Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD, FACRM is a tenured Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Population Health and Health Disparities at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. She is a Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging, and currently the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Lead for the CTSA Program Steering Committee Task Force/Institute for Translational Sciences. Dr. Pappadis is also an Investigator and the Director of Dissemination and Cultural Humility at TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Brain Injury Research Center in Houston, Texas.
Her research aims to improve rehabilitation outcomes and decrease ethnic minority health disparities, particularly among persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke, as well as improve care transitions and continuity of care following acute and post-acute care. Her recent work aims to improve screening for elder mistreatment with emphasis on vulnerable, older adults with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, as well as the intersection between elder mistreatment and TBI. She has a continued interest in minority aging, gender/sex disparities in rehabilitation, health literacy of patients and caregivers, and psychosocial adjustment to disability. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists’ (ACBIS) Board of Governors for the Brain Injury Association of America and member of the Pink Concussions Professional Advisory Board. She also serves on research working groups through the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Dr. Pappadis has been nationally recognized for her professional service, contributions to the medical rehabilitation field, and mentorship of underrepresented scholars in the US and abroad. https://researchexperts.utmb.edu/en/persons/monique-pappadis.