How to Apply

To apply to the PhD Health Sciences Program you must apply to the UWM Graduate School.

Pay for School

The PhD in Health Sciences Program is looking for dynamic graduate students to support in our doctoral degree program. There are a number of opportunities for financial assistance during your graduate work.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistants support delivery of undergraduate curriculum at UWM. Appointments begin in mid/late-August and are for one academic year (9 months), renewable and dependent on funding. These part-time graduate assistantship positions provide a modest stipend and an excellent experience working closely with faculty.

Learn more about teaching assistantships at UWM.

Research or Project Assistantships

Research assistantships (RA) or project assistantships (PA) may be available pending individual faculty funding cycles. Only students admitted to Health Sciences Graduate Programs will be considered for a RA or PA appointment.

Please contact the faculty member you are interested in working with to learn more information about available RA or PA positions.

Learn more about research assistantships at UWM.

Contact Us

For application questions, please contact Assistant Dean, Susan Cashin, PhD, at scashin@uwm.edu or (414) 229-3303.

For all other questions, please contact the Director of the PhD Health Sciences program, Brooke Slavens, PhD, at slavens@uwm.edu or (414) 229-6933.

This exciting, interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the critical need for doctoral-prepared faculty and researchers in areas such as communication sciences and disorders, biomedical sciences, kinesiology, health and clinical informatics, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

You’ll work closely with our research faculty in your selected area of concentration and also complete cross-disciplinary and core courses that emphasize an interdisciplinary perspective in health-related education and research. In addition to core courses that will foster your development as a teaching scholar, you’ll choose from courses in areas such as disability and rehabilitation, diagnostic and biomedical sciences, human movement sciences, population health, informatics, and health administration/policy. Your independent research and dissertation will be structured according to your area of specialization.

Why choose us?

  • Only a handful of universities nationwide offer a PhD in health sciences, and UWM offers the only such program in the state.
  • The diversity of our programs, faculty and their research areas will allow you to develop interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and interprofessional perspectives to broaden your scientific approach.
  • Contribute to cutting-edge research in one of our many laboratories, such as the Rehabilitation Design and Disability (R2D2) Center, Human Performance and Sport Physiology Laboratory, Center for Biomedical Data and Language Processing, Immunology and Disease Pathogenesis Lab, Speech and Language Clinic, and Speech Science Lab, to name a few. Many of our students publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at national and international conferences before graduation.
  • All of our graduates have found employment within their chosen field, going on to a variety of faculty positions, post-doctoral fellowships and industry jobs.

What can you do with a degree in health sciences?

Health specialties instructors are the fastest-growing segment of the postsecondary teaching market, with employment expected to increase 36 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our program prepares students for careers at academic institutions but also offers excellent training for research positions outside of higher education. Some of the settings where you might find our graduates include:

  • Two-year colleges
  • Four-year universities
  • Academic medical centers
  • Municipal, state and federal agencies
  • Biotechnology
  • Information technology
  • Biomedical research facilities

Admission

Admission

The College of Health Sciences welcomes students from other academic areas at UW-Milwaukee, as well as students transferring to UWM from other institutions.

To apply to the UWM Graduate School for graduate studies in health sciences, you must first meet the admission requirements of the UWM Graduate School.

In addition to UWM Graduate School requirements, those applying into the PhD in Health Sciences Program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Submission of scores on the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Examination; test taken within last 5 years.
  2. One of the following:
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in an area that provides foundational academic preparation in the proposed PhD in Health Sciences. Area of Concentration.
    • Bachelor’s degree with exceptional promise, as indicated by research experience/evidence of writing or an undergraduate project, recommendations, GRE scores and undergraduate GPA.
  3. A sample of the applicant’s written work that demonstrates the ability to conduct research and/or the ability to critically analyze the scholarly work of others.
  4. A letter outlining the applicant’s academic and professional background, declaration of area of concentration and major professor, as well as specific research interests and goals for the PhD program. This statement should be submitted to the UWM Graduate School and must be complete and thorough as it provides information that is central to the admission decision. This letter will serve in lieu of the UWM Graduate School’s “Reasons for Graduate Study” statement.
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s intellectual achievement and potential. At least 2 of these letters must be from faculty or senior administrators at academic institutions.

