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Center of Innovation on Disability & Rehab Research (CINDRR)

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Charles E. Levy, MD

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Charles E. Levy, MD, is the Chief of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS), Co-Director, CINDRR Gainesville, and holds an appointment as an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida. Dr. Levy is leading the effort in the NF/SG VHS to care for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and/or PTSD. Dr. Levy has testified before the U.S. Congress on the use and development of telemedicine technologies in rehabilitation, and is directing the Rural Veterans Telerehabilitation Initiative (RVTRI), Phase III, a demonstration project using in-home video-conferencing and I-PADs for home telerehabilitation. Dr. Levy is PI on a project using virtual environments to improve community and family reintegration for Veterans with mTBI. His ongoing interests include wheeled mobility, and the use of interactive virtual world environments and virtual humans to treat cognitive and affective impairments in returning combat veterans. Dr. Levy is also active as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center for Arts in Healthcare, Research and Education at the University of Florida, and a Charter Member of the Advisory Board for the College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College. Dr. Levy's work in telerehabilitation has been recognized by his receipt of the 2011 award, VHA Systems Redesign Champion Awards, Outpatient Category, for the VISN8 Rural Veterans Tele-Rehabilitation Systems Redesign Team.