Dr. Patricia Heyn

Academic Credentials

BS, MS, PhD, Graduate Gerontology Certificate, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurorehabilitation (I), and Second Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (2)


Dr. Patricia Heyn has been involved in rehabilitation and gerontological research for over 20 years. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the NIDILRR from the HHS Administration for Community Living. She has extensive expertise in designing studies for individuals with complex health conditions including from minority and underrepresented in medical sciences. Throughout her career she has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and book chapters and she has mentored successfully innumerous early career scholars and trainees from diverse backgrounds. She is well-known for her research on the prevention and intervention of Alzheimer’s disease through exercise treatments and her meta-analysis study is recognized as one of the most cited article from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has important editorial leadership roles in many medical journals. Her research has been featured in the La Nación, Argentina’s leading newspaper and is frequently cited in various media sources such as HealingWell.com, WIKIBOOKS, ABC 7 News and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Teaching Areas

  • Evidence Synthesis Methods
  • Clinical Gerontology
  • Clinical Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Lifestyle and Personalized Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine and Wellness
  • Disability
  • Premature Aging Models


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