Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Contact

mrosario1@twu.edu
214-689-7712
 IHSD 8815

Biography

Martin G. Rosario is currently an Assitant  Professor at Texas Woman's University Physical Therapy School. He earned his Bachelor of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, in 2004, his Master's in Physical Therapy in 2006 and Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 2016, working with Dr. Alexis Ortiz and Dr. Donald C. Dunbar. 

 
In his thesis work, he assessed the role of diabetes on motor control and lower extremity neuromuscular activation in people with control type two diabetes. While working an his Ph.D., Martin accepted a position as a Physical Therapy supervisor and clinical researcher at an HIV focus community center in San Juan, PR, where he worked for six years.  During that time, he developed and used new assessment protocol and research focus strategies to maintain Ryan White HIV Federal Funding for the clinic. Currently and for the last two years, Martin is the Clinical Researcher for the HIV focus community clinic with the purpose of applying research for intervention treatments and justifying the federal funding.
 
In 2016, Martin accepted an Assistant Professor position at Texas Woman's University of Dallas, where he has been since.  While at Dallas, Martin has continued his work on motor control and neuromuscular deficiencies in people with HIV. His work leads to the development of a balanced protocol that aid on the understanding of standing motor alteration in people with HIV. 
 
Part of Martin's motivation for moving to Dallas was the Coordination of the Human Cadaver Laboratory. Martin developed an anatomy educational outreach activity in 2017. He has been involved with Undergraduates, OTA students, OT, and Nursing students thus far. He has served on several renown committees at the facility, and he is a member of various prestige organizations.
 
Martin has several refereed publications and is a National and International Presenter.

Education

Ph.D., Human Anatomy, Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2016
M.S., University of Puerto Rico Med Sci Campus, 2006
B.S., Biology Human Approach, University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus, 2004

Research Interests

Motor Control Deficiencies; Human Inmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aids; Spatial-Temporal Gait Parameters, Joint Kinematics; Balance; Stimulant Affect

Latest Articles

The Perceived Benefit of Short Term Service Trip of Students and Participants while Working in an HIV Community Center in Puerto Rico
F1000 Research (2019)
Martin G. Rosario

Balance as an assessment of health-related quality of life in people living with HIV.
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, (2018)
Martin G Rosario, Norberto Quiles, Alexis Ortiz

Autonomic nervous system assessment in people with HIV: A cross-sectional study [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review]
F1000 Research (2018)
Martin Rosario, Maryvi Gonzalez

Evaluation of controlled type II diabetics ascending and descending a ramp surface at an imposed speed: A case-control study
F1000 Research (2018)
Martin g. Rosario, Elizabeth Orozco, Nairoby Babilonia, Greisy Tellez, Francheska Mojica

Proprioception and vestibular alterations affect postural control in children with mild autism: A pilot study
F1000 Research (2018)
Martin Rosario, Lizzette Lopez, Michelle Mendez, Anas F Ababneh, Maryvi Gonzalez-Sola

INCREASED STATIC POSTURAL SWAY AFTER ENERGY DRINK CONSUMPTION A RANDOMIZED TRIAL
F1000 Research (2017)
Martin G Rosario, Henry Collazo, Milagros Mateo, Maryvi Gonzalez-Sola, Flavia Bayron

Reliability and Concurrent Validity Between Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Knee Valgus During Drop Jumps
Journal of Sports Medicine (2016)
A Ortiz, M Rosario, A Rodriguez-Lafontaine, A Seda, C Figueroa

Current Projects

The focus of my research projects is to investigate motor control deficiencies in patients with Human Inmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aids, employing 3D/2D motion analysis systems, electromyography and force/pressure plates.  Specifically, my studies emphasis is in comparing spatial-temporal gait parameters, joint kinematics, (standing and dynamic) balance, and neuromuscular function with “healthy” individuals while performing several functional walking and balance tasks. Recently, my research focus had expanded into understanding the influence of specific brain and central nervous system stimulants, for instance, caffeine and energy drinks, on postural motor control.   

Externally Funded Projects

Faculty Research Award Year 1 of 1
West Coast University | 2018
Role: Co-Investigator

Judge Travel Award for 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
$400.00 | 2017
Role: Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Teaching and Research Grant for Equipment and Technology
$0.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Anatomy Association (AAA)
  • American College Sport Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • International Fitness Association (IFA)
  • National Exercise and Sport Trainers Association (NESTA)