Corey Simon, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Dr. Corey Simon

Assistant Professor

Phone: 919-681-1692

Office: PO Box 104002 DUMC

Email: corey.simon@duke.edu

Corey Simon, DPT, PhD has joined the Duke School of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Doctor of Physical Therapy Division.  Dr. Simon is committed to maintaining physical function and quality of life among older adults suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. His current work focuses on improving clinical assessment of geriatric low back pain through the development of real-time movement-evoked pain measures. Dr. Simon is also investigating chronic pain phenotypes among older adults with the goal of streamlining intervention.

Education

  • DPT, University of Buffalo, 2004

  • PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, 2014
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florida Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, 2016

Research

Dr. Simon has worked on multiple R01-funded trials including the examination of biopsychosocial influences on shoulder arthroscopy recovery and the investigation of age-related pain modulatory mechanisms. His post-doctoral work centered on investigating age-related mediation models of sensory discrimination, psychological distress and cognitive performance. Dr. Simon’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training was through clinical and translational science mechanisms, which has helped facilitate a comprehensive research line directed towards changing clinical care.

Recent publications

 

Awards and honors

  • 2015-16 Outstanding Study Paper, University of Florida Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program | 2016 
  • Frederick Family Scholarship in Physical Therapy, University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy |  2014
  • Young Investigator Travel Award (Competitive), 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society in Tampa, FL | 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate Poster (Sponsored by T32 HD043730 Training Grant), 9th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  | 2014
  • Financial/Travel Award, International Association for the Study of Pain 14th World Congress in Milan, Italy (Competitive) | 2012
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Public Health and Health Professions 25th Annual Research Day at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL | 2012
  • 3rd Place Presentation, ILR 2nd Annual Student Research in Aging Exposition at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida | 2012
  • Excellence in Clinical Instruction, University of Buffalo Doctor of Physical Therapy Program | 2010