Gina Lynn DiDonato Kubec (Gina), OTD
 Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
 Dept: Occupational Therapy
 Office: HS 119
 Phone: 216-687-2493
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 119, Cleveland, OH 44115

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OTD, Occupational Therapy, University of Toledo, 2008
B.S., Psychology/Spanish, John Carroll University, 2000
Brief Bio:
Dr. Kubec is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health.  As a member of the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center she has worked on research projects involving people who have high level tetraplegia.  Prior to teaching at Cleveland State University, she worked as a clinical therapist in the Spinal Cord Injury Department at the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Center.  During her time there she focused on acute care, rehabilitation needs, and patient education.  Her research interests include rehabilitation for the adult population, especially regarding the health and wellness of those with spinal cord injury and the use of technology to advance independence.  She currently is a member on the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Team, an interdisciplinary group that works on advancing human-machine systems for physical rehabilitation.
Honors and Awards:
2022 Center for Faculty Excellence Teaching Enhancement Award, Cleveland State University
Teaching Areas:
Adult rehabilitation, assistive technology, clinical skills, Capstone planning
Professional Affiliations:
American Occupational Therapy Association, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
Professional Experience:
The Cleveland FES Center, Research Occupational Therapist
Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Clinical Occupational Therapist
University Service:
Faculty Mentor for RE@CSU
National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Grant Team Member "Universal Robotic Technology for Hands-Free Assistance in Daily Activities" (not funded)
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Processing and Communication Team Member
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Grant Team Member
Ohio Department of Higher Education Grant Team member, "Robot-Assisted Oral Care for People with Tetraplegia" (not funded)
Ohio Department of Higher Education Grant Team member, "Bringing Robot-Assistants into the Homes of People with Cervical SCI" (funded $500,000)