Shweta Gore, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Gore completed a bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from MGM Medical College, India and a Masters in Physiotherapy (MPT) with specialization in acute care and cardiovascular and pulmonary physiotherapy from Manipal University, India. She completed a post professional DPT and a PhD in physical therapy from University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Gore is a Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She has more than 10 years of clinical experience in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and geriatrics. Her research focuses on the measurement of physical activity, its relationship with health outcomes, and implementation of activity and mobility in individuals with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions and associated multimorbidity using complex survey data and electronic health records.

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, MGM Medical College-Devi Ahilya University, India
  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT), Manipal University, India
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Michigan-Flint
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Michigan-Flint 

Research Interests

Activity and Mobility in individuals with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions and associated multimorbidity


Gore S and Pinkstaff S. Gore S. and Pinkstaff S (2023, February). Dosing Matters: Prescribing Exercise to Maximize Clinical Benefit. Educational Session to be presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Cardiopulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Diego, CA.

Gore S. (2022, November) Building Capacity for Learning Health Systems Research in Rehabilitation. Symposium to be presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Congress (ACRM), Chicago, IL.

Gore S, Pinkstaff S, Child C. Aerobic Exercise in the Home, Work and Community: Strategies to Overcome Barriers. Combined Sessions Meeting (CSM), 2022. San Antonio, TX February 3 (Educational session)

Gore S, Tiwari D, Gochyev P. Item Analysis of Functional Measure Indicators in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Combined Sessions Meeting (CSM), 2022. San Antonio, TX 2-5 February (Poster)

Gore S, Pinkstaff S, Robinson Rob. Cardiovascular Physical Therapy in the Home Setting: Are We Doing Enough? Combined Sessions Meeting (CSM), Orlando, Florida Feb 23, 2021. (Educational session)

Gore S, Blackwood J, Ziccardi T. Associations Between Cognitive Function, Balance, and Gait Speed in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with COPD. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2023. 46(1): 46-52.*

Gore S, Blackwood J, Houser E, Fernandez N. Determinants of Acute Care Discharge in Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Physiother Theory Pract. 2023. 39(1): 39-48.

Gore S, Blackwood J, Goldberg A, Huang MH, Shoemaker M. Validity of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire in older adults with COPD. Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 2020 31 (4), 159-166

Blackwood J., Fernandez N, Gore S. Use of AM-PAC “6-Click” Scores to Predict Discharge Location Post-hospitalization in Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: A Retrospective Study. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 2020 31 (4), 152-158

Gore S, Blackwood J, Guyette M, Alsalaheen B. Reliability and validity of accelerometers in older adults with COPD: A systematic review. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2018 May; 38(3):147-158.

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Awards and Honors

Academy of Physical Therapy Education (ACAPT) Innovation in Teaching Award, 2022

The Innovation Award honors a physical therapist who has shown innovation in delivery of educational content that has made a significant impact in learning opportunities for students.

New Investigator Award, 2021

The purpose of this award is to honor an MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) faculty member who has achieved distinction in the early stages of a research career by developing a program of research that is recognized for 1) creating new knowledge that significantly impacts the scientific basis of his or her field of practice, and 2) advancing the research mission of the IHP.