Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Physical Therapy Faculty

The UToledo D.P.T. Program faculty is comprised of professionals who are accomplished clinicians and researchers who are passionate about physical therapy education. All faculty members have advanced academic degrees and are licensed physical therapists. Several faculty members are Board Certified Clinical Specialists in their areas of expertise, and a number of faculty are engaged in clinical practice at the University of Toledo Medical Center. In addition to the DPT faculty, other health care professionals including physicians, psychologists, and nurses are involved in the students’ educational experience. 

bouillonLucinda Bouillon, PT, M.P.T., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director
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B.Ed. The University of Toledo, M.Ed. The University of Toledo,  M.P.T. The University of Findlay, Ph.D., The University of Toledo. Cindy is an Associate Professor and the Program Director for Physical Therapy Program. Her research interests include lower extremity muscle activity on various weight-bearing functional tasks.  Her teaching responsibilities include gross anatomy, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and therapeutic exercise courses. She is a delegate for Ohio chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and Associate member for Federation of State Boards Physical Therapy.  She was selected as a 2019-2020 fellow in the Education Leadership Institute for the American Physical Therapy Association.


Amy Both, PT, D.P.T., M.H.S, DCE
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education
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 Amy Both teaches Lifespan I-Gross Motor Development in Children, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II-Pediatric Module, Special Topics in PT-Pediatric Elective, Trauma Rehab, and Professional Issues in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. In addition, she serves as the Director Coordinator of Clinical Education (DCE) for the program. As the DCE she organizes clinical placements for students from all three classes, supervises these placements with the University's contracted clinical sites, and mentors students and clinical education faculty.

David Kujawa, PT, D.P.T.,M.B.A., OCS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
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Dr. Kujawa is a licensed physical therapist and is board certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Findlay, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. His teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal rehabilitation, physical agents, health care policy and delivery, and practice management. His scholarly interests include the role of musculoskeletal dysfunction (temporomandibular, cervical and thoracic) on headache, service delivery models for physical therapy and their influence on clinical outcome, service utilization and health care system cost (e.g. telepractice, non-traditional service delivery sites, low-service utilization models, etc.), and the role of the physical therapist as a primary care provider. He maintains clinical practice at UTMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Center providing physical therapy services to patients with head, jaw and neck pain.  He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, and the American Headache Society.

Abraham Lee, PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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The area of Dr. Lee’s research interest is metabolic adaptation in skeletal muscle and other vital organs in the body in response to exercise training with focus on carbohydrate and fat metabolism. His laboratory has recently observed that training improves insulin action in rats with heterogenetic backgrounds, and that this response is a heritable phenotype. Furthermore, his team in collaboration with Dr. Cicila, observed that an adaptation with swim training in key hepatic gluconeogenic enzyme activities in inbred rats (DA & COP) depends on a genetic background. In addition, in collaboration with Dr. Najjar, his team has observed an alteration in muscle glucose transport activity in transgenic mice with the inactivation or overexpression of hepatic CEACAM1. Recently, his research team in collaboration with Dr. McLoughlin, has investigated the effect of the overexpression of FOXO1 in skeletal muscle of mice on carbohydrate metabolism.

Amanda Murray, PT, D.P.T., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Colorado, Denver; 2014 Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Toledo; 2010 D.P.T., University of Toledo; 2007 B.S., Applied Health Science, Bowling Green State University. Dr. Murray is a physical therapist with research interests in the biomechanics of movement in older adult patients with diabetes and dysvascular amputation. Dr. Murray’s research aims to understand the impact of movement dysfunction on mobility and physical activity and to develop interventions aimed at improving activity and participation in older adult patients. Dr. Murray’s teaching responsibilities include the evidence based practice courses in the D.P.T. curriculum.  

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Tori Smith, PT, D.P.T., NCS
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Tori Smith, PT, D.P.T., NCS, received her B.S. in Physiology from Michigan State University, then continued on to receive her M.S. in Physical Therapy from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  She is a licensed physical therapist by the State of Ohio, and is Board Certified as a Neurologic Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Neurologic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.  Ms. Smith’s clinical interests include: evaluation and treatment of patients after stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple trauma, amputations, neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, as well as wheelchair seating and prescription. Ms. Smith’s teaching responsibilities include introduction to neurological exam and clinical diagnoses, neuromuscular rehabilitation as well as assisting with clinical anatomy and biomechanics lab classes and therapeutic exercise labs. In addition to her teaching appointment, Ms. Smith maintains an active clinical practice in the UTMC inpatient Coghlin Rehabilitation Center, located on the Health Science Campus of the University of Toledo. 

Katie TaylorKatie Taylor, P.T., D.P.T., OCS

Katie is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a lab assistant for the D.P.T. Gross Anatomy Laboratory.




Kelly Weaver

Kelly Weaver, P.T., D.P.T., OCS

Kelly is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a lab assistant for the D.P.T. Gross Anatomy Laboratory.




Last Updated: 12/14/23