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Daniel Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Otto D. Payton professor

Email: dlriddle@vcu.edu

Professional interests

Daniel Riddle PT, PhD, FAPTA, is a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy as well as the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology at VCU.  He also is department coordinator of the College of Health Professions' Ph.D. distance-learning program. His primary research interests are in the areas of pain persistence, recovery and prognosis of knee osteoarthritis and knee arthroplasty, musculoskeletal diagnosis, outcomes and prognoses of various musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Riddle teaches courses on evidence-based practice and the disablement process.


Ph.D. Education (1996), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

M.S. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (1985), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Certificate, Physical Therapy (1981), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

B.S. (1980), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Key professional service activities

Deputy Editor, Physical Therapy, May 2006 – 2016

Editorial Board, The Journal of Pain, May 2009 - present

Member, Board of Trustees, Foundation for Physical Therapy, February 2005 – 2011

Member Neurological, Aging and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Study Section, National Institutes of Health, 2015 - present

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