For applicants from countries other than the US whose first language is not English, a score of at least 250 on the computer-based (or 600 on the paper-based) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. A score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) examination will be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.

The PhD Steering Committee will make an admission recommendation and forward it to the appropriate College of Health Sciences departmental Graduate Faculty or Executive Committee and identified major professor. The final admission decision is contingent upon approval by the departmental Graduate Faculty Committee or Executive Committee, the applicant’s major professor and the UWM Graduate School.

Prior to admission, an eligible College of Health Sciences Graduate Faculty member must agree to serve as the applicant’s major professor.

Course of Study

Course of Study

Curriculum

The PhD program requires 72 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, including no more than 36 credits from a related master’s degree and/or other post-baccalaureate coursework.

A student must complete a minimum of 36 credits at UWM, including dissertation credits.

Precise numbers of credits and actual course requirements will be determined after review of the applicant’s previous coursework.

The student plans an individual program of study in consultation with the major professor and Doctoral Committee that will include a set of core courses, an area of concentration, cross-disciplinary courses, electives and the dissertation.

Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits of core coursework:

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Total Credits:16
BMS 901Seminar on Philosophical Approaches to Science3
KIN 702Statistical Analysis in the Health Sciences 3
BMS 910Advanced Seminar in Health Sciences 1 (repeated 4 times)
OCCTHPY 900Teaching, Learning & Educational Leadership in the Health Sciences 3
A statistical analysis, qualitative analysis or research methods course approved by the student's Major Professor 3

Area of Emphasis

Courses related to the area of concentration will require students to draw upon the strengths and expertise of the faculty and curriculum in an interdisciplinary and collaborative manner.

The basis of scientific exploration will be premised on the model adapted by the World Health Organization (WHO) which defines 3 levels contributing to the concept of health:

  1. Intact body structures and unimpaired host functions at the molecular, cellular or organ system level.
  2. The ability to participate in activities and roles at the level of the living organism or individual person.
  3. A physical and social environment that influences health at the level of society and populations.

Cross-disciplinary courses in areas, such as disability and rehabilitation, diagnostic and biomedical sciences, human movement sciences, and population health and health administration/policy, will provide a unique framework and understanding for specific health states, outcomes, determinants and environmental influences. Each of these specialties reflects trends and needs in health-related fields, as well as the current expertise among faculty in the College of Health Sciences.

Additional information regarding the course of study can be found on the UWM Graduate School website.

Timeline to Completion

Timeline to Completion

In addition to formal coursework, students are required to successfully complete a preliminary examination, a dissertation proposal and a dissertation defense. The completion of a dissertation, consisting of original research, will be the final step in earning a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

It is expected that you will complete all requirements for the degree within 7 years of the date of initial enrollment in the program. Upon successfully passing the preliminary examinations, you must complete all requirements for the degree within 4 years.

Additional information can be found at the UWM Graduate School website.

Graduate Faculty/Mentors

Graduate Faculty/Mentors

Carlynn A. Alt, PT, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Exercise and Fatigue in Survivors of Cancer

  • Ph D Integrative Neuromuscular Physiology, Marquette University, 2006
  • MS Human Kinetics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1987
  • BS Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983

Monna Arvinen-Barrow, PhD, (C. Psychol)

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Psychology of Sport Injury
Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Research Degree Supervision (PGCRDS), The University of Northampton United Kingdom, 2011
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), The University of Northampton United Kingdom, 2010
  • Ph D Sport Psychology, The University of Northampton United Kingdom, 2009
  • BSc Psychology, Minor: Sport Studies, University College Northampton United Kingdom, 2003

Anthony A. Azenabor, PhD, CS(ASCP)

