Audrey Kusiak, PhD
Dr. Kusiak is a Scientific Program Manager in the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development (VA ORD), where her portfolio includes research on spinal cord injury, pain, regenerative medicine and translational neural repair. Dr. Kusiak received her PhD in Neuroscience from the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in 1992 and completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Neuromorphology at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry at Martinsried, Germany. She became an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Baltimore, Maryland, and then a Research Scientist at the NIA. Prior to her current position, Dr. Kusiak was a Program Analyst in the Repair and Plasticity Cluster at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She represents VA ORD on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), the Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience (IWGN), the Institute of Medicine’s Regenerative Medicine Forum, the Department of Defense’s Spinal Cord Injury Program (SCIRP), the Department of Defense’s JPC-8/CRMRP Pain Management IPR and the DoD/VA Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma (CENC) Government Steering Committee.