Lee Karlsson, PT, DPT, MScPH


Lee Karlsson is a graduate of the University of Vermont Doctor of Physical Therapy program and treats patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions. She is passionate about areas with crossover between physical therapy and public health, including injury and fall treatment and prevention. Lee enjoys working with patients to meet their goals and applying evidence-based medicine.

Lee’s clinical experience includes hospital, university, and private clinic settings. She is also involved in community- and research-based fall and injury prevention efforts in Vermont.

Prior to graduating from the UVM DPT program, Lee earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Medicine, Health and Society from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She had six years of post-master’s work experience in public health and epidemiology research prior to earning her DPT. These skills allow insight into health-related questions and decisions and help build the evidence base in physical therapy and public health. Lee has presented work at the American Physical Therapy Association conference and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

In addition to PT, Lee enjoys spending time with her husband, playing co-ed soccer, hiking, gardening, reading and cooking.