Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, Ph.D., NCS has been selected as Craig Hospital’s Executive Director of Research and Evaluation. Her long tenure with Craig as its Director of Physical Therapy since 2010 and her ongoing, active involvement in research at our hospital positions her to advance current and future research interests and needs in the field of neurorehabilitation. During her time as Director of PT, she was involved in establishing several innovative Craig programs, such as the PEAK Center, NeuroRecovery Network and Peer Mentor Program. Her new role will lead the overall strategic direction of research and evaluation at Craig. When the Endowed Chair of Research is fully funded and established, she will be the first chair holder.
Candy received a B.S. in Biology from Mount Olive College and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. She then completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain Health Care University and received a Ph.D. in Clinical Sciences from the University of Colorado. Candy has been working in the field of neurological rehabilitation since 2000 and is also a certified neurological clinical specialist. She has been involved in numerous research projects and has focused much of her career on interventions, program development and research promoting recovery after neurologic injury.