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Cristin McKenna, M.D., PhD

Dr. Cristin McKenna is committed to supporting people in their pursuit of health and musculoskeletal resilience from childhood to late adulthood. She graduated Manga Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from Manhattan College. Dr. McKenna received her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where she also completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency. Additionally, she holds a Ph.D. in environmental science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   

Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the New Jersey and New York Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Societies. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and other publications. In addition, she has presented at national conferences such as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Neurology, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.  

In her quest to promote lifelong practices of safe exercise, she coaches girls’ recreational soccer. As a coach, she aims to nurture a love of the game in the girls. Equally important, she teaches techniques that help prevent injuries during training which will translate into a lifetime of fitness health.  

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