Connecting the Dots: Researcher X Community

Episode 2: Transforming research with patient partners

Episode Credits
Podcast Host: Jennifer Ryan
Featured Speakers: Johanna Ponnuthurai & Dr. Emily Ho
Executive Producers: Kyla Alsbury-Nealy & Julia Rybkina
Audio Editors: Jennifer Ryan, Eugene Hwang
Production Team: Francis Routledge, Anna Huynh, Bernice Lau, Lucas Crosby
Music: Kyla Alsbury-Nealy & Kyle Alsbury-Nealy
Promotional illustrations: Reeman Marzouqa

How can patient partners transform research? This episode of the Connecting the Dots mini-series features Dr Emily Ho, an occupational therapist, assistant professor, and clinician investigator, and Johanna Ponnuthurai, a patient partner and person with a brachial plexus injury. With host Jennifer Ryan, they discuss Emily’s research program involving children and young adults with upper limb differences, and Johanna’s journey to becoming a patient partner.


Useful links: United Brachial Plexus Network | CHAMP | Lucky Fin Project |

Dr. Emily Ho’s Website: 

Social Media Information:
United Brachial Plexus Network
Twitter: @UBPN
Instagram: @ubpn_official
Twitter: @TheWarAmps
Instagram: @thewaramps
Lucky Fin Project
Twitter: @luckyfinproject
Instagram: lucky_fin_project

Episode 1: Dance & music for research & recovery after stroke

In the first episode of the Connecting the Dots mini-series, we invite Dr. Kara Patterson, a physical therapy professor and scientist, and Monika Szopinska, an individual with lived experience, to discuss rehabilitation research from the perspectives of the researcher and the participant under the lens of using dance and music for recovery after stroke.


Episode Credits
Podcast Host: Lucas Crosby
Featured Speakers: Monika Szopinska & Dr. Kara Patterson
Executive Producers: Julia Rybkina & Kyla Alsbury-Nealy
Audio Editors: Lucas Crosby, Julia Rybkina, Eugene Hwang
Production Team: Francis Routledge, Anna Huynh, Jennifer Ryan, Bernice Lau
Music: Kyla Alsbury-Nealy & Kyle Alsbury-Nealy
Promotional Illustrations: Reeman Marzouqah