Mary Slavin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Clark University
MS, Boston University

Dr. Mary Slavin is the Director of Education and Dissemination at the Health Outcomes Unit. She is a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation field, serving as a clinician, educator and researcher. Dr. Slavin a co-investigator on several funded studies and co-directs the Dissemination core for the Center on Health Services Training and Research and the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model Systems Program. During her career in rehabilitation, Dr. Slavin has led efforts to promote evidence-based practice in rehabilitation and is co-author of the Evidence-Based Practice in Rehabilitation chapter in DeLisa's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. Dr. Slavin’s research is primarily focused on developing and evaluating rehabilitation outcome measures, including the Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PAC), Spinal Cord Functional Index, Cerebral Palsy Profile (CP-PRO), Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Activity Measure (PEDI-SCI AM), and the Life Impact Burn Injury Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile.
Dr. Mary Slavin is the Director of Education and Dissemination at the Health & Disability Research Institute (HDR). She is a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation field, serving as a clinician, educator and researcher. Dr. Slavin's interests include promoting evidence-based practice in rehabilitation and use of appropriate measures to assess rehabilitation outcomes. 

The Big Idea
03/01/2017 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Women's Health and Disability: Building a Clinically Relevant Outcome Measure
09/16/2015 - 05/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Regents of the University of Michigan NIH NICHD

Multi-Institutional Center on Health Services Training and Research: CoHSTAR: HS/HP Research Career Training Program (RCTP)
05/01/2015 - 04/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Brown University Fdn for Phy Therapy

Knowledge Translation of Spinal Cord Injury Functional Index (SCI-FI) and Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury (PEDI-SCI)
12/31/2015 - 12/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Thomas Jefferson University Craig H. Neilsen Fdn

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program/Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Administration for Community Living

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Adm for Comm. Living

Community Effects on Long-Term Rehabilitation Outcomes in SCI
09/30/2012 - 06/30/2013 (Subcontract PI)
Kessler Foundation Research Center NIH NICHD


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  1. Ohrtman EA, Shapiro GD, Wolfe AE, Trinh NT, Ni P, Acton A, Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Kazis LE, Schneider JC. Sexual activity and romantic relationships after burn injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) study. Burns. 2020 Sep 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32948357
  2. Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Acton A, Amaya F, Saret C, Ohrtman E, Wolfe A, Ni P, Kazis LE. Interpreting Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile Scores for Use by Clinicians Burn Survivors and Researchers. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Jun 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32556266
  3. Kalpakjian CZ, Kreschmer JM, Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Quint EH, Chiaravalloti ND, Jenkins N, Bushnik T, Amtmann D, Tulsky DS, Madrid R, Parten R, Evitts M, Grawi CL. Reproductive Health in Women with Physical Disability: A Conceptual Framework for the Development of New Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 May 19. PMID: 32429740
  4. Brady KJS, Grant GG, Stoddard FJ, Meyer WJ, Romanowski KS, Chang PH, Painting LE, Fowler LA, Nelson JK, Rivas P, Epperson K, Sheridan RL, Murphy M, O'Donnell EH, Ceranoglu TA, Sheldrick RC, Ni P, Slavin MD, Warner P, Palmieri TL, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Measuring the Impact of Burn Injury on the Parent-Reported Health Outcomes of Children 1 to 5 Years: A Conceptual Framework for Development of the Preschool Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile CAT. J Burn Care Res. 2020 01 30; 41(1):84-94.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31222201
  5. Ni P, Mulcahey MJ, Slavin MD, Thielen CC, Vogel LC, Sadowsky C, Davidson LT, Jette AM. Tracking Spinal Cord Injury Functional Outcomes Across the Lifespan: Validation of Linking Coefficients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 10; 100(10):1924-1931.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31153853
  6. Kisala PA, Boulton AJ, Cohen ML, Slavin MD, Jette AM, Charlifue S, Hanks R, Mulcahey MJ, Cella D, Tulsky DS. Interviewer- versus self-administration of PROMIS® measures for adults with traumatic injury. Health Psychol. 2019 May; 38(5):435-444.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31045427
  7. Grampurohit N, Slavin M, Ni P, Kozin S, Jette A, Mulcahey M. The Cerebral Palsy Profile of Health and Function: Upper-Extremity Domain's Sensitivity to Change Following Musculoskeletal Surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Apr; 44(4):274-287.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30733101
  8. Tulsky DS, Kisala PA, Boulton AJ, Jette AM, Thissen D, Ni P, DeWalt DA, Huang IC, Liu Y, Mulcahey MJ, Slavin M, Magnus B, Crump H, Hanks R, Charlifue S, Reeve BB. Determining a transitional scoring link between PROMIS® pediatric and adult physical health measures. Qual Life Res. 2019 May; 28(5):1217-1229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30539361
  9. Ohrtman EA, Shapiro GD, Simko LC, Dore E, Slavin MD, Saret C, Amaya F, Lomelin-Gascon J, Ni P, Acton A, Marino M, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Social Interactions and Social Activities After Burn Injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study. J Burn Care Res. 2018 10 23; 39(6):1022-1028.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30016442
  10. Botticello AL, Tulsky D, Heinemann A, Charlifue S, Kalpakjian C, Slavin M, Byrne R, Rohrbach T. Contextualizing disability: a cross-sectional analysis of the association between the built environment and functioning among people living with spinal cord injury in the United States. Spinal Cord. 2019 Feb; 57(2):100-109. PMID: 30108377
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