project.  Other projects include a collaboration with Dr. Joseph Giacino to develop a computer adaptive test to identify barriers to successful community integration and participation after traumatic brain injury (PCAT), and partnering with Dr. J. Andrew Taylor to use novel digital phenotyping data in spinal cord injury projects.

    Dr. Kazis's profile

  • Mary Slavin, PT, PhD

    Mary Slavin, PT, PhD

    Director of Dissemination

    Dr. Slavin is the director of Education and Dissemination, Health Outcomes Unit in the Department of Health, Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health and co-director of Dissemination for the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System. Dr. Slavin has over 30 years’ experience in rehabilitation including as a physical therapist, educator and researcher. Her past research has focused on developing and evaluating rehabilitation outcome measures, including the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC), Spinal Cord Functional Index (SCI-FI), Cerebral Palsy Profile (CP-PRO), Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Activity Measure (PEDI-SCI AM), and the Life Impact Burn Injury Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile.

    Dr. Slavin's profile

  • Shonali Gaudino, OT, BCG

    Shonali Gaudino, OT, BCG

    Administrative Director

    An occupational therapist with clinical experience in gerontology and skilled nursing, Shonali has worked in various capacities across Spaulding for over 10 years. She has extensive institutional knowledge about Spaulding and post-acute care rehabilitation. She recently facilitated the implementation of the Epic electronic health record across the network's four inpatient and 25+ outpatient facilities, and developed programs to educate staff on this critical source of our patient data.