Jodan D. Garcia, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert SMT is a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. His teaching responsibilities include the Musculoskeletal series, Physical Therapy Interventions, Evidence-Based Practice and Radiology and Imaging. Dr. Garcia has been the lead faculty participant in the Farmworker’s Family Health Project in Moultrie, GA for the last six years. He is the recipient of the Georgia State University – Carl V. Patton President’s Awards for Outstanding University Program in 2012 for his work with the migrant workers. Dr. Garcia strongly believes that experiences like the Moultrie farmworkers project are transformative and key to educating future clinicians in the role of civic duty in the form of ‘pro-bono’ service, cultural competence and professionalism in the doctor of physical therapy program. His research interests include manual therapy, orthopedics and service learning in Physical Therapy.
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