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Current Affiliation: University of Maryland
Mary M. Rodgers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is George R. Hepburn Dynasplint Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS), University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also Senior Advisor for the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Rodgers earned her Physical Therapy degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her PhD in Physical Education/Biomechanics from the Pennsylvania State University. A member of ASB since 1984, Dr. Rodgers served on the board as Education Chair (1989-1993) and Program Chair (1995-7).
Dr. Rodgers is past President of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) (2001-7), was awarded an endowed professorship in 2005 and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2009. She has been on the editorial board for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2003. As Director of the Pilot & Exploratory Studies Core, Dr. Rodgers is heavily involved in the mentorship, educational and dissemination efforts of the University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. In her NIBIB/NIH advisory role, Dr. Rodgers facilitates support of technology development for individuals with disability, rehabilitation, and healthy independent living.