Doctor of Physical Therapy Division Welcomes Maggie Horn, DPT, MPH, PhD

IMG_6946Maggie Horn, DPT, MPH, PhD has joined the Duke Department of Orthopedic Surgery as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy.  Dr. Horn’s research is focused on examining the role of health care providers, including physical therapists, and subsequent management pathways to determine the effect of different management pathways on patient centered outcomes, healthcare utilization and costs in patients with musculoskeletal neck pain with the primary objective of improving healthcare delivery.

Dr. Horn was born and raised in Oklahoma where she attended Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She then moved to Florida to attend the University of Florida Doctor of Physical Therapy Program where she met her husband Todd. While practicing as a clinician part-time, Dr. Horn then continued on at the University of Florida to complete her Master in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences with a focus on examining clinical outcomes patients with musculoskeletal neck pain who undergo physical therapy.

Just prior to coming to Duke, Dr. Horn completed a post-doctoral fellowship through the Foundation for Physical Therapy with an emphasis on health services research in patients with musculoskeletal neck pain through a collaboration with University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the University of Utah.

After completing her PhD in 2013, Maggie, Todd, and their daughter Laney, who is now 3, moved to Oklahoma for her husband to continue his education at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. While in Oklahoma, Maggie and Todd added another member to the family, Lucy, who is now 1. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys running and competing in triathlons as well as spending time with her family and (begrudgingly) watching college football with her husband Todd. Dr. Horn is excited to join the Duke family in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division.

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