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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 15, 2021
 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SHRS Faculty


All SHRS Full time, Part time, Adjunct & Emeritus Faculty

Communication Science and Disorders

Health Information Management

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Sports Medicine and Nutrition

 

Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Rehabilitation Science Undergrad Program


School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty

Communication Science and Disorders

Full time Faculty:

Jason W. Bohland, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, Boston University

jwb103@pitt.edu

Christopher Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, Loyola University Chicago

cbrown1@pitt.edu

Bharath Chandrasekaran, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair of Research, PhD, Purdue University

b.chandra@pitt.edu

Ellen R. Cohn, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

ecohn@pitt.edu

Nicole E. Corbin, PhD, CCC-A, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

nec61@pitt.edu

James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jcoyle@pitt.edu

Michael Walsh Dickey, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

mdickey@pitt.edu

Dawna Duff, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Iowa

dduff@pitt.edu 

William S. Evans, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, PhD, Boston University

Wie6@pitt.edu

Leah B. Helou, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Lbh7@pitt.edu

Katherine Joan Hill, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

khill@pitt.edu

Erin Lundblom, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, PhD, Florida State University

lundblom@pitt.edu

Cheryl Messick, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, PhD, Purdue University

cmessick@pitt.edu

Elaine Mormer, PhD, CCC-A, Vice Chair of Clinical Education, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

emormer@pitt.edu

Catherine Palmer, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Audiology at UPMC, PhD, Northwestern University

cvp@pitt.edu

Sheila Pratt, PhD, CCC-A, CCC-SLP, Professor, PhD, University of Iowa

spratt@pitt.edu

Bernard Rousseau, PhD, MMHC, CCC-SLP, Professor and Chair, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rousseau.csd@pitt.edu

Susan Shaiman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

shaiman@pitt.edu

Linda M. Sustich, MS, CCC-SLP, MS, University of Illinois

lsustich@pitt.edu

Janice Vance, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jvance@pitt.edu

Barbara Vento, PhD, CCC-A, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

barbv@pitt.edu

Amanda Hampton Wray, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, PhD, Purdue University

amh347@pitt.edu

Part-time Faculty:

David Jedlicka, AuD, FAAA, Audiologist and Clinical Instructor, AuD, University of Pittsburgh

david.jedlicka@va.gov

Deborrah Johnston, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Clinical Instructor, AuD, Central Michigan University

djt10@pitt.edu

Virginia Milne, AuD, CCC-A, Audiologist and Clinical Instructor, AuD, Kent State University

milneva@upmc.edu

Reva Rossman, AuD, CCC-A, Audiologist and Clinical Instructor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

rossmanrn@upmc.edu

Jillyn Roxberg, MA, CCC-A, Audiologist and Clinical Instructor, MA, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

roxbergjj@upmc.edu

Katie Vellody, MA, CCC-A, Clinical Instructor, MA, Northern Illinois University

katie.vellody@pitt.edu

Lori Zitelli, AuD, CCC-A, Audiologist and Clinical Instructor, AuD, University of Pittsburgh

zitellild@upmc.edu

Adjunct Faculty:

Geoffrey Fredericks, PhD, Staff Speech Pathologist VAPHS and Adjunct Assistant Professor, PhD, University of South Alabama

gef4@pitt.edu

Roxann Diez Gross, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

rdg1@pitt.edu

William D. Hula, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

William.Hula@va.gov

Christine Matthews, CScD, CCC-SLP; BCS-S, Adjunct Assistant Professor, CScD, University of Pittsburgh

Christine.matthews@va.gov

Emeritus:

John Durrant, PhD, CCC-A, Professor Emeritus, PhD, Northwestern University

durrant@pitt.edu

Malcolm McNeil, PhD, CCC-SLP, Board Certified Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorder and Sciences, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, PhD, University of Denver

mcneil@pitt.edu

Connie A. Tompkins, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANDCS, Professor, PhD, University of Washington

tompkins@pitt.edu

 

Health Information Management

Full time Faculty:

Mervat Abdelhak, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, Associate Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

abdelhak@pitt.edu

Patricia Anania-Firouzan, MSIS, RHIA, Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, MSIS, University of Pittsburgh

patti@pitt.edu

Dilhari DeAlmeida, PhD, RHIA, Associate Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

drd7@pitt.edu

Bambang Parmanto, PhD, Interim Chair & Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

parmanto@pitt.edu

Kimberly Peterson, PhD, RHIA, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Andi Saptono, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

ans38@pitt.edu

Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, Vice Chair of Education & Associate Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

valgeo@pitt.edu

Leming Zhou, DSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Information Management, DSc, PhD, The George Washington University

lzhou1@pitt.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty:

