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Kathleen Mairella, DPT

Department : Rehabilitation And Movement Sciences
Program/Division : Physical Therapy - D.P.T. (North Jersey)
Academic Title: Assistant Professor


Office Address:

Email: kathy.mairella@rutgers.edu


Education
Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
BS Boston University 1978
DPT MGH Institute of Health Professions 2006
MA Columbia University 2006
Publications
Title Authors Where and When
Leadership Development Through Community Engagement Projects Mairella KK APTA Educational Leadership Conference, October 2018, Jacksonville FL
Transforming Physical Therapist Clinical Education for 21st Century Practice: Findings of the APTA Best Practice in Clinical Education Task Force Mairella KK APTA Educational Leadership Conference, October 2017, Columbus OH,
Transforming Society: Every PT and PTA is a Leader Mairella KK APTA Spring Conference, May 2016, East Windsor NJ
Leadership Transforming Society: Engaging the New Vision Mairella KK APTA NEXT, June 2015, National Harbor MD
Right here, right now: What are the resources I need to lead? Mairella KK APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2015, Indianapolis IN
The Value of Physical Therapy: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Beyond Mairella KK Ellen Ross Memorial Lecture, Rutgers University, May 2014
Weaving compliance into clinical decision making: preparing students to successfully manage risks Mairella KK APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2014, Las Vegas NV
Is there evidence that entry-level health professional education in health policy is related to knowledge of the health care system? Mairella KK American Physical Therapy Association, New Jersey Chapter, Spring Conference 2011
Is there evidence that self-efficacy is related to physical activity in sedentary, overweight, or obese individuals? Mairella KK American Physical Therapy Association, New Jersey Chapter Spring Conference 2010
Do physical therapists have access and skills to carry out evidence-based practice in the clinical setting? Mairella KK American Physical Therapy Association, New Jersey Chapter Spring Conference 2009
Physical therapists’ attitudes, knowledge, and practice approaches regarding people who are obese Sack S, Radler DR, Mairella KK, Touger-Decker R, Khan H Phys Ther; 89(8):804- 15, 2009
Does counseling by health care providers (inclusive of physical activity level) lead to behavior changes and/or measures of obesity in sedentary individuals? Mairella KK American Physical Therapy Association, New Jersey Chapter Spring Conference 2008
Examining the attitudes and behaviors of health care practitioners that influence the management of overweight and obese clients Mairella KK American Physical Therapy Association, New Jersey Chapter Spring Conference 2007
Do work values differ between generations among health care providers? Mairella KK American Physical Therapy Association, New Jersey Chapter Spring Conference 2006
Awards
Award Year
Outstanding Service Award, American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey 2013
President’s Award, American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey 2008
President’s Award, American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey 2006
President’s Award, American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey 1999
BioSketch
Title Details
Kathleen K Mairella, PT DPT MA  2018 Kathleen K Mairella, PT DPT MA, received a Baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, and a Master of Arts in Motor Learning from Columbia University. She received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the MGH Institute. Dr. Mairella is Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education. She teaches Professional Development I, and Health Care Delivery I and II. Her professional interests include health policy, professional leadership, and clinical education. She has presented on these topics on the national and state level. Dr. Mairella has served in a number of leadership positions, including service on the American Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors, and terms as president and chief delegate of the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey.


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