• Education:Bachelor of Science, Health Science, Boston University, 1999
    Master of Science, Physical Therapy, Boston University, 2001
    Doctor of Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2005
    Master of Science, Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2020
  • Phone:617-358-1615

Selected Presentations

  • Driscoll, L.: Panel: Exploring Racism in Healthcare. Co-panelists: Cozier, Y. Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, School of Public Health, Boston University; Eldred, K. Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at Boston University College of Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, December 2020
  • Driscoll, L.: Panel: The Impact of Race and Racism on Health: A Call to Action.Co-panelists: Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD (Keynote speaker and panelist), former president of the American Public Health Association, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine; M. Alegria, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; K. Tabb, MD, Beth Israel Lahey Health at Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership: 7th Annual Virtual Integration Forum, November 2020
  • Driscoll, L., Riley, E.: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Physical Therapy: Implications for Clinical Education and Practice at New England Consortium of Clinical Educators Clinical Faculty Institute; Workshop: New England Consortium of Clinical Educators, November 2020
  • Driscoll, L.: Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Education. Boston University College of Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Workshop: Sargent College Clinical Education Department, October 2020

Selected Publications

  • Driscoll, L. (2022) Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health: The Role of Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration, and Leadership. Accepted for publication (2021)
  • Driscoll, L., Holmes, M.B., Murphy, E., & Starr, J.A. (2022). A Longitudinal Study of Empathy Among Students at Two DPT Programs. Journal of Allied Health. Volume 51, Number 1, Spring 2022, pp. 27E-32E(6)
  • Holmes, M. B., Driscoll, L., Murphy, E., & Starr, J. A. (2019). A Cross-Sectional Study of Empathy Among Students at Two Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs in Boston. Journal of allied health, 48(3), 181-187.
  • Starr, J. A., Holmes, M. B., Riley, E., McDonnell, B., Driscoll, L., Camarinos, J., … & Harbaugh, A. G. (2019). A Quantitative Measurement of Physical Therapists’ Empathy and Exploration of the Relationship with Practice Setting and Work Engagement. Evaluation & the health professions, 0163278719864687.
  • Driscoll, L., & Hutchinson, K. (2019). Nervous System. In J. Paz, & M. West (Eds.), Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists (5 ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.
  • Driscoll, L., & Riley, E. (2018). Physical Therapy and the Aging Adult – An Independent Home Study Course for Individual Continuing Education: Assistive Devices, Adaptive Equipment, Orthotics, and Wheeled Mobility for the Older Adult. B. Billek-Sawhney (Ed.), American Physical Therapy Association.

Professional Activities

  • ABPTS Specialization Academy of Context Experts (SACE) Council Member Geriatrics: Item Review Coordinator, 2022 – present
  • ABPTS Specialization Academy of Context Experts (SACE) Council Member Geriatrics: Assistant Item Review Coordinator, 2021 – 2022
  • Clinical Content Expert/Editor Geriatrics 2018 – 2020
  • American Physical Therapy Association, 1999 – present

Licenses and Certifications

  • Geriatric Certified Specialist, 2010-present
  • APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, 2003-present
  • Physical Therapy License: State of Massachusetts, 2001-present
  • American Red Cross-BLS CPR, 1995-present

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Award of Merit, Sargent College (2021)

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