Pamela Semanik - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Pamela A. Semanik

Pamela A. Semanik, PhD, BSN, MS

  • Nurse Practitioner, RIC Arthritis Center
  • Assistant Professor, PM&R, Feinberg School of Medicine, NU



Conditions Treated / Services

  • Arthritis and Joint Conditions

Education, Residency and Internship


University of Illinois at Chicago, MS
University of Illinois at Chicago, BSN
University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD, Nursing Science


Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Post Doctoral

Honors & Awards

2004-present Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Arthritis Center, Chicago, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2002-2004 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Arthritis Center, Chicago, Illinois
1995-1997 Program Manager, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Subacute Rehabilitation Unit, Chicago, Illinois
1990-1995 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Bone and Joint Program, Chicago, Illinois


Semanik PA, Song J, Chang RW, Manheim L, Ainsworth B, Dunlop D. (2009) Assessing Physical Activity in Persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Accelerometry. (In Review).
Semanik PA, Dunlop D, Song J, Chang RW. Health Care Provider Support for Physical Activity in Elderly Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis. (In Review).
Feinglass J, Dunlop D, Song J, Semanik PA, Manheim L Chang RW. (2009) Improvement in Walking Limitation in the Older US Population. Am J Public Health, Mar,99 (3) 533-9.
Mallinson T, Waldinger H, Semanik PA, Lyons J, Feinglass J, Chang RW. (2005) Promoting Physical Activity in Persons with Arthritis. OT Practice, 10(4), 10-14.
Dunlop DD, Semanik P, Song J, Manheim LM, Shih V, and Chang RW.
Risk Factors for Functional Decline Among Older Adults with Arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2005;52(4):1274-1282.
Semanik PA, Wilbur J, Sinacore J, Chang RW. Physical Activity Behaviors of Older Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research, 51, (2) 246-252. 2004.

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