Dr. Erin E. Jobst is a clinical associate professor in the DPT program, where she will lead the physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology courses. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, she was on the DPT faculty at Pacific University for 15 years. She has also taught pharmacology courses for various organizations both nationally and internationally.
Jobst earned her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology/Integrated Biomedical Sciences from Oregon Health & Science University. Jobst did 5 years of post-doctoral research in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, investigating feeding circuits and potential obesity treatment targets. In addition to her expertise in physiology, Jobst is passionate about direct patient care, and continues to practice part-time in the acute care setting.
Jobst has co-authored the text “Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist” (McGraw-Hill, 2nd Ed, 2020). She is Series Editor of “Physical Therapy Case Files” (McGraw-Hill), a series of case-based books – in Acute Care, Orthopaedics, Neurological Rehabilitation, Sports, and Pediatrics – designed to assist students in the transition from classroom-based knowledge to implementation of evidence-based assessments and interventions. Jobst is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association including the sections on Acute Care, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, and Education.