Page Babbit, MHSA, RHIA, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, MHSA, University of St. Francis

pbabbit@pitt.edu

Diane Frndak, PhD, MBA, PA-C, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

diane.frndak@pitt.edu

Rebecca Maziarz, Esq., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, JD, Duquesne University School of Law

rjm130@pitt.edu

Sean O’Rourke, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, MS, The Pennsylvania State University

sao41@pitt.edu

Suzanne Paone, DHA, MBA, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, DHA, University of Phoenix

spaone@pitt.edu 

John Stefanyak, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, MS, Syracuse University

jss116@pitt.edu

William Thomson, MHA, MBA, Adjunct Instructor of Health Information Management, MHA, MBA, University of Pittsburgh

wrt1@pitt.edu

August Turano, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

amt18@pitt.edu

Sharon Winters, MS, CTR, Adjunct Instructor of Health Information Management, MS, University of Pittsburgh

sbw@pitt.edu 

Jean Burgess, MBA, Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, SHRTS, MBA

jcburges@pitt.edu 

Anthony Roscoe, MSL, RHIA, Instructor of Health and Physical Activity, MSL, University of Pittsburgh

aer82@pitt.edu 

Secondary:

James Bikram Dhoj Joshi, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Information Management, PhD, Purdue University

jjoshi@pitt.edu

Occupational Therapy

Full time Faculty:
Full time Faculty:

Joanne Baird, PhD, OTR/L, CHSE, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jbaird1@pitt.edu 

Roxanna Bendixen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Florida

bendixen@pitt.edu

Angela Caldwell, PhD, OTR/L, CLT Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

arl78@pitt.edu

Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor, Vice Chair for Academic and Administrative Affairs, & MOT/OTD Program Director, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

dchishol@pitt.edu

Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA, Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research, PhD, University of Massachusetts

nel24@pitt.edu

Ann Marsico, CScD, MOT, OTR/L, Instructor, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, & CRS-Coordinator of Clinical Education, CScD, University of Pittsburgh

amarsico@pitt.edu

Juleen Rodakowski, OTD, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, OTD, University of Illinois at Chicago

jur17@pitt.edu

Amit Sethi, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor & MSOT Program Director, PhD, University of Florida

asethi@pitt.edu

Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM, Professor & Chair, Associate Dean of Research, SHRS, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

skidmore@pitt.edu

Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP Assistant Professor, JD, University of Pittsburgh

adstover@pitt.edu

Lauren Terhorst, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Director of the SHRS Rehabilitation Data Center, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

lat15@pitt.edu

Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, Associate Professor & CScD Program Director, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

pet3@pitt.edu

Jennifer White, CScD, MOT, OTR/L, Instructor, CScD, University of Pittsburgh

jswhite@pitt.edu

Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP Assistant Professor, JD, University of Pittsburgh

adstover@pitt.edu

Lauren Terhorst, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

lat15@pitt.edu

Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, Associate Professor & CScD Program Director, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

pet3@pitt.edu

Jennifer White, CScD, MOT, OTR/L, Instructor, CScD, University of Pittsburgh

jswhite@pitt.edu

Emeritus Faculty:

Margo B. Holm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, ABDA, Professor Emerita, PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

mbholm@pitt.edu

Joan C. Rogers, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor Emeritus, PhD, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

jcr@pitt.edu

 

Physical Therapy

Full time Faculty:

Christopher G. Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS, Assistant Professor, MS, Boston University

cbise@pitt.edu

Allyn Bove, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor, DPT, Columbia University

Ams453@pitt.edu

Jennifer S. Brach, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development for SHRS, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jbrach@pitt.edu

George Carvell, PT, PhD, Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

gcarvell@pitt.edu

Wei-Neng Chuang, MS, PT, Instructor, MS, University of Pittsburgh

Wec12@pitt.edu

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Dean, SHRS and Professor, PhD, Washington University

delitto@pitt.edu

Janet Freburger, PhD, PT, Virgina Commwealth University

janet_freburger@pitt.edu

Lynn Fitzgerald, DPT, Med, Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor, DPT, MGH Institute of Health Sciences

lfitzger@pitt.edu

G. Kelley Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, SHRS and Professor, PhD, MCP/Hahnemann University

kfitzger@pitt.edu

Alexandra Gil, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

agil@pitt.edu

Tara Hankin, MS, PT, SCS, University of Pittsburgh

tarahankin@pitt.edu

Karthik Hariharan, PT, MS, Instructor, MS, University of Pittsburgh

kvh4l@pitt.edu

Andrea Hergenroeder, PT, PhD, CCS, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

alocke@pitt.edu

Victoria Hornyak, PT, DPT, GCS, Assistant Professor, DPT, Temple University

vhornyak@pitt.edu

Linda Hough, MPH, Assistant Professor, MPH, University of Pittsburgh

hough1@pitt.edu

James Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA, Professor and Chair Physical Therapy Department, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jirrgang@pitt.edu

Rick Joreitz PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, Assistant Professor, Pitt Athletics Physical Therapist, DPT, University of Pittsburgh

rej13@pitt.edu

Deborah Josbeno, PT, PhD, NCS, CSCS, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

daj11@pitt.edu

M. Kathleen Kelly, Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

kkelly21@pitt.edu

Andrew Lynch, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

adl45@pitt.edu

Christine McDonough, PhD, PT, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

ccm295@pitt.edu

Debora Miller, MBA, PT, FACHE, Vice Dean SHRS and Associate Professor, Dept of Physical Therapy, MBA, University of Pittsburgh

Dlm27@pitt.edu

Charity Patterson, PhD, MPH, Professor, Director, Physical Therapy Data Center, University of South Carolina

cgp22@pitt.edu

Sara Piva, PhD, PT, Vice Chair for Research and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Co-director of the Physical Therapy Clinical and Translational Research Center, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

spiva@pitt.edu

Adam Popchak, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

ajp64@pitt.edu

Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

mjs5@pitt.edu

Patrick Sparto, PT, PhD, Co-Director and Associate Professor, DPT-PhD in Bio-Engineering Program, PhD, Ohio State University

psparto@pitt.edu

Joel Stevens, DC, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jms363@pitt.edu

Michael G. Timko, PT, MS,Co-Director and Instructor, Physical Therapy Post-Professional MS Program, Musculoskeletal Concentration, MS, University of Pittsburgh

mtimko@pitt.edu

Tara Ridge-Hankin, PT, DPT, Vice Chair and Director, Post Professional Education, University of Pittsburgh

tarahankin@pitt.edu

Jessie VanSwearingen, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jessievs@pitt.edu

David Wert, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

dmw29@pitt.edu

Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA , Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

whitney@pitt.edu

Part-time Faculty:

Ronna Delitto MS, PT, Assistant Professor, MS, Washington University

rdelitto@pitt.edu

Theresa Wubben, PT, DPT, University of Pittsburgh

tmw71@pitt.edu

Clinical Faculty:

Michele R Agostinelli, PT, OCS, MPT, University of Mobile

Mra62 @pitt.edu

Kelly Bossola, MSPT, University of Pittsburgh

Klb124@pitt.edu

Brian Caricato, MS, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT,  University of Pittsburgh

caricato@pitt.edu

Joni DiFonso, DPT,  Univeristy of Pittsburgh

JMD224@pitt.edu

Erin Dufort, DPT, OCS,  University of Pittsburgh

Erd31@pitt.edu

Keelan Enseki, MS, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, University of Pittsburgh

kenseki@pitt.edu

Patrick Garvey, MS,DPT,OCS, University of Pittsburgh

pmg17@pitt.edu

Amy Gisler, PT, MPT,  Duquesne University

amg200@pitt.edu

Jennifer McMahon, PT, DPT,  University of Pittsburgh

jam337@pitt.edu

Christy D. Neltner PT, DPT, NCS, ATC,  University of Pittsburgh

cad104@pitt.edu

Tracie Nguyen, PT, DPT, University of Pittsburgh

tan43@pitt.edu

Jennifer Ritter, PT,  Tuskegee Institute

jer138@pitt.edu

Barbara Schiavone, PT, DPT, University of Pittsburgh

bfs17@pitt.edu

Nathan Schomburg, PT, MPT, NCS, Duquesne University

nls44@pitt.edu

Christopher Venus, PT, MPT, NCS,  Duquesne University

cav36@pitt.edu

Kimberly Welk, PT, DPT,  University of Pittsburgh

kag133@pitt.edu

Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, NCS,  Arcadia University

haz25@pitt.edu

Sports Medicine and Nutrition

Full-Time Faculty:

