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: 

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

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

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 

Reliability, Validity, and Minimal Detectable Change of Paper and Digital Versions of the Trail Making Test in Conditions Requiring Inpatient Rehabilitation for Acquired Brain Injury
Investigators: Douglas L. Weeks, PhD; Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD; Megan Wood, MS, CCC-SLP

Upper-extremity Exoskeleton Assessment Instrument Baseline Data Collection and End-user Feedback During Arm and Hand Tasks
Investigators: Joel Perry, PhD; Richard Stevens, PhD; Douglas L. Weeks, PhD

Dietary, Sleep, and Exercise Habits of Registered Nurses (RN’s) Working Full Time, 12-hour Day or Night Shift
Investigators: Teresa L. Bigand, PhD, MSN, RN; 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