Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina – United States
Addie Middleton, PhD, DPT is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research focus is improving patient-centered outcomes across the continuum of care: acute, post-acute, and community settings. Following an illness or injury, an individual may require care in multiple settings as they recover; however, the ultimate goal is for them to return to their prior level of function and living setting. Dr. Middleton is interested in studying how we can improve care to better achieve this outcome so that individuals maintain their health, independence, and quality of life long-term. She combines her real-world, clinical experiences as a physical therapist with her research skill set to conduct collaborative health services research focused on identifying and implementing best practices for improving patient-centered outcomes. Dr. Middleton established “big picture” quantitative analysis skills through a BA in Economics with a minor in Mathematical Sciences. She then received a clinical doctorate in physical therapy and practiced for four years. Immersion in the clinical field provided a unique perspective for recognizing the issues impacting rehabilitative care. Dr. Middleton transitioned from the clinical-side to the research-side by pursuing a PhD in the Rehabilitation Sciences track of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. She then completed a health services research postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) under the mentorship Dr. Kenneth Ottenbacher. Dr. Middleton then received additional training as a Research Assistant Professor funded by the Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program (K12, PI: Ottenbacher). She is now faculty in the Division of Physical Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Tuesday, November 5
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM