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Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

UCD Physical Therapy Program
Dr. Stevens-Lapsley is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She received her PT degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology. She then completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida. She has served as a clinician in various environments with an emphasis on patients following knee and hip arthroplasty. She has 15 years of clinical research experience in patients with osteoarthritis planning to undergo joint arthroplasty, and has been actively involved in recent efforts to support better and more efficient care for patients with arthroplasty through the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. The majority of her research emphasis has been on muscle dysfunction and age-related changes in muscle function, focusing on the use of rehabilitation strategies to improve patient outcomes after joint arthroplasty. Her clinical research has resulted in numerous publications (80+), national and international speaking invitations, and awards such as the Jack Walker Manuscript award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the APTA Geriatrics Section, Excellence in Research Award. Her research has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Foundation for Physical Therapy, the American College of Rheumatology, and the Arthritis Foundation (over $11 million as principal investigator).