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NWRSCIS Personnel


Jeanne Hoffman, PhD, Director

Dr. Hoffman is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and psychosocial co-director of the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. She specializes in the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury and is an attending psychologist on the inpatient rehabilitation unit at University of Washington Medical Center.

Dr. Hoffman's clinical interests are spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and adjustment to disability and pain management. Her research interests include access to inpatient rehabilitation and the development and evaluation of interventions to improve quality of life in patients with spinal cord injury.

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Chris Garbaccio, Research Coordinator and Peer Mentor Coordinator

Chris Garbaccio is responsible for overseeing research activities and implementing research protocols and for subject enrollment, tracking and retention. He also coordinates the Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentor program.  Chris can be reached at cbaccio@uw.edu.

Anna Christiansen, MA, Research Assistant

Anna Christiansen manages the dissemination and information projects of the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System, including the SCI Forum presentation and video series. She also assists with the ongoing research projects such as SCI Thrive. Anna can be reached at mwendt11@uw.edu.