1. General Focus and Goals of Research: Dr. Hoenig's research focuses on rehabilitation, and more specifically on assistive technology and teletechnology. Patient populations of interest include geriatric patients with diverse medical problems including stroke, spinal and/or musculoskeletal disorders.
2. Specific Approaches or Techniques: Randomized controlled trials, epidemiological studies including large data base analyses and survey research. Clinical trials include studies of the effects of motorized scooters in persons with difficulty walking, methods for providing wheelchairs, and telerehabilitation for exercise & functional mobility training in the home. Epidemiological studies and survey research have examined use of assistive technology and other coping strategies to disability.
4. Special areas of expertise/national recognition: Rehabilitation health services research, geriatric rehabilitation, assistive technology outcomes, telerehabilitation.
KEY WORDS/PHRASES: Rehabilitation, Process and Outcomes Research, Assistive Technology, Telehealth, Activities of Daily Living, Geriatrics, Disability.
Education and Training
- Fellow in Health Services Research, Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 1991 - 1993
- Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989 - 1991
- Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, United Health Services, 1988 - 1989
- Medical Resident, Medicine, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, 1985 - 1988
- M.P.H., University of California at Los Angeles, 1993
- M.D., University of Arizona, 1985