Professional Summary

Paula L. Silva received a BA degree in Physical Therapy from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG (Brazil), an MS degree in Rehabilitation Science also from UFMG, and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2009. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology and faculty in the Center for Cognition, Action & Perception at the University of Cincinnati. As a scientist, she is primarily dedicated to advancing understanding of human functional performance via an integration of basic and applied/translational research. Her studies focus on theoretical issues related to perception and action from the perspectives of complexity science and ecological psychology, with emphasis on their application to issues in rehabilitation, sports, and development. Her research strategy combines state-of-the-art technology and analytical tools to model, assess, and enhance healthy and pathological human performance across the lifespan.

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Education

B.A., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2000 (Physical Therapy)

M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil, 2004 (Rehabilitation Science)

Certificate , University Connecticut Storrs, USA, 2009 (Quantitative methods)

PhD, University Connecticut Storrs, USA, 2009 (Experimental Psychology)

Positions and Work Experience

2010 -2015 Professor of Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2016 - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

Research Support

Grant: #48165/2011-6 Investigators:Paula L. Silva, Marisa C. Mancini 2011 -2013 CNPq (Brazil) Dynamics of motor strategies supporting performance of manual tasks Role:PI 7,257.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #CDS-APQ-04527-10 Investigators:Paula L. Silva, Marisa C. Mancini 2012 -2014 FAPEMIG (Brazil) Dynamics of motor strategies and perceptual factors supporting performance of manual tasks in children with and without disabilities Role:PI 15,263.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #474720/2010-1 Investigators:Sergio Fonseca, Paula Silva 2010 -2012 CNPq (Brazil) Gait biomechanics and pathological development Role:Co-PI 15,000.00 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #Cincinnati Children’s Research Innovation Funding Investigators:Adam Kiefer, Paula L. Silva, Kelly Cohen 2017 -2018 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Genetic fuzzy artificial intelligence (AI) virtual reality training for collision-based injury prevention in sport Role:Co-I 74,052 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Grant: #Cincinnati Children’s GAP funding Investigators:Adam Kiefer, Paula L. Silva, Kelly Cohen 2017 -2018 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Biofeedback-enhanced phenotypic plasticity to alter collision injury mechanisms Role:Co-I 42,697.00 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #R40531 Investigators:Davis, Tehran; Lanna P da Silva, Paula; Myer, Gregory; Riley, Michael 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Advanced Human Performance Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #R40536 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Lanna P da Silva, Paula; Ma, Jiaqi 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program "Bio-Inspired Computational Intelligence (BIComIn) for Personalization: Genetic fuzzy based AI for effective real-time decision making in military/commercial applications and for personalizing treat Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #UNC 5115125 sub R21EB027865 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Lanna P da Silva, Paula 08-06-2019 -05-31-2021 National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Leveraging Artificial-Intelligence to Profile and Enhance Phenotypic Plasticity for Second Injury Prevention: An Innovative Precision Medicine Platform to Revolutionize Injury Care Role:Collaborator $60,008.00 Awarded Level:Federal

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Contact Information

Academic - Psychology Department
4150H Edwards 1 Bldg.
Cincinanti  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 5135562397
paula.silva@uc.edu