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Gregory E. Hicks (MPT, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh)



Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
313 McKinly Lab 

Research Interests

  • Geriatrics
  • Physical Function
  • Chronic Pain

Mentoring In

  • Applied/Exercise Physiol


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
    Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, Baltimore, MD, Epidemiology of Aging
    (Mentors: Luigi Ferrucci MD, PhD & Eleanor Simonsick, PhD), 2004
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Rehabilitation Science (Advisor: Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA), 2002
  • MPT, University of Delaware, Physical Therapy, 1995
  • B.A., University of Delaware, English (Business/Technical Wriiting), 1993
  • B.A., University of Delaware, Biological Sciences, 1992

Honors & Awards

  • 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