Amy Aggelou, PhD, LAT, ATC, Assistant Professor and Director, Athletic Training Education Program, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

aaggelou@pitt.edu

Katelyn Allison, PhD, Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Master of Science Program in Sports Medicine, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

kaf14@pitt.edu

William Ankrom, MS, LAT, ATC, Instructor, Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program, MS, University of Pittsburgh

ankromwk@pitt.edu

Andrea Beals, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN, Associate Professor, Associate Director, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL), PhD, University of Pittsburgh

kcrawfor@pitt.edu

Lori Cherok, PhD, RDN, LDN, Assistant Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

lcherok@pitt.edu

Kevin Conley, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

kconley@pitt.edu

Christopher Connaboy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Doctoral Program in Sports Medicine, PhD, University of Edinburgh

connaboy@pitt.edu

Trisha Cousins, MS, RDN, LDN, Instructor and Clinical Coordinator for the Dietitian Nutritionist Program, MS, Case Western Reserve University

tcousins@pitt.edu

Matthew Darnell, PhD, RD, SCCC, CSSD, Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Science in Wellness and Human Performance and Sports Science, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

med30@pitt.edu

Judith Dodd, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, Assistant Professor, MS, University of Pittsburgh

jdodd@pitt.edu

Shawn Flanagan, PhD, MHA, Assistant Professor, PhD, Ohio State University

sdf29@pitt.edu

Deborah Hutcheson, DCN, LDN, RDN, Assistant Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition and Director, Dietitian Nutritionist Program, DCN, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

dhutches@pitt.edu

Courtenay Lewis, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Connecticut

dunnlew@pitt.edu

Mita Lovalekar, MBBS, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

mital@pitt.edu

Brian Martin, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, PhD, McMaster University

bjm135@pitt.edu

Qi Mi, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

qim3@pitt.edu

Mary Murray, EdD, ATC, Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Master of Science Program in Sports Medicine, EdD, Seton Hall University

mmurray1@pitt.edu

Bradley Nindl, PhD, FACSM, Professor and Director, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL), PhD, Pennsylvania State University

bnindl@pitt.edu

Michelle Varnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

msv11@pitt.edu

Part-time Faculty:

Jenee McGurgan, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Instructor, MS, University of Pittsburgh

jlv43@pitt.edu

Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN, MS, University of Pittsburgh

cwp20@pitt.edu

Adjunct Faculty:

Robert Blanc, MS, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MS, Ohio University

rblanc@athletics.pitt.edu

Brian Bonnar, MS, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MS, Ohio University

bbonnar@athletics.pitt.edu

Shane Conley, PhD, PT, Clinical Instructor

Spc49@pitt.edu

Jennifer Csonka, MA, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MA, San Jose State University

jcsonka@athletics.pitt.edu

Jay Deiters, PhD, Instructor, PhD, University of North Texas

jay.deiters@pitt.edu

Rhob Evans, PhD, Professor, PhD, Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, UK

evansr@edc.pitt.edu

Anne Marie Kuchera, MS, MA, RD, LPC, Instructor, MS, University of Pittsburgh

kuchera@pitt.edu

Jessica Ann Magnu, MEd, RDN, LDN, Instructor, MEd, Penn State University

magnu@pitt.edu

Juliet Mancino, MS, RDN, CDE, CCRC, FAND, Instructor, MS, University of Pittsburgh

jmm197@pitt.edu

Meg Mayer-Costa, MS, RD, LDN, Instructor, MS, Penn State University

mmm41@pitt.edu

Kathleen McCartney, MS, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MS, University of Akron

kmccartney@athlewtics.pitt.edu

Ann Marie Porada, MS, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MS, California University of PA

aporada@athletics.pitt.edu

Karl (Tony) Salesi, MA, ATC, PT, MS, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MA, Miami University

tsalesi@athletics.pitt.edu

Dale Thornton, MS, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MS, University of Pittsburgh

dthornton@athletics.pitt.edu

Kate Zirpoli, MS, ATC, Clinical Instructor, MS, Florida State University

kzirpoli@athhletics.pitt.edu

 

Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Emergency Medicine

Full time Faculty:

