• Education:BS in PT, University of Lowell, (now UMass Lowell), Lowell MA, 1991
    DPT, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 2014
  • Phone:617-353-7497

Scholarly Interests

  • Simulation in PT Education
  • Exercise in Parkinson Disease

Courses Taught

  • PT 511: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System I
  • PT512: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System II

Selected Publications

  • Fishel SC, Hotchkiss ME, McNamara CA, Sevilla KM, Brown SA. Virtual Exercise in Individual or Group Format Improves Function for People with Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Pilot Trial (submitted to PTJ for review Feb 2023)
  • Gras L, Brown S, Durnford S, Fishel S, Elich Monroe J, Plumeau K, Valdez Tavez J. The impact of a one- time interprofessional education event for rehabilitation after stroke for students in the health professions. Journal of Allied Health, Fall 2019;48(3):167-171.
  • Fishel, SC, Hotchkiss, ME, Brown, SA: The impact of LSVT BIG therapy on postural control for individuals with Parkinson disease: A case series. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Jul 2020; 36(7):834-843, DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1508260
  • Greenberger H, Brown S, Karavatas S, CPG+ of Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed with Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline. PTNow.org. February 2017
  • Brown, SA: Incorporating Respiratory Muscle Strengthening into a Physical Therapy Program for an Adult Post Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure: A Case Report. Jacobs Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, December 2015

Selected Presentations

  • Plumeau K, Brown S, Cherry J, Edwards K, Fishel S, Gras L, Elich Monroe J, Paquale A, Kanowitz Tonjes J, Ungco J, Waller J. The Impact of Interprofessional Education through an Online Platform on Students in the Health Professions, ELC, Atlanta, GA (October 2021)
  • Jill Mayer, PT, DPT, NCS, Kayleigh Plumeau, PT, DPT, Samantha Brown, PT, DPT, GCS, Frank Micale, MA, CEP-C, CSCS, Joseph O’Haire, B.S; College and Community Connect for Cancer Survivors: Exercise Science and Physical Therapy Student Learning, ELC, Seattle, WA (October 2019)
  • Megan Hotchkiss PT, DPT; Christine McNamara PT, DPT; Samantha Brown PT, DPT, GCS; Kaitlyn Sevilla Student PT; Sarah Fishel PT, DPT, NCS; Highly Challenging Aquatic Group Exercise Improves Balance in People with Parkinson Disease, NYPTA Conference, Albany, NY (October 2019)
  • Waller, J. (Presenting Author), Durnford, S. (Presenting Author), Monroe, J. (Presenting Author), Valdez- Taves, J. (Presenting Author), Gras, L. (Non-presenting Author), Brown, S. (Non-presenting Author), Fishel, S. (Non-presenting Author), Plumeau, K. (Non-presenting Author), American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, “An Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiative: Preparing Students for Interprofessional Practice through a Collaborative Case-Based Model”; ASHA, Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA. (November 16, 2018).
  • Gras, L., Brown, S., Durnford, S., Fishel, S., Monroe, J., Plumeau, K., Valdez Taves, J., Educational Leadership Conference, “The impact of a one-time interprofessional education event for rehabilitation after stroke for students in the health professions,” APTA, Jacksonville, FL. Educators Learning Conference, Jacksonville, FL (October 2018).
  • Fishel S, Brown SA, Hotchkiss M: The Impact of LSVT BIG Training on Balance and Dual-task Performance on Individuals with Parkinson Disease: A Case Series. Poster Presentation. APTA CSM New Orleans, LA. (February 2017)

Professional Activities

  • Member of APTA
    • Member of APTA Academies of Cardiovascular Pulmonary PT, Acute Care, and PT Education
  • Member of American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT):
    • SITReP Developer
    • Simulation In Physical Therapist Education Consortium (SIPTEC) Executive Board
    • Simulation in Physical Therapist Education Consortium (SIPTEC) Library Task Force

Licenses and Certifications

  • PT in MA and NY
  • ABPTS Geriatric Clinical Specialist
  • LSVT BIG Certification
Physical Therapy
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