PT faculty, PhD student to study access challenges to PT services

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School of Physical Therapy PhD candidate Madeline Ratoza

June 5, 2024 — DENTON —A Houston PhD student and three faculty members from the School of Physical Therapy at the Houston Center have been awarded a grant to investigate access challenges to physical therapy services within the state of Texas. The award is subcontracted from the University of Pittsburgh on a grant from Brown University. 

PhD candidate Madeline Ratoza, associate professor Rupal M. Patel, PhD; professor Wayne Brewer, PhD and associate director Katy Mitchell, PhD received a grant of $25,000 for their project titled "Modeling Rehabilitation Provider Shortage with Population Data as a Pilot Study in Texas."

Researchers will use secondary analysis of publicly available datasets and geospatial analysis to determine areas of physical therapy provider shortage within Texas.

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