Janet Jackson-Coty Affiliate Faculty


Dr. Jackson-Coty is an associate professor and director of clinical education for the hybrid DPT program. She graduated from Arcadia University with her MSPT and Temple University with her tDPT. She an APTA board certified pediatric clinical specialist, a certified clinical instructor, and a credentialed clinical trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program. Prior to joining the Pitt faculty, she was the co-director of clinical education at Thomas Jefferson University. She served on curriculum committees for the Physical Therapy Department and for the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She practices as a clinician at Jefferson Health System in pediatrics and in the interprofessional adult hemophilia clinic. Her experience includes her role as a clinician and a team leader at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for outpatient practice and interprofessional diagnosis specific clinics.

Dr. Jackson-Coty participated in the development guidelines for physical therapist in interprofessional clinics and the development of an interprofessional palliative care student program. She has worked in interprofessional student Hotspotting as an advisor and mentor. She has served the profession as an item writer for the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) and a member of the common terminology workgroup for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT). Dr. Jackson-Coty’s academic and clinical focus has been on interprofessional education and practice, clinical education, and improving function, mobility, and quality of life for pediatric patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular impairments, with a particular focus on individuals with spina bifida. She has participated in research focused on the spina bifida and early identification of children who are at risk for developmental delay in low resource areas of the world. Her record of scholarship, publications and presentations has focused on pediatrics and interprofessional practice and education.