Ph.D. The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Bachelor of Physiotherapy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Researches subjects related rehabilitation, distance learning, and assistive technology using computers.

She has more than 20 years of experience in academic teaching. Lecturer at Ono Academic College, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


Courses taught by Dr.Heidi Sugarman:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
  • Introduction to Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy A
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy B
  • Kinesiology


Selected Publications:

Original Research Articles:

  • Avraham, K.B., Sugarman, H., Rotshenker, S. and Groner, Y. (1991). “Down’s Syndrome: Morphological Remodeling and Increased Complexity in the Neuromuscular Junction of Transgenic CuZn – Superoxide Dismutase Mice.” Journal of Neurocytology, 20 pp. 208-215
  • Connor, E.A., Sugarman, H., and Rotshenker, S. (1991). “Molecular Changes in the Perijunctional Region of Frog Skeletal Muscle Fibers following Denervation.” Journal of Neurocytology, 20 pp. 323-331.
  • Sugarman, H., Dunaevsky-Hutt, A., and Rotshenker, S. (1991). The Roles of Synaptic Basal Lamina and of Innervation in Directing the Accumulation of a Synaptic Molecule, mAb 3B6 Antigen, in Regenerating Skeletal Muscles.” Journal of Neurocytology, 20 pp. 810-817.
  • Sugarman, H. and Tiran, J. (2000). “A Novel Approach to the aMplitude vs. Position Control Controversy.” Brain and Cognition, 43 pp. 407-412.
  • Sugarman, H., Avni, A., Nathan, R., Weisel-Eichler, A. and Tiran, J., (2002). “Movement in the Ipsilesional Hand is Segmented following Unilateral Brain Damage,” Brain and Cognition, 48 pp. 579-87
  • Arce, F.I., Katz, N. and Sugarman, H. (2004). “The Scaling of Postural Adjustments during Bimanual Load Lifting in Traumatic Brain Injured Adults.” Human Movement Science 22 pp. 749-68.
  • Nir Z., Zolotogorski, Z. and Sugarman, H. (2004). “Structured Nursing Intervention Versus Routine Rehabilitation after Stroke.” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 83 pp. 522-529.
  • Sugarman, H. Dayan, E., Weisel-Eichler, A. and Tiran, J. (2006). “The Jerusalem Telerehabilitation System: A New, Low Cost, Haptic Rehabilitation Approach.” Journal of Cyberpsychology 9(2) pp. 78-82.
  • Sugarman, H. Dayan E., Weisel-Eichler, A. and Tiran, J. (2006). “Low-cost Telerehabilitation using Force Feedback Joysticks.” Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine, 4 pp. 137-143.
  • Sugarman, H., Tiran, J., Lauden, A., Weisel-Eichler, A. and Dayan, E. (2008). Investigating the use of Force Feedback Joysticks for Low Cost Robot-Mediated Therapy. The International Journal on Disability and Human Development 7(1). pp. 95-100.

Review articles:

  • Chananie (Sugarman), H. (1967). “Perceptual Defects in Cerebral Palsy: A Study of the Literature.” Physiotherapy-Physiotherapie, The Journal of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association 19 pp. 223-231

Chapters in books

  • Rotshenker, S., Tal, M., Ring, G., Sugarman, H. and Reichert, F. (1986). “Transneuronal and Peripheral Induction of Sprouting and Synapse Formation in Amphibian and Mammalian Nervous Systems,” in Gilad, G.M., Gorio, A. and Kreutsberg, G.W. (eds.) Processes of Recovery from Neural Trauma. Springer Verlaag.
  • Sugarman, H. and Tiran, J. (2001). “Encoding Final Position versus Amplitude of Movement,” in Drinov, M. (ed.) From Basic Motor Control to Functional Recovery II. Academic Publishing House.

Papers presented at scientific meetings published as proceedings

  • Bar-Noy, T. and Sugarman, H. (2004). “Effective Learning on the Web – Using the Internet for Safety Training.” Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of Nuclear Societies in Israel, Dead Sea, Israel
  • Sugarman, H. and Weisel-Eichler, A. (2005). “Student Participation and Attitudes to E-learning.” Ed-Media 2005. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Montreal, Canada.
  • Sugarman, H., Dayan, E., Weisel-Eichler, A. and Tiran J. (2005). “The Jerusalem Telerehabilitation System: A New, Low-Cost, Haptic Rehabilitation Approach.” International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation  (IWVR), Catalina Island. 
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