PhD, ATC, CSCS
Dr. Chimera graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Dr.Chimera then completed her Masters of Education in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training from Temple University. Upon completion of her MEd degree, Dr. Chimera became an Assistant Athletic Trainer and Instructor for the University of Dayton. Dr. Chimera completed her PhD in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program at the University of Delaware. Dr. Chimera's dissertation was: "Gastrocnemius Recession: A Treatment For Foot Pathology Associated With Isolated Contracture".
Dr. Chimera came to Daemen College from Northern Arizona University where she was an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Chimera has a broad range of teaching experience including courses such as: Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Physical Assessment of the Injured Athlete I, Therapeutic Exercise, Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training, and Administration in Athletic Training.
Dr. Chimera's main research interest involves understanding lower extremity movement patterns as they pertain to musculoskeletal injury. Dr. Chimera's research represents an integration of kinematics and kinetics with electromyography and understanding mechanisms of injury. Dr. Chimera has also studied the use of various screening tools developed to categorize individuals at risk of injury.