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  • Dr. Lisa Roberts is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychical Therapy at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has over 30 years of clinical experience across multiple practice settings with a specialty area in geriatric physical therapy.

    As a strong patient advocate, she has been passionate about the prevention of medical errors and has been lecturing on this topic since 2007.
    Dr. Roberts is a strong advocate for comprehensive perspective about patient health and safety to reduce medical malpractice.

    Dr. Roberts has been presenting on Medical Errors Preventions for several years at the local and State level. For the Florida Physical Therapy Association, Dr. Roberts has developed and provided continuing educational training opportunities for physical therapists worldwide on a variety of topics including patient safety.

    Her course titled: "Tales from the Crypt: PT is a Risky Business (Medical Errors)" is a 2-hour course that fulfills the biennial requirement for Prevention of Medical Errors education and license renewal for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the state of Florida.

    Through her research and ongoing academic endeavors, Dr. Roberts has identified medical errors associated with the practice of physical therapy, adapted a physical therapy intervention to the patient’s level of health literacy, and promoted safety and developed a medical error reduction plan.

    Dr. Roberts obtained her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida , a Master of Science degree in Elder Care Administration from NOVA Southeastern University and a DPT from St Augustine .

research interests

  • Rehabilitation
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
    Physical Therapy
    Strategies to reduce medical malpractice

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  • Lisa Roberts

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