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Jennifer Angeli, PT, DPT, PhD

  • Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health



Dr. Jennifer Angeli is a pediatric physical therapist and a lead in the research program of the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She holds various leadership roles that allow her to ensure that therapy models align with best practice. She has led the development of a wellness menu of services and has strengthened the emphasis of intervention in the division by ensuring the routine measurement of changes in "participation". Dr. Angeli also serves as a principal investigator on a number of studies emphasizing the exploration of factors associated the attainment of functional goals. Dr. Angeli has won a significant amount of prestigious awards such as, National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Award, the Advanced Improvement Methodology graduate, and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Patient Advisory Council's Making a Difference Award.

BA: Miami University, Oxford, OH - General Psychology

MA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - Experimental Psychology

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - Experimental Psychology

DPT: University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL - Physical Therapy


Pediatric physical therapy; cerebral palsy; motion analysis

Services and Specialties

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy


Patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; intervention efficacy

Research Areas

Reproductive Sciences

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ICF-inspired goal-setting in developmental rehabilitation: an innovative framework for pediatric therapists. Angeli, JM; Schwab, SM; Huijs, L; Sheehan, A; Harpster, K. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice: an international journal of physical therapy. 2021; 37:1167-1176.

The methodological application of goal attainment scaling in pediatric rehabilitation research: a systematic review. Harpster, K; Sheehan, A; Foster, EA; Leffler, E; Schwab, SM; Angeli, JM. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019; 41:2855-2864.

Self-Perceived Scholastic Competence, Athletic Competence, and Physical Appearance Are Enhanced in Children and Young Adults with Physical Disabilities Following a Community-Based Running Program. Angeli, JM; Peck, MN; Schwab, SM. Journal of the Multihandicapped Person. 2019; 31:707-723.

Patient-Centered Goal Setting in Developmental Therapy: Discordance between Documented Goals and Caregiver-Perceived Goals. Angeli, JM; Harpster, K; Huijs, L; Seid, M; Sheehan, A; Schwab, SM. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2019; 4:e199.

From the Blog

Welcoming New Roadies: 1st Annual BeWell Bike Camp
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Welcoming New Roadies: 1st Annual BeWell Bike Camp

By Jenny Angeli, DPT, PhD8/11/2016

Be Well Running Program
Blog Fitness and Nutrition

Be Well Running Program: Patients Ready For First 5K

By Jenny Angeli, DPT, PhD9/25/2015

Austins 5K
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Austin’s 5K

By Jenny Angeli, DPT, PhD9/17/2014

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