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Mira Mariano

  • Mira Mariano
  • Senior Lecturer
  • 3108 Health Sciences Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3289
  • mmariano@odu.edu
  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 2006
    Major: Urban Education, Higher Education cognate
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 1997
    Major: Community Health & Physical Therapy
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus, 1990
    Major: Physical Therapy
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Measurement of Spinal Range of Motion; Standardized Patient Use in Physical Therapy Education; Outcome measures in falls risk
  • Licensures and Certifications

    State of Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: State Board of Physical Therapy
    Date Obtained: 1993-07-01
    State of Pennsylvania
    Sponsoring Organization: State Board of Physical Therapy
    Date Obtained: 1990-07-01
    Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
    Sponsoring Organization: ABPTS
    Date Obtained: 2009-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2019-12-31
    Emergency Responder
    Sponsoring Organization: American Red Cross
    Date Obtained: 2012-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2015-12-31
    CPR/AED Certification for healthcare providers
    Sponsoring Organization: American Heart Association
    Date Obtained: 2012-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2014-12-31
    Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
    Sponsoring Organization: ABPTS
    Date Obtained: 1999-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2009-12-31
  • Expertise

    Exercise
    orthopedics, sports medicine, geriatrics
  • 2005: Best Research Poster, Virginia Physical Therapy Association
  • 2004: Best Faculty Platform, College of Health Sciences Research Day
  • 2003: Best Faculty Platform, College of Health Sciences Research Day
  • 2001: , Alpha Eta Honor Society
  • 2000: Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Health Sciences
  • 1997: , Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Predoctoral Education in Primary Care Medicine Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Health Resources & Services Administration
    Date: 2011 - 2016
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Britton, B. S.
    Dynamic Medical Measures: Creating a Model to Study the Neuropathic Process in Diabetes and Normal Aging
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of Research Multi-Investigator, Multidisciplinary One-Time Seed Funding
    Date: January 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; Morrison, S.; Vinik, A. I.; Mariano, M.; Parson, H. K.; Walker, M. L.