Dr. Dugan is a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rush. She chairs the Rush Women's Leadership Council. She teaches medical students in musculoskeletal and pelvic health and graduate students about health disparities. She is Co-Director of the Rush Program for Abdominal and Pelvic Health and treats victims of military sexual trauma. She has published numerous book chapters and articles. Her research interests include health disparities, physical function and pain.