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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Science

Office

Science and Allied Health AH207

Email

john.mcgee@marist.edu

Phone

(845) 575-3000 ext. 4356

Dr. John Christopher McGee

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Assistant Professor

Bio

John McGee joins the School of Science as Assistant Professor; Principal Founding Faculty Member of the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.  Dr. McGee recently retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-seven years of service.  During his final assignment, he served as an Assistant Professor; Director of Research at the United States Air Force Academy Department of Biology in Colorado Springs, CO.  In 2016, Lieutenant Colonel McGee was honored as the Outstanding Academy Educator for exemplifying the highest ideals of teaching, mentoring, scholarship, and Air Force core values.  He was further recognized that year with the Frank. J. Seiler Award as the institutions’s top basic science researcher.  Dr. McGee has lectured nationally at numerous platforms and has received funded support in excess of $5.6 million with research interests in health care economics, value-based health policy, innovative health care delivery models, implementation science, decision modeling, and tactical fitness optimization/injury prevention.  John is also a senior physical therapist with over twenty years of clinical experience and holds a national board certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association.  Additionally, he maintains a certification as an Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.  John served during Operation Desert Storm and as the Senior Research Director for the Joint Combat Casualty Research Team in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.  Dr. McGee completed his undergraduate degree at Salisbury State University and his Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Additionally, he completed a Master’s in Business Administration/Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.  John grew up in Salisbury on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where he met his wife Traci.  They have been married twenty-five years and have one daughter and three sons.

He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy – American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2002; Re-Certified 2012 and is a Certified Athletic Trainer – National Athletic Trainers Association, 1992.

  


Education

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Masters Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research, University of Pittsburgh
MBA, University of Maryland University College
MS in Financial Management, University of Maryland University College
MPT in Physical Therapy, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
BS in Physical Education, Salisbury University


Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Health Care Economics, Value-Based Health Policy and Strategy, Efficient and Innovative Health Care Delivery Models, Innovative Education Models to Meet Demand and Access to Care, Early Access to Conservative Care, Implementation Science and Clinical Behavior Change, Decision Modeling, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Tactical Fitness and Injury Prevention   

Selected Publications

McGee J, Bise C, Stevans J, An Orthopedic Performance Improvement Initiative (OPII) to Enhance Utilization Behavior at a Small Air Force Medical Treatment Facility.  Journal of   Military Medicine, Vol. 182, March/April Supplement 2017, pg 18-25

McGee J, Wilson E, Barela E, Blum S, Physical Screening Predictors for Success in Completing Air Force Phase II Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment (AAA) Course.  Journal of Military Medicine, Vol 182, March/April Supplement 2017, pg. 281 - 286

Stevans  M, Bise C, McGee J et al.  Evidence-Based Practice Implementation: Case Report of the Evolution of a Quality Improvement Program in a Multi-Center Physical Therapy Organization. Physical Therapy Journal, April 2015, V95, No4, pg 588-99

2015 Congressional Report – A Systematic Review of Musculoskeletal Issues in Women’s Health; a Tri-Service Working Group 

Jewell D, Bezner J, McGee J, et al, Physical Therapist Responsibility and Accountability for the Delivery of Care:  A Report from the Models of Physical Therapist Services Delivery Task Force, Nov 2013

McGee, J, The Cost-Effectiveness of a Treatment-Based Classification (TBC) Approach Compared to a Usual Care Approach in the Management of Low-Back Pain in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Setting, University of Pittsburgh Library Electronic Dissertation (ETD), open source - 2009

McGee JC, Donaldson DM, Millikan AA, Gill CH.  The Effects of Fatigue on Active Position Sense at the Knee, Abstract published. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 29(I): A-22


Selected Presentations

Normative Base Defense Squadron (BDS) Tactical Fitness Assessment (TFA) Performance Indicators
& Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Injury Predictors, United States Air Force Academy CORONA
Senior Leadership Innovation Summit in USAFA, CO  Nov, 2015 and  Orlando, FL  Aug 2016  (Military Health System Research Symposium)

An Orthopedic Performance Improvement Initiative to Enhance Utilization Behavior at a Small Air Force Medical Treatment Facility; Military Health System Research Symposium [accepted for 1 of 16 main plenary platform presentations (1,200 submissions)] in Ft Lauderdale, FL Aug, 2015 