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Infectious Diseases and Immunity
Immunology Laboratory

  • Postdoc Training Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
  • Postdoc Training Immunology Laboratories, University of Waterloo, 2000
  • Postdoc Training Regional Virology and Chlamydiology Laboratories, McMaster University, 1998
  • Postdoc Training Biochemistry, University of Benin, 1996
  • Ph D Pathogenic Microbiology, University of Benin, 1993
  • MS Biochemistry, University of Benin, 1988
  • Fellow of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences Hermatology and Blood Serology, University of Benin, 1985
  • Associate of the Institute of Laboratory Sciences Chemical Pathology, University of Lagos, 1981

Kris A. Barnekow, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Health Literacy

  • Ph D Therapeutic Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
  • MS Human Learning and Development, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995
  • BS Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1986

Susan Cashin, PhD

Clinical Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Student attitude as related to achievement

  • Ph D Educational Psychology and Special Education, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2000
  • MS Statistics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1994
  • BS Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1992

Ron A. Cisler, PhD

Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Urban Population Health

  • Post Doc Addiction/Behavioral Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1993
  • Ph D Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1991
  • MS Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1987
  • BS Psychology (General), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1984

Stephen C. Cobb, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Lower-Extremity Injuries and Rehabilitation
Neuromechanics Laboratories

  • Ph D Sport Science, Georgia State University, 2005
  • MS Sports Medicine, Georgia State University, 1999
  • BA Sports Medicine, Messiah College 1994

Jennifer A. Doll, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Dept. of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2003
  • Ph D Molecular Genetics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1997
  • MS Biology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1992
  • BS Biology, Rockhurst College, 1990

Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Neuromechanics Laboratories

  • Ph D Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • MS Athletic Training, University of Virginia, 1998
  • BA Sports Medicine, The College of Wooster, 1997

Kyle T. Ebersole, PhD, LAT

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Injury Rehabilitation
Human Performance & Sport Physiology Laboratory

  • Ph D Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska, 2000
  • M.P.E Exercise Science, University of Nebraska, 1996
  • BS Kinesiology, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1994

Janis Eells, PhD

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Retinal Degenerative Diseases (Macular Degeneration)
Pharmacology/Toxicology Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Pharmacology, Northwestern University, 1986
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, 1983
  • Burroughs-Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, 1982
  • Ph D Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Iowa, 1981
  • MS Pharmacology and Microbiology, Idaho State University, 1976
  • BS Microbiology, Idaho State University 1973

Joyce M. Engel, PhD, OT, FAOTA

Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Pain Assessments and Pain Interventions

  • Ph D Child and Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas, 1988
  • MA Human Development, University of Kansas, 1984
  • BS Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1979

Jennifer T. Fink, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Health Services Research

  • Ph D Urban Studies, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014
  • MS Organizational Leadership and Quality, Marian University, 2006
  • BS Psychology/Education/History, Carroll University, 1994

Arun Garg, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Ergonomics
Ergonomics Laboratory for Independent Living Environment & Occupation

  • Ph D Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1976
  • I.O.E. (Professional Engineering) Degree Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1973
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, 1971
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), 1969

Marylou Pausewang Gelfer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Voice & Speech Disorders

  • Ph D Experimental Phonetics, University of Florida, 1984
  • MA Speech Pathology, Northwestern University, 1976
  • B.S.S. Speech Pathology, Northwestern University, 1975

Christy Greenleaf, PhD

Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Body Image
Body Weight & Shape Research Laboratory

  • Ph D Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, 2000
  • MS Sport Behavior and Performance, Miami University, 1997
  • BA Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1994

Wail Hassan, PhD, M(ASCP)CM

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
HIV-1 Pathogenesis
Medical Microbiology Laboratory

  • Ph D Biological Sciences: Microbiology, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 2004
  • MS Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1993
  • BS Microbiology Alexandria University, Egypt, 1990

John J. Heilmann, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Children’s Language Development
Language Analysis Laboratory

