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Susan Smith

Susan Smith


Associate Professor and Dean Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Distinguished Fellow National Academies of Practice

College of Nursing and Health Professions

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Sue Smith, PT, PhD, joined Drexel's faculty in 2004. She has over 45 years clinical experience at a variety of practice sites and 40 years faculty experience. In addition to teaching, Dr. Smith served in many administrative roles, including Director of the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Associate Dean for Health Professions Education, Associate Dean for Research, and as Interim Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.  Dr. Smith has served as the principal or co-investigator in 19 funded research proposals. She has presented at local, regional, national, and international meetings and has published in a variety of journals. Dr. Smith has also authored or coauthored several book chapters. In addition, she has served as the major research adviser for over 15 students earning post-professional MS or PhD degrees. She previously directed the pro bono Osteoporosis Education and Exercise Program at Drexel University.   

Research Interests:

Her clinical, teaching and research focus is orthopedic and geriatric physical therapy with emphasis on quantitative evaluation, spinal pain, osteoporosis and health promotion.

Academic Distinctions:

Distinguished Fellow National Academies of Practice