Matthew P. Malcolm, Ph.D., OTR
Associate Professor
PhD Program Director
Co-Director, Integrative Rehabilitation Laboratory


  • PhD Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida (2003)
  • BS Occupational Therapy, University at Buffalo, SUNY (1996)

Research Interests

  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Rehabilitation Outcomes and Large Datasets
  • Assistive Technology
  • Neuro-rehabilitation

Selected Publications

  • Malcolm MP, Roll MC. (2016). The impact of assistive technology services in post-secondary education for students with disabilities: Intervention outcomes, use-profiles, and user-experiences. Assistive Technology. DOI: 10.1080/10400435.2016.1214932
  • Malcolm MP, Paxton RJ. (2015). High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation effects on motor intracortical neurophysiology: a sham-controlled investigation. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 32(5):428-433, October 2015.
  • Malcolm MP, Enney L, Cramer SC*. (2014). Methods for an international randomized clinical trial to investigate the effect of GSK249320 on motor cortex neurophysiology using transcranial magnetic stimulation in survivors of stroke. Journal of Clinical Trials. 4:199. doi: 10.4172/2167-0870.1000199
  • Malcolm MP, Vaugh HN, Greene D. (2014) Inhibitory and excitatory motor cortex dysfunction persists in the chronic post-stroke recovery phase. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Jun;32(3):251-6.
  • Atler K., Malcolm MP, Greife C. (2014). A follow-up study on the relationship among participation, activity and motor function in survivors of stroke following constraint-induced therapy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(2): 121-8.
  • Massie CL, Tracy BL, Malcolm MP. Functional repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation increases motor cortex excitability in survivors of stroke. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2013; 124:2, 371-378.
  • Massie CL, Malcolm MP, Greene DP, Browning RC. Kinematic Motion Analysis and Muscle Activation Patterns of Continuous Reaching in Survivors of Stroke, Journal of Motor Behavior. 2012; 44:3, 213-222.
  • Massie CL, Malcolm MP. Instructions emphasizing speed improves hemiparetic arm kinematics during reaching in stroke. NeuroRehabilitation. 2012; 30 (4): 341-350.
  • Massie CL, Fritz S, Malcolm MP. Elbow extension predicts motor impairment and performance after stroke. Rehabilitation Research and Practice. 2011; 1-7.
  • Paxton RJ, Malcolm MP, Newsom SA, Richards JC, Rynn GM, Bell C. Sympathetic Responses to Repetitive Trans-Spinal Magnetic Stimulation. Clinical Autonomic Research. 2011; 21:81-87.
  • Subramanian SK, Massie CL, Malcolm MP, Levin MF. Does Provision of Extrinsic Feedback Result in Improved Motor Learning in the Upper Limb Poststroke? A Systematic Review of the Evidence. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2010; 24(2): 113-124.
  • Malcolm MP, Massie C, Thaut M. Rhythmic Auditory-Motor Entrainment Improves Hemiparetic Arm Kinematics During Reaching Movements: A Pilot Study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2009; 16 (1): 69-79.
  • Massie C, Malcolm MP, Greene D, Thaut M. The effects of constraint-induced therapy on kinematic outcomes and compensatory movement patterns. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2009; 99 (4): 571-579.
  • Plowman-Prine EK, Triggs WJ, Malcolm MP, Rosenbek JC. Reliability of transcranial magnetic stimulation for mapping swallowing musculature in the human motor cortex. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2008; 119: 2298–2303.
  • Malcolm MP, Lavine A, Kenyon G, Massie C, Thaut M. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation interrupts phase synchronization during rhythmic motor entrainment. Neuroscience Letters. 2008; 435(3):240-245.
  • Pickett, T.C., Fritz, S., Ketterson, T. U., Glueckauf, R. L., Davis, S., Malcolm, MP, & Light, K. Telehealth and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: Outcomes for two chronic stroke survivors. Clinical Gerontologist. 2007; 31(1): 5-20.
  • Malcolm MP, Triggs WJ, Light KE, Gonzales Rothi LJ, Wu S, Reid K, Nadeau SE. rTMS as adjunct to stroke rehabilitation. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2007; 86 (9):707-715.
  • Malcolm MP, Triggs WJ, Light KE, Shechtman O, Khandekar G, Gonzalez Rothi LJ. (2006). Reliability of Motor Cortex Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Four Muscle Representations. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2006;117:1037-1046.
  • Fritz SL, Chiu Y,Malcolm MP, Patterson TS, Light KE. (2005). Feasibility of EMG-Triggered neuromuscular stimulation as an adjunct to constraint-Induced movement therapy. Physical Therapy. 85 (5): 428-442.
  • Briggs RW, Dy-Liacco I, Malcolm MP, et. al. (2004). A pneumatic vibrotactile device for fMRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 51, 640-643.
  • Shechtman O, Davenport R, Malcolm MP, Nabavi D. (2003). Reliability and validity of the BTE-Primus grip tool. Journal of Hand Therapy. 16(1), 36-42.

Teaching Interests

  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Rehabilitation Science
Matthew Malcolm

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