Susan R. Harris, PT, PhD
B.S, in physical therapy from Russell Sage College and PhD in special education from University of Washington. Recent clinical experience includes diagnostic assessment of infants with hypotonia, motor delays or suspected cerebral palsy; previous clinical and research experience in longitudinal assessment of premature, low birth weight infants and infants with prenatal drug and/or alcohol exposure. PT faculty member at three research-intensive universities in US and Canada. Research has included examining efficacy/effectiveness of early PT interventions as well as early diagnosis of developmental disorders. In developing the HINT, she was principal investigator of grants from the National Institute of Disability & Rehabilitation Research (US Department of Education), the British Columbia Health Research Foundation, and the Sick Kids’ Foundation (Toronto).
Academic and Clinical Work Experience:
2008 - present: Professor Emerita; 1994-2008, Professor; 1990-1994, Associate Professor; Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
1987 - 1989: Associate Professor, School of Allied Health Professions, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1984 - 1987: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Washington
1980 - 1983: Assistant Professor (1981-1983); Instructor (1980-1981); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington
1990-1996: Physical therapist (part-time), Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1987-1989: Physical therapist (part-time), Meriter Hospital High-Risk Infant Follow-up Program
1980-1981 and 1984-1987: Director of Physical Therapy, Clinical Training Unit, Child Development & Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington
1973-1976: School physical therapist in Renton, Kent, and Shoreline, WA school districts
1971-1972: Physical Therapy Department Head (and Captain), Hamilton Air Force Base Hospital, Novato, CA
1969-1981: Staff physical therapist (and Lieutenant), David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA
Antoinette M. Megens
Received her Physical Therapy education at the University of Toronto and Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia. Her most recent work experience includes outpatient physical therapy practice for infants and children with neurological disorders and developmental disabilities, and screening high-risk infants in the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic. She has previously worked with children in the areas of burns and plastics, oncology and rheumatology. Ms. Megens has published in the areas of developmental screening, and lymphedema. Her current research focus is functional evaluation of children with cerebral palsy.
2003-present Physical Therapist, Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
1999-2003 Project Coordinator, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
1997-1999 Physical Therapist, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia
1995-1996 Physical Therapist, Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Physical Therapist, Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland
1994 Physical Therapist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario