Main Content:

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 is currently completing PhD studies 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