Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011. Her experience draws from over 30 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. Her research has focuses on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, wound care practices for the premature infant in a NICU setting and interprofessional experiences for entry level physical and occupational therapy students within simulated neonatal intensive care settings. Bertie currently holds the Secretary position for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee, Finance Committee member and Neonatology Special Interest Group’s Vice-Chair position for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Gatlin serves as Director of Admissions and Associate Professor for the School of Physical Therapy.