Kelly M. Harrell, Ph.D., M.P.T.

Kelly Harrell

Teaching Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

office: 7W-41
phone: 252-744-1854

B.S., James Madison University
M.P.T., University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


My primary area of interest is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Previous work has focused on the role(s) that membrane-bound matrix metalloproteinases play in the process of reactive synaptogenesis. I am also interested in the impact that repetitive TBI, in sports for example, has on the progression of neurocognitive disorders.

Selected Publications

Warren, K.M., T.M. Reeves, and L.L. Phillips. 2012. MT5-MMP, ADAM-10, and N-cadherin act in concert to facilitate synapse reorganization after traumatic brain injury. J. Neurotrauma 29:1922-1940.

Norbury, J.W., J.C. Morris, K.M. Warren, A.L. Schreiber, C.E. Faulk, D.P. Moore, and S. Mandel. 2012. Diagnosis and management of piriformis syndrome. Pract. Neurol. 11: 24-7.

Norbury, J.W., K.M. Warren, and D.P. Moore. 2014. Tarsal tunnel syndrome secondary to suture material within the tibial artery. Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. 93: 361.