Dr. Douglas Gross (PhD, BScPT) is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He is also Director of the Rehabilitation Research Centre, a research consulting organization at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on preventing disability in people with musculoskeletal conditions. This includes investigating the effectiveness of clinical and public health interventions, factors leading to work disability, and validity of assessment/triage strategies such as use of clinical decision support tools. He has developed and evaluated several tools and measures for use with individuals experiencing work disability including the Work Assessment Triage Tool, Return-to-Work Recovery Expectations Questionnaire, and the Short-Form Functional Capacity Evaluation. He has published over 110 articles and book chapters and been involved in funded research projects totalling over $6.5 million. He has given 37 invited presentations over the past 5 years and has extensive experience in developing and leading courses for physiotherapists.