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Steve Fisher, PT, PhD

Steve Fisher, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy





301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1144
Phone: (409) 772-9492
Email: stfisher@utmb.edu

Research Areas

Functional performance in older adults


BS 1996 University of Houston, Pre Physical Therapy
MS 1999 Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Physical Therapy
PhD 2008 University of Texas Medical Branch, Rehabilitation Sciences

Current Funding

P30 AG024832 (Volpi - PI)
Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center - Developmental Project, National Institute on Aging, NIH
Role: Pilot Project PI


P30 AG024832 (PI - Volpi)
National Institute on Aging, NIH Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center - Research Career Development Core
Role: Junior Faculty

Select Publications

Fisher SR, Kuo Y-F, Sharma G, Goodwin JS, Ostir GV, Raji M, Kumar A, Ottenbacher KJ. Post discharge mobility as a marker for 30-day readmission. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. Epub ahead of print.

Ostir GV, Berges IM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Fisher SR, Guralnik JM. Mobility activity and its value as a prognostic indicator of survival in hospitalized older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Apr;61(4):551-7. PMCID: PMC3628089

Fisher SR, Graham JE, Galloway R, Ottenbacher KJ, Ostir GV. Brown CJ. Factors that differentiate level of ambulation in hospitalized older adults. Age Ageing. 2012;41:107-111. PMCID: PMC3234075

Ciro CA, Ottenbacher KJ, Graham JE, Fisher S, Berges I, Ostir GV. Patterns and correlates of depression in hospitalized older adults. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2012;54:202-205. PMCID: PMC3202052

Berges IM, Ottenbacher KJ, Fisher SR, Seale GS, Ostir GV. Recovery of functional status post stroke in a tri-ethnic population. Phys Med Rehabil. 2012;4(4):290-295. PMCID: PMC3496396