Kristin Archer

Kristin R. Archer, PhD, DPT, is Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She conducts independent research into outcomes after orthopaedic surgery and her program focuses on the implementation of rehabilitation interventions through comparative effectiveness research. Research interests also include the development of tools to predict outcomes after surgery and assess pain and patient psychosocial characteristics, such as resiliency. Dr. Archer has been funded by the NIH, DoD, PCORI, and National Institute on Rehabilitation Research, as well as various foundations for research studies totaling over 7 million dollars. She is a site PI and member of the Executive Committee, for the Major Extremity Trauma and Research Consortium, which is funded by the DoD. Dr. Archer is also the Director for the Quality and Outcomes Database, which is a national clinical registry for neurosurgical procedures and practice patterns. She was a research fellow of the NIH and a Visiting Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Archer is the author of over 90 peer reviewed papers and has received awards from the North American Spine Society and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. She holds a doctoral degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a masters and doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Colorado.

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