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Caroline Goulet, PT, PhD, FNAP

Goulet 2018Founding Dean
Professor
School of Physical Therapy
Saidoff Center, Room 2123
210-283-6924
Goulet@uiwtx.edu


Caroline Goulet is the Founding Dean of the University of the School of Physical Therapy and Professor in the entry-level and post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. She came to the University of the Incarnate Word from Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she was Associate Professor, Director of the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and co-Director, Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

She grew up in Montreal, QC, where she obtained a BSc Physical Therapy (1986) from McGill University, MSc Applied in Biomedical Engineering (1989) and PhD Biomedical Sciences (1995) from the Université de Montréal. After her doctoral studies, Dr. Goulet did a 30-month post doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, coordinating a motor control study part of a NASA Life Mission Science spaceflight. She held assistant professor positions at The University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, The University of Iowa, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, prior to coming to Omaha, NE.

She is licensed to practice physical therapy in both Texas and Nebraska. While promoting and facilitating interprofessional community engagement and education to address global health issues, she endeavors to develop professional formation related to cultural competency and interprofessional learning and practice in health profession curricula, enhance learning using critical self-reflection, and improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by promoting health and facilitating access. She was appointed on the American Physical Therapy Association Task Force on Diversity in 2010, and currently serves on the Board of Administrators of Women's Global Connections (http://www.womensglobalconnection.org/).

STRENGTHS: Responsibility (Executing) - Activator (Influencing) - Strategic (Strategic Thinking) - Relator (Relationship Building) - Learner (Strategic Thinking)

 

  • Teaching

    Expertise

    Interprofessional Education

    Cultural Preparation and Immersion

    Motor Control and Motor Learning

    Neuromuscular Physical Therapy 

  • Service

    School

    Admissions Committee (2011-2014; 2017-)

    Curriculum and Assessment Committee (2011-2014)

    Executive Leadership Committe (2013-)

    Orientation Committee (2012-)

    University

    Academic Deans Committee (2017-)

    Campus Master Planning Taskforce (2018-)

    Collaborative Change Leadership, Ettling Center for Civic Leadership

    Health Professions Deans Council (2015-)

    Institutional Effectiveness Committee (2017-)

    University Planning Committee (2012-2017)

    Profession and Community

    2017-current IPETH Curriculum Advisory Board, Puebla, MX.

    2017 UIW-Los Quijotes Oxaca Health Mission Trip.

    2016- current American Association University Women (AAUW) - International Scholarship Panel

    2015-current National Academies of Practice Program Committee (co-chair 2016-2017)

    2015-current  American Council Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) GRJ Forum Planning Committee (co-chair 2016-2018)

    2012-current Women’s Global Connections (WGC) Board of Directors (Chair 2016-2018)

    2011-2012 APTA Diversity Task Force (Board of Directors appointed)

    2011-2012 Biomed SA - Neuroscience Subcommittee

    2011  Burnfield J. Updates in Clinical Gait Analysis.Organized CEU course.

    2008-2011 APTA Committee on Cultural Competence (Board of Directors Appointed; Chair, 2010-2011)

    2008-2011 Supervisory PhD Dissertation Committee for N. Dowty, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE

    2007-2013 Collaborating Across Borders Conference   Series (Peer Abstract Committee)

    2006-2011 Member, Program Committee, Neurology Section

    2006-2009 ICC International Board of Directors (secretary/treasurer 2007-2009

    2004-2009 International Child Care (ICC) USA (President 2007-2008)

    2003-2008 Supervisory PhD Dissertation Committee for D. Venema, University of NE Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    2002-2009 Nebraska Physical Therapy Foundation Board   member

    2001-2009 Research Committee NPTA (Chair 2001-2005)

    2001-2005 Finance Committee, Neurology Section, APTA

  • Scholarship

     

    While promoting and facilitating interprofessional service and education…

    1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Professional Formation

    a. To enhance professional and personal growth using critical self-reflection

    b. To foster interprofessional education in the context of social accountability

    2. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – To strengthen academic-community partnerships and facilitate interprofessional community engagement to address global health issues

    3. Scholarship of Application / Practice - To improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by promoting health and facilitating access

     

    Past 10 years

    Grants

    Goulet C,  Goffar S, Jackson CW. Education for Student from Disadvantaged Background. Grants for Disadvantaged Students. Health Resources and Services Administration. (PI; $2,600,000, recommended for approval but not funded due to the availability of funds). 2016.

    Goulet C, Doll J, Chapman T, Jensen GM. ‘Umonhon: Against the Current’ - Bridging the Infrastructure Gap to Health Outcomes Research. National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine. (PI; $984,588; not funded). 2009.

