Edgar Ramos Vieira, PT, MSc, PhD - Florida International University - Associate Professor

Edgar Ramos Vieira

PT, MSc, PhD

Florida International University

Associate Professor

Miami, FL | United States

Main Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Edgar Ramos Vieira, PT, MSc, PhD - Florida International University - Associate Professor

Edgar Ramos Vieira

PT, MSc, PhD

Introduction

Dr. Vieira is a tenured associate professor in the department of physical therapy at Florida International University. He is also an investigator at the Baptist Hospital of Miami and at the Miami Veteran Affairs (VA) Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). In addition, he is a member of CDC’s Special Emphasis Panel for Injury Control Research Centers (R49). His expertise is in risk assessment and prevention of aging-related mobility impairments, frailty and falls. He has BSs and MSc degrees in physical therapy and a PhD in rehabilitation science. During the PhD, he studied patient transfer-related low back injuries in nurses. He did a post-doc in qualitative and mixed-methods research, and another one evaluating mobility impairments and falls risk in older adults. His research program aims to help older adults to stay functionally independent by optimizing mobility, preventing frailty, falls and related injuries. Dr. Vieira has experience in supervising graduate students, post-docs, and visiting professors. He has completed several projects and published close to 100 papers, which have been cited over 2800 times. In the last 5 years, Dr. Vieira had 13 funded projects by agencies such as the Florida Department of Health, and the Administration for Community Living (ACL-HHS). He identified that functional decline is associated with mobility impairments, frailty and falls in older adults and these can be reduced by well-designed interventions including exercise and diet.

Primary Affiliation: Florida International University - Miami, FL , United States

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Education

Aug 2002 - Mar 2007
University of Alberta
Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jan 2000 - Apr 2002
Federal University of São Carlos
M.Sc. in Physical Therapy
Jan 1997 - Dec 1999
Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba
B.Sc. in Physical Therapy

Experience

Aug 2010
Florida International University
Associate Professor
Physical Therapy

Publications

34Publications

129Reads

27Profile Views

Identifying Factors Associated With Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Teenagers With Cerebral Palsy Using a Predictive Learning Model.

J Child Neurol 2019 Jan 22:883073818822358. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

1 Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenval University Pediatric Hospital of Nice, Nice, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0883073818822358DOI Listing
January 2019
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Osteoarthritis and risk of mortality in the USA: a population-based cohort study.

Int J Epidemiol 2018 Dec;47(6):1821-1829

Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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https://academic.oup.com/ije/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ije
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy187DOI Listing
December 2018
13 Reads
9.176 Impact Factor

Pain, balance, grip strength and gait parameters of older adults with and without post-chikungunya chronic arthralgia.

Trop Med Int Health 2018 Dec 19;23(12):1394-1400. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Governador Valadares, Brazil.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/tmi.13154
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December 2018
2 Reads
2.329 Impact Factor

Pilates experience vs. muscle activation during abdominal drawing-in maneuver.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2018 Apr 3;22(2):467-470. Epub 2017 May 3.

Department of Physical Therapy, University Institute of Gran Rosario, Rosario, Argentina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.05.002DOI Listing
April 2018
1 Read

Kinematic Changes during Prolonged Fast-Walking in Old and Young Adults.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2017 23;4:207. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

Center of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport (CIFI2D), Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2017.00207DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5703830PMC
November 2017
3 Reads

Musculoskeletal disorders and stress among footwear industry workers.

Work 2017 ;56(1):67-73

Department of Health Promotion, University of Franca, Franca, São Paulo, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-162463DOI Listing
August 2017
4 Reads

Effects of Holding an External Load on the Standing Balance of Older and Younger Adults With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2017 05 8;40(4):284-292. Epub 2017 Apr 8.

Universidade Norte do Paraná, Laboratory of Functional Evaluation and Human Motor Performance (LAFUP), Londrina, Brazil. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.01.007DOI Listing
May 2017
3 Reads
1.248 Impact Factor

[Health literacy: translation and validation of a research instrument on health promotion in Brazil].

Cad Saude Publica 2017 Mar 30;33(2):e00179715. Epub 2017 Mar 30.

Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais - Unidade de Passos, Passos, Brasil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-311X00179715DOI Listing
March 2017
3 Reads
0.888 Impact Factor

Prevalence, risks and severity of musculoskeletal disorder symptoms among administrative employees of a Brazilian company.

Work 2015 ;52(3):533-40

Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-152131DOI Listing
December 2016
4 Reads

Rates and factors associated with falls in older European Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, African-Americans, and Hispanics.

Clin Interv Aging 2015 23;10:1705-10. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S91120DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4629952PMC
July 2016
3 Reads
1.824 Impact Factor

Using video-elicitation to assess risks and potential falls reduction strategies in long term care.

Disabil Rehabil 2014 7;36(10):855-64. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University , Miami, FL , USA .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2013.821183DOI Listing
June 2015
1 Read
1.837 Impact Factor

Depression in older adults: screening and referral.

