Position title: Duke KURe Program
Dr. Steadman earned her B.S. in Biological Engineering and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University. She then completed her PhD at the University of Louisville where she studied the effects of spinal cord injury on sexual function in a rat contusion model. In 2019, Dr. Steadman joined the Grill Laboratory at Duke University.
Dr. Steadman is passionate about researching top priority quality of life issues after spinal cord injury. Her KURe research focused on neuromodulatory therapeutic targets for improving bladder and sexual function post-injury. Dr. Steadman sought to practice bench-to-bedside research, in which interventions from the animal model impact individuals with spinal cord injury, under the mentorship of Dr. Helen Hoenig.