Gregory E. Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA is Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences in the Department of Physical Therapy and Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Delaware. Previously, Dr. Hicks was deputy dean of the College of Health Sciences and chair of the top-ranked physical therapy department at UD. He is also the founding director of the department’s Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy (ADaPT) program, designed to increase diversity and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in PT. He maintains an active research agenda focused on development of novel intervention strategies for older persons with chronic musculoskeletal pain. His work has been consistently funded by NIH since 2008. He is currently the principal investigator of an NIH-funded multicenter clinical trial designed to explore the impact of addressing hip impairments in older adults with chronic low back pain. Dr. Hicks has served as chair of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research for NIH. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences and as editorial board member for Pain Medicine. He has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow, APTA’s highest membership category, in 2018.