Dr. David L. Cross, PT, CRC, is a Senior Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation where he works with scholars and researchers to inform the public and leaders on wellness related policy issues. Dr. Cross has been a practitioner, researcher, and educator for almost four decades. His academic preparation, published research, clinical experience and credentialing in rehabilitation and physical therapy are considerable. His research interests center on physical exercise, mental health, pain treatment, functional capacity parameters, neuromuscular therapeutics, disability analysis and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Cross has maintained close ties with academia throughout his career having been a clinical instructor, a clinical researcher, and most recently an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Indiana State University.