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.
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.