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Charlotte Yates, PT, PhD, PCS

Professor, DPT Core Faculty

PT Center 321

(501) 450-5542

Dr. Charlotte Yates is a Professor with tenure in the Department of Physical Therapy and a licensed physical therapist. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Yates received her PhD degree in Neurobiology and Developmental Science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), a MS degree in Physical Therapy from UCA, and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas. Her research interests include neonatal pain, concussion management and pediatric physical therapy educational research. She has been a member of several multi-disciplinary teams at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS through research at the Center for Translational Neuroscience. As a professor in the department, she is active in neuroscience, pediatric neurology, and wound care. Her clinical interests include pediatrics, adolescent orthopedics, and acute care. She is active clinically at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She currently serves on the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research committee and serves as an onsite reviewer for the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

Dr. Yates is the 2016 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Arkansas Outstanding Physical Therapist Award and the 2017 recipient of the University of Central Arkansas Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award. Dr. Yates is the 2021 recipient of the Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching, a national award from the APTA.

Charlotte Yates Publications