Julie J. Keysor, PhD, PT

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Secondary Appointment, Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit

Director, Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis (ENACT)


PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS, Physical Therapy, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Vermont

Summary of research interests: Dr. Keysor’s research interests examine the intersection of function, environment, and psychology in the creation of disability and enhancement of participation among older adults and persons with arthritis. She uses clinical research methods in epidemiology to examine disablement and clinical trials to evaluate interventions designed to enhance participation (e.g., minimize disability) among elderly persons and adults with arthritis. Dr. Keysor collaborates with several interdisciplinary research groups including Boston University’s Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit,  Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center, and the Caregiving and Health Aging research study.