Jeananne Elkins

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
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

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Northeastern University

Master of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Awards / Honors

, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 2009


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.