» Dr. Alison L. McKenzie

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
Dr. Alison L. McKenzie
(714) 744-7827
University of Utah, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Berkeley, Master of Arts
Chapman University, Doctor of Physical Therapy in Physical Therapy
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
Licensure Information / Registration Number:

Physical Therapist; State of California, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Examination in Physical Therapy (# 12126)


Current Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Functional Human Anatomy I

Developmental Anatomy

Functional Human Neuroanatomy I & II

Functional Human Neuroanatomy Labratories

International Clinical Internship

Contractional Internships

Scientific Inquiry Series

Directed Research Series

Other Teaching

Occasional laboratory instruction and assistance for courses in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Undergraduate of Biological Sciences

Additional Education

University of California, Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Anatomy, 1990-91

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
McKenzie A, ZhouR, Dodakian L, See J, Augsberger R, Cramer S. Incorporating Tools for Preventing Stroke and Stroke Complications into a Patient-Centered Home-based Telerehabilitation System. In submission to the International Stroke Conference, 2013.
Shibuya K, Burke E, McKenzie A, Cramer SC. Relationship Between Lesion Location and Motor Performance in Chronic Stroke Survivors Using Voxel-Based Lesion Symptom Mapping (VLSM), accepted for Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting.
Shibuya S, Burke E, Dodakian L, See J, Cramer S, McKenzie A. The Use of Voxel-Based Lesion Symptom Mapping to Relate Lesion Location to Motor Performance in Chronic Stroke Survivors. . In submission to the International Stroke Conference, 2013.
Hondori H, Khademi K, McKenzie A, Dodakian L, Lopes C, Cramer S. Utility of Augmented Reality in Relation to Virtual Reality in Stroke Rehabilitation. In submission to the International Stroke Conference, 2013.
Burke E, Dodakian L, See J, Riley J, McKenzie A, Le V, Cramer S. Different Predictors of Treatment Gains in Lacunar and Non-lacunar Stroke. In submission to the International Stroke Conference, 2013.
Wu J, Kathuria N, Burke E , Dodakian L, See J, McKenzie A, Srinivasan R, Cramer S. Cortical Connectivity Is A Powerful Predictor Of Motor Recovery In Chronic Stroke. In submission to the International Stroke Conference, 2013.
See J, Der-Yeghiaian L, Chou C, Chan V, McKenzie A, Reinkensmeyer D, Cramer SC. A standardized approach to the Fugl-Meyer assessment and its implications for clinical trials. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, Jun 17 (epub ahead of print);2013.
McKenzie A, Dodokian L, See J, Le V, Burke E, Bridgford C, Head D, Abraham J, Meng L, Han V, Cramer S. The Validity of Robot-based Assessments of Upper Extremity Function: Implications for Tele-Rehabilitation After Stroke, under review for submission to Stroke, 2013.
McKenzie, A, Der-Yeghiaian L, See J, Le V, Cramer S. A robot-based assessment of upper extremity function is valid and may be useful for tele-outcomes after stroke. International Stroke Conference of the American Heart Association, 2012.
Burke E, Der-Yeghiaian L, Riley J, McKenzie A, Le V, Cramer S. Neural systems injury provides insight into individual behaviors while global injury is useful for global outcome in chronic stroke. International Stroke Conference of the American Heart Association.
Burke E, Der-YeghiaianL, Riley J, See J, McKenzie A, Le V, Cramer S. Measures of stroke injury, brain function, and behavioral status are each needed to best predict treatment-induced gains in arm motor function. In submission to American Heart Association, International Stroke Conference.
McKenzie A. An Innovative Model for Anatomy Instruction in a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. In submission to Anat Sci Ed, 2012.
McKenzie A et al. Prediction and Detecting Arm Motor Gains in a Trial of Robotic Therapy, Poster Presentation, International Stroke Conference, 2011.
Anatomy Review of the Upper Extremity, Kaiser Permanente Hand Fellowship Program
Invited presentation (1/2 day): McKenzie A. Putting a Little Life into a “Dead” Science: New perspectives on Teaching Anatomy, American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2010.
Invited book chapter on pain: McKenzie A. Pain Science, Section I, Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor (Brechter, J, Sueki D, editors), Elsevier, 2009.
McKenzie A and Byl N. Hand dominance vs. side of involvement in individuals with writer’s cramp or musician’s cramp forms of focal hand dystonia, Poster presentation, Society for Neuroscience annual conference, 2009.
Invited manuscript: McKenzie A, Goldman S, Barrango C, Shrime M, Wong T, Byl N. “Differences in physical characteristics and response to rehabilitation for patients with hand dystonia: Musicians’ Cramp compared to Writers’ Cramp,” special issue of the J of Hand Therapy, 22:172-82; 2009.
Invited manuscript: Byl N, Archer E, McKenzie A. Focal hand dystonia: “Effectiveness of a home program of fitness and learning-based sensorimotor and memory training,” special issue of the J of Hand Therapy, 22:183-98; 2009.