About Me

I am a physical therapist with a board certification in geriatrics. I am also an implementation scientist whose research focuses on implementing physical activity assessments and behavior change techniques into health care.

My goal is to address the clinical barriers health care providers face when empowering their patients to perform the regular physical activity needed to complete tasks that are important to the patient. These include preventing falls, maintaining functional independence and participating in leisure activities. I also develop and validate tools that health care providers can use to maximize each patient’s function and well-being.

I am actively involved with the American Physical Therapy Association, where I serve as the secretary of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. I am an appointed member of the Older Adults Committee of the Exercise is Medicine initiative, part of the American College of Sports Medicine.

In summary, I am passionate about advancing geriatric care and ensuring older adults are empowered to perform health-promoting behaviors, such as physical activity.