Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Associate Chair of DPT Education
Director, DPT Program
1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155,
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Julie Tilson is a Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Director of the USC DPT program and Associate Chair of DPT Education. She specializes in understanding the most effective methods for translating rehabilitation research into clinical practice. Dr. Tilson teaches evidence-based practice 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 Evidence Based Physical Therapy, 2nd ed. (FA Davis, 2019) and has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. Her clinical area of specialty is vestibular rehabilitation, and she holds emeritus status as a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy from 2003 to 2023.