University of Colorado, School of Medicine, PM&R Faculty

Assistant Professor

Dawn Magnusson

Dawn Magnusson PT, PhD

Associate Professor Physical Therapy Program Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)


Primary Phone:303-724-8597

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II South

13121 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

  • Investigator, CU Rehabilitation Sciences Program

Teaching Responsibilities

  • DPTR 5171 Health Promotion and Wellness 1, Course Coordinator
  • DPTR 7171 Health Promotion and Wellness 2, Course Coordinator
  • Professional Development II, Course Coordinator
Licensure Information
  • Wisconsin 9528-24 (Exp. 2/23)
  • Colorado 0016918 (Exp. 10/22)

Areas of Expertise

Pediatrics, Pediatric Health Services, Community Based Participatory Research

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI
PhD, Population Health Sciences, 2014
Minor: Cultural Anthropology

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI
Capstone Certificate, Global Health, 2012

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI 
MS, Physical Therapy, 2000

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
BA, Biology, 1995

Licensure Information/Registration Number
Wisconsin 9528-24 (Exp. 2/28/2020)




Culture of Health Leaders Semi-Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016 

Social Responsibility Research Award, Recognition for Research Presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Health Policy and Administration Global Health Special Interest Group, 2016 

Dissertation Award, American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics, 2015

Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2013 

Donn D’Alessio Student Award for good citizenship, excellence in research and academics, and active involvement in student affairs, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2013 

Wisconsin Without Borders Recognition Award for globally engaged scholarship.  Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2013 

Travel Grant, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, San Antonio TX, 2012

Faculty Development Award: Service Learning Project in Toledo District, Belize. Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2010 

Class Speaker, Physical Therapy Program Graduation, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2000

Margaret Kohli Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and potential for leadership in the field of physical therapy, Physical Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1999

Magna cum Laude, Lawrence University, 1995


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