Brad Dicianno, MD

  • Co-Director

Brad Dicianno, MD (Co-Director) is a physiatrist and bioengineer. He is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director and COO of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL). He is the Medical Director of the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) and the Director of the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic. His research interests focus on the intersection of disability, assistive technology, and value-based care and include mobile health, rehabilitation engineering devices, telerehabilitation, and innovative models of care. He also has significant experience conducting large-scale surveys with rehabilitation providers and people with disabilities. He is a long-time NIDILRR investigator, having served as PI, Co-PI, and a project leader in many NIDILRR grants including RERCs, DRRPs, and a RRTC. 

Current Project(s):

Project Leader, Voice of Stakeholders

Fun Tech Fact

I am an avid user of a heart rate monitor and activity trackers for boxing for fitness, and I also heavily use a Fitbit watch.