Faculty

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Andrew Smith PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)

Areas of Expertise

Neuroscience, human movement, rehabilitation sciences

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Doctor of Philosophy. Neuroscience. Specialization: Human movement and rehabilitation sciences, 2016  

Northwestern University Searle Center Teaching Certificate, 2015

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                  
DPT, 2008

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                
Bachelor of Arts. Major: Psychology, 2005           

Licensure Information/Registration Number
Physical Therapist, State of Colorado, DORA, Division of Professions and 
Occupations, License #: PTL.0014215

Resumes/CV:

Awards

2022-2025 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award

2024 Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy Golden Synapse Award 

2024 APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Spinal Cord Injury SIG Research Poster Award

2023 Colorado Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Partnership (RSVP) Volunteer of the Month (April)

2022 Jayanthi Lectureship Recipient, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals

2022 American Spinal Injury Association Translational Research or Human Neuroscience Studies in Spinal Cord Injury (TRoHNS) Award

NIH K01 Grant, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Grant Number K01HD055931, “Improving mechanistic understanding of responsiveness to spinal cord stimulation after spinal cord injury.” 2022 – 2026.

APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Spinal Cord Injury SIG Research Award, 2021. Awarded to a member of the ANPT SCI SIG who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to spinal cord injury research. 

Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training (CORRT) Scholar, 2021 - 2022. Grant Number K12 HD055931.

NIH R03 Grant, NCMRR Early Career Investigator Award 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Grant Number R03HD094577, “MRI and machine learning to improve early prognosis and clinical management after spinal cord injury.” 2019 – 2021

Regis University Rueckert Hartman College of Health Professions Junior Faculty Teaching Award, 2020 

Regis University School of Physical Therapy Excellence in Teaching Award, 2019

Regis University Research and Scholarship Council, 2018 – 2019 

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2015 – 2017 
National Institutes of Health Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research.

Foundation for Physical Therapy Mary Lou Barnes Award, 2015

Foundation for Physical Therapy Promotion of Doctoral Studies II Award Recipient, 2015

Foundation for Physical Therapy Promotion of Doctoral Studies I Award Recipient, 2014

NIH/National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development T32 Training Grant, 2014-2016

Foundation for Physical Therapy Florence Kendall Doctoral Scholarship Award Recipient, 2012

Infinity Rehab Shining Star Award Recipient, 2009

American Physical Therapy Association Minority Award for Excellence Recipient, 2008

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