Sean D. Rundell, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

Sean D. Rundell, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

Sean Rundell is a physical therapist, epidemiologist, and an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Other affiliations: Comparative Effectiveness, Cost, and Outcomes Research Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services

Teaching Interests

His teaching responsibilities are in the musculoskeletal track of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, and he is also a clinical instructor for 2nd year DPT students at Harborview Medical Center.

Research Interests

Dr. Rundell conducts epidemiologic and health services research of musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on low back pain and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions in older adults.


Orthopaedic physical therapy; epidemiology; health services research

Patient Care Philosophy

I value patient-centered care, and I think effective two way communication is a pathway to excellence when helping people manage their musculoskeletal health conditions.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic physical therapy; chronic pain; low back pain; osteoarthritis

Personal Interests

Running, travel, music, current events, history

Selected Publications