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Rania Karim, PT, DPT, GCS

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Assistant Professor
Department: 
Physical Therapy
Phone: 
(617) 724-0044
Office Location: 
Shouse - 405

Dr. Rania Karim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Rania joined the Physical Therapy faculty in 2019. Prior to working at the Institute, Rania was an Associate Professor at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where she helped oversea the program’s curricular development.

Raina has conducted a research stream focused on interprofessional education (IPE), geriatric career choice, and substance use disorders. In 2015, she was nominated for an outstanding research award at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress.

Rania is a Board-Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and her clinical practice areas have included, home health, skilled nursing, and long-term acute care.

Rania is actively engaged in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Geriatrics and with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowships. In 2018, Rania was awarded the APA’s Emerging Leader Award.


Research Interests

Interprofessional Education
Substance Use Disorders


Education

BS, Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Publications

Karim R, Kneiss J. Dementia Syndrome PTNOW. 2017. Available online at: http://www.ptnow.org/clinical-summaries-detail/dementia.

Mehta S, Tiruttani R, Kaur M, MacDermid J, Karim R. Psychometric properties of the Hindi Version of the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, Hand: a pilot study. Rehabil Res Pract. 2015; DOI: 10.1155/2015/482378.

Presentations

Karim R, Foderaro F, Harper M, Jackson S, Pfost G. Substance Use Disorder Education in Physical Therapy Curriculum. Platform presented at Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; 2019 January Washington DC. 

Karim R, Abrams H, Keilholtz K, Kelley N, Moore L, Pfost G. Impact of personal exposure to persons with substance use disorders on physical therapy practice. Platform presented at Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; 2018 February 21-24 New Orleans, LA.

Pfost G, Karim R, Saunders A, O’Connell L. Screening for substance use when they #choosePT. Presentation presented at NEXT, American Physical Therapy Association; 2017 June 21-24 Boston, MA.

Curriculum Vitae