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Rachel Prusynski

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine


Research Interests

Dr. Prusynski’s research agenda is to inform equitable health policy as well as clinical and health system efforts to improve rehabilitation outcomes, especially for marginalized patient groups. Her health services research agenda focuses on the intersections between health and reimbursement policy, therapy practice, and patient outcomes in post-acute care, specifically Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health Agencies.


Rachel Prusynski is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health. She is a board certified clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy with a decade of clinical experience across the continuum from ICU to community-based care. Her experience in Haiti and in the U.S. working with low-income older adults guides her research interests in quality of care and equity for historically marginalized communities.


PhD Rehabilitation Science, University of Washington, 2022
DPT Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, 2012
BA University of Portland, 2009
BS University of Portland, 2009