Dr. Lisa VanHoose- Diversity in Physical Therapy & Education


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Dr. Lisa VanHoose comes onto the HET Podcast to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physical therapy profession and in academia.

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Dr. VanHoose received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed the NHLBI PRIDE Summer Institute with an emphasis in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology. Her BS in Health Science and MS in Physical Therapy were completed at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. VanHoose’s teaching interests include pathology, physical agents, oncology rehabilitation, population health, and cultural competency. Dr. VanHoose’s research focuses on the incidence, prevalence, and severity of cancer related side effects with an emphasis on the disease burden of minority cancer survivors. She also investigates strategies to diversify the healthcare workforce to reduce health disparities. She has received both NIH and industry funding to support her research agenda. Dr. VanHoose is the Principal Investigator of the Cancer Rehabilitation and Wellness Laboratory. She is also the past President (2012-2016) of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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