Two students and a dog cool off in a fountain at Cal U.Two students and a dog cool off in a fountain at Cal U.

Dr. Jodi Dusi

Education

  • B.S.: Health Sciences, Duquesne University
  • M.P.T.: Duquesne University
  • Ph.D.: Rehabilitation Science, Duquesne University

Biography

Dr. Jodi Dusi is an Associate Professor and the Director of the CAPTE accredited Physical Therapist. She received her Ph.D. from Duquesne University. Her research has been published in Urologic Nursing, and she has presented a poster at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting.

Dr. Dusi participates in numerous service activities at California University including the yearly University Health Fair, Science Olympiad, Pennsylvania’s Governor’s School, and visitations from high school students. In addition, the PTA students, under her guidance have delivered informational sessions at Mon Valley YMCA, Monongahela Valley Hospital (Dean Ornish Program), and at a mission in Jamaica via tele-conferencing. Community projects include the Jarrod's box project, which involves collecting toys for chronically ill children.

Courses

  • Introduction to Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Interventions in Orthopedic Impairments
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Professional Issues
  • Clinical Internship

Research Interests

Dr. Dusi's current research efforts include exploring physical therapy outcomes in women with urinary incontinence as well as women with multiple sclerosis and urinary incontinence.

She has been awarded the California University 2009 FPDC Internal Grant for her research in this area.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Health Science

Academic Program(s)

  • A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant
  • M.S. Athletic Training

Contact Information

Email:
dusi@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-4562
724-938-5030

Office:
Hamer Hall 141

Quotable

"A very nice perk in the PTA program is that we teach a lot of hands-on laboratory classes, which really helps the students understand the theory behind what they are learning. The best part of my job is interacting with students from all different backgrounds. I love to see them grow and mature into entry-level clinicians throughout our two-year program."

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