Todd Davenport, Full Professor at the University of the Pacific Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, comes on The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast again to discuss the organizations that play a role in DPT education and the economics of universities. Todd also brings the perspective on DPT program directors who not have a terminal academic degree and he makes the case to consider the DPT as a terminal academic degree to enter academia and much more.

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Todd’s First Interview on The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast on “What Makes A Great Educator?”: 

Todd’s Interview on Talus Media Talks on “Gun Violence and Social Determinants of Health”: 

Todd’s Interview on Pain Reframed podcast discussing Population Health and Social Determinants of Health:

Todd’s Interview on Healthcare Disruption podcast on population health:

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TODD E. DAVENPORT, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS serves as tenured full Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. He is an Full Professor and Program Director at University of Pacific DPT program. Dr. Davenport is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s DPT and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency programs. He is a past clinical research fellow at the Warren G. Magnusson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where his work included construction and validation of function-based physical capacity tests for patients with chronic fatiguing illnesses. Dr. Davenport is a graduate of the Master of Public Health program at the Berkeley campus of the University of California. Dr. Davenport’s clinical and research interests, as a physical therapist, broadly have included the effect of iatrogenic loading on the neuromusculoskeletal system in health and pathology. His main focus involves outcomes research and evidence synthesis in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Dr. Davenport is also interested in the epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases, as well as program planning and evaluation as they relate to the prevention of injuries and chronic diseases. Dr. Davenport has authored articles describing clinical reasoning processes for the symptom-based diagnosis of pathology by physical therapists in order to determine the appropriateness of physical therapy and guide intervention. Dr. Davenport is an International Editorial Review Board Member of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, as well as a reviewer for several journals in the fields of rehabilitation and rheumatology. Dr. Davenport is the recipient of several distinguished service, teaching, and research publication awards. In addition to his academic and service work, Dr. Davenport practices at the Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Office.