Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, is the Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions and Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at LSU Health Shreveport. She graduated in 1987 with a BS in PT from LSU, and was a gradual student through 2006, when she earned her PhD in Cellular Biology and Anatomy, also from LSU Health Shreveport. Sharon’s research interests include conservative clinical approaches to the management of common musculoskeletal conditions and translational research of applied mechanical loading to healing tissue to determine dosing effects the ultimate functional and biomechanical tissue integrity. Dr. Dunn previously served on the PT faculty and as program director, teaching professional issues, anatomy, biomechanics, and orthopaedic PT. Her clinical practice and board specialty is in the area of orthopaedics. Throughout her career, Dr. Dunn has been professionally engaged in efforts to promote public policies to enhance the public’s access to high quality health services and excellence in practice delivery. She is a past-president of the American Physical Therapy Association and has significant experience in health policy and collaborative approaches to health delivery. She advocates for a team-based approach and patient-centered management for better health in our communities.