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Sue O’Brien, PhD, PT, NCS, CEEAA

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Background

Sue O'Brien joined the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in September 2021 as an associate professor. She came to Binghamton University from the Nazareth College Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Rochester, N.Y., where she was a tenured assistant professor for eight years.

O'Brien completed a post-doc at the University of Rochester School of Public Health Sciences in health services research.

She maintains a clinical practice in acute inpatient rehabilitation, primarily treating individuals who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Education

  • PhD, health practice research, University of Rochester School of Nursing
  • MS, neurologic physical therapy, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia
  • BS, physical therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Interests

  • Balance and falls in older adults
  • Clinical reasoning development and measurement

Clinical Interests

  • Acquired neurologic disease or injury
  • Chronic disability

Teaching Interests

  • Neurologic physical therapy examination and treatment
  • Ethical development
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Interprofessional education and practice

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae