Linda Pax Lowes, PT, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Dr. Linda Lowes, a physical therapist and researcher specializing in the assessment of neuromuscular dystrophies, is a principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy and a research associate professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. She directs the Lowes Neuromuscular Outcome Measures Lab, where she and her team develop new methods for measuring function and movement in people with neuromuscular diseases.

The Lowes Lab specializes in identifying outcome measures for rare diseases and neuromuscular disorders to better guide the development and assessment of new therapies in clinical trials. The team also develops innovative new measurement methods, including the ACTIVE Seated and the ACTIVE Mini. These systems are designed to assess movement in newborns using video game technology and are currently being tested for wide-scale use in partnership with Microsoft.

In 2019 the Lowes Lab was named the Outstanding Team of the Year at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute. Dr. Lowes has published more than 50 articles.

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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Outstanding Team of the Year, Research Institute, 2019
  • Excellence in Innovation Award, Research Institute, 2019
  • Appointed to the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board, 2019
  • Executive Board, TREAT-NMD, 2019 - Present
  • Member, TACT Advisory Board, 2015 - Present
  • Member, World Muscle Association, 2010 - Present
  • Member, TREAT-NMD, 2005 - Present
  • Pediatric Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 1996 - 2001
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association, 1983 - Present

Doctorate Hahnemann University Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1987
Undergraduate School The Ohio State University Date Completed: 06/30/1983
Professional Experience

2018 - Present The Ohio State University, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

2018 - Present Director of Lowes Neuromuscular Outcome Measures Lab, Principal Investigator

2018 - Present The Ohio State University, Associate Professor, College of Medicine

2015 - Present The Ohio State University, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology

2000 - Present The Ohio State University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitative Services