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Leesa M. DiBartola, Ed.D., P.T., D.P.T., M.C.H.E.S.

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

Rangos 112
Phone: 412.396.5542

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 V

 


Expertise

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

Publications

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

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

DiBartola LM. 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.