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Susan Smith

Susan Smith


Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Associate Dean for Health Professions Graduate Education, Division of Graduate Health Professions, Interim Chair and Faculty, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

College of Nursing and Health Professions

215.762.1758 P
215.762.7778 F
Bellet Building, Room 220

Sue Smith, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Health Professions Graduate Education. She is also currently serving as Interim Department Chair of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. 
She joined the Drexel faculty in 2004. She has over 40 years clinical experience at a variety of practice sites and over 20 years faculty experience. She primarily teaches in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. 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 advisor for over 15 students earning post-professional MS or PhD degrees. Currently she directs the pro bono Osteoporosis Education and Exercise Program at Drexel.

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.