PhD Students

Tyler Beauregard, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS

Graduate Assistant

Tyler Beauregard is a PhD student in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. He received his Bachelor of Science, double majoring in in athletic training and exercise science from the University of Montana, and his Master of Science in kinesiology and recreation from Illinois State University. He then worked clinically as an athletic trainer in the high school and university settings for six years. His PhD training focuses on quality improvement and implementation science, studying under Dr. Catherine Quatman-Yates. Tyler enjoys working with computers and is currently teaching himself how to configure and deploy a home server.

 

James Crick, PT, DPT

Dr. James P. Crick, Jr. is a part-time PhD student in Health and Rehabilitation Science at The Ohio State University and a full-time clinician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2015 where he was the president of his cohort and served as a research associate with members of the DPT faculty. He was awarded the 2015 Gary L. Soderberg Doctor of Physical Therapy Award by the DPT Visionary Foundation and the 2022  Mary Sinnott Award for Clinical Excellence from the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy. He now serves as co-chair for CSM Education for the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy and is a member of the core outcomes set knowledge translation workgroup. His research interests include understanding and predicting which patients maximally benefit from certain doses or frequencies of physical therapy while in the hospital as well as process improvement to enhance fall prevention and transitional care coordination.

James is married to his wife, Samantha, and they live in Westerville, OH with their three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, remaining active in his church, reading, and exercising.

 

Timothy Rethorn, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Graduate Research Associate

Dr. Timothy Rethorn is a physical therapist and a PhD student in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and in Psychology from the University of Findlay, and he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University. He then completed an orthopedic physical therapy residency through the Ohio University Division of Physical Therapy and OhioHealth and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. His PhD training focuses on quality improvement and implementation science, especially as they relate to outpatient physical therapist practice. His PhD advisor is Dr. Catherine Quatman-Yates. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and baking with his wife, exploring local restaurants, and bicycling Columbus bike paths.

See Tim’s publication list here!

 

Gabriel Alain, PT, DPT

Board Certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dr. Gabriel Alain is a physical therapist by trade and a PhD student in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Marshall University. He then went on to complete a Geriatric Residency through a partnership between National Church Residences and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Alain’s clinical and research interests include leveraging technology to improve the decision-making power of physical therapists in the acute setting and reimagining the relationship between the acute care physical therapist and patient following hospital discharge.