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Jeananne Elkins

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program Ph.D. Health Services

Dr. Elkins holds a PhD in Health Services Research from Texas A&M University in addition to a DPT from Northeastern University. She has advised more than 100 Capstone projects for Doctor of Physical Therapy students at Northeastern University since 2014. Her primary role at Walden is dissertation advisor/mentor. Her research interests are in evidence-based medical care and in frailty in caregivers. In addition she is involved in research in a faith-based community based project in northeastern Georgia to improve health for historically underserved populations. Dr. Elkins served 3 years as an Advanced Fellow in Geriatrics at the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Care Center in Atlanta Georgia.


PhD, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX United States

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Northeastern University - Boston, MA United States

Master of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center - College Station, TX United States


Johnson, T., Clevenger, C., Elkins, J. (2015). The vulnerable elderly and bladder dysfunction: is this “urinary incompetence”? . The International Journal of Clinical Practice.

Cayetano, R., Elkins, J. (2016). Community-based rehabilitation services in low and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Successes and challenges in the implementation of the CBR Matrix. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development.

Shah, G., Elkins, J. (2016). Effect of Cryotherapy on Post-Surgical Edema Following Total Knee Replacement in Older Adults in a Sub-Acute Setting. Indian Journal of Physical Therapy.

Schuster, S., Elkins, J. (2016). Effects of Yoga Intervention on Participation in a Regular Classroom Setting for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Annals of Yoga and Physical Therapy.

Hincapie, O., Elkins, J. (2016). Proprioception retraining for a patient with chronic wrist pain secondary to ligament injury with no structural instability. Journal of Hand Therapy.

Curley, R., Elkins, J. (2017). Thumbs Up for Heated Gloves! Improving Hand Function in Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis. The Rheumatologist.


Elkins, J. (2018). Estimating frailty in REACH II caregivers: A secondary data analysis .

Elkins, J. (2018). Concerns of Nursing home physical Therapists regarding aggressive assignment of patient rehabilitation potential as a basis for Medicare reimbursement .

Elkins, J. (2017). Development of a Caregiver Stress Syndrome Assessment Tool to Improve Geriatric Patient Outcomes.

Elkins, J. (2018). Dyadic Disability: Revised Third-party Disability Model Using the ICF Framework for Caregiving Dyads .

Elkins, J. (2016). Partnering to Treat Male Pelvic Pain: Physical Therapy and the APRN.

Elkins, J. (2017). People in Wheelchairs Die: Aging with Disability .

Elkins, J. (2016). Tai Chi "Moving for Better Balance”: Results from a Community Implementation . APTA.

Elkins, J. (2016). Gait Speed as a Predictor of Falls for Older Adults in Nursing Homes.

Elkins, J. (2015). Person Environment Fit in Assisted Living Facilities.