Mary D. Slavin, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Mary Slavin


Dr. Mary Slavin is the Director of Education and Dissemination at the Health & Disability Research Institute (HDR). She is a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation field, serving as a clinician, educator and researcher. Dr. Slavin's interests include promoting evidence-based practice in rehabilitation and use of appropriate measures to assess rehabilitation outcomes. 


  • Clark University, PhD
  • Boston University, MS
  • Northeastern University, BS


  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Mulcahey MJ, Haley SM, Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Ni P, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Ability of PROMIS Pediatric Measures to Detect Change in Children With Cerebral Palsy Undergoing Musculoskeletal Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Oct-Nov; 36(7):749-56. PMID: 26057065.

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  • Published on 5/18/2016

    Belliveau T, Jette AM, Seetharama S, Axt J, Rosenblum D, Larose D, Houlihan B, Slavin M, Larose C. Developing Artificial Neural Network Models to Predict Functioning One Year After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Oct; 97(10):1663-1668.e3. PMID: 27208647.

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  • Published on 5/17/2016

    Mulcahey MJ, Slavin MD, Ni P, Vogel LC, Thielen CC, Coster WJ, Jette AM. The Pediatric Measure of Participation (PMoP) short forms. Spinal Cord. 2016 May 17. PMID: 27184917.

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  • Published on 4/29/2016

    Slavin MD, Ni P, Tulsky DS, Kisala PA, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Fyffe DC, Graves DE, Marino RJ, Morse LR, Rosenblum D, Tate D, Worobey LA, Dawson MB, Jette AM. Spinal Cord Injury-Functional Index/Assistive Technology Short Forms. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Oct; 97(10):1745-1752.e7. PMID: 27133356.

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  • Published on 4/21/2016

    Coster WJ, Ni P, Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Nandakumar R, Mulcahey MJ, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Differential item functioning in the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pediatric Short Forms in a sample of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Nov; 58(11):1132-1138. PMID: 27098277.

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  • Published on 2/5/2016

    Fyffe D, Kalpakjian CZ, Slavin M, Kisala P, Ni P, Kirshblum SC, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Clinical interpretation of the Spinal Cord Injury Functional Index (SCI-FI). J Spinal Cord Med. 2016 Sep; 39(5):527-34. PMID: 26781769.

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  • Published on 11/17/2015

    Slavin MD, Mulcahey MJ, Calhoun Thielen C, Ni P, Vogel LC, Haley SM, Jette AM. Measuring activity limitation outcomes in youth with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2016 Jul; 54(7):546-52. PMID: 26572606.

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  • Published on 9/30/2015

    Reeve BB, Thissen D, DeWalt DA, Huang IC, Liu Y, Magnus B, Quinn H, Gross HE, Kisala PA, Ni P, Haley S, Mulcahey MJ, Charlifue S, Hanks RA, Slavin M, Jette A, Tulsky DS. Linkage between the PROMIS® pediatric and adult emotional distress measures. Qual Life Res. 2016 Apr; 25(4):823-33. PMID: 26424169.

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  • Published on 9/16/2015

    Mulcahey MJ, Slavin MD, Ni P, Vogel LC, Kozin SH, Haley SM, Jette AM. Computerized Adaptive Tests Detect Change Following Orthopaedic Surgery in Youth with Cerebral Palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Sep 16; 97(18):1482-94. PMID: 26378264.

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  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Jette AM, Slavin MD, Ni P, Kisala PA, Tulsky DS, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Tate DG, Fyffe D, Morse L, Marino R, Smith I, Williams S. Development and initial evaluation of the SCI-FI/AT. J Spinal Cord Med. 2015 May; 38(3):409-18. PMID: 26010975.

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