As an internationally recognized physical therapist, eager to enhance her clinical and research tools to improve the quality of life of those living with mobility challenges, Dr. Cameron returned to medical school at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) in 1999. She then came to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for her neurology residency and an MS fellowship at the OHSU MS Center and the Portland VA.
Dr. Cameron is now a neurologist, providing clinical care, education, and consultation, and doing research.
Dr. Cameron's expertise includes physical agents in rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis and medical uses of cannabinoids. She is the author of three physical therapy text books, including Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice, now in its fifth edition and available in five languages. Dr. Cameron continues to update this book, do research on physical agents, and provide education on the use of physical agents in rehabilitation around the world.
Most of Dr. Cameron’s current research focuses on mobility, balance, and falls in people with MS. She has published over 90 journal articles and has received research grants from the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation and the Collins Medical Trust. Her early research clearly demonstrated that many people with multiple sclerosis fall frequently and that they fall for a wide range of reasons. Her current research focuses on preventing falls and improving mobility in people with MS.
In addition to her work on mobility in MS, Dr. Cameron recently developed an interest and expertise in medical uses of cannabinoids. She organized, hosted, and presented at the first clinical cannabis continuing medication education program in Oregon. She has also published articles, provided consultation, and presented at other events on clinical cannabis.