Dr. Richardson is the Co-Director of the University of Michigan Electrodiagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Richardson received the departmental teaching award, the Silver and Gold Crutch, a sufficient number of times that he was disqualified a decade ago from receiving them further. He is increasingly active teaching at the medical student level, in their pre-clinical and clinical years. He holds the distinction of being the only faculty member to provide two lectures annually to the entire M3 class during their weekly seminars on Friday afternoon.
Dr. Richardson has received an R01 for his research on peripheral neuropathy, balance and falls in the elderly. His recent research focus has involved the merging of his two long-term research interests, clinical reaction time evaluation and gait/balance and fall-related injury, into an innovative 4-component Conceptual Model of Balance that systematically accounts for the previously identified myriad, and apparently disparate, fall “risk factors.” He has received 10 national awards related to his research endeavors, and was voted, separately, into the University of Michigan’s Leagues of Educational and Research Excellence.