Lori Maria Walton, Ph.D., DPT


Lori Maria Walton, Ph.D., DPT, was named professor in the Physical Therapy Department.  A licensed physical therapist , she has worked as a professor in academia, both undergradate and graduate programs since 2005 and practiced as a clinical physical therapist, with emphasis in women's health and neurologic PT since 1995.  She has served as an associate professor of physiotherapy, director of research and statistics, and chair of phsycial therapy programs.  In clinicial practice, Dr. Walton has held various positions in both hospital and private setting and including four years as the CEO and owner of Private Practice Women's Health Therapies in Topeka, Kansas.  Her research is focused on the effects of trauma on health outcomes for vulnerable populations of women and children living in South Asia and MENA countries.  She has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and three books, as well as numerous peer-reviewed scientific and professional presentations.  Dr. Walton had contributed pro bono services to many underserved communities both domestic and abroad, and during her career, she has provided organizational, research  and administrative services to many academic institutions.  She received her Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; a DPT from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska; and a master's degree in physiotherapy and a bachelor's degree in biology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.  She is completing her master's degree in public health with an emphasis in Global Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.


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