Shira Schecter Weiner

Shira Schecter Weiner, PhD, PT, CIE

Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy

School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Certified Industrial Ergonomist, spine pain management, development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines, health literacy, industrial management of work-related musculoskeletal conditions


  • PhD, Ergonomics and Biomechanics, New York University
  • MA, Ergonomics and Biomechanics, New York University
  • BA, Physical Therapy, Boston University


  • Prevention of chronicity from musculoskeletal conditions in working and nonworking populations.
  • Recent grants/contracts: Effect of foam density and pressure mapping and comfort: application to seat design (Funder: CDC NIOSH); Identifying determinants of low back pain behaviors (Funder: CDC NIOSH); Translation of occupational health clinical practice guidelines to the electronic medical record (Funder: Veterans Administration)

Professional Service

  • APTA Department of Minority/International Affairs, mentor

Memberships and Affiliations


  • Member American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member American Association of University Women
  • Member American Medical Women’s Association


Teaching Responsibilities

  • DPT 404 Professional Development I
  • DPT 619 Kinesiology
  • HS 402 Anatomy
  • DPT 654 PT Interventions IV