Allan Kozlowski named new Director of Outcomes Research at Mary Free Bed, joins MSU College of Human Medicine Faculty

al-kozlowskiGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Allan Kozlowski will lead outcomes research in the John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The role is a joint appointment by Mary Free Bed and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Kozlowski also will serve as an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

“Al brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Mary Free Bed research team that will enable us to perform high-quality outcomes research to drive re-engineering of the post-acute process of care,” said Kent Riddle, CEO of Mary Free Bed.  “His expertise in exoskeleton-assisted walking for people with spinal cord injuries will be greatly beneficial to our patient population.”

Kozlowski earned a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He most recently was an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

“With a focus on rehabilitation-outcomes research, Dr. Kozlowski is a welcomed addition to the College of Human Medicine,” said Aron Sousa, interim dean. “We’re very excited to have him join our team and to work with our partners at Mary Free Bed.”

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital. For 125 years, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit

Since 1964, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has drawn upon MSU’s land grant values to educate exemplary physicians, discover and disseminate new knowledge and respond to the needs of the medically underserved in communities throughout Michigan. The medical school’s statewide footprint includes seven community campuses: Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland Regional, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula Region. The college is home to centers of excellence in Parkinson’s disease research and women’s health research. For more information, visit

Betsy Musolf | Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital | 616.840.8850 |
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