Chad E. Cook PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, FAPTA, Interim Division Chief & Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University, was recently recognized as an Expertscape World Expert in Physical Therapy. Dr. Cook received this label for being in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about Physical Therapy over the past 10 years.
Dr. Cook is a musculoskeletal clinical researcher with foci in diagnosis, interventions, and outcomes assessment. As a productive researcher, he has published over 250 peer reviewed papers and has an H index of 37. His earlier work involved the validation of outcomes measures including item response theory. Dr. Cook has completed a number of studies investigating commonly used tests and measures for orthopedic diagnoses. Recent investigations have included trials designed to investigate the effectiveness of manual therapy-based interventions of the spine and shoulder. His work has led to international recognition and collaborations in numerous countries.
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