Center for Rehabilitation Research | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The Center for Rehabilitation Research (CRR) is an internationally renowned research, education and clinical assessment center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center that serves Lubbock and the West Texas region. The CRR is dedicated to improving the lives of people who have functional limitations caused by physical impairments. The CRR conducts research that emphasizes improving quality of life by preventing disorders that lead to disability and restoring function. The CRR was established in 2002, is part of the School of Health Professions, and is administered through the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Committed to excellence in research, education, and service the mission of the Center for Rehabilitation Research at TTUHSC is to foster intellectual discovery in rehabilitation science by enabling faculty to produce research, students to learn to conduct research, and by providing rehabilitation assessment services to assist health care professionals in the care of patients.

The CRR consists of six core faculty members and one staff member from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, four clinical research laboratories, and a multipurpose conference room / patient reception area. Faculty of the CRR conduct research designed to advance knowledge that will support and inform the evidence-based clinical practices used within physical rehabilitation professions, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training. Faculty members of the CRR also collaborate with other faculty and students from TTUHSC, TTU, and researchers and clinicians from around the world.


Roger James

C. Roger James, Ph.D, FACSM

  • Director, Center for Rehabilitation Research
  • Program Director, PhD in Rehabilitation Science Program
  • phone: (806) 743-4524
Jean-Michel Brismee

Jean-Michel Brismee, Sc.D., PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Kerry Gilbert

Kerry K. Gilbert, Sc.D, PT, COMT

Troy Hooper

Troy Hooper, Ph.D, PT

Steve Sawyer

Steven Sawyer, Ph.D., PT

Phil Sizer

Phillip S. Sizer, Jr., Ph.D., PT, OCS, MOMT, FAAOMPT


Renee' Lemons

Renee' Lemons