Physical Therapy

Faculty & Staff

Steven Fisher

Steven R. Fisher, PhD, PT, GCS
Professor (tenure)

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Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1144

P: 409-772-3068

Teaching Areas of Interest

Evidence-Based Practice, Geriatrics, Neurology

Research Interests

Clinical interests have centered on the physical functioning of older adult clinical populations - and how physical functioning in this context relates to important outcomes.


Steven R. Fisher, PhD, PT, GCS, is a Professor (tenure) in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Fisher received his Master of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Fisher also has a clinical specialist certification in Geriatric Physical Therapy.

He is a Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging at UTMB and is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Acute Care Section, American Physical Therapy Association, and Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

Grants & Funding

  • Grant# R01 AG0496-112017 - 2022
    • Study: Identifying Therapeutic Targets of Accelerated Sarcopenia
    • Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • Objective: The goal of this project is to identify the mechanisms that can accelerate loss of muscle size, strength and physical function in type 2 diabetes and with hospitalization in older persons.
    • Role: Co-Investigator and supervising physical therapist (5% effort)

Notable Publications

Note: A complete list of all publications can be found on the abbreviated CV.

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