Nicole M. Cecchini, BS, NRP, Instructor, Paramedic Education Program Director, BS, University of Pittsburgh

nmw29@pitt.edu

N. Alex Cutsumbis, BS, NRP, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh

AlexCutsumbis@pitt.edu

John F. Pierce, NRP, Instructor, MBA, University of Phoenix

john.pierce@pitt.edu

Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NRP, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Director, Emergency Medicine Program, EdD, University of Pittsburgh

plattt@pitt.edu

Samuel Robert Seitz, M.Ed., RN, NRP, Assistant Professor, M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University

srsst48@pitt.edu

Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P, Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
stoy@pitt.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty:

Amy Aaldenburg, BS, NRP, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, amyelisabeth41@gmail.com

Abdulmajeed al Mobrad, MD, JBEM, Instructor, MBBS, King Saud University, amobrad@ksu.edu.sa

Ahed al Najjar, BSc, FAHA, MPH, DOHS, NREMT-PD, Instructor, BS, Jordanian College of Nursing, najjarahed@gmail.com

William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, FACHE, Instructor, PhD, University of Colorado at Denver, wkaden@gmail.com

Tim Bradley, Instructor

Clifton Callaway, MD, PhD, Professor, University of California, San Diego, callawaycw@upmc.edu

Arpita Chaudhuri, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, arc115@pitt.edu

John Chew, MS, Instructor, University of Maryland

Kelly Close, MD, MPH, Instructor, MD, University of Pittsburgh & UCLA Medical School; MPH, Yale University School of Medicine, Kelly@closecentral.com

Kristin Cobbs, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, kmc173@pitt.edu

Christopher Dell, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, cmd172@pitt.edu

Sean deMarrais, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, demarraissm@upmc.edu

Phillip Dickinson, Instructor

John Englert, Instructor

Karen Glass, BSN, RN, PHRN, CFRN, Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, KEG74@pitt.edu

Don Goodman, MBA, BS, Instructor, MBA, University of Pittsburgh; BS, Miami University-Oxford, Ohio, goodmandf@upmc.edu

Andrew L. Guzzo, BS, NRP, CCEMT-P, FP-C, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, guzzoal@upmc.edu

Christie Hempfling, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, crc86@pitt.edu

Jonathon Jenkins, BS, NRP, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, jwj9@pitt.edu

David Johnson, MS, BA, Instructor, MS, Ohio University; BA, La Roche College, DJohnson8621@gmail.com

Sarah Johnson, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, sep78@pitt.edu

Aryana Jones, BS, NRP, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, AJJ42@pitt.edu

Michael Kaplan, Instructor, MLK92@pitt.edu

Eugene Komondor, MS, Instructor, MS, St. Vincent College, komondor@pitt.edu

David LaCovey, BS, EMT-P, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, David.Lacovey@chp.edu

Edward R. Marasco, MPM, CMTE, EMT-P, Instructor, MPM, Carnegie Mellon University; BS, University of Pittsburgh, EMarasco@quickmedclaims.com

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, gmargolis@nas.edu

Kerry McCans, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, mccansk@statmedevac.com

Robert McCaughan, Instructor

Thomas McElree, Instructor

William Miller, PA-C, PHPE, Instructor, MHS, Drexel University, wrm23wrk@hotmail.com

Kylie Murray, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, kgm15@pitt.edu

Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, MD, Instructor, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, syo2@pitt.edu

Paul Paris, MD, Instructor, MD, University of Pittsburgh, pparis@pitt.edu

Daniel Patterson, PhD, Instructor, PhD, University of South Carolina, pdp3@pitt.edu

Larus Petersen, Instructor

Mark Pinchalk, MS, EMT-P, Instructor, pinchalkme@statmedevac.com

Todd Plunkett, Instructor, tplunkett@baldwinems.com

Stuart Prunty, BS, NRP, Instructor, pruntys@statmedevac.com

Myron J. Rickens, EMT-P, Instructor, rickensmj@upmc.edu

Lily Roth, Instructor, lpr7@pitt.edu

Ron Roth, MD, Instructor, MD, University of Pittsburgh, rothrn@upmc.edu

Sheila Roth, PhD, EMT-B, Instructor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, sgr13@pitt.edu

Rebekah Sayre, BS, Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, sayrer@upmc.edu

Joshua Shulman, MD, Instructor, MD, University of Pittsburgh, shulmanja@upmc.edu

Ron Stewart, Instructor

Joe Suyama, Instructor, suyajx@upmc.edu

Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, Instructor, dswayze@statmedevac.com

