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Bean, Jonathan , MD, MS, MPH

Medical Director Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge
Director, Research and Education, Partners Continuing Care
Director, Research center for Lifelong Health and Fitness
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School


Jonathan F. Bean is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Harvard Medical School. He serves as the Director of Research and Training for the Department of PM&R and Partners Continuing Care as well as Medical Director of the Spaulding Cambridge Outpatient Center. Dr. Bean also serves on the Editorial Board of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Governance Committee of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. In addition, he is the Liaison between the American Academy of PM&R and the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Bean is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric rehabilitative care as a result of his extensive experience in the conduct of clinical trials and the measurement of disablement outcomes. In 1998, he received the New Investigator Award from the American Academy of PM&R and in 2002, he was the first physiatrist to be awarded the Jahnigen Career Development Award for Surgical and Related Specialists from the American Geriatrics Society. With advanced training in exercise physiology and epidemiology, his work has focused primarily on mobility problems among older adults, addressing both risk factor reduction and disability prevention strategies. He has completed NIH-funded observational studies and clinical trials addressing all domains of disablement outcomes. Dr. Bean is deeply committed to the mentorship of trainees within geriatric rehabilitative research, having been awarded a Midcareer Investigator Award (K24) from the National Institute of Health. Within three of the last 10 years, his trainees have received best paper awards for their research from the Association of Academic Physiatrists.