Houston Center Faculty

Katy Mitchell

Mitchell, Katy, PT, PhD
Professor
Associate Director
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
kmitchell@twu.edu

Education: B.S. University of California, Davis, CA, Biological Sciences; M.S., Pacific University, Physical Therapy; Ph.D. Texas Woman's University, Texas, Physical Therapy  
Primary teaching area: Entry-level program: Evidence-based Practice and Research in Physical Therapy; Ph.D.-level program: Statistical Methods II for Health Care Professionals, Applied Statistical Methods for Health Care Professionals, and Computer Applications in Physical Therapy Research
Areas of research/expertise: Outcome measure psychometrics particularly when assessing populations with variable performance parameters
Additional information: Katy Mitchell's Curriculum vitae

Amanda Arnold

Arnold, Amanda, PT, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
aarnold10@twu.edu

Education: B.S., Texas Woman’s University; D.P.T., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Primary teaching area: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy – Lower Quarter and Upper Quarter
Areas of research/expertise: Assess how physical measures, such as anthropometric size, flexibility and muscle strength impact injury risk and athletic performance across the lifespan; examine how population-specific risk factors, such as sport specialization and physical growth and development, impact injury risk and athletic performance in youth and adolescent athletes

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Bickley, Christina, PT, PhD, BOCO, C/NDT
Associate Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
cbickley@twu.edu

Education: B.A., State University of New York, Psychology; B.S., State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Physical Therapy; M.H.S., University of Indianapolis, Physical Therapy; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area: Gross Anatomy; Professional Practice; Pediatrics; and Gait, Orthotics & Prosthetics
Areas of research/expertise: Motion analysis, balance, orthotics, pediatrics
Additional information: Christina Bickley's Curriculum vitae

Jennifer Bogardus

Bogardus, Jennifer, PT, MPT, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
jbogardus@twu.edu

Education: B.S., Quinnipiac University, Health Science/Physical Therapy; M.S., Quinnipiac University, Physical Therapy; Ph.D. candidate, Nova Southeastern University of Florida, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area:  Orthopedic based course instruction
Areas of research/expertise: Student behavior, student confidence and success, clinical education; mental health of graduate students/outcome
Additional information: Jennifer Bogardus Curriculum vitae

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Brewer, Wayne, PT, PhD, MPH, OCS, CSCS 
Associate Professor
Post-Professional Program Coordinator
Professional Program
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center 
wbrewer@twu.edu

Education: B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Physical Therapy (Cum Laude); M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, Public Health; Ph.D. Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area: Cardiopulmonary, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Exercise Testing / Prescription
Areas of research/expertise: Effect of behavioral education on physical activity levels for individuals with chronic low back pain and obesity, physical activity, measurement, promotion
Additional information: Wayne Brewer's Curriculum vitae 

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Da Silva, Carolyn, PT, DSc, NCS
Professor
Professional Program (Entry-Level DPT) Coordinator
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
cdasilva@twu.edu

Education: B.A., Rice University, Biology and Psychology; M.S., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy; D.Sc., University of Alabama, Physical Therapy 
Primary teaching area: Neurological rehabilitation sequence in the entry-level/professional and post-professional programs
Areas of research/expertise: Post-polio syndrome, aging with disability
Additional information: Carolyn Da Silva's Curriculum vitae

Jenifer Dice

Dice, Jenifer, PT, ScD, PCS, COMT
Assistant Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
jdice@twu.edu

Education: B.S. Northeastern University, Physical Therapy; Sc.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Physical Therapy.
Primary teaching area: Gross Anatomy; Evaluation & Treatment; Community Health and Wellness
Area of research/expertise: Pediatrics, manual therapy, Delphi investigation

Stacy Flynn

Flynn, Stacy, PT, DPT, CWS
Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
sflynn@twu.edu

