Julia Chevan joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 1993. Over the years her teaching has shifted from content in the musculoskeletal curriculum to teaching research methods and evidence-based practice. Dr. Chevan was a Fulbright Scholar in Rwanda (2011) and a Fulbright Specialist in Nepal (2022). She is an active investigator publishing in the area of health services research. Her interests in global health have taken her to Armenia, Liberia, Haiti, and Rwanda. Beyond her academic work, she also serves in her community in positions of leadership on both private and public boards
- Application of health services research methods/models in rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Models of global health and community health programs
- Provider supply
- Physical therapy service access
- Social detriments of access and health behaviors on physical therapy
- Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research
- Applied Research in Physical Therapy
Certifications and Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Institute Fellow
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certificate in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, McKenzie Institute USA
Chevan J, Chevan A. Mind the gap, an analysis of physical therapist earnings in the United States by sex. Phys Ther. 2022. Epub ahead of print.
Shields RK, The Benchmarking Research Advances Value in Education (BRAVE) Group2 [Chevan J], Shauna Dudley-Javoroski S. Benchmarking in academic physical therapy: a multicenter trial using the PT-GQ survey. Phys Ther. 2021;101(12):.
Maric F, Chance-Larsen K, Chevan J, et al. A progress report on planetary health, environmental and sustainability education in physiotherapy – editorial. Eur J Physiother. 2021;23(4):201-202.
Chevan J, Heath AE. Developing core education principles for rehabilitation professionals in response to the opioid crisis: an example from physical therapy education. Disabil Rehabil. 2021;43(15):2227-2232.
Chevan J. Fall From. Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation. 2020. https://www.jhrehab.org/2020/11/17/fall-from/. Published November 17, 2020. Accessed November 30, 2020.
Daley KN, Krushel D, Chevan J. The physical therapist informatician as an enabler of capacity in a data-driven environment: an administrative case report. Physiother Theory Pract. 2020;36(10):1153-1163.
M’kumbuzi VRP, Kagwiza J, Biraguma T, Nyandwi T, Chevan J, Mostert K. Epidemiology of spinal deformities among secondary school children in Rwanda. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences. 2019;25(1):93-104.
Chevan J, Reinking M, Iversen MD. The early assurance program model for physical therapy education. J Phys Ther Educ. 2017;31(3):15-23.
Pascal M, Mann M, Dunleavy K, Chevan J, Kirenga L, Assuman N. Leadership development of rehabilitation professionals in a low-resource country: a transformational leadership, project-based model. Frontiers in Public Health. 2017;5:143.
Dunleavy K, Chevan J, Sander A, Gasherebuka D, Mann M. Application of a contextual instructional framework in a continuing professional development training program for physiotherapists in Rwanda. Disabil Rehabil. 2017;22:1-9.
Chevan J, Riddle DL, Reed SD. Out-of-pocket spending for ambulatory physical therapy services from 2008 to 2012: a national panel survey. Phys Ther. 2015;95:1680-1691.
Lefebvre KM, Chevan J. The persistence of gender and racial disparities in vascular lower extremity amputation: an examination of HCUP NIS data (2002-2011). Vasc Med. 2015;20(1):51-59.
Chevan J, Haskvitz EM. Reported characteristics of participants in physical therapy related clinical trials. Phys Ther. 2015;95(6):884-890..
Chevan J, Roberts DE. No short-term savings in health care expenditures for physically active adults. Prev Med. 2014;63:1-5.
Barrett MA, Nowakowski KA, Pappas K, Brooks SV, Chevan J. A structured, meaningful, and sustainable observation experience for pre-professional physical therapy students. Poster presentation at the Education Leadership Conference, October 2021; Atlanta GA.
Chevan J, Heath A. Core principles for physical therapy student education in the context of the opioid crisis. Poster presentation at WCPT Congress, May 2019; Geneva Switzerland.
Chevan J, Heath A, Jennings H. Developing core principles for physical therapy education during the US opioid emergency. Presented at the Education Leadership Conference, October 2018; Jacksonville FL.
Chevan J. An updated profile and earnings analysis of U.S. physical therapists. Poster presented at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, February 2018; New Orleans LA.
Chevan J, Brooks G. Demographics, comorbid conditions, and medications among adults seeking physical therapy services for spine-related pain. Poster presented at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, February 2018; New Orleans LA.
Dunleavy K, Chevan J, Sander A, Gasherebuka D, Mann M. A contextual model for continuing professional development (CPD) to build capacity in low resource countries: Rwanda. Poster presented at WCPT Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
Assuman N, Kirenga L, Mann M, Dunleavy K, Chevan J, Pascal M. Improving outcome measurement and documentation to promote professionalism in physiotherapy practice in Rwanda. Poster presented at WCPT Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
Chevan J, Haskvitz EM, Kirk-Sanchez N, Flores AM, Watson Ellerbe R. Improving the recruitment and participation of minorities and women in physical therapy clinical research. Presented at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, February 2015; Anaheim CA.
Kaufman R, Chevan J, Roberts D, Nowakowski K, Brooks S, Campbell AA, Maxwell J, Montemagni E, Pappas K, Pelletier D. Community Engagement as a Curricular Cornerstone: A Comprehensive Commitment to Service Promotes Excellence in Education. Presented at Education Leadership Conference, October 2015; Baltimore MD.
Lefebvre KM, Chevan J. Gender Inequities in Severity of Lower Extremity Amputation Among Patients with Diabetes: An Evaluation of HCUP NIS Data 2002-2011. Platform presented at 2015 AHRQ Research Conference, October 2015; Crystal City, VA.
Sander AP, Urimubenshi G, Chevan J, Mann M, Kim Dunleavy K. Promoting Clinical Reasoning using the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework for Continuing Education Development in Rwanda. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, May 2015; Singapore.
Kaufman R, Nowakowski K, Roberts D, Chevan J. Community Engagement as a Curricular Cornerstone. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Pro Bono Networking Conference, Chester, PA. March 2015.
Chevan J, Haskvitz EM. Reported characteristics of participants in physical therapy related clinical trials. Poster presented at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, February 2015; Indianapolis, IN.