Forty for 40: Jennifer M. Bottomley, PT, PhD, MS ’86
For more than 40 years, Jennifer Bottomley has strived to ensure that the elderly are treated with dignity and respect.
Dr. Bottomley is president of the International Association of Physical Therapists Working with Older People, a section of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy.
She has served on advisory boards for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, and on several White House panels that focused on long-term care, aging, and medical reform issues.
An associate professor at Simmons College and adjunct professor at the MGH Institute, Bottomley also coordinates services in Boston homeless shelters for the non-profit Committee to End Elder Homelessness/ HEARTH.