June 2015

APTA names Jette PTJ editor-in-chief

The Alexandria, VA-based American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on June 1 named Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, editor-in-chief of its monthly scientific journal, Physical Therapy (PTJ). Jette will serve a five-year term beginning January 1, 2016, succeeding Rebecca L. Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.

Jette is professor of health policy and management at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he directs the Health & Disability Research Institute.

He also serves as a professor in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston. His research interests include late-life exercise, evaluation of rehabilitation treatment outcomes, and the measurement, cause, and prevention of disability. He has received more than $50 million in federal and private research funding.

For the past 14 years Jette has directed the Boston University Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Outcomes Research. In 2013 he was elected a member of the National Academies of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM), where from 2011-2014 he cochaired the IOM Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence.

Read more about Jette at apta.org.

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