Sean Rundell is a physical therapist and an epidemiologist. He’s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services.
Sean conducts epidemiologic and health services research of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on low back pain and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions in older adults. Within this research area, his interests include patient-centered outcomes research, improving care for chronic conditions, multiple chronic conditions, and social determinants of health.
Sean is a core member of the interdisciplinary Comparative Effectiveness, Cost, and Outcomes Research Center here at UW. Some of his collaborations within this group has involved using large electronic data sources and applying natural language processing to abstract information from free text data.