aerial photo of campus


The field of Rehabilitation Science encompasses basic and applied aspects of the health sciences, social science and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person's interactions with the surrounding environment.

Established in 2001, the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB developed an infrastructure to support research related to rehabilitation, disability and recovery. Programs include a respected PhD program, career training and development, funding opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, and infrastructure for large data research and data sharing.

Facts & Figures

There are 13 students currently enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. To date, 37 PhD degrees have been conferred and 43 fellows have completed postdoctoral training. Students and Postdoctoral Trainees have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research activities in Rehabilitation Sciences through our programs.

Dr. Pappadis Collaborates with Chronic Brain Injury Task Force on Special Issue

Jan 9, 2020, 14:27 PM by Rehabilitation Sciences
Assistant Professor Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD collaborated with the Chronic Brain Injury Task Force of American College of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) on a special issue, Brain Injury Professional: Brain Injury as a Chronic Condition Current State of the Knowledge. Dr. Pappadis contributed several articles and did an interview with a brain injury survivor in this interdisciplinary academic effort. 

Brain Injury Professional enjoys the largest circulation of any publication on the subject of brain injury, and is published on behalf of NABIS and IBIA by HDI Publishers.  In print and on-line, over 50,000 multidisciplinary professional receive each issue.

photo: NW corner of UTMB SHP/SON

Contact the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
 (409) 747-1637
Follow us on Twitter:

UTMB Division of Rehabilitation Sciences logo
logo for the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition
logo for the Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation
logo for Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program