• Education:Doctor of Physical Therapy – Post Professional, University of New England, 2010
    Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Phone:617-353-7498

Courses Taught

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Acute care physical therapy; cardiovascular and pulmonary care, especially cardiac surgical outcomes, chronic lung disease treatment, and the epidemiology of world wide lung diseases.

Selected Publications

  • Starr J, Dalton D: The Thorax and Chest Wall. In Levangie P and Norkin C: Joint Structure and Function, a comprehensive analysis, fourth edition F A Davis, Philadelphia, 2011.
  • Starr J: Chronic Pulmonary Dysfunction. In O’Sullivan S, Schmidt T: Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment, 3rd ed. F A Davis, 2011.
  • Starr J, Jeremin A, Drevins J: Sternal wound precaution compliance and the resulting restriction to activity in patients status-post cardiac surgery via midsternotomy. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 19 (4), 2008
  • Starr, J: Pulmonary Physical Therapy, In Seigelman, R, O’Sullivan S: Guide for Physical Therapy License Examination, International Educational Resources, Ltd., Concord MA, 2008.
  • Starr J, Tucker C: The Cardiopulmonary System. In Effgen, S: Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children. F A Davis, 2005.

Selected Presentations

  • Starr J: Using case studies to understand the usefulness of cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnostic imaging. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, 2009
  • Starr J: Sternal wound precaution compliance and the resulting restriction to activity in patients status-post cardiac surgery via midsternotomy. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, 2009
  • Starr J, Drevins J: Capstone Course: A collaborative approach. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, 2007
  • Fetters L, Dalton D, Ellis T, Slavin M, Starr J, Wagenaar, R, Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy Curricula, Physical Therapy 2003: Meeting & Exposition of the APTA, June 2003
  • Starr J: Pulmonary Research Update Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, 2001

Consulting and Professional Activities

To the Profession:

  • Delegate at Large, MA chapter APTA (2011)
  • Moderator, Wound Care Management, Combined Sections Meeting, Boston (2005)
  • APTA Newsletter Editor, Massachusetts Chapter (1981 – 1992)

Awards and Honors

  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association (2019)
  • The Linda Crane Memorial Lecture Award, American Physical Therapy Association (2016)
  • Whitney Powers Award for Teaching Excellence, BU Sargent College (2006)
  • Merit Award, BU Sargent College (2002)

Licensing and Certification

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1997 to present
  • Board Certified Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist, 1997 to present
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Allied Health Professions,¬†Physical Therapy License

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