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Rachel Byrne

Research Coordinator
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Kessler Foundation
United States of America


Prof Dr. Rachel Byrne, M.A. is the Research Coordinator of the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Lab and the Outcomes & Assessment Lab at Kessler Foundation Research Center. Rachel received her Master of Arts in psychology from Columbia University, and her Bachelor of Arts in psychology, with a minor in sociology, from Drew University. In the labs, she oversees the daily activities of the research studies, ensuring data collection integrity and momentum. She monitors progress of follow-up rates on lab studies, and works with the research team to increase data follow-up rates. In addition, she provides support for the Scientists’ research activities, helping to coordinate resources needed for grant submissions and presentations.

Research Interest

Dr Rachel has research interest and experience in qualitative coding for studies developing new quality of life measures, neuropsychological testing and test development for a study developing new cognitive assessments, and she coordinates the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems study – a collaborator of a nationwide project maintaining the largest spinal cord injury database. Rachel also serves as a liaison between the SCI and Outcomes & Assessment labs and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) by coordinating activities related to study applications, audits, and renewals.


  • ROWLEY, JANET D., RICHARD K. BLAISDELL, LEON O. JACOBSON, Judith Mikuta, Rachel Byrne, and Lona Shepley. "Chromosome studies in preleukemia." Blood 27, no. 6 (1966): 782-799.

  • ROWLEY, J. D., BLAISDELL, R. K., JACOBSON, L. O., Mikuta, J., Byrne, R., & Shepley, L. (1966). Chromosome studies in preleukemia. Blood, 27(6), 782-799.

  • ROWLEY, JANET D., et al. "Chromosome studies in preleukemia." Blood27.6 (1966): 782-799.

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