Main Content:

Research Interests:

  • Health Services Research
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Decision Analysis

Ongoing Projects:

  • The Treatment Based Classification for Low Back Pain: Revision and Update
  • The use of administrative data to model and predict patients at risk to progress from acute musculoskeletal injury to chronic pain
  • Identification of the relationship between portal of entry and subsequent risk / utilization for patients with an acute exacerbation of low back pain

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Courses Recently Taught:

  • PT 2131: Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders I
  • PT 2132: Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders II
  • PT 2133: Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders III
  • PT 2073: Evidence Based Practice II
  • PT 2074: Evidence Based Practice III
  • HRS 2022: Gross Human Anatomy
  • CSD 1904: International Studies

Service and Assignments:

  • Editorial Board Member, Move Forward PT, Consumer Website of the APTA; 2012 April – Present.
  • Subcommittee Member, Technology Task Force, Orthopedic Section of the APTA; 2011 Oct - Present.
  • Legislative Chair, SWD of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association; 2010 May – Present.

Membership in Scientific/Professional/Honorary Societies:

  • American Physical Therapy Association 1994 to present
  • Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association 1994 to present
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association 2005 to present
  • American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists 2006 to present

Departments

Department of Physical Therapy