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Linda Resnik, PT, PhD

Director LeaRRn, Co-Director Pilot Core
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice
Brown University
Research Career Scientist, Providence VA Medical Center

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA is a Professor in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University and a VA RR&D funded Research Career Scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center.  Since, 2004, Dr. Resnik has worked to educate physical therapists on the importance of HSR and the methodologies for use in observational study designs and quality improvement and through publications and presentations at National meetings. She has led the Leadership and Administration core of the Center on Health Services Research and Training (CoHSTAR) since its inception in 2015. Dr Resnik also led a VA HSR&D funded initiative to develop a Guidebook for collaborative human subjects research activities across the VA and Department of Defense (DoD), and was first author of the Guidebook and its revision bringing  together a diverse group stakeholders from across government agencies to create a comprehensive Guide to research administration and conduct across complex environments.

Linda Resnik has been funded by VA HSR&D, VA RR&D, NIA, NICHD, NIDRR, and DoD, for research studies totaling over 24 million dollars.  She has conducted research to understand factors associated with the most effective rehabilitation care delivery and was a pioneer in using clinical outcomes to benchmark rehabilitation providers and understand factors associated with the most effective care delivery. Her research progressed from inquiries at the therapist level to inquiries at the clinic and state regulatory levels. She developed methodologies to profile providers of outpatient rehabilitation services  and explored the relationship between clinic characteristics, patient outcomes and service utilization. She also conducted research to refine risk adjustment models for outpatient rehabilitation to predict patient physical function outcomes. She has developed measures of community integration and functional activity performance and evaluate usability and outcomes of upper limb prostheses.  She has also mentored numerous trainees at all levels and across health care disciplines and is fully committed to fostering diversity in all areas of academia and research and to the inclusion of trainees from underrepresented groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.