Research at St. Luke's

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients as well as advancing patient care through rehabilitation research. Studies at St. Luke’s are conducted by our own clinical research experts and in collaboration with leading experts at universities and medical schools, other hospitals, and research centers nationally and internationally.

St. Luke's research mission is to understand the underlying causes and problems associated with rehabilitation conditions and to develop and evaluate new therapy interventions, drugs, devices, and diagnostic tools for these conditions. Our research team focuses on clinical studies for impairments due to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological, cardiac, pulmonary, and orthopedic conditions in adult and pediatric populations.

Opportunities to Participate in a Study

Researchers always need people to participate in their studies to help people with disabilities gain as independent and fulfilling a life as possible. We invite you to contact St. Luke’s Director of Research, Douglas L. Weeks, PhD, at or (509) 473-6234.  

Donate To St. Luke's Research

St. Luke’s researchers and clinicians share a common goal—to provide cutting-edge solutions to the challenges our patients face. St. Luke’s Research Department depends on your gifts to support its efforts. Every gift, no matter the amount, helps to advance our goal. Your gifts help us to stay at the research forefront by assisting with such expenses as purchase of research equipment and supplies, and reimbursement to patients and their caregivers for travel to participate in studies.

To make a cash gift to support research at St. Luke’s, please click on the “Donate” button. You will be taken to a secure online form at Providence Foundation who partners with St. Luke's to manage charitable giving. Please designate that your gift be directed to St. Luke’s Research Fund.


If you would like to discuss making a gift to St. Luke’s, please contact St. Luke’s Director of Research, Douglas L. Weeks, PhD, at or (509)473-6234.

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