Dr. McGinnis is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Human Performance. After attaining degrees in exercise physiology and physical therapy, Dr. McGinnis worked for nearly fifteen years in West Virginia as a clinical physical therapist. Although she has worked in various physical therapy settings, her primary clinical experience is with out-patient physical therapy. Dr. McGinnis has been recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 2007. Prior to becoming a faculty member at West Virginia University, she served as a clinical instructor for twelve years and as an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education with Pierpont Community and Technical College Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Dr. McGinnis finds profound joy watching students grow and develop their knowledge and clinical skill. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral health Science. Her research interests include increasing awareness, access, and utilization of non-pharmacological pain management and examining the impact of improved sleep on chronic pain. Dr. McGinnis would be honored to serve as secretary for the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association.