The Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy

This annual lecture, a collaborative effort by the Physical Therapy Learning Institute (PTLI), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT), the National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT), the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), and the APTA Academy of Education, is held annually on or around Juneteenth in honor of Dr. Lynda D. Woodruff, a co-founder of PTLI and a pioneer in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in physical therapy education and practice. Our intent is to ensure that her legacy lives on in a format that ignites action, innovations, and solutions on issues related to DEI and social justice. Importantly, we hope to create a platform to address systemic barriers to opportunity and access for underrepresented minorities (URMs) in our profession.

2022 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on DEI in PT - Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH

Date:  Thursday, June 16th, 6:00-8:00pm EST (102 minute lecture/ 68 minute panel discussion)

Speaker:  Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, FAAPT


Title: DEI Fatigue? RST is the Intervention (Representation, Sankofa, and Trustworthiness)

Lecture Info: Visit the 2022 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture page for more information


Registration Fee:
We continue to welcome donations to the LDW Professional Development Sponsorship Fund on JEDI in PT so that we may continue to promote and grow researchers from historically marginalized and minoritized groups or others that are looking to conduct health disparities research. PTLI's goal is to raise a minimum of $2,000 per year to fund at least one sponsorship to a PT educational research workshop (GAMER or TIGERR). Please contribute towards our sponsorship efforts as part of the LDW Professional Development Sponsorship Fund on JEDI in PT using the PayPal Contribute button below. This contribution will be in lieu of registration for the LDW Lecture (live and recorded). For your tax records, please print the PayPal transaction receipt.

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Lisa VanHoose
PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, FAAPT

Discussion Panel:

  • Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, 2022 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecturer, clinical professor at Baylor University, founder and executive director of the Ujima Institute and Foundation.

  • Julian Magee, PT, DPT, ATC (moderator), inaugural assistant director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and assistant professor, Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Emmanuel B. John, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, MPH, associate professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, in Irvine, California.

  • Tim Vidale, PT, DPT, MBA, CEO of Momentous Sports Medicine in Washington, D.C.

  • Adrienne N. Pinckney, PT, DPT, PhD, associate director of clinical education and assistant professor of instruction, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, in Newark.