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PhD Advisor: Dr. Sue Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Regan Harrell, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy. She received her bachelor's degree in biology from the Duquesne University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duquesne University. She completed the UPMC Neurological Physical Therapy Residency program and is currently completing PhD studies in rehabilitation science at the University of Pittsburgh.



Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Doctor of Physical Therapy Residential and Hybrid Program

Representative Publications

Harrell, R.G., Manetta, C.J. & Gorgacz, M.P. Dizziness and Balance Disorders in a Traumatic Brain Injury Population: Current Clinical Approaches. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep 9, 41–46 (2021).

Research Interests

  • Improving the treatment of patients with balance and dizziness disorders
  • Defining and objectively measuring balance and dizziness as it relates to traumatic brain injury
  • Facilitating current evidence into clinical practice