A photo of Jennifer Angeli.

Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health


My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric physical therapy; cerebral palsy; motion analysis

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health

Clinical Divisions

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy

Research Divisions

Reproductive Sciences

Blog Posts

Welcoming New Roadies: 1st Annual BeWell Bike Camp

BlogChild Development and BehaviorChild Development and Behavior

Welcoming New Roadies: 1st Annual BeWell Bike Camp

By Jenny Angeli, DPT, PhD8/11/2016

Be Well Running Program

BlogFitness and Nutrition

Be Well Running Program: Patients Ready For First 5K

By Jenny Angeli, DPT, PhD9/25/2015

Austins 5K

BlogShare Your Story

Austin’s 5K

By Jenny Angeli, DPT, PhD9/17/2014

My Locations

My Education

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

My Publications

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-e199.

Patient- and caregiver-identified preferences: Dimensions of change in developmental therapy treatment goals. Angeli, JM; Harpster, KL; Hanson, E; Sheehan, A; Schwab, SM. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2019; 22:39-46.

Discovering the sense of touch: protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of a somatosensory discrimination intervention for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. McLean, B; Blakeman, M; Carey, L; Ward, R; Novak, I; Valentine, J; Blair, E; Taylor, S; Bear, N; Bynevelt, M; et al. BMC Pediatrics. 2018; 18.

Functional Task Constraints Foster Enhanced Postural Control in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Schmit, JM; Riley, M; Cummins-Sebree, S; Schmitt, L; Shockley, K. Physical Therapy. 2016; 96:348-354.