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

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Research Areas: Traumatic brain injury and stroke; Minority aging; Continuity of care; Health literacy; 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

Chronic Care Management of Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Grant# K01AG065492
Role: Principal Investigator

Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of TIRR
Grant# 90DP0028 (PI: Sherer) 
Role: Co-Investigator and Co-PI of the Health Literacy Module

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

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

Select Publications

  1. Roberts PS, Krishnan S, Burns S, Ouellette D, Pappadis MR. Inconsistent Classification of Mild Stroke and Implications of Health Services Delivery. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020;101(7):1243-1259. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.12.013. PMID: 32001257 PMCID: PMC7311258.
  2. Hawley L., Hammond FM, Cogan A, Juengst S, Mumbower R, Pappadis MR, Waldman W, Dams-O’Connor K. Ethical considerations in chronic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2019;34(6):433–436. doi:10.1097/HTR.0000000000000538. PMID: 31688380 PMCID: PMC6986275.
  3. Pappadis MR, Krishnan S, Hay CC, Jones B, Sander AM, Weller SC, Reistetter TA. Lived experiences of chronic cognition and mood symptoms among community-dwelling adults following stroke: A mixed-methods analysis. Aging Ment Health. 2019;23(9):1227-1233. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1481927. PMID: 30369243 PMCID: PMC6486878.
  4. Pappadis MR, Volk RJ, Krishnan S, Weller SC, Jaramillo E, Hoover DS, Giordano DS, Tan A, Sheffield KM, Housten AJ, Goodwin JS. Perceptions of overdetection of breast cancer among women 70 years of age and older: A mixed-methods analysis. BMJ Open. 2018;8(6): e022138. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022138. PMID: 29903800 PMCID: PMC6009543.
  5. Pappadis MR, Sander AM, Łukaszewska B, Struchen MA, Leung P, Smith DW. Effectiveness of an educational intervention on reducing misconceptions among ethnic minorities with complicated mild to severe traumatic brain injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;98(4):751-758. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.11.016. PMID: 28007444 PMCID: PMC5812739.