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Liana Wooten Liana Wooten
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office Phone: 202-994-2000
Email: Email
Department: Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Richmond, 2006
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012


Dr. Wooten’s research and didactic area of interests are in exercise physiology with emphasis in applied cardiorespiratory physiology for rehabilitation applications. She is responsible for teaching Applied Human Physiology for Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Medicine, and Pharmacology courses and provides subject matter expertise throughout the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s curriculum. Dr. Wooten also currently serves as the director of GW’s Clinical and Applied Human Physiology Laboratory within the Department of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Dr. Wooten has practiced physical therapy since 2012 in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has prior experience teaching at both the undergraduate and doctoral levels. In 2015 she began the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program at George Mason University and will graduate in 2020. Her research is aimed at using applied physiology methods to examine processes at the central, circulatory, microvascular, and peripheral oxygen extraction levels in order to improve understanding of the mechanisms and clinical manifestations of various phenomena that alter the transformation and utilization of energy, ultimately leading to impairment and loss of function. Her current research focuses on improving our ability to predict performance fatigability using a novel interpretation of common indices measured through gas exchange during cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Dr. Wooten has also been involved with research conducted at the NIH clinical center and was a member of the first D.C. Lupus Consortium (DLCL) of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). She has published and presented her research in both peer-reviewed journals and national research conferences. Dr. Wooten is a member of the American Physiology Society (APS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is also an active manuscript reviewer for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE).


  • Physical Therapy

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