Alan M. Jette, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, University of Michigan
MPH, University of Michigan



Dr. Jette's research interests include late-life exercise, evaluation of rehabilitation treatment outcomes, and the measurement, epidemiology, and prevention of disability. Dr. Jette is an international expert in the development and dissemination of contemporary outcome measurement instruments to evaluate health care quality and outcomes. He has published over 180 peer reviewed articles on these topics. Dr. Jette currently directs the project entitled, “Use of Computer Adaptive Testing to Assist with theSocial Security Work Disability Determination Process”. He and his collaborators in the Department of Rehabilitation at the NIH Clinical Center are assisting the Social Security Administration to improve their work disability determination process by analyzing existing social security datasets and developing new measures to be used within the process.

Throughout his 30+ year research career, Dr. Jette has received consistent research funding from numerous NIH Institutes, the NIDRR, CDC, CMS, SSA, as well as from several foundations and private corporations. Currently, he directs the Boston Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement Center funded by NCMRR/NIH, serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center funded by NIA/NIH, and is Co-Project Director of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, funded by NIDRR. For 10 years he directed the BU Post Doctoral Fellowship Program in Outcomes Research funded by NIDRR and from 1996-2004 he served as Dean of Boston University’s Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

At a national level, in 1990, Dr. Jette served as Co-Chair of the Panel on Assessment & Epidemiology on the Hunt Valley Task Force on Medical Rehabilitation which was instrumental in founding the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research within NIH. From 1998-2002, Dr. Jette was a Member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review SSA’s Disability Decision Process. From 2004-2008 Dr. Jette served as a member of the National Advisory Board for the NCMRR/NIH. From 2005- 2007, Dr. Jette chaired the Institute of Medicine’s study and co-edited the report, The Future of Disability in America which highlights disability priorities for the nation. From 2010 -2011, he served on the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council’s Panel that conducted an External Evaluation of NIDRR’s Research Programs. He currently serves on the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel that is evaluating rehabilitation research funding within the NIH.

In the international area, Dr. Jette served as a member of the International Advisory Panel on the evaluation of Swedish research on disability, Swedish Council for Social Research (2000-2001) was an International Review Panel Member, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (2006-2007), and in 2010 was a Member, Research Review Committee, The Academy of Finland Research Council.

He received a BS in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973 and a MPH (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Director of Health & Disabilities Research Institute
Boston University School of Public Health
Health & Disabilities Research Institute



2014 Foundation for Physical Therapy: Charles Magistro Distinguished Service Award
2014 Research Section, American Physical Therapy Association: John Maley Research Award
2013 Institute of Medicine: Membership
2012 American Physical Therapy Association: Mary McMillan Lecturer
2011 Gerontological Society of America: Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award
2010 American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Distinguished Public Service Award


Post Development Testing of the Functional Assessment Battery (NIH-16-012025)
09/23/2016 - 09/22/2021 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Lewis E. Kazis, ScD.
NIH/Clinical Center


Women's Health and Disability: Building a Clinically Relevant Outcome Measure
09/16/2015 - 05/31/2020 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Mary Slavin, PhD
Regents of the University of Michigan NIH NICHD
5R01HD082122-02

Computerized Adaptive Testing to Direct Delivery of Hospital-Based Rehabilitation
04/03/2015 - 02/29/2020 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Pengsheng Ni, MD
Mayo Clinic NIH NICHD
5R01HD079439-02

Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions
09/30/2014 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
Brandeis University NIH NIA
5P30AG048785-03

Knowledge Translation of Spinal Cord Injury Functional Index (SCI-FI) and Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury (PEDI-SCI)
12/31/2015 - 12/30/2018 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Mary Slavin, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University Craig H. Neilsen Fdn


Multi-Institutional Center on Health Services Training and Research: CoHSTAR: HS/HP Research Career Training Program (RCTP)
05/01/2015 - 04/30/2018 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Mary Slavin, PhD
Brown University Fdn for Phy Therapy


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2017 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Mary Slavin, PhD
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Adm for Comm. Living


Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (ARRT) Program
09/30/2015 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Administration for Community Living


Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (ARRT) Program
04/01/2015 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Administration for Community Living


National Health and Aging Trends Study
09/01/2014 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University NIH NIA
5U01AG032947-08

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  1. Jette AM. Enhancing Recovery After Sepsis. Phys Ther. 2018 Jun 01; 98(6):459-460. PMID: 29767804.
     
  2. McDonough CM, Ni P, Peterik K, Hershberg JD, Bell LR, Chan L, Brandt DE, Jette AM. Validation of the Work-Disability Physical Function Assessment Battery. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 May 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29752911.
     
  3. Levi B, Kraft CT, Shapiro GD, Trinh NT, Dore EC, Jeng J, Lee AF, Acton A, Marino M, Jette A, Armstrong EA, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. The Associations of Gender With Social Participation of Burn Survivors: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile Study. J Burn Care Res. 2018 May 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29733365.
     
  4. Goode AP, Ni P, Jette A, Fitzgerald GK. Development and Evaluation of the Boston University Osteoarthritis Functional Pain Short Form (BU-OA-FPS). Phys Ther. 2018 Apr 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29684166.
     
  5. Freedman VA, Kasper JD, Jette A. Can Older Adults Accurately Report Their Use of Physical Rehabilitation Services? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Apr 11. PMID: 29653109.
     
  6. Jette AM. Opening Up the Black Box of Peer Review. Phys Ther. 2018 Apr 01; 98(4):207-208. PMID: 29617970.
     
  7. Keeney T, Slavin M, Kisala P, Ni P, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Fyffe DC, Marino RJ, Morse LR, Worobey LA, Tate D, Rosenblum D, Zafonte R, Tulsky D, Jette AM. Sensitivity of the SCI-FI/AT in Individuals With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Mar 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29608900.
     
  8. Chang FH, Ni P, Chiou HY, Hou WH, Jette AM. Cultural and semantic equivalence of the activity measure post-acute care (AM-PAC) after its translation into Mandarin Chinese. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Mar 21; 1-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29560734.
     
  9. Jette AM. Responding to the Opioid Epidemic in the United States. Phys Ther. 2018 Mar 01; 98(3):147-148. PMID: 29506068.
     
  10. Jette AM. A Study for the Ages. Phys Ther. 2018 Feb 01; 98(2):81-82. PMID: 29319818.
     
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