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Douglas Weeks, PhD

Research Professor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health


  • University of Montreal, Postdoctoral Research
  • University of Colorado, PhD
  • Texas A&M University, MS
  • Texas A&M University, BS

Past Academic Positions

  • 2022 – present Research Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University
  • 2004 – 2022 Director of Research, Providence St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Medical Center
  • 2006 – 2012 Research Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University
  • 2001 – 2004 Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, CO
  • 1995 – 2001 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, CO
  • 1994 – 1995 Instructor, Department of Applied Physiology, University of Colorado
  • 1993 – 1994 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Centre, Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, and Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Montreal
  • 1989 – 1993 Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Ball State University, and Director of Motor Behavior Laboratory

Additional Information

Dr. Weeks is a Research Professor at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in the in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. He is also faculty in the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative at WSU. His doctoral training had a dual focus on biostatistical methods (general linear model, hierarchical linear model, and psychometric procedures) and research methodology (experimental as well as non-experimental).

Dr. Week’s research has spanned many decades and includes not only his own research contributions to basic and clinical research, but also long-standing success with conducting statistical analyses for collaborators on many different translational research projects. He has received research funding from federal and state agencies as well as private foundations, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the American Heart Association, and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. As well, Dr. Weeks has played an integral role as the biostatistician on many government and privately funded studies, including projects funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Robert Wood Johnson, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is also co-chair of the Providence St. Joseph Health Care Institutional Review Board. Dr. Weeks’ research interests center on the influence of interventions that can improve quality of life and health outcomes in various patient populations.

Selected Publications

Complete List of Published Work in My Bibliography

Dyck, D. G., Weeks, D. L., Smith, C. L., & Shaw, M. (2021). Multiple family group intervention for spinal cord injury: Quantitative and qualitative comparison with standard education. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 44, 572-582.

Carter, G. T., McLaughlin, R. J., Cuttler, C., Sauber, G., Weeks, D. L., Hillard, C. J., & Weiss, M. D. (2021). Endocannabinoids and related lipids in serum from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle and Nerve, 63, 120-126.

Weeks, D. L., Ambrose, S. B., & Tindall, A. G. (2020). The utility of the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination in inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury: Preliminary findings. Brain Injury, 34, 881-888.

Kincl, L. D., Hess, J. A., Weeks, D. L., Vaughan, A., & Anton, D. (2020). Efficacy of text messaging apprentices to reinforce ergonomics and safety voice training. Journal of Safety Research, 74, 35-43.

Fellger, A., Sprint, G., Weeks, D., Crooks, E., & Cook, D. J. (2020). Wearable device-independent next day activity and next night sleep prediction for rehabilitation populations. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 8, 1-9.

Douglas Weeks
Douglas Weeks, PhD
Research Professor