Dr. Kiaana Howard, PT, DPT is a physical therapist currently practicing in the Outpatient orthopedic setting in Greater Metro-Atlanta. She is also an adjunct professor teaching health and wellness for a Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.
Dr. Howard, a native of Nashville, TN, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.
Her primary passion is improving DEI initiatives in the clinic and the classroom. She aims to increase overall awareness of health disparities and educate various individuals on DEI focus content that are prevalent among Underrepresented Minority (URM) groups.
Dr. Kiaana Howard has been a featured speaker on TEDTalk titled “The Lack of Diversity in Healthcare: A Health Disparity” discussing the need to improve visible diversity in physical therapy and other healthcare professions.
Furthermore, Dr. Howard is very active in her profession and holds memberships with the nationally recognized American Physical Therapy Association, the National Association of Black Physical Therapists, as well as the Physical Therapy Minority Mentors and Protégés.
Dr. Howard’s latest contribution to Evidence In Motion has been as a guest lecturer in the Post-Professional DPT program teaching Cultural Understanding for the PT practitioner.