    Goulet C,  Begley K, Gould K, Doll J, Martens-Stricklett K. Development of an Interdisciplinary Team Skills in Health Professional Students: A pilot study. Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. (Principal Investigator; $2,900; 10-08 to 09-09). 2008.

    St-Cyr W. Culturally-Relevant Diabetes Prevention Program for American India Girls Living at Boys Town: a Campus-Community Partnership. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Award. (Site Project Director; $28,500.) 2008.

    Goulet C, Wilken M, Laughlin A, Cochran TM. Evaluation of a new policy to increase school-based physical activity for an American Indian tribe. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Active Living Research Round 8. (Principal Investigator; $205,765; not funded). 2008.

    Goulet C, Burnfield J, Cochran TC, Voltz J, Chapman T, Coppard B, Jensen G, Ryan-Haddad A, Wilken M. "Against the Current" - Bridging the Gap to eHealth Information for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. National Library of Medicine. (PI; $449,500; submitted 10/06; 05/07; resubmitted 01/08:score 134; not funded). 2008.

    Book Chapters

    Doll J, Mu K, Jensen L, Goulet C, Ekstrum JE. Transforming practice: international service learning as preparation for entering health care. In: Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing; 2014.

    Goulet C, Furze JA. Neuromuscular systems: structures, functions, diagnoses and evaluation. In: Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children. Effgen SK (ed). 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis Company; 2012. Chapter 7.

    Doll J, Ohri L, Cochran TM, Goulet C, Ryan Haddad A, Stabler W. Against the current: Strategies for addressing public health concerns in a Native American community through partnership. In: Building Community Capacity: Minority and Immigrant Populations. Caron RM, Merrick J (eds).New York: Nova Science; 2012. Chapter 6. Also published in Public Health Yearbook 2012 and in International Public Health journals 2012; 4(3).

    Goulet C, Doll J, Cochran TM, Jensen GM, Royeen CB. Interprofessional scholarship, service and education: a sustainable model for scholarship of engagement. In: Participatory Partnerships for Social Action and Research. Harter LM, Hamel-Lambert J, Millesen J. (eds). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing: 2010; chapter 16.

    Jensen GM, Cochran TM, Goulet C, Coppard BM. Interprofessional education and the common good: challenges and opportunities in promoting social justice in health professions education In: Leadership in Rural Health Interprofessional Education and Practice. Jensen GM, Royeen CB. (eds). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2009.Chapter 2.

    Coppard BM, Jensen GM, Cochran TM, Goulet C. Issues related to interprofessional assessment. In: Leadership in Rural Health Interprofessional Education and Practice. Jensen GM, Royeen CB. (eds). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2009. Chapter 5.

    Peer-reviewed Publications

    Goulet C, Tschoeppe BA. Fourth annual Geneva R. Johnson Forum on Innovations in Physical Therapy Education –  Disruptive innovations in physical therapy education - Why is a shift of focus is essential to add value to the e erging healthcare system? Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2018; in press.

    Tschoepe BA, Goulet C. Third annual Geneva R. Johnson Forum on Innovations in Physical Therapy Education – Formation of a doctoring professional: Are we shying away from education that really matters in the lives of our graduates? Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2017; 31(2):79-83.

    Peer-reviewed Presentations

    Crocker AC, Nguyen C, Ramirez M, Valdes M, Goulet C. The use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to foster interprofessional primary health care education. National Academies of Practice Annual Conference. March 2017, Philadelphia, PA.

    Goulet C, Aranda-Naranjo B, Dharamsi S. Interprofessional education in context – Shifting the focus from IPE to social accountability. National Academies of Practice Annual Conference. April 2016, Baltimore, MD.

    Wagner AE, Walk M, Goulet C. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health model as a framework to facilitate clinical reasoning in a problem-based learning entry-level curriculum. APTA NEXT 2014. June 2014, Charlotte, NC

    Buster TW, Goulet C, Shafer D, Burnfield JM. Comparison of kinematic demands of walking and elliptical training between individuals with and without mild to moderate multiple sclerosis. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Conference. May 2012, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Smith SN, Goulet C. Medical tourism – To seek or provide healthcare? International Conference on Cultural and Social Aspects of Research. March 2012; San Antonio, TX.

    Goulet C, Smith SN. Health professionals’ ethical responsibilities across borders. International Conference on Cultural and Social Aspects of Research. March 2012; San Antonio, TX.

