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Douglas Gross, PT, PhD


Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

About Me


  • Diploma in Work Disability Prevention Research - University of Sherbrooke - 2009 
  • PhD - Physical Therapy - University of Alberta - 2003
  • BSc - Physical Therapy - University of Alberta - 1997


  • Licensed to practice physiotherapy since 1997
  • Worked clinically in both private practice and occupational rehabilitation centres
  • Completed graduate studies and started work in the UofA's PT department in 2003
  • Interim PT department chair from July 2014 to June 2016
  • Director of the Rehabilitation Research Centre since 2012


Dr. Gross studies the prevention of disability in people with physical and mental health disorders. This includes investigating the effectiveness of clinical and public health interventions, the validity of clinical decision support and other assessment tools, as well as factors associated with disability. He has given numerous national and international presentations and published over 100 peer-reviewed articles. 

Dr. Gross is Director of the Rehabilitation Research Centre (RRC).

Dr. Gross is a Senior Associate Editor with the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation


University of Alberta Courses:

PTHER 572 - Basic Concepts in Evidence-Based Practice

REHAB 601 - Research Design in Rehabilitation Science

Dr. Gross is a graduate supervisor at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He currently supervises or co-supervises 5 PhD and 1 MSc student.