2011: Alan Jette, PT, MPH, PhD

Department of Rehabilitation Science professor Stephen M. Bauer with Alan Jette

The inaugural Glen E. Gresham lecture was delivered by Alan Jette, PT, MPH, PhD, Director of the Health and Disability Research Institute at the Boston University School of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Management.

Topic: Issues in Rehabilitation Science and Disability: Implications for Public Health

Alan M. Jette is a distinguished UB alumnus who currently directs the Health and Disability Research Institute at the Boston University School of Public Health, and serves as professor of health policy and management. He is also research director for the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, associate director of the Boston Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and director of the Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center funded by the NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research.

After earning a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University at Buffalo in 1973, he went on to earn an MPH and a PhD in public health from the University of Michigan.

Jette's research interests include late-life exercise, evaluation of treatment outcomes, and the measurement, epidemiology and prevention of disability.