Jennifer Bottomley

International Keynote Speaker, Gerontology

Associate Professor, Simmons University, USA

    Jennifer M. Bottomley, PhD2, MS, PT, holds a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute, a doctoral degree in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts and a second PhD in Health Service Administration, Legislation, and Policy Management with a specialty in Gerontology from Union Institute.

    Jennifer has practiced since 1974. Currently, she’s an academic and clinical educator and teaches internationally and throughout the US. She is also an Associate Professor at Simmons College and an Adjunct Professor at the MGH Institute in Boston, MA. She serves on several US federal government advisory boards for Medicare and the White House Advisory Panel for Health Care Reform.

    Jennifer practices in homeless shelters on a pro bono basis for the Committee to End Elder Homelessness/HEARTH in Boston and on the Board of Directors for HEARTH. She is also the current President for International Physiotherapists working with Older People (IPTOP), WCPT.