The more than 90 full- and part-time faculty members in the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions are committed to preparing students for successful careers in a variety of health care delivery settings, providing high-quality patient and client services, conducting important clinical research, and enhancing professional development.
In each of the program areas below, these educators, clinicians, and researchers are dedicated to improving not only the educational process but also the health care delivery system.
Jo Ann Carson, Ph.D., R.D.
Director, Clinical Nutrition–Coordinated Program
Director, Clinical Nutrition–Health Professionals Track
Emergency Medicine Education
Debra Cason Hendrix, EMT-P, R.N., M.S.
Director, Emergency Medicine Education Program
Patricia Smith, Ph.D., PT, NCS
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Patricia Blau, Ph.D., PT
Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
P. Eugene Jones, Ph.D., PA-C
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program
Susan Kapp, M.Ed., CPO, LPO
Director, Prosthetics-Orthotics Program
Kamea Rideaux, M.B.A., RT(R)(T)
Director, Radiation Therapy Program
Gerald Casenave, Ph.D., CRC
Acting Chair and Program Co-Director, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Cheryl H. Silver, Ph.D., R.D.
Co-Director, Rehabilitation Counseling Program