What year did you start the program?
List your prior degrees and institutions
BS Exercise Science, Cedarville University 2010 DPT Azusa Pacifica University, 2013
What is your current research setting(s), mentor’s name and name of lab?
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Dr. Rich Westrick, Military Performance Division
What is your current research focused on (please provide a brief summary statement in layman’s terms?
Rapid Access to Comprehensive Expertise to improve musculoskeletal injury-related outcomes (RACE2MSKI): A coordinated series of prospective research efforts assessing the impact of injury and performance specialists on health outcomes, injury reporting, and targeted education.
What do you think is special about the PhD in RS program here at IHP?
The interdisciplinary approach is a great way to gain exposure to different ideas both within and outside of the Physical Therapy profession.
Why did you choose to come to this program rather than a doctoral research program in your specific profession?
The ability to do research at USARIEM with access the academic opportunities of the IHP and Boston area.
What are your goals for the future after you graduate?
Continue serving on Active Duty in the US Navy while conducting research to reduce the impact of musculoskeletal injuries on readiness.