Tracy Brudvig, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS

Associate Professor
Physical Therapy
(617) 724-0044
Office Location: 
OCC- 175

Tracy Brudvig, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, is Associate Professor for the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Brudvig started her career in the United States Army and served in a variety of positions around the country and oversees for 20 years. After retiring from the Army, she started her career in academia in 1999. She is currently the Coordinator of the Post-Professional International Masters Program.

She teaches a variety of courses in the Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Post-professional Masters program for international students, including Fundamentals of Physical Therapy Practice, Clinical Management, and Comprehensive Case Analysis.

Dr. Brudvig earned her orthopedic specialty certification in 1995 and was re-certified for the second time in 2013. She mentors MSPT students in direct research projects. She is on the Committee of Content Experts under the Orthopedic Specialty Council of the APTA. She maintains a part-time clinical appointment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Research Interests

  • The development of critical thinking skills in physical therapy students
  • Clinical decision making
  • Teaching and learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Direct access


Brudvig TJ, Mattson DJ, Guarino AJ. Critical Thinking Skills and Learning Styles in Physical Therapists Trained in India Enrolled in a Master's Program. Accepted for publication JOPTE 2015.

Sharma, A., Sharma, S., Steiner, LA., Brudvig, TJ. Identification and Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Interventions for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in Pregnant and Nonpregnant Adults: A Systematic Review. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, 2014 September/December Volume 38 - Issue 3.

Brudvig, TJ. An adult patient with Asperger's syndrome: A case example of behavioral challenges for the orthopedic physical therapist. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice, 2014; 26(3): 178-181.

Brudvig TJ, Dirkes, A, Dutta, P, and Rane K. The acquisition of critical thinking skills in health professional students: A systematic review. Accepted for publication JOPTE Fall 2013

Brudvig TJ, Kulkarni H, and Shah, S. Letter to the editor. JOSPT 2012: 42(2), 146-148

See Curriculum vitae for complete list.


BS, Biology, University of California, Irvine
MPT, Physical Therapy, Baylor University

Post-graduate Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
PhD, Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University
DPT, Temple University

Curriculum Vitae