Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

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Research Area: Ethnic minority health and behavioral health disparities; Psychosocial adjustment to disability


  • BS 2003 University of Houston, Biology
  • BS 2003 University of Houston, Psychology
  • MEd 2008 University of Houston, Health Education
  • PhD 2014 University of Houston, Social Work


Current Funding

Grant# 90DP0028 (PI: Sherer) 
Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of TIRR
Role: Co-Investigator, 2017-2022

Grant# P30 AG059301 (PI: Markides)
National Institute on Aging, NIH
The Texas Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)
Role: Scholar, 2015-2019

P30 AG024832 (PI: Volpi)
National Institute on Aging, NIH
UTMB Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Research Development Core 
Role: Scholar, 2015 - 2020


Select Publications

  1. Temple, J., Struchen, M. A., & Pappadis, M. R. (in press). Pre-injury family functioning and resources as predictors of outcomes in persons with mild TBI. Brain Injury.
  2. Sander, A. M., Maestas, K. L., Pappadis, M. R., Hammond, F. M., Hanks, R., & NIDILRR Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Module Project on Sexuality after TBI. (2016).
  3. Multicenter study of sexual functioning in spouses/partners of persons with traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.009
  4. Strizzi, J., Olabarrieta Landa, L., Pappadis, M. R., Leonor Olivera, S., Valdivia Tagarife, E. R., Fernandez, I., Perrin, P., & Arango Lasprilla, J. C. (2015). Sexual functioning, desire and satisfaction in women with TBI and comparison group. Behavioural Neurology, 7(9), 1-11.
  5. Pappadis M. R., Sander AM, Leung P, Parrish DE, Epstein MW. Poster 207: Impact of gender role conflict on adjustment in women with traumatic brain injury. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2014;95(10):68-69.
  6. Pappadis M. R., Struchen MA, Mazzei DM & Sander AM. Poster 88: A preliminary model of social integration and emotional functioning for persons with TBI. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2013;94(10):41.