Mary Christenson

Mary Christenson received her PhD in Health and Behavior Sciences in 2008 from the University of Colorado. As an Associate Professor at Regis University’s School of Physical Therapy in Denver, Colorado, her current focus is on health and wellness, chronic disease management, and cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction. Clinically, she consults with patients affected by post-polio syndrome. Dr. Christenson’s scholarly interests include strategies to enhance physical activity in individuals with arthritis, particularly in underserved areas, using principles of community-based research. Her community-based research projects as well as chronic disease management strategies have been presented at meetings such as the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, the APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, and the International CARE IV conference in France.