Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado-Denver, 2012
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 1994
  • B.S., State University of New York-Stony Brook,  1979
  • B.S., State University of New York-Stony Brook, 1977

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Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • American Heart Association -HealthCare Provider CPR 2003-2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Fellow of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, London, England, 1990
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor - APTA, April 1998
  • Colorado Physical Therapy License (Number 1620), July 1979
  • New York State Physical Therapy License (# 6127), August 1979
Expertise
  • Management of individuals with orthopedic and neurological movement disorders within a primary care setting

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Public Policy and Advocacy Committee (2015-2016), Past President of Health Policy & Administration
  • Section, 2013-2018.
  • Colorado Chapter of APTA, Health Policy and Administration Section President, Education and Private Practice Sections
  • Colorado Commission for Affordable Health Care, Commissioner, Appointed 2014-2017
  • American Public Health Association (APHA), Injury Control Section, 1991-present
  • Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA), 1991-present

 

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Environmental influences on children's physical activity and obesity.
  • Community based ecological study of household and neighborhood influences on children's physical activity levels.
  • Importance of diagnostic imaging in physical therapy practice and entry level education.

Recent Publications

Boyles, R., Gorman, I., Pinto, D., Ross, M. (2011) The role of the physical therapist in referral for imaging: the history, methods, barriers, myths and proposed policy.  JOSPT, 41(11): 829-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2011.3556

Recent Presentations

Green-Wilson, J., Gorman, I., Bezner, J. Developing Respectful, Collaborative Relationships for Women and Men in Leadership  “CSM 2016” Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA,  February 6, 2016. 

Aragon, I., Carrillo, A., Quist, L., Roundy, P., Yu, J., Anemaet, W., Hammerich, A., Gorman, I. (April 2016) Factors correlated with Body Mass Index ( BMI) and Fitness measures of Elementary School Children in the Denver Metro Area.

R. Neiman, L. Amuchastegui, R. Bagrodia, S. Callahan, C. Jackson, S. Jaeschke, L. Youngelson, I. Gorman, W. Anemaet, A. Hammerich, (April 2015.) Body mass index and physical fitness levels differ between private and public elementary schools in the Denver metro area  

Green-Wilson, J., Gorman, I., Norby, S, Richardson, J. Igniting Women and Men in Leadership: Overcoming Gender Bias in Physical Therapist Practice to Strengthen Collaboration. APTA 2015 PPS Annual Conference and Exposition. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL CO. Nov 12, 2015. 

Sandstrom, R, Gorman, I. Improving Access to Physical Therapy:  Meeting the Needs of the Newly Insured. “CSM 2015” Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN February 6, 2015.

Gorman, I., Brown, K., White, K., Kolobe, T., O’Neil, M., Wrotniak, B. (2015)  Obesity, Part 1: Research Agendas and Health Policy.  1) Overview of Childhood Obesity: Epidemiology.  “CSM 2015” Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN February 4, 2015.

Gorman, I., Brown, K., White, K., Kolobe, T., O’Neil, M., Wrotniak, B. (2015)  Obesity, Part 1: Research Agendas and Health Policy. 2) Affordable Care Act: Implications for Childhood Obesity, “CSM 2015” Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN February 4, 2015.

Gorman, I., Kuperstein, J., Health Policy 102:Fundamentals of Reimbursement Post ACA, “CSM 2014” Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 5, 2014.

Gorman, I. Exploring the Role of Physical therapy in the treatment and prevention of Childhood Obesity. Emory University School of Medicine, Division of PT Conference. “Epidemiology and Societal Impact of Childhood Obesity." Platform. October 12, 2013.

Gorman, I, Fearon, H., Dry Needling: Practice and Payment Issues. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) State Policy and Payment Forum. Omaha, NE. Platform. September, 14-16, 2013.

Gorman, I. The Built Environment and Health: application to childhood obesity. CBHS 6610, University of Colorado Denver- Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Public Health.  April 11, 2013.

Gorman, I. Noteboom, J., Testimony before The Colorado General Assembly, Joint Legislative Committee on Legal Services, in support of SB-13-079, Rules Review Bill. Rule 211of the Rules of the State Board of Physical Therapy regarding the use of dry needling, April 5, 2013.

