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Faculty & Staff Honors

BU Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Physical Therapy Journal

Dr. Alan Jette, director of the Health & Disabilities Research Institute at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), has been named the next editor-in-chief of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Dr. Jette, a professor of health policy and management, will begin his five-year term on January 1, 2016. In the role, he will be responsible for leading the journal’s editorial board in its determination of the scientific, clinical, and other editorial content of PTJ.

Dr. Jette’s research interests include late-life exercise; evaluation of rehabilitation treatment outcomes; and the measurement, cause, and prevention of disability. He has had more than 200 peer-reviewed articles published in numerous international scientific journals, and in 2013 was named a member of the Institute of Medicine for his insightful and innovative work in disability assessment.

Dr. Jette directs the Boston Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement Center, funded by the NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR); serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions, funded by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging; and is director of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDDR).

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