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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 serving as the Vice President of 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.