Our Students

  • Kristine Gneiss

    University and year of graduation: Columbia University, Programs in Physical Therapy, 2011

    Clinical background: I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and work with an orthopedic and sports population as well as chronic pain population, utilizing manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, pain science, and exercise in treatment approaches for clients. I am trained in Pilates.

    Research interest: Running Biomechanics, Injury Screening and Prevention, Pain Science

    Why you chose this EdD program: This program stands out because of the distinguished faculty, program resources, and unique collaboration between Teachers College and Columbia University Medical Center Program in Physical Therapy.

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  • Elizabeth Harding

    University and year of graduation: Monash University (Australia) 2013

    Clinical background: Orthopedic and Neurological Outpatient Rehabilitation

    Research interest: The assessment and measurement of hypermobility in Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

    Why you chose this EdD program: I was motivated by the innovative collaboration between Teachers College and CUIMC which offers the ideal environment to accomplish clinically relevant research at the intersection of physical therapy and education.

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  • Jennifer Jezequel

    University and year of graduation: Columbia University, Programs in Physical Therapy (2008)

    Clinical background: I am a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist with shared clinical roles in the gait analysis laboratory and pediatric outpatient rehabilitation in a specialized hospital setting. My primary focus is in the care of individuals with cerebral palsy.

    Research interest: My current research interests are related to the assessment of selective voluntary motor control in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.

    Why you chose this EdD program: I selected this EdD program in pursuit of rigorous academic training offered as a part-time program with an in-person learning environment.

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  • ┬áJohnathan Jezequel

    University and year of graduation: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2008)

    Clinical background: I am a double Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and Sports and have spent my career in private outpatient practices. I believe deeply in patient education and empowerment and a focus of quality over quantity.

    Research interest: My research interests are in motor control and lower limb tendinopathies.

    Why you chose this EdD program: The Doctor of Education in Movement Science at Teachers College and Columbia University Irving Medical Center, is above and beyond other comparable programs, provides an in-person graduate program experience with just the right combination of academic rigor, research training, and clinical relevance.

  • Genevieve Smith

    University and year of graduation: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Clinical background: My clinical background is in outpatient orthopedics. I am a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. My clinical interests include vestibular dysfunction, concussion, running injuries, and athletic injury prevention and management.

    Research interest: My research interest include the management of sports-related concussion and athletic injury prevention.

    Why you chose this EdD program: I chose this EdD program because of the unique collaboration between Teachers College and Physical Therapy Department on the Medical Campus, the supportive faculty, and the opportunity to begin our research projects on Day 1.

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  • Lisa H. Yoon, PT, DPT

    University and year of graduation: Columbia University, MS; Utica College, tDPT

    Clinical background: I am a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist with over 25 years of experience with infants, and children in the home, school and outpatient settings.

    Research interest: My research interest is in using ultrasound to understand strength and function deficits in children and adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

    Why you chose this EdD program: I chose this EdD program for its rigor in training independent researchers, and for its well-known faculty.

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