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MedRisk ISAB Member Joins USC

Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, a member of MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), has joined the University of Southern California (USC) as director of clinical outcomes and research in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.

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Dr. Michener comes to USC after serving as director of the COOR (Clinical biomechanics and Orthopedic Outcomes Research) Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Physical Therapy Department. Michener is highly regarded for her expertise in musculoskeletal shoulder pain biomechanics, shoulder and cervical pain diagnosis and treatment, shoulder and cervical disorder clinical trial research, and the use of patient-rated outcomes measurement tools to assess health-related quality of life.

At USC, Dr. Michener will direct development, collection, and analysis of patient outcomes and processes of care in the USC Physical Therapy Associates Clinics. She will also direct USC’s COOR program and serve as a professor in the PT department.

As an ISAB member, Dr. Michener is part of an elite panel of world-renown physical medicine specialists who meet annually to review the latest research and update MedRisk’s proprietary treatment guidelines for the company’s research and academic subsidiary, Expert Clinical Benchmarks, which oversees all clinical aspects of MedRisk’s programs.

Dr. Michener has served on several professional panels for healthcare organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

About MedRisk

MedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation solutions for the workers’ compensation industry Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies on several lists, including Modern Healthcare’s Fast 40, the Inc. 500|5,000, Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 50,” and Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine’s Future 50.  MedRisk is fully accredited under URAC and has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination. MedRisk’s programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, state funds, general managed care companies, case management companies, claims adjusters and physical medicine providers. To make a referral or obtain more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.