Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM
CHAIR-ELECT & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Heyn has distinctive knowledge on how to synthesize and evaluate the quality of the evidence to provide guidance on current physical medicine issues to improve research and methodology, and in conducting health services and implementation research to promote the best evidence-based practices in rehabilitation medicine. Her work on the effects of exercise training for individuals with dementia is highly cited and well-recognized in the rehabilitation field.
Dr. Heyn has several ACRM leadership and mentorship roles as well as in many other national organizations such as the NIH/NIDKK Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) and the Gerontological Society of America. Her investigations include the associations between exercise, mobility, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk factors, and cognitive function.
She has been involved in several international academic programs and her research was featured in La Nación, Argentina’s leading newspaper and is frequently cited in various media such as HealingWell.com, WIKIBOOKS, ABC 7 News and the Alzheimer’s Association.