Dr. Garcia-Trepte serves as Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is a physical therapist specializing in public health (family’s health), and a reviewer and senior review of scientific medical and physical therapy journals. She completed a Bachelor of Physical Therapy, a master’s degree, and a PhD degree in physical therapy from City of Sao Paulo University, Brazil. She worked as a post-doctorate associate at Duke University.
Throughout her career, Dr. Garcia-Trepte has had several opportunities to refine her skills as a researcher, as well as engage in teaching and treating patients with musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Garcia-Trepte current research focused on 1. The effectiveness of interventions to treat musculoskeletal conditions, 2) The influence of patients’ characteristics and treatment received on patient-reported outcome measures, surgical outcomes, costs, and health services, 3) The quality of measurement properties of instruments and methods used to evaluate patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and 4) The experience of patients seeking care for musculoskeletal conditions in the outpatient setting.