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Michael Harris-Love PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA

Program Director, Visiting Professor
  • Dean's Office (SOM)
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)

Email Address: michael.harris-love@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone: 303-724-0687

  • Investigator, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System 
  • Director, Muscle Morphology, Mechanics, and Performance Laboratory
Teaching Responsibilities

RHSC 7001: Rehabilitation Science Seminar, Co-Instructor
DPTR 5202: Examination & Evaluation II, Lecturer

DPTR 7112: Applied Exercise Science, Lecturer

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Georgetown University/Children’s National Hospital
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010

University of Indianapolis
Doctor of Health Science, 2004

Mayo School of Health Sciences
Masters of Physical Therapy, 1997

Northern Arizona University
BS in Exercise Science, 1995



Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Health Sciences Fellow, 2019

APTA Eugene Michaels New Investigator Award, 2019 

Program Acceptance, Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR), National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NIH (T15), Medical University of South Carolina (2019 cohort), 2018

Dale Shaffer Outstanding Alumnus Award, Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy Alumni Association, 2017

VA Historically Black College and University Research Scientist Training Award, VA/ORD/RR&D (CDA-2, IK2RX001854), 2014-2019

Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institute on Aging, NIH (inaugural class), 2013

Fellowship Award, DC Clinical Research Training Consortium, Georgetown University/Children’s National Hospital, NIH/NCRR, (Grant number: 5K30RR022272), 2008-2010

United States Bone and Joint Decade: Young Investigator Initiative Fellowship Award, 2006-2007

Award for Academic Excellence, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis (Doctoral thesis award), 2004

Special Act Award, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, NIH Clinical Center, 1994, 2004

Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Health Professions, Northern Arizona University, 1998

Erik J. Aasen Award, Physical Therapy Program, Mayo School of Health Sciences, 1997

Minorities in Medicine Scholar, Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation, Mayo Foundation, 1996-97

Exercise Science Graduate of the Year, College of Health Professions, Northern Arizona University, 1995

Senior Scholar Award, Northern Arizona University, 1995

President, Black Honor Society, Northern Arizona University, 1995

NASA, Arizona Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Internship, Biology Department, Northern Arizona University, 1994

Junior Scholar Award, Northern Arizona University, 1994

National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant recipient,
Biology Department, Northern Arizona University, 1993-94 

General Motors Volunteer Spirit Award, 1993

Motorola Inc. Community Service Award, Arizona Council of Black Engineers and Scientists, Summer Program - Arizona State University, 1991