Stephen M. Haley, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Health and Disability Research Institute,
53 Bay State Road, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215-1605

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Academic & Continuing Education Courses


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Current Research Activities

Health & Disability Research Institute

Franciscan Children's Hospital





Dr. Haley’s research examines the measurement and effectiveness of interventions and systems of care in pediatric and adult rehabilitation services. In particular, he is interested in applying new methods of computerized adaptive assessments in clinical settings to monitor outcomes and to improve the quality of health care services.

Presently, he is conducting a series of studies to improve clinical measurement approaches for adults receiving post-acute care rehabilitation, persons with Lysosomal storage diseases, patients recovering from musculoskeletal trauma, and children and youth receiving long-term developmental services.

Dr. Haley is the Director of Research at the Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston.

As a physical therapist, he is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and participates in other professional organizations and activities related to rehabilitation, pediatrics, health services research and clinical measurement.

Dr. Haley is the recent recipient of an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health.