Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

Krisa, Laura

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Laura Krisa

Laura Krisa, PhD

Contact Dr. Krisa

130 South 9th Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-1645
(215) 503-3499 fax


Postdoctoral Fellow, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA
PhD, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

University Appointment

Associate Professor

Professional Societies

  • American Spinal Injury Association
    Chair, Electronic Communication Committee
    Member, Research Committee
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience
  • Member, Philadelphia Chapter of The Society For Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neural regeneration and reorganization


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Assessment of Regional White Matter Changes in the Cervical and Thoracic Spinal Cord in Pediatric Subjects
  2. Application of Color Transformation Techniques in Pediatric Spinal Cord MR Images: Typically Developing and Spinal Cord Injury Population
  3. Translational challenges of rat models of upper extremity dysfunction after spinal cord injury
  4. Considerations and recommendations for selection and utilization of upper extremity clinical outcome assessments in human spinal cord injury trials
  5. Identification of ghost artifact using texture analysis in pediatric spinal cord diffusion tensor images
  6. Reduced Field of View Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Fiber Tractography of the Pediatric Cervical and Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury
  7. Age related diffusion and tractography changes in typically developing pediatric cervical and thoracic spinal cord
  8. Diffusion tensor imaging of the normal cervical and thoracic pediatric spinal cord
  9. Measures and Outcome Instruments for Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury
  10. Locomotor training in the pediatric spinal cord injury population: A systematic review of the literature
  11. Spatially selective 2D RF inner field of view (iFOV) diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) of the pediatric spinal cord
  12. The implications of injury in the developing nervous system on upper extremity function
  13. Forelimb locomotor rating scale for behavioral assessment of recovery after unilateral cervical spinal cord injury in rats
  14. Using a limited number of dermatomes as a predictor of the 56-dermatome test of the international standards for neurological classification of spinal cord injury in the pediatric population
  15. Cerebral activation during the test of spinal cord injury severity in children: An fmri methodological study
  16. Agreement of repeated motor and sensory scores at individual myotomes and dermatomes in young persons with spinal cord injury
  17. Response to Editorial note on: Agreement of repeated motor and sensory scores at individual myotomes and dermatomes in young persons with spinal cord injury
  18. Diffusion tensor imaging in pediatric transverse myelitis: A case study
  19. Amphetamine-enhanced motor training after cervical contusion injury