Gina M. Jay, PhD
Program Manager, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Gina Jay completed her graduate work at Penn State University in human development and family studies with an emphasis on adult development and aging, and her postdoctoral work in public health and gerontology at the University of Michigan, before taking a position in survey methodology at the Institute for Social Research. She took a hiatus from research to focus on raising her family and doing community work before joining PM&R’s Spinal Cord Injury Model System in 2014. She is currently program manager for PROWHD, the Program for Research on Women’s Health & Disability; supports PM&R clinical faculty in furthering their unfunded research projects; and is a member of the operations team tasked with building a PM&R Learning Health System. Gina has extensive experience in the organization and management of single and multi-site collaborative research, the training and supervision of research staff, and the set-up and optimization of administrative and research databases, ensuring valid and reliable data and enhanced efficiencies. She is a proponent of mixed-methods designs and excited by the integration of qualitative and quantitative research endemic to the PROWHD research program.