Physical Screening Predictors for Success in Completing Air Force Phase II Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment   (AAA) Course; Military Health System Research Symposium (accepted for poster presentation) & United States Air Force Academy CORONA Senior Leadership Innovation Summit in Ft Lauderdale, FL Aug, 2015 (Military Health System Research Symposium) USAFA, CO, Nov, 2015

23D Medical Group Orthopedic Product Audit / Recapture Process Professional Staff Brief; Moody AFB, in GA Dec, 2013

Moody Air Force Base Warrior Athlete “Center of Excellence” Concept of Operations Brief; Air Combat Command Surgeon General (ACC/SG) Langley AFB, in VA July, 2013

Research Operations Directorate for Air Force Physical Therapy Update Briefing; US Air Force Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Management Symposium in San Diego, CA, Feb, 2013

Conceptualization of 2011-2012 Research Program Plan; US Air Force Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Management Symposium Andrews AFB, in MD June, 2011 

Poster Presentation:  The Cost-Effectiveness of an Audit / Feedback Adherence Program to Promote Utilization of Active Physical Therapy Intervention Strategies for Low Back Pain; Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Oct, 2008

Keynote Speaker, University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 1st Doctorate of Physical Therapy Graduation Ceremony Princess in Anne, MD, Sept, 2005

The 20-Minute Upper Extremity Evaluation:  An Evidence Based Approach to Clinical Practice; (Course Developer)  Healthcare Education Associates, Inc in Cliffside Park, NJ , April, 2005

The 20-Minute Lower Extremity Evaluation: An Evidence Based Approach to Clinical Practice; Healthcare Education Associates, Inc in San Diego, CA, Aug,  2004

The Lumbo-pelvic Region:  A Systematic Manual Therapy Approach Utilizing Muscle Energy Techniques, North American Seminars, Inc in Seattle, WA Sept, 2004 Evansville, IN Mar, 2004 and Puyallop, WA Mar, 2004

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Board Exam Preparatory Course, (Course Developer) Healthcare Education Associates, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ Feb, 2006, Memphis, TN Jan, 2006, Chicago, IL Dec, 2005, Dover, DE Nov, 2005, Denver, CO Oct, 2005, San Diego, CA Aug, 2005, Oakland, CA Jan, 2005, Great Neck, NY Dec, 2004, Atlanta, GA Dec, 2004, Feb 2006, Los Angeles, CA Feb, 2004, Jan 2006, and Raleigh, NC Jan, 2004

Evaluation of the Shoulder Complex, 38th Parallel Medical Association’s Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea, April 2003

Evaluation of the Elbow, 38th Parallel Medical Association’s Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea, April 2003

The Effects of Fatigue on Active Position Sense at the Knee, American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting in Seattle, WA, Feb 1999

Mitral Valve Prolapse:  Implications for the Student Athlete, Salisbury State University Annual Sports Medicine Conference in Salisbury, MD, 1990


Awards and Honors

United States Air Force Academy, Frank J. Seiler Research Excellence Award for Top Institutional Basic Sciences Researcher, 2016 (cash prize $2.5K)

United States Air Force Academy, Department of Biology, Ronald Reed Award for Outstanding Cadet Research, Student Advisee C1C Sharon Blum, 2016

United States Air Force Academy, Outstanding Educator Award, 2016

23d Medical Group, Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2013

23d Fighter Wing, Field Grade Office of the Quarter, March 2013

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) PhD Scholarship Recipient for Physical Therapy, 2005

Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society’s Frank G. Brooks Award (1stPlace Platform Presentation for Undergraduate Research at Biannual Conference, Melbourne, Fl) – Student Advisee 2nd Lieutenant Holly Childs, May 2006

10 Air Base Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, USAF Academy, CO   Sept, 2005

Pacific Air Forces Company Grade Physical Therapist of the Year, 2002

51 MDOS Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year, Osan AB, ROK 2002

Maryland State Senatorial Scholarship, 1996 & 1997

Maryland House of Delegates Scholarship, 1996 & 1997

United States Army Cardiac Specialist Course – Honor Graduate, 1991

Salisbury State University Varsity Sports Awards 1986 – 1990