Michelle Harris Love, PT, PhD
George Mason University
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Getting to know Dr. Harris-Love...
Q: Who had the greatest influence on you during your childhood?
Q: Do you have children?
Q: Do you have pets?
Q: What is your favorite book?
Q: What factors influenced your career choice?
A: When I was a kid I thought I wanted to be a vet. One day I “shadowed” our local vet and watched him spay a cat
– and that was the end of that.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: The fact that our focus is always on how to improve the lives of people who have disabling health conditions.
Q: Share a few personal facts that most people would not know about you.
A: I saw Prince in concert, about a year before his death. I grew up on a farm in Minnesota.
Q: Last but not least:
A: I’m a die-hard Vikings fan (which is the only kind of Vikings fan there is)
Dr. Michelle Harris-Love is interested in investigating the mechanisms and modulation of post-stroke motor recovery using non-invasive brain stimulation. She is particularly interested in the recovery of reaching movements in severely impaired patients who lack hand function.