Education: B.S., Texas A&M, Zoology; B.S., Texas A&M, Psychology; M.S., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy; tDPT, Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area: Wound Care; Clinical Education; Basic PT Skills and Clinical Integration
Areas of research/expertise: Wound care; interprofessional education; self-management of chronic illness, use of popular culture in patient care

Luciano Garcia

Garcia, Luciano, PT, ScD
Assistant Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
lgarcia79@twu.edu

Education: B.A., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley- Edinburg, Music Education; M.S., Texas Woman’s University- Houston, Physical Therapy; S.c.D., Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Physical Therapy

Primary teaching area: Anatomy, Examination, Evaluation, and Outcomes
Areas of research/expertise: Orthopedics, motion analysis, single leg balance, trunk electrophysiology

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Patel, Rupal M., PT, PhD
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Marketing for the School
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
rpatel@twu.edu

Education:  B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Health Promotion and Wellness
Primary teaching area: DPT curriculum: Practice Management Issues I and II, Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation, and Professional Development for the PT; Neuromuscular PT I and II on clinical content related to concussion, balance, vestibular rehabilitation and clinical integration; Health Promotion & Wellness I and II.
Areas of research/expertise: Health promotion, lifestyle modification, diabetes risk factor reduction, use of PRECEDE-PROCEED model for health promotion
Additional information: Rupal Patel's Curriculum vitae  

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Szot, Lauren, PT, DPT, NCS
Associate Clinical Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
cszot@twu.edu

Education: B.S., Louisiana State University; M.S., D.P.T., Louisiana State University Health Science Center;  
Primary teaching area: Prostheses, Orthoses, and Advanced Gait course, Practice Management IV, and assist in teaching portions of the neurologic rehabilitation content
Areas of research/expertise: Stroke and gait outcomes, walking actively post-stroke, outcome measures in neurologic physical therapy practice
Additional information: Lauren Szot's Curriculum vitae

Emily Vocke

Vocke, Emily, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
evocke@twu.edu

Education: B.S., Louisiana State University, Kinesiology with a minor in Health Sciences; D.P.T., Texas Woman's University
Primary teaching area: Teaches PT 6363 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy-Lower Quarter and PT 6373 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy-Upper Quarter
Areas of research/expertise: Manual therapy

Professional Staff - Houston

Daniel Allbritton-Lupo

Allbritton-Lupo, Daniel, PT, DPT, ABPTS
Supplemental Lab Coordinator
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
dallbrittonlupo@twu.edu

Education: B.S., (Exercise Sports) Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas; D.P.T. (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Primary teaching area: Competency Lab Coordinator for the School of PT's Supplemental Learning Lab (SLL)
Areas of research/expertise: Practicing in the inpatient rehab setting, with a focus on care with patients with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiovascular diagnoses. In addition to clinical practice he has been the clinical instructor for multiple students and has assisted with assorted presentations at Houston Methodist Hospital, such as education on the use of the EKSO exoskeleton for gait training of patients in the inpatient setting. He is an ABPTS Geriatric Certified Specialist and a member of the APTA as well as a member of the Geriatrics and Neurologic section.

Jessica Howell

Howell, Jessica, PT, DPT
Supplemental Lab Coordinator
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
jhowell3@twu.edu

Education: B.S. United States Military Academy in West Point, NY; D.P.T. (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Texas Woman's University
Primary teaching area: Competency Lab Coordinator for the School of PT's Supplemental Learning Lab (SLL)
Areas of research/expertise: Works in outpatient settings where she evaluates and treats patients with a variety of physical therapy and medical diagnoses. Member of the APTA Texas chapter as well as a member of the Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.

Administrative Staff - Houston

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Daugherty, Mary Beth 
Coordinator of Allied Health Applications
School of Physical Therapy
Denton, Texas
mdaugherty@twu.edu
940-898-2460

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Castaneda, Cris 
Administrative Assistant
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
ccastaneda4@twu.edu
713-794-2068

 

Maggie Grymes

Grymes, Maggie
Department Secretary
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Center
mgrymes@twu.edu
713-794-2070

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