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Gregory E. Hicks

Gregory E. Hicks

Chair and Associate Professor
Director of Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy (ADaPT)
Physical Therapy Department
313 McKinly Lab




Research Interests

Interventions for low back pain, rehabilitation strategies focused on trunk muscle function, and understanding factors that impact body composition and physical function in older adults


  • 2004 National Institutes of Health Longitudinal Studies Section – Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Epidemiology of Aging
  • 2002 University of Pittsburgh – PhD: Rehabilitation Science
  • 1995 University of Delaware – MPT: Physical Therapy
  • 1993 University of Delaware – BA: English (Business/Technical Wriiting)
  • 1992 University of Delaware – BA: Biological Sciences


  • Honorary Membership, Israeli Physical Therapy Society, 2007
  • First Place: Junior Faculty: Bio-Medical/Basic Science Category: University of Maryland Aging Research and Women's Health Research Poster Day: "Low 25 (OH) D concentrations are associated with significant pain in older women, but not men: Findings for the InCHIANTI study," 2006
  • Clinical Medicine Research Award, Gerontological Society of America. Paper: "Trunk Muscle Composition as a Predictor of Physical Function in the Health ABC Study: The Moderating Role of Back Pain," 2004
  • Intramural Research Training Award, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Institute on Aging--National Institutes of Health , 2002-2004
  • Presedential Fellowship Award, University of Delaware, 1993-1995
  • Induction into Mortar Board National Honor Society, University of Delaware, 1992


  • PHYT 808 Spine Management
  • PHYT 606 Research

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