University Profiles

Professor Nair Physical Therapy

Preeti M. Nair, P.T., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy


I investigate walking impairment in neurological populations and develop interventions that facilitate walking recovery.

As a new faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy and being a clinician, an educator, and a researcher, my goal in the DPT program is to empower my students to improve the quality of life of those they treat through a dynamic approach involving evidence-based practice and scientific inquiry. A part of my teaching philosophy is to motivate students to always challenge the norm set in clinical practice so they can raise the bar higher with their critical thinking and creativity.

As a researcher, my goal is to utilize a composite biomechanical and neurophysiological framework for investigating walking impairment in different neurological populations and developing robust rehabilitation strategies that facilitate walking recovery.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • PhD, University of Florida
  • BPhT,  University of Pune

Office Phone
(973) 275-2800


Office Location
Room 203A
McQuaid Hall


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