Sujata Pradhan P.T., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Physical Therapy),
University of Washington, Seattle. 

Current research projects

Principal Investigator Multimodal exercise program for individuals with Parkinson disease 2012-Present
Co- Investigator Feedback distortion for rehabilitation 2009-2011

Principal Investigator

Characteristics of precision and power grip control in individuals with Parkinson’s disease 



Defining dimensions of Dexterity 



Characterization of finger motion during twisting 


Current Collaborators

Valerie E Kelly, P.T., Ph.D. -  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine

Deborah Kartin P.T., Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine

Chet Moritz, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine

Cara E Stepp, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Boston University

Prior research projects (University of Pittsburgh)

Co-Principal Investigator


Robotic Assessment for Quantification of Preclinical Symptoms of Neurodegenerative Disease

2007-Present Funding agency: National Academies Keck Futures Initiative - 2007 Futures grant 

Principal Investigator

Impairments in Precision Grip Force Control in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease (Dissertation project) 


Principal Investigator

To identify impairments in fine motor coordination in subjects with Parkinson’s disease using The PHANTOM haptic interface. 


Research Assistant

P.I.: Jessie VanSwearingen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Skilled Acquisition Exercises for Individuals with Parkinson s Disease 


Funding agency: Foundation for Physical therapy 

Research Assistant

P.I.: Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

2002-2007Funding agency: NIH 1R01AR/NS45622-01A1