Lisa Steinkamp, PT, PhD, MBA had been the director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 1998. Steinkamp received her bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, her master’s degree in physical therapy from Columbia University, and her executive master's in business administration and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lisa Steinkamp

Prior to moving to Madison in 1993, she was owner and director of Functional Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Clinic in Palo Alto, California, where her clinical specialty was the treatment of tibiofemoral and patellofemoral degenerative joint disease.

Steinkamp teaches Principles of Professional Practice and Administration; Health Systems, Management and Policy; and Interprofessional Public Health Leadership.

Steinkamp has an appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, where her research interests revolve around health equity and mentoring. She is the recipient of the MEDiC Leadership Award, Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Mentor of the Year award, and the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Leadership.