Munroe Meyer Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Assistant Professor, Munroe Meyer Institute, 2008 and Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 1988
PhD, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2009
Pediatric Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 2000
MS, School of Physical Therapy Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1986
BS, School of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia, 1977
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
PHYT 612, Pediatrics
Research interests: sitting postural control in typical infants and infants with cerebral palsy, nonlinear analysis, interaction of developing motor control and cognition/perception, motor learning.
Grants: Co-investigator for NIDRR grant “Investigation of the dynamics of sitting posture control in infants with cerebral palsy”, 2004-07; Co-investigator for NIDRR grant “Investigation of Sitting Postural Control Intervention for Young Children with Moderate to Severe Cerebral Palsy”, 2008-2011; Co-investigator for NIH grant “Nonlinear Analysis of Postural Function in Infants”, 2005-2010.
Manuscript reviewer for Physical Therapy; manuscript reviewer for Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology; Editor for clinical suggestions for Pediatric Physical Therapy.
American Physical Therapy Association: member of Pediatric and Neurology sections.
Program chair, Section on Pediatrics, APTA, term ending 2009.
Outpatient pediatric rehabilitation with an emphasis on early intervention; previous experience as school therapist.