Mary Gannotti, PT, PhD is a physical therapist who teaches at the University of Hartford in CT and performs clinical research at the Shriners Hospital for Children, Springfield MA.Dr. Gannotti has more than 25 years of pediatric clinical experience and has been involved in clinical research for more than 15 years. Her clinical practice focuses primarily on the care of children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Dr. Gannotti’s research involves the study of measurement tools, cultural influences on care, factors influencing treatment effectiveness, and long term physical and social outcomes of adults with CP. The Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association recognized her in 2015 for sustained outstanding research in the field of pediatric physical therapy. Dr. Gannotti earned a BS in physical therapy and a doctorate in medical anthropology at the University of Connecticut, and had post-doctoral training at Yale University, School of Medicine