Dr. Sunita Mathur appointed Associate Director, Physical Therapy
On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott, Teri Shearer, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Sunita Mathur as Associate Director, Physical Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. Her appointment begins July 1, 2023, and is effective until June 30, 2026.
Dean Philpott extends her sincere gratitude to Dr. Jordan Miller for his leadership as Associate Director, Physical Therapy. Dr. Miller shepherded the Physical Therapy program through significant curricular innovation. Dr. Miller’s impact also included the development of a dynamic research program focused on new models of interprofessional care that involve physiotherapists.
Dr. Mathur earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, and a Doctorate degree in Exercise Physiology from the School of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. In 2021, she joined Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Mathur’s research program focuses on the evaluation and rehabilitation of sarcopenia and skeletal muscle dysfunction in people with chronic disease. Dr. Mathur’s research contributes new knowledge to the care of multiple patient populations, including people with chronic lung diseases (such as COPD, interstitial lung disease and cystic fibrosis), solid organ transplantation, critical illness and intensive care acquired weakness.
With new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Dr. Mathur is establishing the Muscle Imaging and Performance Lab at Queen’s to study sarcopenia using innovative imaging technologies and remote assessment of physical function.
Dr. Mathur is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of CAN-RESTORE, a national network dedicated to improving the well-being of solid organ transplant recipients through physical activity. She is also Associate Editor of the Chronic Respiratory Disease Journal.
Please join Dean Philpott in congratulating Dr. Mathur on her appointment.