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Minmei Shih is a research scientist in the Cognitive Performance Laboratory in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Shih collaborates in research grant writing, data analyses and project management, as well as training and supervising clinical practitioners engaged in research activities.

Shih received her Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences degree from University of Pittsburgh in 2008, and completed two years of postdoctoral training in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the UPMC Stroke Institute in 2010. Shih worked 10 years as a full time neurological occupational therapist in inpatient, outpatient, and home care settings. She has extensive experience designing, leading, and implementing quality improvement and research projects in clinical practice; mentoring domestically-trained and internationally-trained fieldwork students; and collaborating on the development of sub-specialty occupational therapy outpatient programs. Shih holds specialty certifications in stroke rehabilitation, brain injury, and Parkinson’s wellness recovery. She is also a recipient of the 2019 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy Alumni Award of Excellence for her leadership in the advancement of neurorehabilitation practice.


Department of Occupational Therapy

Education & Training

  • PhD, OTR/L, CSRS, CBIS, PWRMoves