Janet Traynor, Instructor

Owen Traynor, MD, Instructor, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, traynorot@upmc.edu

James Upchurch, MD, MA, Instructor, MD, University of Texas; MA, George Washington University

Evan Vogel, MS, NRP, Instructor, MS, Capella University, vogele@statmedevac.com

Know Walk, Instructor, walkkt@upmc.edu

Charles Warner, Instructor, warnercw@upmc.edu

Charles Welsch, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, caw131@pitt.edu

Steve Wirth, JD, MS, Instructor, JD, Duquesne University School of Law; MS, Gannon University,  SRW39@pitt.edu

Douglas Wolfberg, JD, EMT, Instructor, Widener University School of Law, dwolfberg@pwwemslaw.com 

Allan Wolfson, Instructor, wolfsonab@upmc.edu

Michael Yee, BS, Instructor, BS, University of Pittsburgh, yeemd@upmc.edu

Margaret Zaliponi, MS, RN, Instructor, MS, Waynesburg University, mzaliponi@statmedevac.com 

Matthew Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT, Instructor, mzavadsky@medstar911.org

 

Physician Assistant Studies

Full time Faculty:

Mary Allias, MPAS, PA-C, Director of Didactic Education, MPAS, Saint Francis University

mallias1@pitt.edu

Rosa Fannie, MPA, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator, MPA, Duquesne University

Raf80@pitt.edu

Jamie Hammond, MPAS, PA-C, Faculty, MPAS, Chatham University

Jlh300@pitt.eu

Jason Hare, MPAS, PA-C, Faculty, MPAS, Chatham University

jhare@pitt.edu

Christine Rodgers, MPAS, PA-C, faculty, MPAS, Saint Francis University

Cer51@pitt.edu

Emily Murphy, MPAS, Associate Program Director and Clinical Coordinator, MPAS, Saint Francis University

emurphy@pitt.edu

David Beck, MPAS, PA-C, Program Director, MPAS, Saint Francis University

dbeck@pitt.edu 

 

Part-time Faculty:

Martin Johns, MD, Medical Director, MD, Temple University

mjohns@pitt.edu

Adjunct Faculty:

Emily Barker, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Gannon University

Emily.barker@chp.edu

Chelsea Batko, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Gannon University

klinecl4@upmc.edu

Linda Bizzak, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, Alderson Broaddus College

lindabizzak@gmail.com 

Matthew Cole, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, J.D., Duquesne University

matthewcole18@gmail.com

Danielle Corson, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MMS, Salus University

wagnerdm@upmc.edu

Angela Dively, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Saint Francis University

amdst6@gmail.com

Julia Dubis, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Duquesne University
dubisjm@upmc.edu

Adam Dulak, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, South University-Tampa

adulak10@gmail.com

Amanda Efinger, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

amandalaine24@gmail.com

Ashley Firm, Pharm. D., Adjunct Faculty, Pharm.D., University of Pittsburgh

afirm60@gmail.com

Lauren Fusaro, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Duquesne University

jfusaro93@gmail.com

Susan Graff, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

swarshafsky@gmail.com

Chris Holland, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Saint Francis University

goma1313@gmail.com

Eric Holtz, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Saint Francis University

eahst19@gmail.com

Mary Honard, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPA, Duquesne University

mph49@pitt.edu

Alexis Joseph, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

arj45@pitt.edu

Danielle Kepics, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

kepicsdm@gmail.com

Sarah King, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Duquesne Universit

kings012@gmail.com

Melissa Kolowitz, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

mak381@pitt.edu

Debbie Kortyna, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MMS, Saint Francis University

deborahkortyna@gmail.com

Laura Kustaborder, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Florida

lkustaborder@me.com

Heather McHenry, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Saint Francis University

mchenryhn@upmc.edu 

Anikraza Momin, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

anikrazamomin@googlemail.com

Kelly Mutsavage,  PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Chatham University

kmutsavage@yahoo.com

Rachel November, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

rnj3@pitt.edu

Deborah Patterson, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MMS, Saint Francis University

dpx22@comcast.net 

Chad Peterson, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Chatham University

petersonch@ph.upmc.edu

Kathryn Postreich, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Chatham University

postreichkm@upmc.edu

Benjamin Reynolds, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, Seton Hall University

reynoldsbr@upmc.edu

Megan Rose, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

rose.megan721@gmail.com

Lauren Taylor, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

laurentaylor1202@gmail.com

Erin Thomson, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MPAS, Chatham University

paschelee2@upmc.edu

Diana Walton, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, MS, University of Pittsburgh

waltondiana@gmail.com

James Worry, PA-C, Adjunct Faculty, DHSc., Nova Southeastern University

worryj@gmail.com

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Full Time Faculty:

