Research Studies & Clinical Trials

This is What the Future Looks Like

St. Luke’s is home to dedicated researchers who help shape the rehabilitation field through ongoing studies and clinical trials. We’re proud to spearhead a variety of ethics board-approved research projects. Our current studies include: 

Study of Pulmonary Rehabilitation In Nintedanib Treated Patients with IPF: Improvements in Activity, Exercise Endurance Time, and QoL
Investigators: Jiten V. Patel, MD; Shaina Hicks, BS, RDN, CEP, CCRP; Gregory T. Carter, MD

Effects of Colored Light Exposure on Sleep Disturbance, Fatigue, and Functional Outcomes Following Acute Brain Injury

Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Elena Skornyakov, PhD; Gregory T. Carter, MD; Haley Zizzi, OTR

Expanded Access Protocol (EAP) of Idebenone in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Protocol SNT-EAP-002)
Investigator: Gregory T. Carter, MD

International, Multi-Center, Open-Label Follow-Up, Extension Study Assessing the Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of PXT3003 In Patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A (Protocol CLN-PXT3003-03)
Investigator: Gregory T. Carter, MD

Comparison of Two Psycho-educational Family Group Interventions for Persons with SCI and their Caregivers
Investigators: Dennis G. Dyck, PhD; Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Crystal Lederhos Smith, MS; Michele Shaw, PhD

The Modified Mini-Mental State Examination as an Indicator of Cognitive Impairment in Traumatic Brain Injury
Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Sara Ambrose, MS, CCC-SLP; Angelique Tindall, PhD

Safety and Efficacy of Early Mobility on an Alternative Oxygen Delivery Device for Patients Receiving Bedside Heated High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy
Investigators: Jennifer Jordan PT, DPT; Shane Bassett PT, DPT

Knowledge of Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Levels of Physical Activity in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
Investigators: Christi Brewer, PhD; Kailyn Sanchez, BS; Shaina Hicks, BS, RDN, CEP, CCRP; Laura Wambold, MS, RCEP

Driving Simulator Performance, Driving Self-Regulation Insight, and Cognitive Function in Conditions Requiring Inpatient Rehabilitation
Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Kimberly Clark, OTR; Devin Hatch, OTR; Luke Heckly, SLP; Jamie Isaacson, SLP; Melanie Michael, OTR; Mathew Roberg, COTA; Donna Umali, OTR; Megan Wood, SLP 

Pain and Sleep in Patients Participating in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Investigators: Elena Crooks, PT, DPT, PhD; Lindsey Miller, PhD; Shaina Hicks, BS, RDN, CEP, CCRP; Douglas L. Weeks, PhD 

If you would like more information about participating in St. Luke’s studies, please email or call (509) 473-6234.


Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058 or 1-833-FOR-SLR-1
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869