PhD Alumni

Our PhD graduates are productive academic and industry professionals. Many are grant-funded independent investigators, published authors or members of editorial boards and grant review committees.

Amy Bastian, PT, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience, Chief Science Officer at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD

Ryan Bailey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

Justin Beebe, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy at Simmons College in Boston

Victor Cheuy, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Denver

Kendra Cherry-Allen, PT, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Stacy DeJong, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa

Gammon Earhart, PT, PhD
Professor, Washington University Program in Physical Therapy and Director of the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis

Michael Falvo, PhD
Research Physiologist at the War Related Illness & Injury Study Center in East Orange, NJ

Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research at the Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA

Jonathan Fisher, PhD
Associate Professor at St. Louis University

Sara Gombatto, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at San Diego State University

David Gutekunst, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at St. Louis University

Madeleine Hackney, PhD
Research Health Scientist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory School of Medicine

Dustin Hardwick, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences at University of South Florida

Minna Hong, PT, PhD
Researcher at Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System in California

John Hollman, PT, PhD
Professor, Physical Therapy, Director of the Program in Physical Therapy at Mayo School of Health Sciences

Valerie Kelly, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington

Catherine Lang, PT, PhD
Professor, Washington University Program in Physical Therapy

Cara Lewis, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training at Boston University

Corey Lohnes, PhD
Senior Consultant at Grant Cooper & Associates in St. Louis, MO

Donovan Lott PT, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida

Janice Loudon, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at Duke University

Katrina Maluf, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy at San Diego State University

Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ericka Merriwether, PT, PhD, ATC
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at University of Iowa

Tim Meyer, PhD
Senior Scientist at Boston Scientific Corporation in St. Paul, MN

Susanne Morton, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware

Michael Mueller, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Physical Therapy at Washington University in St.Louis

Sam Nemanich, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota

Dan Peterson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon Health Science University

Gretchen Salsich, PT, PhD
Professor, Physical Therapy at St. Louis University

Sara Scholtes, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy at St. Louis University

Chris Sorensen, PhD
Clinical Research Coordinator, Washington University in St.Louis

Kshamata Shah, PT, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University

Rachel Tinius, PhD
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, at Western Kentucky University

Lori Tuttle, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy at San Diego State University

Joanne Wagner, PT, PhD
Medical Science Liaison, Acorda Therapeutics

Jason Wingert, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health and Wellness at the University of North Carolina-Asheville

Kathy Zackowski, PhD, OTR
Associate Professor, Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine