Rogelio Coronado, PT, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt University


Lead Mentors
K. Ottenbacher, PhD
Z. Gugala, MD, PhD

Research Areas

Outcomes research, chronic pain, psychosocial assessment


  • 2003 BS, Biology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • 2007 MS, Physical Therapy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 2014 PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Florida

Current Research Funding

No number (Coronado) 05/06/16 - 04/30/18 Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Early postoperative exercise after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A pilot, randomized controlled trial.
Goal: To determine the efficacy of an early home exercise program for improving patient-reported outcomes and reducing opioid use at 6 months after surgery and to examine whether changes in physical activity and self-efficacy are related to improvements in patient-reported outcomes.

Current Publications

Coronado RA, George SZ. The Central Sensitization Inventory and Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire: An exploration of construct validity and associations with widespread pain sensitivity among individuals with shoulder pain. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2018 May; 36: 61-7.

Coronado RA, Seitz AL, Pelote E, Archer KR, Jain NB. Are Psychosocial Factors Associated With Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tears? A Systematic Review. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2018 Apr; 476(4): 810-29.

Coronado RA, Bird ML, Van Hoy EE, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Archer KR. Do psychosocial interventions improve rehabilitation outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2018 Mar; 32(3): 287-98.

Cook C, Coronado RA, Bettger JP, Graham JE. The association of discharge destination with 30-day rehospitalization rates among older adults receiving lumbar spinal fusion surgery. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2018 Jan; 34: 77-82.

Bialosky JE, Beneciuk JM, Bishop MD, Coronado RA, Penza CW, Simon CB, George SZ. Unraveling the Mechanisms of Manual Therapy: Modeling an Approach. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Jan; 48(1): 8-18.

Hill RJ, McKernan LC, Wang L, Coronado RA. Changes in psychosocial well-being after mindfulness-based stress reduction: a prospective cohort study. J Man Manip Ther. 2017 Jul; 25(3): 128-36. PMCID: PMC5498793.

Coronado RA, Bialosky JE. Manual physical therapy for chronic pain: the complex whole is greater than the sum of its parts [editorial]. J Man Manip Ther. 2017 Jul; 25(3): 115-7. PMCID: PMC5498791.

Bishop MD, Coronado RA, Hill AD, Alappattu MJ. Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going: A Content Analysis of Articles Published in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy from 2005 to 2015. J Womens Health Phys Therap. 2017 May; 41(2): 66-72. PMCID: PMC5779097.

Yang AJ, Coronado RA, Hoffecker L, Gao C, Saurwein K, Shoreman D, Hoffberg AS, Akuthota V. Conservative Care in Lumbar Spine Surgery Trials: A Descriptive Literature Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jan; 98(1): 165-72.

Complete list of published work in MyBibliography

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