Dawn Magnusson

Dawn Magnusson PT, PhD

Assistant Professor DPT-MPH Dual Degree Director | Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)

Email Address:dawn.magnusson@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:3037248597

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II South

13121 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045

  • Investigator, CU Rehabilitation Sciences Program

Areas of Expertise

Pediatrics, Pediatric Health Services Research, Health Disparities Research, Health Equity, 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. 2/28/2025)
Colorado: 0016918 (Exp. 10/31/2024)



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

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