Dr. Eber A. Silveira Beck Jr was born and raised in southern Brazil. He went to Physical Therapy school at Santa Catarina State University (UDESC) – class of Summer of 2013 – where he participated in research projects at the Exercise and Sports Psychology Lab (LAPE) and at the Instrumentation Lab (LABIN). After graduating, Dr. Beck worked at an outpatient orthopedic clinic and as a home-health neurological physical therapist.
Dr. Beck earned his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) – Summer of 2020 – and his dissertation project focused on cognitive dysfunction in older adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. While pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Beck had the opportunity to collaborate teaching multiple courses in the DPT program at KUMC as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. In addition, Dr. Beck worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Sleep, Health, and Wellness (SleepWell) Lab.
His current research interest is in understanding cognitive dysfunction and cognitive workload in older adults and in neurological conditions.