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Jennifer Hurrell

Jennifer Hurrell has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 1995 and has held a variety of administrative and academic appointments in the higher education setting since 2001. Throughout her academic tenure she has maintained engagement in part-time clinical practice as a PT in the outpatient setting, focusing primarily on the management of various musculoskeletal diagnoses, both acute and chronic in nature, as well as managing other chronic pain syndromes. Her doctoral studies focused on adult learning theory, and her doctoral research focused on examining the biopsychosocial model of pain, pain neuroscience and psychologically informed clinical practice. Professional service activities have always been a high priority and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the RI Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA-RI), and a member of the APTA-RI Legislative Action Committee for which she has testified at the statehouse for a variety of issues to expand access to high quality cost-effective healthcare. Since joining the faculty at Bryant University in 2019, she has led initiatives to develop new programs of study in health and biomedical sciences, as well as serving in the role of Contact Tracing Program Manager and the Accommodation Services Intake Coordinator. Currently, she is serving as the Chairperson for the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Department within the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences. She enjoys being in the classroom where she can share her professional interests and expertise with students.

Lippert, L.,Hurrell, J., Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy. 6th Ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017.

Hurrell, J., Communication Skills Training for Clinical Instructors, New England Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium, 2016.

Hurrell, J., Diagnosis and intervention for a patient with shoulder and scapular pain, Physical Therapy Case Reports, 1999.

Bryant University People Focused Solutions Driven Award , 2020

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award, 2012

Quinnipiac University Academic Excellence Award, 2002

Human musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, physical agents, orthopedic medicine and rehabilitation, biology, health and human disease, psychologically informed healthcare.

Pain neuroscience, adult learning techniques, Physical Therapist practice behavior. Current research activity includes:<br><b>Hurrell, J</b>., Beneciuk, J., Utley, J. Effect of Pain Education on Assistant Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge, Beliefs, and Treatment Orientation.<br> <br><b>Hurrell, J</b>., Beneciuk, J., Utley, J., Gatewood, L. Long-Term Effect of Pain Education on Assistant Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge, Beliefs, and Treatment Orientation.<br> <br><b>Hurrell J.</b>, Ullucci, P., LaFerrier, J., Appropriateness of Radiographs Ordered by Physical Therapists.

American Physical Therapy Association - Rhode Island Chapter

American Physical Therapy Association - National

American Physical Therapy Association - National

New England Consortium of Clinical Educators

New England PTA Consortium