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Patima Silsupadol, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Patima Silsupadol joined Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in May 2022 as a visiting assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy.

She received her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in motor control at the University of Oregon. The focus of her graduate work was balance and cognitive training to improve dual-task balance performance in older adults.

After graduate school, she was a faculty member at the Department of Physical Therapy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand for 13 years. She further served as the head of geriatric physical therapy from 2013 to 2019. As a clinical instructor during student clinical educational experiences, she served in a variety of settings including retirement centers, temples, geriatric clinics, home healthcare and community service.


  • PhD, human physiology (motor control), University of Oregon, Eugene
  • MS, exercise and movement science (motor control), University of Oregon, Eugene
  • BS, physical therapy with first-class honors, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Research Interests

  • Falls in older adults
  • Balance and gait
  • Training and rehabilitation
  • Smartphone-based assessment and intervention

Clinical Interests

  • Balance and cognitive training
  • Fall-risk assessment
  • Fall prevention program

Teaching Interests

  • Motor control
  • Biomechanics
  • Research design
  • Geriatric physical therapy