Michel Landry

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Global Health

Michel D. Landry is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (USA). Before this, Dr. Landry spent seven years as Division Chief of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Division, where he successfully led an important rebuilding of the program that has now grown into one of the top physical therapy programs in the United States. Before receiving his doctoral degree, he held clinical and senior management positions within the private rehabilitation sector in Ontario (Canada), and within international humanitarian aid and development agencies.

Dr. Landry is a health policy and health services researcher, where his area of study is the interface between available supply (financial and human resources) and increasing demand for rehabilitation and health services across the continuum of care. He is a past-president of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and a former Career Scientist at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). He lectures widely on policy and political dynamics of rehabilitation services and is a provocative advocate for the moral, ethical and economic necessity to ensure accessible and affordable rehabilitation services across the continuum of high, middle and low-income countries. Dr. Landry is currently completing his Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, where he is also participating in the Health Sector Management Certificate (HSM).

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.