Dr. Rose Pignataro has been a physical therapist for more than twenty-five years. She has been teaching since 1999 and has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Hunter College: City University of New York, a master’s degree in health education and a doctorate in physical therapy from Stony Brook University, and a PhD in public health from West Virginia University. Her clinical background includes wound management, acute care, geriatrics, and outpatient rehabilitation. Her teaching experience includes wound management, health promotion and wellness, community health education, professional practice issues, biophysical agents, and cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. Dr. Pignataro’s research interests involve the application of social and behavioral theory for patient-centered health behavior change, prevention and wellness, health disparities, and community health. She is a board certified wound management specialist (CWS) and certified health education specialist (CHES), and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Academy of Electrophysiology and Wound Management and the American Public Health Association. Dr. Pignataro is a frequent speaker at professional venues such as the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), National Conference (NEXT), and National Student Conclave (NSC), as well as the Florida Public Health Association State Conference (FPHA) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).