Dr Gina Pariser’s work as a physical therapist and educator has led to a passion for the role of physical therapists in interprofessional management of chronic diseases focusing on diabetes and arthritis.  In classes she emphasizes service learning, engaging students in meaningful community service involving populations with limited access to physical therapy, to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities. Her scholarship focuses on health promotion programs to improve mobility in medically underserved populations with chronic disease. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association including leadership roles in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 

PhD  Exercise Science, University of Tennessee 1989
MS   Exercise Science, Indiana University 1983
BS    Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University 1997
BS    Exercise Science, University of Tennessee 1982

Smith K, Erlandson A,  Pariser G, Adams D, Kerr L. (2021) Partnering with a mobile healthcare clinic: A service-learning experience addressing health care disparities in physical therapy in rural America. The Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration, and Leadership. 21(2): 18-25. 

Pariser G, Hall-Bibb D. (2020) A walk to Wendy’s: A role for physical therapy in chronic disease self-management training. Case Report. GeriNotes. 27(5): 34-37. 

Lochmoeller T, Johanns E, Estill O, Pariser G, Kerr L. (2021) Self-efficacy for management of chronic musculoskeletal pain in rural residents attending a pro bono clinic. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, 2021

Newman W, Pollard B, Hall-Bibb D, Wingard C, Pariser G. (2020) High intensity interval training improves kidney function in a patient with chronic kidney disease.  American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, CO

Pariser G, Hall-Bibb D. Contemporary guidelines for prescribing physical activity for people with prediabetes to diabetes with multiple health comorbidities.  Annual Symposium for the Florida Association of Diabetes Educators, Tallahassee, Fla.   
Backes D, Daley G, Gettelfinger C, Zimmerer C, Pollert A, Kerr L, Pariser G. (2019). Walk with Ease: A community-based approach to improving balance, decreasing fall risk, and increasing physical acidity in people with arthritis.  American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC

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