Monique R. Pappadis, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Monique R. Pappadis is an Assistant Professor of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and an Investigator at the Brain Injury Research Center of TIRR Memorial Hermann. She is also a Research Career and Development Core Scholar of UTMB's Claude D. Pepper Center and a Scholar of the Translational Research Scholars Program through the Institute for Translational Sciences. She has a diverse background in biological sciences, psychology, health education and social work, with specific training in measurement development, health education and promotion, psychoeducational interventions, and mixed methodologies. In addition, her bilingual skills in Spanish has allowed her to conduct field research assessing the needs of individuals with limited English proficiency and working with persons from diverse backgrounds. Her research includes the role of neurocognition on outcomes after brain injury, minority aging, health disparities, and addressing gender, language, and cultural differences related to outcomes after injury. She has over 13 years of experience conducting patient-centered outcomes research in the area of stroke and traumatic brain injury research. She has expertise in stakeholder engagement, patient-centered outcomes research, conducting qualitative interviews, analyzing data, and integrating quantitative methodologies, and developing educational interventions and resources to address the needs of patients with brain injury and their caregivers. Dr. Pappadis has won several research awards, made several national and international presentations, published 18 peer-reviewed publications, and disseminated several educational materials for persons with brain injury and their caregivers.