Bernadette Gillick

Position title: Director of Research Design


Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT, ICTR Director of Research Design, is a Neuroscientist and Pediatric Physical Therapist, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison within the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Director of the Waisman Center Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory overseeing neuromodulation and neuroimaging research across the lifespan from infancy to adulthood.

Her training includes a Fellowship in Clinical Behavioral Trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  She is the Director of the International Alliance of the Academies of Childhood Disability COVID-19 Task Force, Director-at Large for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Scientific Advisory Board member for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.  Dr. Gillick has served as a grant reviewer for multiple entities including the NIH, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF), and the AACPDM.   Dr. Gillick’s international and national funding awards include the NIH, CPARF, AACPDM, and Foundation for Physical Therapy.   Dr. Gillick has recently been named the AACPDM 2021 Mentor of the Year.