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Welcome

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 49 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.

Featured Article in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by Kevin T. Pritchard, MS, OTR and colleagues

Jul 12, 2021, 15:00 PM by Rehab Sci
A student in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program, Kevin T. Pritchard, MS, OTR, is the lead author of a featured article in the July 2021 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, "Association of Occupational and Physical Therapy With Duration of Prescription Opioid Use After Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Medicare Enrollees." Other authors include Jacques Baillargeon, PhD, Mukaila A. Raji, MD, MS, Lin-Na Chou, MS, Brian Downer, PhD, and Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD.
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