Margaret Danilovich, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, Senior Director
Margaret Danilovich is Senior Director in the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute. She has been on the faculty at Northwestern, Feinberg School of Medicine since 2014. She is a board-certified geriatric physical therapist and she received her PhD from UIC in Public Health Sciences. Her dissertation was awarded best doctoral project in aging by the American Public Health Association. Her primary research area investigates exercise and physical activity interventions for older adults with frailty. She has been funded by the NIH, Retirement Research Foundation, CFAR, PCORI, and the American Physical Therapy Association. A leader in the field of gerontology, she is the recipient of the Gerontological Society of America Estes Award and the Douglas Holmes emerging scholar award. The author of over 15 research articles, she presents her research nationally and regularly conducts continuing education throughout the country on best practices in providing care for older adults. She has also been a columnist for CNN, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Crain's Chicago Business, and The Hill on advocacy issues regarding Medicare policies and older adults.