Claire E. Child, DPT, MPH

Title: Teaching Associate
Division: Physical Therapy

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Claire Child is a physical therapist and a teaching associate in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She is an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy with clinical interests in advanced heart/lung diseases and cardiovascular, pulmonary, and oncology rehabilitation. She does research on health systems innovations and the use of technology and behavioral economics to augment physical activity in at-risk populations. Child has >10 years of clinical experience working with patients before and after solid organ transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, and adoptive cell therapies.

Education and Training

  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Doctor of Physical Therapy, January 2011 
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health, May 2012

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Advanced heart/lung diseases
  • Solid organ transplantation
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Adoptive cell therapies

Teaching Interests

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Acute Care

Research Interests

  • Interventions to improve exercise capacity, physical function, and quality of life among patients living with high-risk chronic diseases 
  • Patient-centered care optimization Community-engaged research


Mary Beth Brown Lab University of Washington's Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC)

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