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Maureen J. Simmonds

Maureen J. Simmonds

Professor and Research Chair in Physical Therapy
University of Texas Health Science Centre
USA

Biography

Dr. Maureen Simmonds is a Professor and Research Chair in Physical Therapy, a ReACH Scholar in the Centre for Research to Advance Community Health, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Centre, San Antonio. She is also an Honorary Professor at Wuhun Sports University, China. Dr. Simmonds has many years of clinical experience during which she developed an interest in the pervasive and complex problem of pain and its impact on mood, movement and performance across health disorders. Clinical questions and paradoxes have driven her consistently well-funded research which has included the development of physical performance test batteries to characterize and quantify the burden of pain, ill-health and aging on performance and to better understand, measure, and manage pain and the impact of pain on mood, movement, physical, and cognitive function.as well as to assess the effectiveness of different rehabilitative approaches. Dr Simmonds is on several international editorial boards, and scientific panels, has more than 100 publications and is a regularly invited speaker at national and internal conferences.

Research Interest

Pain and Performance: The Aging Effect of Pain on Performance