Daniel Young

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Expertise: Wound Care, Acute Care Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Epidemiology, Pressure Injuries, Hospital mobility


Daniel Young joined the physical therapy department during fall 2007 and teaches pathophysiology, wound care, functional training and acute care, evidence-based practice, physical therapy administration, and directed research within the graduate doctor of physical therapy program.

Young’s research is broadly health services in the specific areas of acute care physical therapy, rehabilitation epidemiology, physical therapy, wound care, and pressure injuries. He is actively working to improve identification and documentation of pressure injuries by health care providers and to provide direction to rehabilitation providers working in the hospital. His research aims to combat the immobility harm experienced by patients in the hospital through better understanding of the access to, outcomes from, and costs associated with inpatient rehabilitation efforts.

Young has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2001 and is a member of several of its specialty sections: acute care, clinical electrophysiology and wound care, and education. Young also has an appointment as an adjunct associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he helps to lead the work of the Activity and Mobility Promotion program, and has worked with the VA Southern Nevada as a research associate.


  • Ph.D., UNLV
  • DPT, Creighton Univeristy
  • B.S., Southern Utah University

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