Goeran Fiedler, PhD, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI

gfiedler@pitt.edu

Sara Peterson, PhD, CPO, CFM, MBA, FAAOP, Instructor, Program Director Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics, MBA, University of Pittsburgh

speterso@pitt.edu

Robert Maguire, BS, CP, CFo/L, Instructor, Point Park University

rom70@pitt.edu

Christopher Hovorka, PhD, CPO, CFM, MBA, FAAOP, Instructor, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

chovorka@pitt.edu

Adjunct Faculty:

Drew Buffat, MS, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

dsb30@pitt.edu 

Gavin Hassel, BS, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

gavin@delatorreop.com 

Karl Hursey, PhD, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

kgh10@pitt.edu         

Melodee Hursey, MS, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

mah235@pitt.edu

Jeffrey Kuhn, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

jak320@pitt.edu        

Peter Leimkuehler, BS, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

peter@unionoandp.com         

Dennis Mantini, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

dam264@pitt.edu

William Merletti, BS, CO, LO, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

wpm11@pitt.edu       

Kathryn Kopriva-Shipley, MS, Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

kks34@pitt.edu

Tiffany Straub, BS, CPO, Adjunct Clinical, University of Pittsburgh

tds44@pitt.edu

Joyce Perrone, BS, Adjunct Clinical, University of Pittsburgh

joyce@fyi.net

 

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Full Time Faculty:

Kelly Beck, PhD, CRC, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

kab277@pitt.edu

Laura Dietz, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

laura.dietz@pitt.edu

Jamie Kulzer, PhD, CRC, LPC, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

j.kulzer@pitt.edu

Roger Little, MS, Instructor, MS, Wright State University

rlittle@pitt.edu

Michael McCue, PhD, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology and Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Director of the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

mmccue@pitt.edu

Channing Moreland, EdD, NCC, Clinical Assistant Professor, EdD, Point Park University

clmoreland@pitt.edu

Tamara Pelleschi, BS, Instructor, BS, College Misericordia, Dallas, TX

tlp@pitt.edu

Michelle Schein, PhD, CRC, LPC, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

michelle.schein@pitt.edu

Secondary:

Carol Greco, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Virginia

grecocm@upmc.edu

Tad Gorske, PhD, Adjunct Professor, PhD, West Virginia University

tag13@pitt.edu

Kimberly Mathos, DO, MPH, Clinical Adjunct Instructor, DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

mathoskk2@upmc.edu

Adjunct Faculty:

Anthony Calvario, MEd, LPC, NCC, Adjunct Instructor, MEd, Shippensburg University

acalvario@pitt.edu

Patricia Costantini, MEd, LPC, RN, CRC, Assistant Adjunct Professor, MEd, University of Pittsburgh

patricia.costantini@pitt.edu

Heidi Fawber, MEd, LPC, CRC, Clinical Adjunct Instructor, MEd, University of Pittsburgh

heidifawber@hlfrehab.com

Paula Kauffman Oberly, MEd, LPC, NCC, Adjunct Faculty, MEd, Ohio University

KauffmanOberly@pitt.edu

Thomas Lathern Johns, MA, Adjunct Clinical Instructor  MA, University of Arkansas - Little Rock

thjohns@pa.gov

David Zak, MEd, LPC, CRC, Clinical Adjunct Instructor, MEd, University of Pittsburgh

zakrehab@comcast.net

Rehabilitation Technology

Full Time Faculty:

