Prisca Collins, PT, PhD

Prisca Collins
Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Physical Therapy
Office Location: Health/Wellness 1124
Office Phone: 815-753-6246
Office Fax: 815-753-0720

Courses Taught

  • AHPT 608: Physical Therapy Research I: Evidence-Based Practice
  • AHPT 612: Foundations of Physical Therapy III
  • AHPT 642: Medical Issues in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • AHPT 700: Physical Therapy Administration
  • AHPT 709: Physical Therapy Research III
  • AHPT 744: Independent Study in Physical Therapy
  • AHRC: 628 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Policy & Evaluation
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Orthopedic Physical Therapy Focus)
  • B.S., Florida International University, Physical Therapy

Academic/Research Interests

  • Use of mechanical cervical traction for the management of cervical radiculopathy
  • Biopsychosocial factors related to self reports of back pain among underrepresented minority populations
  • Strategies for delivering health care in a culturally responsive manner
  • Leadership development for social justice and social change

Selected Publications

Collins, P. & Hopson, R. Building Leadership Development, Social Justice and Social Change in Evaluation through a Pipeline Program.  In: Martineau, J., Hannum, K., & Reinelt, C. (Eds.), Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation.  Jossey-Bass; 2007.

Hopson R.K., & Collins, P.M. Building a Pipeline Program for Evaluators of Color. The Evaluation Exchange. Harvard Family Research Project. 2005; XI (2): 17, 19.

Moeti, P. (aka Collins) and Marchetti, G., Clinical Outcomes from Mechanical Intermittent Cervical Traction for the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Case Series, Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 31(4): 207-213, 2001.