Brad Dicianno, MD


Brad Dicianno, MD is a physiatrist and bioengineer. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director and COO of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories. He is the Medical Director of the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology and the Director of the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic. His research interests focus on developing and studying interventions targeted to improving health and wellness in individuals with complex disabilities and their caregivers, particularly mobile health interventions. He is the Medical Director of the VA Center on Wheelchairs and Assistive Robotics Engineering, Project Director on a NIDILRR DRRP, Project Director of an ACL-funded State of Pennsylvania Paralysis Resource Center, and site PI of a CDC-funded National Spina Bifida Patient Registry, among others.


Collaborators on research related to caregivers include Amy Houtrow, Bambang Parmanto.