Dr. Naomi Gerber is a Research Professor and Investigator at the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. At the university, Dr. Gerber is co-director of the Laboratory for the Study and Simulation of Human Movement. She also serves as Director of Research for the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia and the Outcomes Program at the Center for Integrated Research there. Her research investigates causes of functional loss and disability in chronic illness. Specifically, she studies human movement and the mechanisms and treatment of fatigue. Her work has been funded by federal agencies, along with the National Science Foundation and other foundations. She has authored or co-authored more than 125 peer reviewed publications, numerous chapters, and had served on the editorial board of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation until 2012. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Service Award of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAMPR). From 1975 to 2005 she was the Chief of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health. Her medical degree is from the Tufts University School of Medicine.