Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, P.T., Ph.D.


Research Coordinator

Physical Therapy

Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, P.T., Ph.D.


IHSD 8820


Elaine Trudelle-Jackson is Professor and Coordinator of Research in the School of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University. She has taught in the DPT entry-level program as well as the post-professional program but currently teaches mainly in the PhD program. Having recently completed a 5-year NIH funded program to develop an Office of Research and Sponsored Program at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences in Dallas, her efforts are currently focused in teaching, research and service in the School of Physical Therapy.


Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, 2001
M.S., Physical Education, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1983
B.S., Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Bloomington, IN, 1978

Research Interests

Aging; Physical Activity; Physical Performance; Measurement

Latest Articles

Do older adults who meet 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines have better physical performance than those who do not meet?
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy (2018)
Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Allen W Jackson

Outcomes of Botulinum Toxin Type A for equinovarus deformity in patients with CVA: a case series
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice: An International Journal of Physical Therapy (2017)
Priya Karakkattil, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, HB Brown, P Hammontree, M. Okolo

The effect of visual environmental distraction on gait preference in children
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics: A Quarterly Journal of Developmental Therapy (2017)
Fabian Bizama, Ann Medley, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Linda Csiza

The effect of aerobic exercise on dual-task gait in individuals with Parkinson's disease.
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (2016)
Chad Swank, Ann Medley, Mary Thompson, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Mark Barisa

A Comparison of Physical Activity and Dual Task Gait among Persons with Parkinson's Disease and Healthy Older Adults
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics (2016)
Chad Swank, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Ann Medley, Mary Thompson, Allen Jackson

Comparison of Eccentric and Concentric Exercise Interventions in Adults with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (2015)
Christiana Blume, Sharon SS Wang-Price, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Alexis Ortiz

Spinal stabilization exercises for low back pain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A randomized clinical trial
Pediatric Physical Therapy (2015)
Karina KA Zapata, Sharon SS Wang-Price, Mary Thompson, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Venita Lovelace-Chandler

Musculoskeletal risk factors as predictors of injury in commmunity-dwelling women
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (2014)
Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, J R Morrow, D Leonard

Externally Funded Projects

Development of an Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center Year 5 of 5
GOV-National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) | $430,351.00 | 2016
Role: Principal Investigator

Effect of Two Different Types of AFOs on Gait Outcomes in Patients with Subacute Stroke Year 1 of 1
Texas Physical Therapy Foundation | $3,125.00 | 2015
Role: Principal Investigator

Enhancing the Clinical Research Workforce: A Collaborative Effort between Academic and Clinical Partners
Baylor Foundation | $117,175.00 | 2015
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Geriatric Section
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic Section
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Women's Health Section
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association