Carolee J. Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA

(323) 442-2903
(323) 442-1515
Email: winstein(at) 
Office: CHP-155 
Dept. Mailing Address: 1540 Alcazar St. Street
Los Angeles 90089-9006

Waisman Ctr., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Neuroscience, 1989
Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA, Ph.D., Kinesiology, 1988
Univ. of Southern Calif., Los Angeles, CA, M.S., Physical Therapy, 1984
Univ. of California, San Francisco, CA, B.S./Certif. in Phys. Ther Physical Therapy, 1973
Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA, B.A., Kinesiology & Psychology, 1972

Research Topics: Movement Science, Stroke Rehabilitation, Learning & Memory, Clinical Trials

Research Description

Dr. Winstein's teaching and research are focused in the areas of motor control and learning with particular emphasis on movement disorders, recovery, and rehabilitation of function/motor learning after neurological insult. Dr. Winstein is Director of the Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory

Role in ISNSR:

Co-Principal Investigator and Project Lead for Clinical Core Group to develop innovative neurorehabilitation therapeutics for stroke patients.

Selected Publications

Winstein, C.J. & Stewart, J.C. (in press). Conditions of task practice for individuals with neurologic impairments. In: M. Selzer, S. Clarke, P. Duncan, L. Cohen, & F.H..Gage (Eds). Text Book of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation, Cambridge University Press

Winstein, C.J. & Prettyman, C. (2005). Constraint-induced therapy for functional recovery after brain injury: unraveling the key ingredients and mechanisms. In: M. Baudry, X. Bi, S. Schreiber, Eds; Synaptic Plasticity, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York.

Wolf, SL. Thompson, PA. Morris, DM. Rose, DK. Winstein, CJ. Taub, E. Giuliani, C. Pearson, SL. (2005). The EXCITE* trial attributes of the Wolf Motor Function Test in patients with subacute stroke. Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair, 19(3), 194-205

Rose, D. Winstein, C.J. (2005). The coordination of bimanual rapid aiming movements following stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, 19:1-11

Rose, D. Winstein, C.J. (2004). Bimanual training after stroke: Are two hands better than one? Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 11: (4), 20-30

Boyd, LA, Winstein, C.J. (2004). Cerebellar stroke impairs temporal but not spatial accuracy during implicit motor learning. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 18: 134-143

Boyd, LA, Winstein, C.J. (2004). Providing explicit information disrupts implicit motor learning after basal ganglia stroke. Learning and Memory, 11:388-396

Winstein, C.J., Rose, D. Tan, S., Lewthwaite, R., Chui, H.C., & Azen, S.P. (2004). A randomized controlled comparison of upper extremity rehabilitation strategies in acute stroke: Immediate and longer-term outcomes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85:620-628

Boyd, LA, Winstein, C.J (2003). Impact of explicit information on implicit motor-sequence learning following middle cerebral artery stroke. Physical Therapy, 83: 976-989

Winstein, CJ, Miller JP, Blanton S, Morris D, Uswatte G, Taub E, Nichols D, Wolf S. (2003) Methods for a multi-site randomized trial to investigate the effect of constraint-induced movement therapy in improving upper extremity function among adults recovering from a cerebrovascular stroke. Neuroehabilitation and Neural Repair, 17, 137-152.

Winstein, C.J, Wing, AM, Whitall, J. (2003) Motor control and learning principles for rehabilitation of upper limb movements after brain injury. In: Grafman J, Robertson I, eds. Plasticity and Rehabilitation, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science BV:77-137. (Handbook of Neuropsychology; 2nd Edition, vol. 9.).

The Center is funded as part of the National Institutes of Health Roadmap Initiative, grant number P20 RR20700-01. NIH Program Administrator: Dr. Greg Faber