Julie Tilson, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
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(323) 442-1281



Twitter: @EBPDPT

Mailing Address:

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

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Professional Interests
Dr. Tilson is Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC) Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She specializes in understanding the most effective methods for translating rehabilitation research into clinical practice. Dr. Tilson teaches Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in USC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and to clinicians nationally and internationally. Her curricula emphasize active learning and the integration of scientific research,clinical expertise, and patient perspectives into clinical decision making. Dr. Tilson is co-author of the popular text, Evidence Based Physical Therapy (FA Davis, 2012), and has authored over 25 peer-reviewed publications. She has specialty training in and teaches vestibular rehabilitation in the USC DPT program and nationally for practicing clinicians. Dr. Tilson is a Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Society for Evidence Based Healthcare.
  • Masters of Science in Biomedical and Clinical Investigations, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. 2009
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Thearpy, University of Southern California, Los Angles, CA. 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Education: Exercise Physiology, University of California, Davis, CA. 1995
Selected Publications
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