Dr Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez
Consulting Editor: Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez (PhD)
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, DPT, PhD graduated from the University of Oviedo (Spain) with a diploma in physical therapy, and after moving to the US she completed a B.S. in Health Care Sciences (Florida International University), B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (Florida International University), M.S. in Physical Therapy (Florida International University), post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Nova Southeastern University), and PhD in Biomedical Engineering (Florida International University). She is currently Assistant Professor in the physical therapy department at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has published a book chapter and 12 peer-reviewed manuscripts, with 4 more currently in preparation or under review; and co-authored and presented over 35 abstracts and proceedings in national and international conferences. In 2013, she received the Alpha Eta Richard Davis Research Award. She has also served as a reviewer for several professional journals including International Journal of Nanomedicine, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, ACS – Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Multidisciplinary Health Care, and Pediatric Physical Therapy; and served as abstract reviewer or session chair in several conferences including BMES 2015, NanoFlorida 2014, World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015, 2014 Educational Leadership Conference, and 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. She is currently part of the Board of Directors and the National Executive Council of Alpha Eta Mu Beta, the national biomedical engineering honor society, where she serves as National Treasurer. Her research interests encompass the development of image-guided therapy nano-agents for cancer, the use of wearable technology in the clinical environment, and functional outcomes of pediatric orthopedic interventions.