Lisa VanHoose PT, PhD, MPH

Lisa VanHoose PT, PhD, MPH
Clinical Professor - Physical Therapy Department
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Lisa VanHoose is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Dr. VanHoose received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1996.  Dr. VanHoose received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science in 2011 and MPH in 2015 from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed fellowships at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, PRIDE Summer Institute with an emphasis in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology. She became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy in 2019 as a member of the charter cohort. She is a certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute. She is a trained facilitator through the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. She has completed health equity training through the Louisiana Racial and Health Equity Learning Laboratory. She has investigated workforce diversification and health disparities since 1995. As an NIH, PCORI, and industry-funded researcher, Dr. VanHoose investigates socioecological models of cancer-related side effects with an emphasis on minority and rural cancer survivorship. She has been an advocate for the movement of all persons, including the elimination of social policies and practices that are barriers to movement-friendly environments. Dr. VanHoose served as the 2012-2016 President of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. VanHoose was recognized in 2021 with the American Physical Therapy Association Societal Impact award. She is always excited to learn with and from all humans. 


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Current Research Interests  
  • Cancer survivorship  
  • Chronic disease prevention and management  
  • Health disparities and inequities 
  • Workforce diversification 
Current Teaching
  • DPT 6300 Human Physiology  
  • DPT 6310 Health Promotion and Fitness Management  
  • DPT 6380 Management of the Aging Adult  
  • DPT 6470 Cardiopulmonary  
  • DPT 6530 Complex Patient Management