Dr Sarah Blanton is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy. She has been a project coordinator for two multi-site, NIH-funded national clinical trials - the EXCITE (Extremity Constraint Induced Therapy Evaluation) RCT and currently the ICARE (Interdisciplinary Collaborative Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation) RCT. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1987 with a BA degree in biology, from Emory University in 1992 with her masters in physical therapy and received her clinical doctorate in physical therapy in 2003. She has a specialty certification in Neurology through the American Board of Physical Therapy. Her research focus has been in the rehabilitation of the neurologic patient, primarily the use of constraint induced therapy for upper extremity recovery in stroke survivors. Other research interests involve recruitment and retention issues in clinical trials and facilitating the role of the clinician in translating evidenced-based practice through clinical trial participation. Current investigational interests are expanding in areas of stroke survivor and family quality of life, including depression, fatigue, caregiver/family functioning and post-stroke education.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012