DeRosa, C. ,Gorman, I., Anderson, M., Gunn, J. Developing leaders in physical therapy. 6th annual PPS Graham Sessions. Invited participation by the APTA Private Practice Section. Memphis, TN. Feb. 21-23, 2013

Gorman, I., Sandstorm, R., Ziegler, S. Health Care Reform and Professional Autonomy: The Good, The Bad and The Opportunities. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. San Diego, CA, January 2013.

Gilbert, M., Jarrett S., Scherer, S., Pennington, K., Fuller, S., Riccheti, C., Gorman, I., & Amador, T. (January 26, 2012) Embracing Complexity by Advancing the Value of Faculty Practice through Interprofessional Collaboration among a College for Health Professions, an Alternative High School for Students with Special Circumstances, and a Community Based Care Agency for Undeserved Populations, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Pre-Conference, Naples, FL.

Gorman, I. Health Reform and the APTA. Colorado Physical Therapist network annual meeting. November 12, 2011.

Gorman, I. The Built Environment and Health: application to childhood obesity. PBHL 2000, University of Colorado Denver, Program in Public Health. Oct 31, 2011.

Gorman, I. Health Care in the USA with International Comparisons. Presentation to visiting Japanese students from Teikyo University at Regis University. Oct 6 and Oct 21, 2011.

Tschoepe, B., Gorman, I., Christenson, M.“ Optimizing the Physical Therapist’s Role in Aging”. 3 hour CES.  PT 2011. APTA Annual Conference.  National Harbor, MD. June 10, 2011.

Tschoepe, B., Christenson, M. (there), Gorman, I. (June 10, 2011) Old is New: Embracing the Role of the Physical Therapist with Older Adults, American Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference and Expo, National Harbor, DC.

Gorman, I. Childhood Obesity: Intervention at the Individual or Ecological level? How do we improve compliance and sustainability? Presentation to the Family Practice Medical Residents, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, AF Williams Clinic. March 3, 2011.

Awards and Recognition

Grants
  • Gorman, I. Main, D. "Environmental and individual factors that influence children's physical activity". Granted to Stapleton 2040 by the Colorado Health Foundation Sponsor Project #: 1765, $40,000, 2008-2010
  • Gorman, I., Caldwell, D., Englund, K., Hardy, J., Hoctor, J., Manion, L., Reinwald, J., " Effects of Cardiovascular, Resistance Training and Combination Exercise Programs on Physical Activity in Community-dwelling Older Adults IRB 038-09.", Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC), Regis University, $500, 2010

Recognition

  • Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Faculty Leadership Award. Regis University. April 2016

  • 2014 Academic Partner Award for work on Childhood Obesity, 2040 Partners for Health, Community Health Summit  Feb 22, 2014 

  • 2012 Lucy Blair Service Award, American Physical Therapy Association

  • 2012  R. Charles Harker, Esq. Policy Maker Award. Health Policy and Administration Section, APTA

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • Payment, Policy and Advocacy Committee APTA, Washington, DC, (National), 2013-2016
  • PT Journal Reviewer- Special Issue on Health Policy, 2015
  • PT Journal scientific research manuscript reviewer, 2015
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy; PT Licensure Compact Advisory Task force, 2014

Service to University

  • Regis Neighborhood Health - Founding member

Service to Community

  • Ethiopian Immersion trip, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Regis University Rueckert Hartman College for Health Professions. College Mar 17-April 9, 2016
  • Colorado Commission for Affordable Health Care. Commissioner. Appointed. September, 2015, Research Committee Chair-2015-2017
  • Ethiopian Immersion trip, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Regis University Rueckert Hartman College for Health Professions. College Mar 14-April 13, 2014
  • Colorado Public Health Association, Abstract reviewer, 2006-2010, 2014, 2015
  • Sustainable Neighborhood project- Chaffee Park, Denver, CO. 2013
  • Consultant to CDC grant to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Otago Fall Prevention program for older adults. 2012-2013
  • Denver Project Homeless Connect, Coordinated PT services for Homeless individuals through Denver Road Home Initiative, 2008-2013