  • Ph D Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
  • MA Speech-Language Pathology, University of Cincinnnati, 2000
  • BS Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 1998

Sabine Heuer

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders
Aphasia Laboratory

  • Ph D Speech and Language Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2009
  • MA Speech-Language Pathology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2004
  • BA Staatsexamen fuer Lehramt an Förderschulen (degree in Special Education), Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany, 2002

Wendy E. Huddleston, PT, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Visual Attention
Visuomotor Laboratory

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 2006
  • Ph D Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005
  • MS Human Kinetics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1997
  • BS Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1990

Mark V. Johnston, PhD, FACRM

Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Evidence Based Practice in Health-related Rehabilitation

  • Ph D Psychology, Claremont Graduate University, 1984
  • Pre-doctoral fellowships, National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship, 1976
  • MA Psychology, California State University, 1975
  • BA Economics, University of Chicago, 1968

Jay Kapellusch, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Occupational Biomechanics
Ergonomics Laboratory for Independent Living Environment & Occupation

  • Ph D Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010
  • MS Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006
  • BS Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001

Rohit J. Kate, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Biomedical Informatics

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • Ph D Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2007
  • MS Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
  • B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2000

Kevin Keenan, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Motor Control
Neuromechanics Laboratories

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sibley School of Mechanical and Aeropsace Engineering, Cornell University, 2008
  • Ph D Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, 2005
  • MS Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 1998
  • BS Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 1992

Phyllis M. King, PhD, OT, FAOTA, FASAHP

Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Ergonomics
Occupational Ergonomics Laboratory

  • Ph D Urban Education/Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995
  • MS Health Services Administration, Cardinal Stritch University, 1988
  • BS Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1983

Lori A. Klos, PhD, RD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Obesity, Weight Management, and Body Image
Body Weight & Shape Research Laboratory

  • Ph D Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, 2007
  • Registered Dietitian Dietetics, Loyola University, 2004
  • MS Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • BS Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

Shelley Lund, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Lab

  • Ph D Communication Disorders, Pennsylvania State University, 2001
  • MA Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, 1991
  • BA Psychology, University of Michigan, 1989

Jake Luo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Health Informatics
Center for Biomedical Data and Language Processing (BioDLP)

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, 2012
  • Ph D Computer Science, Belfast, UK, Queen’s University, 2009
  • MS Software Engineering, Xidian University, China, 2004
  • BS Electronic Engineering, Xidian University, China, 2002

Jeri-Anne Lyons, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, The John L. Trotter Comprehensive MS Center, 2000
  • Ph D Department of Microbiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1997
  • BS Medical Technology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1989

Barbara B. Meyer, PhD

Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Applied Sport Psychology
Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence

  • Ph D Health Education, Counseling Psychology, and Human Performance, Michigan State University, 1991
  • MA Health Education, Counseling Psychology, and Human Performance, Michigan State University, 1988
  • BS Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1986

Victoria A. Moerchen, PT, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Motor Development
Pediatric Neuromotor Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Scholar Motor Development, University of Michigan, 2003
  • Ph D Motor Behavior and Control, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
  • MS Therapeutic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
  • BS Physical Therapy, Northwestern University Medical School, 1987
  • BA Biopsychology, Lawrence University, 1986

Priya Nambisan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Social Media and Health
Social Media and Health Research & Training (SMAHRT) Laboratory

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
  • Ph D Marketing/Organizational Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005
  • MS Nutrition Science, Syracuse University, 1997
  • M.Sc. & B.Sc. Public Health and Extension Education, University of Kerala, 1993

Dean T. Nardelli, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Lyme Disease
Lyme Borreliosis Laboratory

  • Post-Doctoral Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin State Labratory of Hygiene, 2009
  • Ph D Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • MS Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
  • BS Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

Kristian O’Connor, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation
Neuromechanics Laboratories

  • Ph D Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, 2002
  • MS Exercise Science, Arizona State University, 1998
  • BA Physics, Colorado College, 1994

Timothy Patrick, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Biomedical Ontology

