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Amy H. Amabile, PhD, MPT

Associate Professor, Biomedical Education and Data Science

Amy Amabile
About Me

Research Interests

Dr. Amabile’s research efforts have been focused on both the pathophysiological implications of human morphological variation, and on anatomy education. Her main area of research interest within human morphological variation relates to the anatomical structures in the lumbar and hip regions that have been implicated in low back pain causation. A secondary area of research has focused on cardiovascular and pulmonary structures and the practical ways that their variations can affect clinical care provided by physicians and allied health providers. Her anatomy education research efforts have been focused on assessing the impact of spacing of anatomy content delivery on anatomy knowledge retention; and various student-driven projects related to cadaver dissection and the use of peer education to teach anatomy clinical correlations.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • MPT, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX


  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • American Association for Anatomy
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Digital Bibliography

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Additional Publications

Georgetti LJ, Sims AC, Focht A, Elcock JN, Nixon-Cave K, Amabile AH. Participation in an advanced anatomy capstone project facilitates student involvement in the development of an instructional tool for novel dissection. Educ Res Int. vol. 2021 Article ID 6681994.