Research/Areas of Interest:
Outcome measurement in adult neurologic physical therapist practice

Measurement and treatment of balance and gait dysfunction

Scholarship of teaching & learning.


  • DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, United States, 2006
  • MS in Physical Therapy, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL, United States, 1992
  • BS in Physical Therapy, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States, 1985


Dr. Potter is a Professor and the Director of Curriculum & Assessment. She has been a physical therapist for over 35 years and holds expertise is in adult neurologic rehabilitation. Prior to joining the Tufts faculty, she taught at the University of New England, Northwestern University, and Rockhurst University. At Rockhurst, she also served Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning where she held workshops to promote quality teaching, mentored new faculty, and consulted with faculty on matters relating to teaching and scholarship. Dr. Potter's research focuses on outcome measurement in neurologic physical therapist practice. She has conducted studies on the psychometric properties of various measures and was an author of the Clinical Practice Guideline: A Core Set of Outcome Measures Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation, for which she was awarded the Rockhurst University Brenner Award of Scholarly Achievement. Dr. Potter is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including as a faculty member for the Academy of Education annual New Faculty Development Workshop and Co-Chair of the MS EDGE Task Force for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapists.