Maya N. Hatch

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Assistant Project Scientist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine
Ph.D, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, 2011
Phone: (714)456-6668
University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive South, Bldg. 53, Rm 311A
Mail Code: 4580
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disorders, balance / trunk control, clinical outcomes
Awards and Honors
Professional Women of the Year (2016), National Association for Professional Women
Bill and Joan Jackson scholarship award for graduate students (2007 - 2009)
Short Biography
Dr. Hatch started her research career in the field of neuroscience investigating the mechanisms involved in locomotor recovery after the transplantation of human-derived neurological cell types in experimental animal models of spinal cord injury. During this time, a portion of her work was focused on locomotor recovery after transplantation. She then transition into clinical research after receiving a VA Polytrauma Fellowship award. Her fellowship was divided into 2 parts. The first part focused on advanced health statistics, modeling and database management. The second was focused on outcomes development and improvement. During this time, she was exposed to and worked with various new technologies that have the potential to transform the way we record and deliver care. Dr. Hatch's current research is in rehabilitation outcomes development, with a primary focus on upper extremity & balance/postural trunk control outcome measures for neuromuscular and neurological disorders. During these projects she tries to incorporate the use of new and/or innovative technologies or methodologies for improved sensitivity and accuracy. She also continues to work with the health economist group at the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (located within the Edward Hines VA) investigating various health care utilization patterns in Veterans with spinal cord injuries.
Hatch, M.N., Kurillo, G., Chan, V., and Han, J.J. (2021). Motion Sensor-Acquired Reachable Workspace Correlates with Patient-Reported Upper Extremity Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Function in Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy. Muscle and Nerve. Feb 2021. 63(2): 250-257. PMID: 33216376.
Hatch, M.N., Martinez, R., Etingen, B., Cotner, B., Hogan, T.P., Wickremasinghe, I.M., Sipple, J., and Smith, B.A. (2020). Characterization of Telehealth Use in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Epub 2020, Oct 24. PMID: 33098620
Martinez, R.N., Smith, B.A., French, D.D., Hogan, T.P., Gonzalez, B., Osteen, C.M., Hatch, M.N., Andersen, V., Tarlov, E., Silva, A., Goldstein, B., and Stroupe, K.T.(2020). The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare Utilization for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. Epub 2020,Oct 21. PMID: 33085584
Hatch, M.N., Kim, K., Nicorici, A., Kurillo, G., Han, J.J. (2018). Longitudinal Study of Upper Extremity Reachable Workspace in Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystropy (FSHD). Journal of Neuromuscular Disorders. 29(7): 503-13. PMID: 31345604
Hatch, M.N., Raad, J., Suda, K., Stroupe, K.T., Hon, A.J., Smith, B.A. (2018). Evaluating the Use of Medicare Part D in the SCI/D Veteran Population. Archives PM&R. 99(6): 1099-1107. PMID: 29425699.
Steward, O., Sharp, K.G., Yee, K.M., Hatch, M.N., and Bonner, J. (2014). Characterization of Ectopic Colonies That Form in Widespread Areas of the Nervous System with Neural Stem Cell Transplants into the Site of a Severe Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Neuroscience 34(42): 14013-21. PMID: 25319698.
Dec, E., Ferguson, D., Nalbandian, A., Rana, Prachi., Katheria, V., Ibrahim, A., Gargus, M., Hatch, M., Lan, M., Llewellyn, K.J., Keirstead, H.S., and Kimonis, V.E. (2014) Disease-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling: Insights Into the Pathophysiology of Valosin Containing Protein (VCP) Disease. Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy. 4(2).
Tirotta, E., Kirby, L., Hatch, M.N., and Lane, T.E. (2012) IFN-?/CXCL10-induced Apoptosis of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells is Restricted by CXCR2 Signaling. Stem Cell Research. 9(3): 208-217. PMID: 22885102.
Hatch, M.N., Schaumberg, C.S., Lane, T.E., and Keirstead, H.S. (2009) Endogenous Remyelination is Induced by Transplant Rejection in a Viral Model of Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Neuroimmunology. 212 (1-2): 74-81. PMID: 19477025.
Research Centers
Reeve Irvine Research Center
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