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Jody Ann Feld

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, 5th Floor, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Feld is physical therapist and clinical researcher with a specialization in adult neurological rehabilitation. She joined the faculty in 2011. Dr. Feld's expertise is used across the curriculum in foundational and advanced practice courses in area of neurological rehabilitation and gait. Dr. Feld's research focuses on the investigation of the complexity and interdependence of the multiple systems underlying gait and cognitive performance, situational awareness, physical activity, falls, and participation in the community post stroke and in aging populations. Specifically, her research focuses on improving clinical decision making for multidisciplinary healthcare providers targeting personalized rehabilitation at a critical time in recovery post stroke (early after discharge) when stroke survivors are adapting to life at home with disability. In addition, Dr. Feld has an interest in developing collaborative learning experience for students and clinicians in healthcare professions with an emphasis on the concept of disability in healthcare and benefits of adaptive sports for persons with disabilities.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery · 2021 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor in Neurology · 2020 - Present Neurology, Stroke and Vascular Neurology, Neurology
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2018 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development · 2021 - Present Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2019 Ph.D.
State University of New York, Stony Brook · 2005 D.P.T.