J. Chad Duncan, PhD, CRC, CPO




  • Certificate in Prosthetics & Orthotics Northwestern University
  • PhD, Auburn University
  • MS, Auburn University
  • BS, Auburn University

Role at Salus University:

  • Chair, Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Program Director, Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Associate Professor, Orthotics & Prosthetics

Clinical Specialty:

  • Upper Limb Prosthetics
  • Lower Limb Orthotics
  • Outcome Measures

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • Committee Member, AOPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, September 3, 2021
  • Program Chair, (TBA) 2022 US ISPO Pacific Pac Rim Conference, United States National Member Society of International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (US ISPO)
  • 1st, Vice President, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, November 1, 2021
  • 2nd Vice President, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, November 1, 2020


  • 2018, Outstanding Educator Award, American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists

Professional Certification:

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 2006-Present, Number 00090536
  • Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist, American Board Certification, 1998-Present, Number CPO 02164

Presentations and Publications: 

  • Duncan JC, Childers WL, Pete J (December, 2020) The Effect of Providing Rehabilitation Technology Services through Vocational Rehabilitation in Persons with Amputation. Journal of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Disability, Vol. 6: 060. DOI: 10.24966/PMRD-8670/100060
  • Churchill, Rachel MSc; Schneider, Kristin L. PhD; Calamari, John E. PhD; Henderson, Roberta PhD; Hwang, Sungsoon PhD; Major, Mathew J. PhD; Duncan, Chad PhD; Stachowiak, Aaron MD; Reddin, Christopher PhD; Rosenblatt, Noah J. PhD. Feasibility of an Interdisciplinary Intervention to Promote Balance Confidence in Lower-Limb Prosthesis Users, Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: September 8, 2020 - Volume Online First - Issue -doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000325
  • Bourque, M., Schneider,K., Calamari, J., Reddin, C. Stachowiak, A., Major, M., Duncan, J., Muthukrishnan, S., & Rosenblatt, N. (December 2019). Combining physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to improve balance confidence and community participation in people with unilateral transtibial amputation who use lower limb prostheses: a study protocol for a randomized sham-control clinical trial. Trails:TRLS-D-19-00990: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3929-8
  • Perry, D.C., Schiro-Geist, C., Marme’, M., Duncan, J.C., Robertson, R., & Willmering, P. (2018). Undergraduate rehabilitation education and accreditation: Importance of being persistent. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Vol49(4):42-27.