Dr. Dawn Magnusson of the APHPT and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus comes on the show today to discuss her academic journey,Population Health Sciences, the layers of Wellness and Disease Prevention, wellness and prevention in regards to population health, and possible business models around prevention and wellness

APHPT Website: https://www.aphpt.org/

APTA Council on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness: http://www.apta.org/PHPW/

CU Anshutz: http://www.ucdenver.edu/anschutz/Pages/landing.aspx

Dawn’s Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/DawnMagnusson

Dawn’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=816178728

Dawn’s Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/madison31

APHPT Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/TheAPHPT

APHPT Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/theaphpt/

Dawn Magnusson Bio: Dawn is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her PhD in Population Health Sciences (with a minor in Anthropology), a certificate in Global Health, and an MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics (with a focus on health disparities research) through the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research broadly explores the mechanisms underlying health disparities in vulnerable populations, and seeks to inform the development of innovative, community-based models of care that advance health equity for traditionally underserved populations of children with developmental delay or disability. With regard to entry-level DPT education, Dr. Magnusson is responsible for teaching CU’s health and wellness content, and provides population health content throughout the curriculum. In recognition of her research and dedication in the area of health equity, Dr. Magnusson received a 2013 Wisconsin without Borders Award from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the 2015 Dissertation Award from the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, and the 2016 Social Responsibility Research Award from the HPA-The Catalyst Section of the APTA. She was also named a 2016 semi-finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Program.