Dr. Michel D. Landry PT, MBA, PhD is a professor in the School of Medicine, Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), and in the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (USA). Dr. Landry spent seven years as division chief of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, where he led an important rebuilding of the program that has now grown into one of the top physical therapy programs in the United States. Before leaving Canada, Mike spent a decade at the University of Toronto as a PhD student, post-doctoral fellow, and assistant professor. Prior to his academic career, he held clinical and senior management positions within the private rehabilitation sector in Ontario and within international humanitarian aid and development agencies. He is a health policy and health services researcher and has worked in a number of post-conflict and disaster settings with non-governmental organizations and the World Health Organization. He is also a past president of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and a former career scientist at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and lectures widely on the political dynamics of rehabilitation in high, middle, and low income countries.