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Elizabeth A Reicherter
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Elizabeth A Reicherter P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Administrative Title: Director, Clinical Education Program
Location: AHB 131
Phone: 410.706.8410

Personal History:

Dr. Anne Reicherter PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CHES joined the faculty at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, School of Medicine in January 2009. She was previously a faculty member at Howard University, Washington DC for 10 years teaching primarily orthopedic physical therapy, psychosocial issues in health care, and educational topics. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985. Working as a physical therapist, she received a Master of Education in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995. In 2005, she received the Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and in 2008 received a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology from Howard University. Dr. Reicherter is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Health Education Specialist. Dr. Reicherter also acts as a Media Spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association.    

Research Interests:

Dr. Reicherter has published many peer-reviewed articles on health disparities and the education of physical therapy students. Her research interests include health literacy. 


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1. Reicherter EA, Wilson S, Chesbro S, Manuel B. The historical significance minority serving institutions in physical therapy education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2003;17(3):62-69.

2. Tavakol K, Reicherter EA. The role of problem-based learning in allied health education. The Journal of Allied Health. 2003;32(2):110-115.

3. Reicherter EA, Billek-Sawhney B. Use of the Social System Theory for analysis of the community reintegration older adults.Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 2003;19(4):298-306.

4. Karavatas SG, Reicherter EA. Evidence-based annotated bibliography on the rehabilitation management of geriatric patients with cardiopulmonary conditions. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2004:20(4):324-340.

5. Billek-Sawhney B, Reicherter EA. Social cognitive theory: use by physical therapists in the education of the older adult client. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2004:20(4):319-323.

6. Reicherter EA, Greene R. Wellness and health promotion: educational applications for older adults in the community. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2005;21(4):295-303.

7. Reicherter EA, Manuel Williams B. Service learning in physical therapy: enhancing healthy lifestyles of older African American adults in Washington DC, Creative College Teaching Journal, 2005;2(1):65-77.

8. Billek-Sawhney B, Reicherter EA. Health literacy in older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2005;21(4):275-281.

9. Reicherter EA. A patient with pathological fractures due to breast cancer: an evidence-based commentary on patient management. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2005;21(2):155-168.

10. Karavatas SG, Reicherter EA, White NT, Strong A. Physical therapy management of patients with multiple myeloma: musculoskeletal considerations. Rehabilitation Oncology, 2006;24(3)11-16.

11. McAuley A, Reicherter EA. Student outcomes in a physical therapist problem-based learning curriculum: grounded theory approach. Creative College Teaching Journal. 2006;3(1):67-81.

12. Strong A, Karavatas SG, Reicherter EA. Recommended exercise protocol to decrease cancer-related fatigue and muscle wasting in patients with multiple myeloma: systematic review. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2006;22(2):172-186.

13. Reicherter EA, Boissonault W, Chesbro SB, Williams B, Steinkamp L, Wilson S, Hallisy K. Enhancing cultural competence of physical therapy students: a shared diversity project between Howard University and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Journal of Best Practices in Health Care Diversity: Research, Education, and Practice, 2007;1(1):25-39.

14. Reicherter EA. Female Caregivers Educational Expectations and Behavioral Perceptions of Their Elementary Age Children: Utilizing Ethnic Identity, Mental Health Literacy, and Socioeconomic Status as Predictors. Doctoral Dissertation, Proquest. #AAT 3305957,       September 2008.

Book Chapters

1. Rura (Reicherter) EA. Common Treatments and Procedures--Biofeedback. In Physical Therapist’s Clinical Companion. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation; 2000:343-346.