Jim Mansoor, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
- The relationship between biomarkers in expired breath condensate and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) susceptibility
- Screening markers in expired breath condensate in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
- Lung inflammation caused by environmental factors, exercise or disease states
Dr. Mansoor is a full professor who joined the Pacific Physical Therapy family in 1994. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Sacramento and his doctor of philosophy in pulmonary and exercise physiology from the University of California, Davis. He teaches many of the basic science courses including anatomy, kinesiology, pathophysiology, and research methods.
Dr. Mansoor's favorite thing about teaching at Pacific is the family-like atmosphere that each physical therapy class creates, allowing him to work closely with the students. His favorite course to teach is Gross Human Anatomy because he works closely with each student in the laboratory. He likes the curiosity and exploration that occurs with students in the anatomy laboratory during dissections.
When asked what his teaching philosophy was Dr. Mansoor answered, "to present clear, concise and highly organized lectures, to relate this information in a comprehensive manner to health science in general, and to give my students the tools they need to become independent learners once they leave Pacific. I want my students to be curious about the world of healthcare and have the confidence that they can find answers to their questions."