• PhD in Rehabilitation Science – Gorge Mason University, USA
  • DPT (Post-professional DPT)- Loma Linda University, USA
  • Master of science in Rehabilitation science – University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Bachelor of Science-King Saud University, College of Applied Medical Science. Major: Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy, KSA


    • Deputy Chairperson of CHRS Research Center at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, KSA
    • Assistance professor at Princess Nourah bint Abdurlhman University College of health and Rehabilitation Sciences, KSA and Senior Physical therapist at KAAUH




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Research Interests & Activity

Conduct research focused in the understanding mechanism of physiological impairment underlying trajectory of disability with emphasis in

  • Aerobic exercise capacity and oxygen kinetics during physical activity
  • Physical functioning and risk for sleep disorders
  • Characterization of oxygen uptake On- and Off- Kinetics in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Etiologically mediated cardiorespiratory dysfunction on resistance to fatigue in women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Recovery and fatigability following maximal and submaximal exercise
  • Effect of different muscle mass on the peripheral and central hemodynamic response to different mode of exercise
  • Influence of Respiratory Limitation on Exercise Capacity in SLE and spinal cord injury patients



Monira Aldhahi graduated from King Saud University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Dr. Aldhahi worked as Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapist for three years at the department of respiratory services, King Abdulaziz Medical City National Guard hospital, in Riyadh. Dr. Aldhahi earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and her Post Professional – Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Rehabilitation Science from George Mason University in 2019. During the educational journey, Dr. Aldhahi has enthused to work as a volunteer research assistant at Loma Linda University and at George Mason University.
Worked with patients with sympathetic dysfunction including incomplete spinal cord injury patients and chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnea at functional performance laboratory at George Mason University. She voluntary worked at the National Institute of Health, the USA on a research project related to patients with pulmonary hypertension. Currently, working on a research project that focuses on the effect of different muscle mass during exercise on the modulation of the cardiac pressure-volume relationship and mechanical efficiency. She is a collaborator at the Lifestyle Research Center as she is conducting a project to investigate the rate of kinetic oxygen consumption during exercise among individuals with different body fat compositions.