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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.

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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. 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.

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

Commentary on "Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training on Fitness and Health in Youth With Physical Disabilities ". Angeli, J; Meyer, D. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2019; 31.

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.

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