• PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2021
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, United States, 2008
  • Bachelors in Athletic Training, Dension University, Granville, Ohio, 2005


Shefali Christopher PT, DPT, PhD, LAT, ATC serves as the director of admissions and is a core faculty member of the Tufts DPT Seattle program. She is a clinical specialist in sports physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is an active member of the APTA American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) and serves as the vice chair for the Running Special interest group. Christopher has numerous publications and presentations related to her research on returning to sport after childbirth. In 2020, she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the AASPT and received the Academy of Pelvic Health Research Grant in 2023. As part of her service, she supports USA paratriathlon at numerous international races and was the medical liaison to the team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games