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# R24 HSO22134 (PI: J. Goodwin)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly
Role: Co-Investigator and Projects Director, 2013-2018

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). 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
  3. 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.
  4. Pappadis MR, 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.
  5. Pappadis MR, 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.