Shira Weiner, PhD, PT, CIE

Professor, Physical Therapy

Shira Weiner
  • Office: 27 West 23rd Street, Room 600
  • Campus:
    School of Health Sciences
  • Phone:
    212-463-0400 ext 5256
  • Email:


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

Clinical Specialty

  • Certified Industrial Ergonomist
  • Spine pain management
  • Development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines
  • Health literacy
  • Industrial management of work-related musculoskeletal conditions

Research Agenda

  • 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

  • Member American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member American Association of University Women
  • Member American Medical Women’s Association
  • APTA Department of Minority/International Affairs, mentor

Teaching Responsibilities

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