Sondra A. Balouris, PhD, MS, MPT, Director and Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

sab992@pitt.edu

David Brienza, PhD, Associate Dean for Technology and Innovation, Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Virginia

dbrienza@pitt.edu

John J. Coltellaro, MS, Clinical Instructor, Center for Assistive Technology, MS, California State University, Sacramento

coltella@pitt.edu

Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, Assistant Professor, Center for Assistive Technology, MS, University of Pittsburgh

cooperrm@pitt.edu

Rory A. Cooper, PhD, FISA-Paralyzed Veterans of America Chair and Distinguished Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

rcooper@pitt.edu

Theresa Crytzer, PT, DPT, ATP, Assistant Professor, Human Engineering Research Laboratory, DPT, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

tmc38@pitt.edu

Dan Ding, PhD, Director and Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology & Human Research Labs, PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong

dad5@pitt.edu

Daniel J. Fisher, MHA, Instructor, Assistant Chair for Administration and Operations, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MHA, Baylor University

dfisher@pitt.edu

Mary Rohland Goldberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology & Human Engineering Research Labs, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

mrh35@pitt.edu

Patricia E. Karg, MS, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, University of Virginia

tkarg@pitt.edu

Alicia Koontz, PhD, Full Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology & Human Engineering Research Labs, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

koontz@pitt.edu

Amy Lane, OTR/L, CDRS, Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciene & Technology and Center for Assistive Technology, MS, University of Pittsburgh

akl7@pitt.edu

Jonathan Pearlman, PhD, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

jlp46@pitt.edu

Mark Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education & Training, Director of Continuing Education Program (RSTCE), PhD, University of Pittsburgh

schmeler@pitt.edu

 

Secondary:

Michael Boninger, MD, Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MD, The Ohio State University

boninger@pitt.edu

Brad Dicianno, MD, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MD, University of Pittsburgh

dicianno@pitt.edu      

 

Adjunct Faculty:

Bruce Baker, MS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, Semantic Compaction Systems

bbaker@pitt.edu 

Gina Bertocci, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, Biomechanics at University of Louisville

gbertocci@louisville.edu

Kendra Betz, MS, Senior Lecturer, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, Department of Veterans Affairs

Kendra.Betz@va.gov  

Harvinder Singh Chhabra, PhD, Adjunct Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

drhschhabra@isiconline.org    

S. Allen Condeluci, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

sac44@pitt.edu

Robert V. Conti, BS, Adjunct Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, BS, University of Pittsburgh

minspeak@sgi.net       

Kennerly Hite Digges, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Dennis Janisse, C.Ped, Adjunct Senior Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, C Ped, Ball State University

janisse@execpc.com

Andy Jinks, M.A., Adjunct Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MA, University of Pittsburgh

jinkssa@upmc.edu      

Takeo Kanade, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

tk@cs.cmu.edu           

Paul Kornblith, MD, Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MD, Jefferson Medical College

Melissa Kreutzberger, MS, Adjunct Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, University of Pittsburgh

kreutzberger@atlanticbb.net   

Justin Laferrier, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

justinlaferrier@yahoo.com      

Liza Ovington, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Liza0@msn.com         

Steven Patarcity, MS, Adjunct Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, University of Pittsburgh

Steve_patarcity@hotmail.com            

Charles Rhoads, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Rhoadesfamily2003@yahoo.com       

Alan Ruckert, MS, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, University of Pittsburgh

awr21@pitt.edu          

Thomas Shearer, MS, Adjunct Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, University of Pittsburgh

tws31@pitt.edu          

Sean Shimada, PhD, Adjunct Research Associate, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

drs@davis.com                       

Joseph Straatmann, OTD, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, MS, University of Pittsburgh

joseph.straatmann@pitt.edu   

Linda Van Roosmalen, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

lvanroos@pitt.edu      

Jue Wang, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

juewang@pitt.edu      

 

Emeritus Faculty:

Clifford Brubaker, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor, Faculty Emeritus, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

cliffb@pitt.edu

Douglas A. Hobson, PhD, Faculty Emeritus, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

dhobson@pitt.edu

Katherine D. Seelman, PhD, Faculty Emeritus, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

kds31@pitt.edu

Raymond G. Burdett, PhD, Faculty Emeritus, PhD, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

rgb@pitt.edu

 

Rehabilitation Sciences Undergrad Program

Adjunct Faculty:

Kelly Fill, MOT, OTR/L, Adjunct Instructor, MOT, Duquesne University

KJF47@pitt.edu

David Harding, MPA, Adjunct Instructor, MPA, University of Pittsburgh

dharding@pitt.edu

Pamela Nutt, MOT, OTR/L, Adjunct Instructor, MOT, University of Pittsburgh

PMN20@pitt.edu

David Thompson, DPT, GCS, CSCS, CCI, CDE, Adjunct Instructor, DPT, University of Incarnate Word

dat114@pitt.edu

Theresa Wubben, DPT, PT, Adjunct Instructor, DPT, St. Louis University

Tmw71@pitt.edu

 



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