Research Faculty

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley PT, PhD

Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program Director
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)


Primary Phone:303-724-9170

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Aurora, CO 80045

  • Director, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program, Physical Therapy Program
  • Health Scientist, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Eastern
    Colorado Healthcare System
  • Director, RESTORE Team

Teaching Responsibilities

DPTR 7751 Health Promotion (course liaison)
DPTR 6612 Patient Care Seminar II


DPTR 7613 Patient Care Seminar III

DPTR 7112 Applied Exercise Science
DPTR 7604 Scientific Inquiry IV
DPTR 7212 Elective: International Cross Cultural Collaboration
DPTR 5111 Exercise Science (course liaison)


Rehabilitation Science PhD, Primary Mentor
Andrew Kittelson (2011-2016), Post-Doctoral Fellow
Brian Loyd (2013-present)
Jason Falvey (2014-2018)
Allison Kosir (2014-present)

Clinical Science PhD, Primary Mentor
Michael Bade (2008-2012)
Dana Judd (2009-2014)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Primary Mentor
Abbey Thomas (2010-2012)
Joshua Winters (2012-2014)
Roger Paxton (2013-2016)
Victor Cheuy (2015-present) 

Areas of Expertise

Geriatric rehabilitation, clinical trials, implementation science

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Florida, Gainesville, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2005
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, PhD, in Biomechanics, 2002
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, MS, in Physical Therapy, 1998
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, BA in Biology, 1995

Licensure Information/Registration Number
Colorado #9104



APTA Rose Excellence in Research Award from the APTA Orthopaedics Section for the article Home-Health-Care Physical Therapy Improves Early Functional Recovery of Medicare Beneficiaries After Total Knee Arthroplasty, 2020

APTA Marion Williams Research Award, 2019

APTA Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, 2019 

University of Colorado Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award, 2016

American Physical Therapy Association’s, Geriatrics Section, Excellence in Research Award, 2013

American Physical Therapy Association Jack Walker Award for a clinical research publication in Physical Therapy, 2013

American Physical Therapy Association’s Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Faculty Member, 2011

Outstanding Research Mentor Award for the Clinical Science Program, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, 2009 

Stackhouse SK, Stevens JE, Lee SK, Pearce KM, Snyder-Mackler L, Binder-Macleod SA. Maximum voluntary activation in nonfatigued and fatigued muscle of young and elderly individuals. Chattanooga Research Award for the best clinical research publication in Physical Therapy for 2001

APTA Viva J. Erickson/Promotion of Doctoral Studies II Scholarship Recipient, September 2001-May 2002

APTA Promotion of Doctoral Studies I Scholarship recipient, September 2000-May 2001

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia, 1995

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Recipient, University of Virginia, 1994