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Steve Fisher, PT, PhD

Steve Fisher, PT, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

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301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1144
Phone: (409) 772-9496
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

Recent Publications

Przkora, R, Fisher, SR, Von Der Hoeh, N, Heyde, CE, Dominguez, JD, Maybauer, MO & Volpi, E 2015, 'Use of the short physical performance battery and step monitoring to evaluate improvements after epidural steroid injections in an elderly patient' Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol 6, no. 2, 139, pp. 68-70., 10.1016/j.jcgg.2014.08.002

Lephart, K, Utsey, C, Wild, DL & Fisher, SR 2014, 'Estimating energy expenditure for different assistive devices in the school setting' Pediatric Physical Therapy, vol 26, no. 3, pp. 354-359., 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000047

Fisher, SR, Kuo, YF, Sharma, G, Raji, MA, Kumar, A, Goodwin, JS, Ostir, GV & Ottenbacher, KJ 2013, 'Mobility after hospital discharge as a marker for 30-day readmission' Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol 68, no. 7, pp. 805-810., 10.1093/gerona/gls252