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Seok Hun (Huny) Kim, Ph.D. (2005), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, Fla.

Muhammed Al-Jarrah, Ph.D. (2006), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Professor (bio)
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
• Recipient, 2014 Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Award

Marcio Dos Santos, Ph.D. (2006), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, Fla.

Emmanuel B. John, Ph.D. (2006), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Chair and Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.
• Recipient, 2019 Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Award

Kevin McIntire, Ph.D. (2006) (LinkedIn profile)
Health Research Science Specialist
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif.

Mukul Mukherjee, Ph.D. (2006), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Biomechanics Research Building, School of Health Physical Education & Recreation, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb.

Marcie Swift, Ph.D. (2007), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health and Human Services, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.

Rajprasad Loganathan, Ph.D. (2007), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Research Associate (bio)
Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

Eric Vidoni, Ph.D. (2008; Honors), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Director, Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core (bio)
University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Catherine Siengsukon, Ph.D. (2008; Honors), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Neena Sharma, Ph.D. (2008), PT, CMPT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
• Recipient, 2012 Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Award

Sandra Billinger, Ph.D. (2008), PT, FAHA (LinkedIn profile)
Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
• Recipient, 2013 Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Award

Benjamin Tseng, Ph.D. (2009) (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas

Kendra Gagnon, Ph.D. (2009), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Chair and Clinical Professor (bio)
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Kevin Farmer, Ph.D. (2010) (LinkedIn profile)
Senior Regulatory Writer
Synchrogenix, Durham, N.C.

Natalia Loskutova, M.D., Ph.D. (2011; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Senior Scientist and Director of Evaluation, National Research Network
American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Stephen Jernigan, Ph.D. (2011), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Director, Physical Therapy Degree Program, and Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Bin Deng, Ph.D. (2011) (LinkedIn profile)
Staff Data Scientist
Walmart Labs, San Bruno, Calif.

Ming Xu, Ph.D. (2011) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
University of Connecticut Center on Aging, UConn Health, Farmington, Conn.
Read about Xu's Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging awarded by the American Federation for Aging Research (PDF)
Read about Xu's research featured by the Guardian

Lisa VanHoose, Ph.D. (2011), PT, CLT-LANA, WC (LinkedIn profile)
Program Director and Associate Professor (bio)
Physical Therapy Program, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, La.
• Recipient, 2018 Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Award

Han-Hung (Floyd) Huang, Ph.D. (2011), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas

Mariko Nishibe, Ph.D. (2012; Honors)
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine/Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Dave Burnett, Ph.D. (2013), RRT, AE-C (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Dean for Faculty Practice and Community Partnerships
KU School of Health Professions, Kansas City, Kansas
Chair and Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Alham Al-Sharman, Ph.D. (2013), PT
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Ali Bani-Ahmed, Ph.D. (2013), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
College of Applied Medial Sciences, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Saddam Kanaan, Ph.D. (2013; Honors), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Rupali Singh, Ph.D. (2013), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, The Sage Colleges, Troy, N.Y.

Lezi E, Ph.D. (2013; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wilwaukee, Wis.

Jessica Witherspoon, DPT, Ph.D. (2014) (LinkedIn profile)
Research Fellow
Laboratory of Congenital Myopathy, Neuromuscular Symptoms Unit, Tissue Injury Branch
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Jason Rucker, Ph.D. (2014; Honors), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Clinical Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Tarang Jain, DPT, Ph.D. (2014; Honors), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Linda Denney, Ph.D. (2014), PT
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, Ariz.

Jordan Taylor, Ph.D. (2015; Honors), CSCS, ACE-CPT
Undergraduate Exercise Science Program Director and Lecturer (bio)
Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Overland Park, Kansas

Gurpreet Singh, Ph.D. (2016), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, The Sage Colleges, Troy, N.Y.

Linda D'Silva, Ph.D. (2016), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Clinical Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Anna Mattlage, Ph.D. (2016) (LinkedIn profile)
Staff Scientist
Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.

Zaid Mansour, Ph.D. (2016), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Chair and Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

Mayis Aldughmi, Ph.D. (2016), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physiotherapy, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Bryan Bond, Ph.D. (2016) (LinkedIn profile)
Professor and Co-Director of Research (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas

Sonia Rawal, Ph.D. (2016), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas

Jason-Flor Sisante, Ph.D. (2017) (LinkedIn profile)
Solar System Ambassador
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Fahed Mehyar, Ph.D. (2017), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, Wash.

Shaima Alothman, Ph.D. (2018), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Researcher (bio)
Lifestyle and Health Research Center, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdulfattah Alqahtani, Ph.D. (2019), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Health Rehabilitation Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Kosaku Aoyagi, Ph.D. (2019), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Postdoctoral Trainee
Department of Rheumatology, Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Sanghee Moon, Ph.D. (2019), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Caio Sarmento, Ph.D. (2019), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, Calif.

Aqeel Alenazi, Ph.D. (2019; Honors), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Health Rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia

Yasir Alshehri, Ph.D. (2019), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Medical Rehabilitation Science, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Abdulghani Yahya, Ph.D. (2019), PT (LinkedIn profile)

Ramzi Alajam, Ph.D. (2020), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jazan Univesity, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed M. Alshehri, Ph.D. (2020), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jazan Univesity, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Melike Kahya, Ph.D. (2020, Honors), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Eber A. S. Beck, Jr. Ph.D. (2020), PT (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

David Heller, M.S., Ph.D. (2020) (LinkedIn profile)
Visiting Professor (bio)
Department of Health, Physics, and Applied Sciences (Exercise Science Program), and Department of Physical Therapy Education
College of Health and Human Services, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.

Graduates listed in order of graduation from KU.

Last modified: Sep 16, 2020

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