Jake Magel is a research associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah. Jake completed his physical therapy manual therapy fellowship training and received his Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor University Postprofessional Doctoral Program in Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy in 2001 and his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Utah in 2015. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and Chair of the Scope of Practice Workgroup for the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He has held numerous leadership positions within the AAOMPT. His research, for which he has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions and on training physical therapists to play a greater role in the management of patients taking prescription opioids. The research teams on which he has served have received the Stephen J Rose Excellent in Research Award and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists Excellence in Research Award. He is currently the principal investigator of an NIH-funded multicenter clinical trial to evaluate the feasibility of integrating mindfulness-based interventions into physical therapy for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and long-term opioid treatment. He is also currently a Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network scholar and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health KL2 scholar. Jake has been invited to present original research and educational sessions at national and international conferences.