Dr. Matthew P. Ford joined the College of Health Sciences as associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in December 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served on faculty at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa. and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He is a research associate at the Lakeshore Foundation and for the past decade has been conducting research aimed at helping individuals with physical disabilities. He is involved in three areas of research related to Parkinson’s disease: tracking the changes in physical activity and health, comprehensive health and wellness programs and the use of music and external rhythms during mobility training. Ford also serves on the board of directors for the Davis Phinney Foundation.