The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) announced that Michelle J. Hall, MS, CPO, FAAOP(D) is the newest member of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO) editorial board. Hall has more than ten years of experience as an O&P clinician and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.
Hall is the prosthetic team lead and residency director at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota. She has a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a three-time winner of the Thranhardt Lecture Series. She recently received the Dean’s Award for Early Career Achievement from her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Iowa.
Hall has volunteered on committees for the Academy; the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics; the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education; and the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association. Most notably, she served as Academy president in 2014.
“Michelle is well-known and respected among the P&O profession and the Academy, and she has been a tremendous supporter and advocate of JPO for many years,” said Steve Gard, PhD, JPO editor in chief. “I am genuinely excited to have her join our editorial board, and I look forward to her contributions.”