    Burnfield JM, Goulet C, Buster TW, Cassel A, Mills J, Seow CM. Comparison of velocity, muscle demands and perceived exertion during elliptical training and treadmill walking in individuals with and without multiple sclerosis. Combined Sections Meeting. American Physical Therapy Association. February 2011; New Orleans, LA.

    Harvey C, Heath C, Gale JR, Goulet C. Life after Doom - A Diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Combined Sections Meeting. American Physical Therapy Association. February 2011; New Orleans, LA

    Doll J, Flecky K, Goulet C. The community as classroom – Using service-learning to teach cultural brokering skills to health professions students. Seventh National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Improving Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: A New Place on the National Health Agenda. October 2010; Baltimore, MD.

    Alsharif N, Goulet C, Bracciano A, Travers-Gustafson D. Developing health science distance education – Innovations and evolution. United States Distance Learning Association 4th Annual Conference. May 2010; St-Louis, MO.

    Goulet C, Vazquez MA, Gallardo O, Smith MR, Eng JK, Saladin LK, Meadows JL. Patient/client-centered assessment to improve clinical outcomes. Combined Sections Meeting. American Physical Therapy Association. February 2010; San Diego, CA.

    Chalker C, Smith R, Goulet C, Cochran T, Begley K, Christopher P, Doll J, Flecky K, Reed-Boulay K, Ryan Haddad A, Sexton E, Shada E. An innovative model of campus-community partnership promoting professional formation, interdisciplinary education and social responsibilities: Project Homeless Connect Omaha. Combined Section Meeting. American Physical Therapy Association. February 2010; San Diego, CA.

    Goulet C, Doll J, Wilken M, Ekstrum J. Use of pictures and personal information in underprivileged countries – Ethical issues in the absence of HIPAA rules or IRB. Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2009 Institute – The Ethics of Inquiry. June 2009. Omaha, NE

    Goulet C, Cochran TM, Jensen GM, Royeen C, Harvan RA. The integrative and interactive relationships between IPE and practice. Collaborating Across Borders: An American-Canadian Dialogue on Interprofessional Health Education. May 2009; Halifax, NS, Canada

    Begley K, Goulet C, Doll J, Gould K, Martens-Stricklett K. Development of interdisciplinary team skills in health professional students: a pilot study. Teaching Prevention 2009 – Transformations. February 2009; Los Angeles, CA.

    Goulet C, Klappa S, Hartman J, Lattanzi JB. Community engagement locally and globally: ethical considerations and strategies for success. Combined Sections Meeting. American Physical Therapy Association. February 2009; Las Vegas NV.

    Halet K, Hobbs C, Slater L, Goulet C. Outcomes of an 8-week community fitness training on function and quality of life: a case study of an individual two years post stroke. Combined Sections Meeting. American Physical Therapy Association. February 2009; Las Vegas NV.

    Goulet C, Champ-Blackwell S, Cochran T, Ryan-Haddad A, Doll Joy, Flecky K. Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education - A Sustainable Model for Scholarship of Engagement. The NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. December 2008; Washington, DC.

    Goulet C, Begley K, Gould K, Doll JD, Martens-Stricklett K. Interdisciplinary community engagement for health professionals. 2nd Institute for Interprofessional Prevention Education. Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Washington, DC. September 2008.

    Cochran Tm, Goulet C, Black LL, Doll JD, Ryan-Haddad A, Furze JA, Peck KM, Wilken MK, Flecky K. The impact of community engagement on professional formation in health professions students. Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. July 2008.

    Ryan-Haddad AM, Cochran TM, Voltz J, Coppard B, Goulet C, Wilken M, Bradberry JC. Community collaboration: the natural context to support public health education. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy / Association of Faculties of Canada Annual Meeting and Seminars. July 2008; Chicago, IL.

    Begley KJ, Ryan-Haddad AM, Doll J, Christensen CM, Goulet C, Brown H, Amdorfer J. Developing a health education and health professions program for community youth. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy / Association of Faculties of Canada Annual Meeting and Seminars. July 2008; Chicago, IL.

    Nelson KS, Goulet C. A task-oriented approach to physical therapy care of a child with arthrogryposis: a case report. Physical Therapy 2008: Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association; June 2008; San Antonio, TX.

    Doll JD, Cochran TM, Goulet C, Martens Stricklett K, Ryan-Haddad A. Putting the Pieces Together: Building Community-Based Learning Activities for Health Professions Students. Mid Western's 3rd Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education. February 2008; St-Joseph, MS.

    Goulet C, Griffiths Y, Ekstrum J, Keefner K, Schwery LA. Critical Self-Reflection in Health Profession Education: Interprofessional Perspectives and Strategies. Combined Sections Meeting. American Physical Therapy Association. February, 2008; Nashville, TN