Mindy Renfro, PT, PhD: profile

Background: 

Dr. Renfro is a geriatric physical therapist and Associate Professor who teaches in the School of Physical Therapy at Touro University Nevada in research and geriatrics. She was selected by the CDC as a fall prevention expert in 2009 and works closely with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), American Physical Therapy Association, Geriatric Education Centers and many other organizations. She has studied and published in fall risk measures and validation of evidence-based fall prevention (EBFP) programs for sub-populations. She is a long-time advocate and educator of fall prevention and home modification for interprofessional clinicians and aging service providers, as well as older adults and their caregivers to ensure safe and successful aging-in-place. She has been invited to serve on many local, state and national committees including the NCOA's Evidence-Based Community Falls Prevention Program Review Council. She is both a master trainer and leader for a number of evidence-based programs for older adults and enjoys engaging students in the programs and training. She is currently working with the American Physical Therapy Association's Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy to develop a Fall Prevention Expert Credentialing course. Dr. Renfro serves as an editorial reviewer for a variety of peer-reviewed journals including the APTA's Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She enjoys being outdoors with her children and grandchildren and is the primary long-distance caregiver for her healthy aging parents, aged 90 and 93.