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Leesa DiBartola

Assistant Professor/Assistant Chair/Director of Clinical Education
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Rangos 112
Phone: 412.396.5542
dibartolal@duq.edu

Education:

D.P.T., Physical Therapy, Temple University, 2010
M.P.T., Physical Therapy, Chatham University, 2003
Ed.D., Higher/Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
M.Ed., Health Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1981
B.S., HPER/Athletic Training, University of Pittsburgh, 1978
Courses

Principles of Practice I:  Introduction to Physical Therapy
Principles of Practice II: Social and Cultural Issues
Principles of Practice III: Ethical, Moral and Legal Issues
Principles of Practice IV: Patient Care and Education
Clinical Education I
Clinical Education II
Clinical Education IV

 

Expertise

Patient-provider relationship, Professionalism, Ethics, Social Health Issues, Health Education, Clinical Education

Publications

Wallace SE, Turocy P, DiBartola LM, DeIuliis E, Weideman Y, Morgan A, Astle J, Cousino S, O'Neil C, Simko L. (in press). Interprofessional education outcome study: Learning and understanding professional roles in stroke care. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2016.

DeIuliis ED, Wallace SE, DiBartola LM. Best practices in promoting interprofessionalism (IPP) in OT education. Abstract and Poster. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Annual Meeting, 2016.

DiBartola L, Manspeaker S, Wallace S, Donoso-Brown E, Morgan A. An interprofessional ethics workshop: Students perceptions on learning. Abstract and Poster. American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Conference, 2016.

DeIuliis E, DiBartola L, Wallace S. Best practices in promoting interprofessional professionalism (IPP) in OT education. Abstract and Poster. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, 2016.

Colaianni D, Provident I, DiBartola L, Wheeler S. A Phenomenology of Occupation-Based Hand Therapy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62 (3), 177-186, 2015.

Havrilla K, DiBartola L. A Curriculum Intervention to Resolve a Learning Deficit in Documentation. Abstract and Poster at the American Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference, 2015.

Wallace S, Turocy Sammarone PG, DiBartola, LM, DeIuliis, E. Interprofessional Education Workshop in Stroke Rehabilitation. Abstract and Poster at the All Together Better Health VII International Annual Conference, 2014.

Wallace S, Turocy Sammarone PG, DiBartola, LM, DeIuliis, E. Interprofessional Education Workshop in Stroke Rehabilitation. Abstract and Poster at the American Speech Language Hearing Association national convention. November, 2013.

Wallace S, Turocy Sammarone PG, DiBartola, LM, DeIuliis, E. Interprofessional Education Workshop in Stroke Rehabilitation. Abstract and Poster at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals annual meeting, October 2013.

DiBartola, LM, Morgan A, Wallace SE. An Interprofessional Grand Rounds Seminar: A Pilot Educational Initiative. Abstract and Poster at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals annual meeting, October 2012.

DiBartola LM. Clinical Education and the Code of Ethics, PPTA Electronic Newsletter, 2011.

DiBartola LM. Professionalism in Action: The Professional Behavior Policy, Mayo Clinic Symposium, Professionalism in Health Care, Abstract and Poster, 2010.

DiBartola LM, Havrilla KR, Somers DL. Learning Disparities in the Classroom and Clinic. PPTA Annual Meeting, Abstract and Poster, 2009.

DiBartola LM. Doing the Right Thing: When Patient Choice and Student Learning Conflict, PPTA Electronic Newsletter, 2008.

Miknevich MA, DiBartola LM, Gibbs-McElvy S, Corey V, Ward J. Using Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies to Guide Education Initiatives in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, 2007.

DiBartola LM. The LSI Challenge:Teaching about Teaching by Learning about Learning, Journal of Allied Health, 35 (4): Winter 2006.

"Hodges MG, Miknevich MA, DiBartola LM, Mustovic E. Can ethics be taught? Developing a creative curriculum for a PM&R residency program.  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 84(3) 2005.

DiBartola LM. Listening to patients and responding with care: A model for teaching communication skills. The Joint Commission on Quality Improvement Journal, 27 (6) 315-23, 2001.

DiBartola LM, Miller MK, Turley CL. Do learning style and learning environment affect learning outcomes? Journal of Allied Health, 30 (2) 112-5, 2001.

DiBartola LM, Moore BB, Pawlson LG. Teaching managed care: The world wide web as an educational resource. Academic Medicine, 75 (3), 2000.

Presentations

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Education Program, Medical Ethics: Managing Conflict in the Workplace, 2015.

American Physical Therapy Association, Preparing Students for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Educational Leadership Conference, 2015.

Physical Therapy Symposium, Law and Ethics in the Practice of Physical Therapy, Duquesne
University Continuing Education Program, 2014.

Penn State University - Shenango Campus, Ethical Issues in Physical Therapy Practice and Education, 2014.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association-Southwest District Chapter, Ethical Issues in Physical Therapy Practice and Education, 2014.

Three Rivers Academic Consortium for Clinical Education, Ethical Issues in Physical Therapy Practice and Education, 2014.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Education Program, Seminar Series on Ethics in Clinical Practice, 2013 - 2014.

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals, National Conference. We Are All In This Together: An Interprofessional Education Collaborative. 2013.

Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, National Conference. We Are All In This Together: An Interprofessional Education Collaborative. 2013.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Education Program, Professionalism and Ethics in Clinical Practice, 2013.

Allegheny General Hospital, Medical Staff Training Program, Ethical and Interpersonal Components of Patient Care for those with a History of Sexual Assault, 2011.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Annual Meeting, I'm Being Sued for What? A Mock Malpractice Case With Implications for Your PT License and APTA Membership. 2009.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Residency Education: Medical Ethics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010; The Relationship of Physician Communication Skill and Medical Malpractice, 2009.

Professionalism in Action: The Professional Behavior Policy, Mayo Clinic Symposium: Professionalism in Health Care, Poster Presentation, 2010.

A Model for Professionalism: Integrating the APTA Generic Abilities and Core Values into the Physical Therapist Education Experience. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, 2007.

APTA - CMS Annual Meeting, Assessing Professional Behaviors of Physical Therapy Students During the Clinical Education Experience, Feb 2005.

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh , Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Education, Ethics, Communication, and Professionalism, 2003, 2004, 2005.

Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Giving Feedback to Student: A Workshop for Faculty Educators, 2001.

The Picker Institute Annual Symposium, Listening to Patients and Responding with Care, 2000.

Honors/Awards

C. Everett Koop National Health Education Award, 1994. Pittsburgh Health Education Center Award for Excellence in Health Education, 1992.