J Geriatr Phys Ther 2014 Jan-Mar;37(1):24-30

1College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University, Miami. 2Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, White Plains, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JPT.0b013e31828df26fDOI Listing
August 2014
1 Read
1.255 Impact Factor

Limits of Stability and Adaptation to Wearing Rocker Bottom Shoes.

Foot Ankle Int 2014 Jun;35(6):607-611

1 Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1071100714531227DOI Listing
June 2014
6 Reads
1.626 Impact Factor

Biomechanics and performance when using a standard and a vertical computer mouse.

Ergonomics 2013 18;56(8):1336-44. Epub 2013 Jun 18.

a Department of Physical Therapy , University of Franca , Franca , Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2013.805251DOI Listing
June 2014
1 Read
1.556 Impact Factor

Low blood lead concentrations and thyroid function of American adults.

Int J Environ Health Res 2013 Dec 16;23(6):461-73. Epub 2013 Jan 16.

a Epidemiology , Florida International University , Miami , USA .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2012.755155DOI Listing
December 2013
1 Read
1.513 Impact Factor

Factors associated with the completion of falls prevention program.

Health Educ Res 2013 Dec 11;28(6):1067-79. Epub 2013 Oct 11.

Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA and AHC3-430, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA.

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December 2013
7 Reads

Electromyographic patterns of lower limb muscles during apprehensive gait in younger and older female adults.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2013 Oct 20;23(5):1145-9. Epub 2013 Jul 20.

Department of Physical Education, São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.06.006DOI Listing
October 2013
3 Reads
1.725 Impact Factor

Reducing falls among geriatric rehabilitation patients: a controlled clinical trial.

Clin Rehabil 2013 Apr 5;27(4):325-35. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215512456308DOI Listing
April 2013
6 Reads
2.180 Impact Factor

Can falls risk prediction tools correctly identify fall-prone elderly rehabilitation inpatients? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

PLoS One 2012 17;7(7):e41061. Epub 2012 Jul 17.

Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3398864PMC
January 2013
7 Reads
3.234 Impact Factor

Facing the challenge of patient transfers: using ceiling lifts in healthcare facilities.

HERD 2008 ;2(1):6-16

University Terrace, University of Alberta, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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October 2012
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Motor vehicle air pollution and asthma in children: a meta-analysis.

Environ Res 2012 Aug 6;117:36-45. Epub 2012 Jun 6.

South Florida Asthma Consortium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.

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August 2012
6 Reads
4.373 Impact Factor

Urinary heavy metals and associated medical conditions in the US adult population.

Int J Environ Health Res 2012 19;22(2):105-18. Epub 2011 Aug 19.

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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July 2012
1 Read
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Work-related respiratory symptoms and lung function among solderers in the electronics industry: a meta-analysis.

Environ Health Prev Med 2012 May 31;17(3):183-90. Epub 2011 Aug 31.

Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, 1200 S.W. 8 St. University Park, Miami, FL 33199, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3348243PMC
May 2012
1 Read

Endotoxin exposure and childhood wheeze and asthma: a meta-analysis of observational studies.

J Asthma 2011 Sep 6;48(7):685-93. Epub 2011 Jul 6.

Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02770903.2011.594140DOI Listing
September 2011
2 Reads
1.828 Impact Factor

Risk factors for geriatric patient falls in rehabilitation hospital settings: a systematic review.

Clin Rehabil 2011 Sep 19;25(9):788-99. Epub 2011 Apr 19.

Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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September 2011
3 Reads
2.180 Impact Factor

Risks and suggestions to prevent falls in geriatric rehabilitation: a participatory approach.

BMJ Qual Saf 2011 May 5;20(5):440-8. Epub 2011 Jan 5.

Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs.2010.042382DOI Listing
May 2011
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Risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review of recent longitudinal studies.

Am J Ind Med 2010 Mar;53(3):285-323

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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March 2010
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1.590 Impact Factor

Stretching to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review.

J Rehabil Med 2008 May;40(5):321-8

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0204DOI Listing
May 2008
22 Reads
1.895 Impact Factor

Work physical therapy and rehabilitation ergonomics: a review and discussion of the scope of the areas.

Disabil Rehabil 2006 Dec;28(24):1563-6

Ergonomics Research Laboratory, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638280600638182DOI Listing
December 2006
8 Reads
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Cut-points to prevent low back injury due to force exertion at work.

Work 2006 ;27(1):75-87

Ergonomics Research Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, Canada.

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September 2006
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Low back problems and possible improvements in nursing jobs.

J Adv Nurs 2006 Jul;55(1):79-89

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.03877.xDOI Listing
July 2006
2 Reads
1.685 Impact Factor

Working postures: a literature review.

J Occup Rehabil 2004 Jun;14(2):143-59

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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June 2004
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The wrong assertion in Chen and Lee's paper "A non-invasive protocol for the determination of lumbosacral vertebral angle".

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2003 Jul;18(6):564-5; author reply 566

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July 2003
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University of Alberta

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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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