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Allyson Jones, PhD


Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

About Me


Dr. Jones is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy with a cross appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She is also a Fellow with the Institute of Health Economics. She has a PhD in Epidemiology and a MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, a BA in Administrative Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a BSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan.

Previous to joining the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jones completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in health-related quality of life.  She received a New Investigator Award from the American Geriatrics Society for her postdoctoral work. She has and continues to practice clinically as a physical therapist.

Professional Affiliations

College of Physical Therapists of Alberta

Canadian Physiotherapy Association


Current Research

Dr. Jones research interests are patient health outcomes and health-related quality of life in chronic musculoskeletal conditions common in elderly patient populations.  Using multiple methods, including patient surveys, clinical evaluation, performance measures, and administrative databases, Dr. Jones looks at functional, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and health services outcomes to determine how we can maximize successful outcomes with total joint arthroplasty, spinal stenosis and hip fracture.  Her current core projects are in the following areas: 1) Patient-related outcomes, determinants of total hip and knee arthroplasties; 2) prognostic factors and outcomes of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis;and 3) factors affecting functional recovery and health related quality of life of hip fracture.

Funding for current research comes from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University of Alberta, New Investigator Award from the CIHR (2006-2011) and AHFMR Population Health Investigator establishment grant (2007-2014).

Research Affiliations

Capital Health Orthopaedic Research Group

Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research

University of Alberta Evidence Practice-based Center