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Research Interests:

  • Race, gender, and socioeconomic disparities related to knee and hip osteoarthritis and total joint replacement
  • Cost-effectiveness of physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Qualitative research related to arthritic conditions including knee and hip osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis

Ongoing Projects:

  • ​Race Disparities in Physical Function and Physical Therapy Utilization after Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • ​Physical therapy Students' Perceived Comfort Treating Patients from Diverse Populations: a Comparison of Two Institutions
  • Race and Gender Disparities in Physical Function Before and After Total Hip Arthroplasty: a Retrospective Analysis


Ally Bove is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She received BS degrees in Biology and Health Sciences from Duquesne University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University, and a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include racial disparities related to knee OA, total knee arthroplasty and cost-effectiveness of non-surgical treatments for knee OA and other populations seeking physical therapy.


Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy Residential and Hybrid Program

Representative Publications