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Dr. Laurita M. Hack

Dr. Laurita M. Hack has a BA from Wilmington College, an MS as the first professional degree in Physical Therapy from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Penn, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has clinical experience in outpatient, nursing home, and homecare practice, especially in geriatrics, and has taught in the areas of practice management, geriatrics, clinical decision- making, evidence based practice, ethics, and health care systems. Dr. Hack's research interests include development of clinical expertise, the physical therapy workforce, and physical therapy education. She is a coauthor of Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice, Evidence into Practice, and Educating Physical Therapists. She is a co-investigator in the grant, Physical Therapist Education for the Twenty First Century (PTE-21): Innovation and Excellence in Physical Therapist Education. She has served the APTA as President of the Community/Home Health, Health Policy, and Education Sections, and as Vice Speaker and Secretary of the APTA. Her APTA honors include: being named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA, the Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Baethke-Carlin Award for Teaching Excellence. She was APTA’s 2018 Mary McMillan Lecturer.

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