Heather Ross, PT, MPT, Ph.D.

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Heather Ross
Heather Ross

Dr. Heather Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University, and a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also received post-doctoral training in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Florida and McKnight Brain Institute.

Dr. Ross served as a K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program Scholar (2009-2012) and full-time faculty member (2009-2015) in the University of Florida’s Physical Therapy Department. Through this training, her primary research focus was stem cell biology and applications to rehabilitation and neurological recovery and repair. She has been a member of the Brenau DPT faculty since 2015, served as program director and chair since 2018, and was appointed as assistant dean of the Ivester College of Health Sciences in 2022. Dr. Ross has practiced in the acute, subacute and outpatient settings, serving primarily patients with neurological diagnoses.