  • Ph D Medical Informatics, University of Missouri, 1995
  • Ph D Logic/ Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992
  • MS Computer Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990
  • MA Analytic Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1982
  • BA Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979

Barbara R. Pauloski, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Normal and Disordered Swallowing

  • Ph D Speech and Language Pathology, Northwestern University, 1987
  • MS Speech and Language Pathology, Northwestern University, 1983
  • BS Speech and Language Pathology, Northwestern University, 1982

Paula M. Rhyner, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Language and Emergent Literacy
Child Language Laboratory

  • Ph D Child Language Development and Disorders/Speech Pathology, Kent State University, 1984
  • MA Speech Pathology, Kent State University, 1977
  • BS Speech Pathology and Audiology, Clarion State College, 1976

Carol H. Seery, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Normal Disfluency
Stuttering and Fluency Laboratory

  • Ph D Speech Pathology, University of Washington, 1992
  • MS Speech-Language Pathology, University of Illinois, 1982
  • BS Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois, 1981

Bhagwant S. Sindhu, PhD, OTR

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Pain Physiology and Assessment

  • Ph D Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, 2007
  • MS Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002
  • BS Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2000
  • BS Occupational Therapy, University of Delhi, 1998

Brooke A. Slavens, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Motion Analysis
Mobility Laboratory

  • NIDRR ARRT Postdoctoral Training Pediatric Mobility, Marquette University, 2010
  • Ph D Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2007
  • MS Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2004
  • BS Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2001

Roger O. Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow

Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Accessible Design
Assistive Technology and Universal Access (ATUA) Laboratory
Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability (R2D2) Center

  • Ph D Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
  • MS Occupational Therapy, University of Washington, 1980
  • BA Psychology with a co-major in Communications, Goshen College, 1976

Virginia Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Capturing Living Experience through Photovoice
Behavioral Health and Human Occupation Laboratory

  • Ph D Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, Cardinal Stritch University, 2007
  • MS Guidance and Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1983
  • BA Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, 1977

Scott J. Strath, PhD, ACSM Fellow

Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Physical Activity and Aging
Physical Activity & Health Research Laboratory
Center for Aging and Translational Research

  • Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Medical School, 2003
  • Fellow Physical Activity and Public Health Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies, University of South Carolina, 2002
  • Post Doctoral Scholar Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2001
  • Ph D Exercise Science, Cognate: Nutrition, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • MS Exercise Science, Ball State University, 1998
  • B.Ed. Hons Physical Education, Sheffield Hallam University, 1996

Ann M. Swartz, PhD, ACSM Fellow

Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Physical Activity Interventions
Physical Activity & Health Research Laboratory

  • Ph D Exercise Physiology, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • MS Exercise Science, Ball State University, 1998
  • BS Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995

Hanh Trinh, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Health Care Costs

  • Ph D Health Services Organization and Research, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994
  • MS Health Care Fiscal Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
  • MBA Finance and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1978

Jinsung Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Motor Control/Learning
Neuromechanics Laboratories

  • Post-doctoral appointment Movement Neuroscience, Pennsylvania State University, 2005
  • Ph D Motor Control/Kinesiology, Arizona State University, 2000
  • MS Kinesiology, Arizona State University, 1995
  • BA Physical Education, Korea University, 1993

Ying-Chih Wang, OTR/L, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Technology
Clinical Interpretation of Computerized Adaptive Test Generated Outcomes Measures

  • MS Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
  • Postdoc Sensory Motor Performance, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2010
  • Ph D Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, 2007
  • BS Occupational Therapy, National Taiwan University, 1999

Min Wu, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Administration
Health Care Information Systems

  • Ph D Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina, 2003
  • MS Physics, West Virginia University, 1999
  • MS Physics, Shandong University, 1996
  • BS Physics, Dalian University of Technology, 1993

Kathryn R. Zalewski, PT, MPA, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Stroke Outcomes

  • Ph D Motor Learning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001
  • Master of Public Administration Public Administration, University of San Francisco, 1992
  • BS Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986