Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Associate Dean for Health Professions Graduate Education, Division of Graduate Health Professions, Faculty, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 735
Sue Smith, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Health Professions Graduate Education. She earned her BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut, her MS degree in health science instruction from Texas Woman’s University, and her PhD in biomechanics from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Smith is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD). She joined the Drexel faculty in 2004. She has over 38 years clinical experience at a variety of practice sites and over 20 years faculty experience. Her clinical, teaching and research focus is orthopedic and geriatric physical therapy with emphasis on quantitative evaluation, spinal pain, osteoporosis and health promotion. 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.