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Michel Landry

Chief, Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Division
School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

(919) 613-4520

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Michel Landry


Michel D. Landry PT, PhD is Chief of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, at Duke University Medical Centre in Durham North Carolina. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME), at the University of Toronto (Canada). Prior to receiving his doctoral degree in HPME at the University of Toronto, he held clinical and senior management positions within the private rehabilitation sector in Ontario, and within international humanitarian aid and development agencies in Central America and Eastern Europe. Dr. Landry has spent much of his career as a health policy and health services researcher, where his research focus has been developing forecasting methodologies specific to rehabilitation health human resource across the continuum of care. He is a proud French Canadian, a hockey fan, a Past-President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and a former Career Scientist at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. He lectures widely on rehabilitation across Canada, the United States and internationally.

Research Interests:

  • Health Policy and Health Services Research
  • Global health and disability
  • Modeling and forecasting physical therapy and rehabilitation Health Human Resources (HHR)
  • Assessing the changing funding, delivery and allocation models in healthcare, and its impact on access to services.

Recent Publications

Landry MD, Raman SR, Kennedy K, Bettger JP, Magnusson D. Zika Virus (ZIKV), Global Public Health, Disability, and Rehabilitation: Connecting the Dots. Physical Therapy Journal (accepted)

Riley SP, Covington K, Landry MD, McCallum C, Englehard C, Cook CC. Differences in selectivity among public, private, research and non-research physiotherapist programs in the United States. Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions 2016; 13: 17.

Landry MD, Salvador EC, Sheppard PS, Raman SR. Rehabilitation Following Natural Disasters: Three Important Lessons from the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal. Physiotherapy Practice and Research 2016; 37: 69-72

Jesus T, Hoenig H, Landry MD, Fernandez Lopez A, Green P, Ong P, Koh Choon Huat G. Finding the 'Right Size' Physical Therapy Workforce: An International Perspective. Physical Therapy 2016; 96(10):1597-1609.

Landry MD, Sheppard P, Nayar PD, Leung K, Salvador E, Retis C, Raman SR. The 2015 Nepal Earthquake(s): Lessons Learned regarding the Disability & Rehabilitation Sector’s Preparation for, and Responses to, Natural Disasters. Physical Therapy 2016; 96:1714-2016

Covington K, McCallum C, Englehard C, Landry MD, Cook C. Do Differences in Programmatic Resource Investments Result in Different Three Year United States National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rates? Journal of Allied Health 2016; 45(1):27.

Landry MD, Hack LM, Coulson E, Freburger J, Johnson MP, Katz R, Kerwin J, Smith M, Wessman HC, Venskus DG, Sinnott P, Goldstein M. Workforce Projections 2010-2020: Annual Supply/Demand Forecasting Model for Physical Therapists Across the United States. Physical Therapy 2016; 96(1): 71-80.

Sheppard P, Landry MD. Lessons from the 2015 Earthquake(s) in Nepal: Implication for Rehabilitation. Disability & Rehabilitation 2016; 38(9): 910-913.