Sabrina Figueiredo, PhD, a physical therapist with close to 20 years of clinical experience, is the Director of the Health Care Quality program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research & Leadership. Formerly, she served as Assistant Professor at the Catholic University in Brazil and at McGill University in Canada. During her tenure at McGill, she was also the Associate Director of the Physical Therapy Program and oversaw initiatives related to curriculum development, program evaluation, and accreditation. She created a Program Logic Model and an Assessment & Implementation Plan deemed best practices by the Canadian Physiotherapy Accreditation Regulatory Body.
Dr. Figueiredo has extensive teaching experience, including having taught to more than 1000 students, courses such as Biomechanics, Research Methodology, Advanced Research Methods, and Professional Practice, covering principles of Global Health and the continuum of care. She currently teaches Quality Improvement Science, Complexity Theory, and Program Theory to graduate students.
Dr. Figueiredo's research portfolio focuses on patient safety, coordination of care, creating innovative measurement strategies to contribute evidence to patient-centered outcomes, and developing telehealth initiatives to improve physical activity. She has published a book chapter and scientific papers in these fields and has received external funding and awards for her presentations at national and international meetings.