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Roberta J. Henderson, PT, PhD

Chair and Associate Professor

Dr. Henderson completed both a Bachelor of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She subsequently earned a Master of Science degree in Adult Education and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago where she studied measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis with a focus on Rasch Analysis. Her dissertation search was on the measurement of low back pain and suffering, however, her research interests are varied and include rating scale development and analysis, and clinical research in rehabilitation. She has presented frequently at national and international conferences. She is Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and directs the research and statistics curriculum in the Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS). Dr. Henderson practiced physical therapy in a variety of clinical settings in Canada and the United States. She is an experienced educator of health care professionals, and has developed curriculum and taught a wide array of clinical and research courses. She is the 2007 recipient of the Rosalind Franklin University Lawrence R. Medoff Award for outstanding contributions to Research, Teaching and Clinical Care and is Master Emeritus of the Master Teacher Guild at RFUMS.