Since 2006, the CPRR team has been working together to facilitate research in cerebral palsy.

Representatives from Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and the University of Chicago make up the CPRR team. We've worked as a team for more than a decade to engage with individuals across Chicagoland and the country in order to advance research efforts in cerebral palsy. We have worked with students and volunteers on recruitment efforts, database maintenance, and registry reporting, and we are grateful for their contributions.

Theresa Sukal-Moulton, DPT, PT, PhD is the Coordinator of the CPRR, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. If you have qustions about the registry, you can contact her at
Jules Dewald, PT, PhD is the Chair of the Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences Department. He is the Principal Investigator of the Cerebral Palsy Research Registry.
Deborah Geabler-Spira, MD is a pediatric physiatrist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has retired for clinical care, but continues to be actively involved in research projects including the CPRR and advocating for the best outcomes for children and adults with CP.

Michael Msall, MD is a developmental pediatrician at the University of Chicago, Comer Children's Hospital.

Kristin Krosschell, DPT, PT, MA, PCS is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences.


In appreciation for the previous efforts and contributions of the following individuals: Donna Hurley (CPRR Coordinator from 2009-2014), Isabel Aguilar (CPRR Recruiter from 2010-2012), Ashley Lane (CPRR Recruiter in 2019).


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