PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Program Leadership

Soham Al Snih

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD

Professor and Program Director

soalsnih@utmb.edu

Web Biography

Vivian Coughlin

Vivian Coughlin

Coordinator II

vccoughl@utmb.edu

Program Faculty

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
Professor and Program Director, Rehabilitation Sciences

Jacques Baillargeon, PhD
Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine & Population Health

David Brown, PhD, PT
Senior Vice President, Dean, School of Health Professions & Professor, Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Rachel Deer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Brian Downer, PhD
Associate Professor, Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

James S. Goodwin, MD
George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine & Professor, Division of Geriatrics

Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Distinguished Teaching Professor Director of Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Mi Jung Lee, PhD, BSOT
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Liz Lyons, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism and Rehabilitation Sciences

Kyriakos Markides, PhD
Annie and John Gnitzinger Professor of Aging Studies, Department of Preventative Medicine and Population Health

Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
Professor Emeritus, Former Director, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Kristen Peek, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Preventive Medicine & Population Health

Blake Rasmussen, PhD
Lloyd and Sue Ann Hill Professor of Healthy Aging; Associate Dean for Research; Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Oscar Suman, PhD
Leon Hess Professor for Burn Injuries Research, Department of Surgery; Director, Children's Wellness Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Carole A Tucker, PT, PhD
Associate Dean for Research; Interim Chair, Department of Physical Therapy; Professor, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions

Elena Volpi, MD, PhD
Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine & Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Director, Sealy Center on Aging

Frank P. Ward, Jr, EdD, MSA, PA
Program Director, Rehabilitation Sciences & Associate Professor, Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Rebeca Wong, PhD
P. & S. Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities, Department of Preventive Medicine & Population Health; Director, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health


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