Nova Southeastern University
Parkland, Florida, United States
Dr. Vatwani is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy department at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She is a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional and strives for efficient organizational processes by incorporating DEI in best practices. She has held service leadership positions including the NSU Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences founding chair of the diversity and inclusion faculty committee and the founding co-chair of the Physical Therapy department cultural competence task force. At the state and professional level, she served as the founding co-chair of the Florida Physical Therapy Association Acute Care Special Interest group. She is a certified lymphedema and wound Care therapist (CLWT), certified lean six sigma black belt (CLSSBB), certified project management professional (PMP), and certified in diversity, equity, and inclusion at the workplace.
Her primary research interests include cultural competence in healthcare and academia, interprofessional education and practice, simulation-based teaching/learning, healthcare education, physical therapy practice, and management specifically in the acute care and cardiovascular and pulmonary fields. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and presentations and will be graduated with her terminal degree, an Education and Leadership in Healthcare Doctorate (EdD) in July 2022. She is the recipient of the 2022 Healthcare Diversity Leader Award from the National Diversity Council , American Physical Therapy Association 2022 Faculty Development Scholarship Award and a member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM