Debra Clayton-Krasinski, PT, PhD, MS

Vice Chair, Department of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Director & Associate Professor, Program in Physical Therapy
Assistant Dean, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
dck6@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

PhD, Pathokinesiology, New York University
MS, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University
Pediatric Rehabilitation Multidisciplinary Fellowship Training Program, National Institute for Child Health and Development, University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwestern Medical School
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwestern Medical School

Area of Specialization

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Professional Expertise

Rehabilitation of infants, children, and young adults with neuromuscular involvement
Special emphasis on treating children with cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorders and brain injury
Reliability and validity of pediatric tests and measurements
Serves as the liaison to the New York City Department of Education

Honors and Awards

Robert S. Salant Research Award, NY State Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association (2-time recipient)

Research Interests

Reliability and validity of pediatric standardized tests and measures designed to detect motor delay in infants and children
Effect of clinical interventions on functional capacity and overall quality of life in children with neuromuscular disease
(Above research is being conducted in collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Morgan Stanly Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian/ Columbia)

Teaching Responsibilities

PT Management of Pediatric Conditions I and II (with Dr. Susan Klepper)
Advanced Topics in Pediatrics (with Dr. Susan Klepper)
Introduction to PT Research (with Dr. Ashwini Rao)
Capstone Project advisement

Scholarly Productivity

Recent Publications

Krasinski, D, Toelken, K, Reyes, D, Kimpland, C, Vonnegut, K. Concurrent validity of the motor scale of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development- Second Edition and the Alberta Infant Motor Scale on a sample of infants with typical and atypical motor performance (in progress).

Belt A, Hertel T, Marks T, Mante J, Rockett V, Wade C, Krasinski, D. (2001). Movement characteristics of persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome rising from supine. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 13:110-121.

Lim H, Marriott D, Potter P, Krasinski D. (2000). Comparison of two methods of training physical therapy students to score the Gross Motor Function Measure. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 13:127-132.

Book Chapters

Krasinski D, Klepper S. (2004). Impaired Neuromuscular Development. In: Cameron, M, ed., Physical Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice. Philadelphia: Elsevier (in press).

Krasinski D, Fieback, LE. (2004). Pediatric Nonprogressive Central Nervous System Disorders. In: Cameron, M, ed., Physical Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice. Philadelphia: Elsevier (in press).

Grant Activity (completed)

POSNER Research Award: Assessing outcomes in children with neuromuscular disease. Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, 2005.

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