The Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is composed of individuals representing research scientists, physical therapists external to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), front-line clinicians and managers, and administrators from the physical therapy business community.
The SAP is to provide direction to the registry on matters of scientific integrity, clinical application, quality, public policy, and research. In carrying out its mission, the SAP will ensure that the Registry fulfills its goals related to information payment for physical therapist services, improving practice, fulfilling quality reporting requirements, and promoting research. Further, the SAP will contribute to and provide oversight related to the Registry's research agenda, data management and analysis strategies, clinical application and utility of the Registry, addition of content areas, and scholarly publications. The SAP will coordinate with Registry staff and APTA leadership on the strategic plan, operations, and business development aspects of the registry to ensure a meaningful and sustainable Registry of data from the profession, for the profession.
Linda Arslanian, PT, DPT, MS Executive Director of Rehabilitation Services (Retired) Brigham and Women's Hospital Gloucester, MA
Gerard Brennan, PT, PhD, FAPTA Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research (Retired)Intermountain Healthcare, Rehabilitation ServicesSalt Lake City, UT
Janet Freburger, PT, PhD ProfessorUniversity of PittsburghSchool of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation SciencesDepartment of Physical TherapyPittsburgh, PA
Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Director, Knowledge Management Therapeutic Associates, Inc. Tigard, OR
Jeff Houck, PT, PhD Director of Research, Professor of ResearchSchool of Physical TherapyGeorge Fox UniversityNewberg, OR
Natalie Leland, OTR/L, PhD Associate ProfessorDepartment of Occupational TherapySchool of Health and Rehabilitation SciencesUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA
James Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Outcomes Research Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
Philip van der Wees, PT, PhD Senior Researcher, Scientific Center for Quality of HealthcareRadboud Institute for Health SciencesRadboud University Medical CenterThe Netherlands
Last Updated: 10/30/2019