B.S. Physical Therapy Certificate, University of Maryland
M.S. Pediatric Physical Therapy, Drexel University
MFT Family and Marriage Counseling, Drexel University
Ph.D. Clinical Child Development Walden University
Research and Clinical Interests
Childhood fitness/obesity prevention
Infant motor learning
Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center, Interprofessional Education and Care Practicum Award, 2011, $1000.00
Contemporary Therapeutic Aquatics: IPE. Elective course to be instituted spring 2012.
Jefferson Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy: Committee of Research, Research and Scholarship Program, 2010, $2990.
Effects of a Five-tier Comprehensive Pre-school Fitness Program.
Jefferson Interprofessional Education Center (JCIPE), Connect4Change, 2008-9, $3400.00.
Clinical Care Planning: Interprofessional Course (CCPIC).
Institute for Interprofessional Prevention Education (APTR) 2008-10. $2900.
Additional development of Clinical Care Planning: Interprofessional Course (CCPIC). .
Thomas Jefferson University, $3000, 2007-08
Creation of a manual, Fitness Fun for Everyone
Department of Education: OSER, $795,153.00, 2007-11
Preparing Occupational and Physical Therapy Students for Careers in Early Intervention and School-based Practice
Presentations (peer reviewed)
Levinson M, Ankam N. The role of the world health organization's international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) in interprofessional education: the Jefferson experience. Discussion at: Collaborating Across Borders III (CAB III); Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice; November 19-21, 2011; Tucson, Arizona.
Levinson M, Forstater A. Teamwork to promote a culture of safety. Workshop at: Collaborating Across Borders III (CAB III); Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice; November 19-21, 2011; Tucson, Arizona.
Levinson M, Herge A, Egras A, Shaffer K. Clinical care planning: interprofessional course (CCPIC). Poster presentation at: Collaborating Across Borders III (CAB III); Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice; November 19-21, 2011; Tucson, Arizona.
Ankam NS, Levinson M, Melvin JL. Teaching medical students the ICF: an interprofessional education partnership. Presented at: American Association of Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting; April 12 - 16, 2011; Chandler, Arizona.
Wallock S, Levinson M. Moving from the classroom to the community: a vision for interprofessional practice and education for entry level therapists. Presented at: AOTA 91st Annual Conference and Expo; April 14, 2011; Philadelphia, PA.
Collins L, Deming A, Cashman L, Lytwynec K, Dressel R, Jerpbak CM, Antony R, Umland E, Kern S, Levinson M. A longitudinal interprofessional mentorship curriculum: shaping health professions students' perspectives on teamwork. Presented at: 43rd Society of Teachers of Family Medicine STFM Annual Spring Conference; April 24-28, 2010; Vancouver, British Columbia.
Levinson M. Five tier plan for fitness foundation for pre-school and beyond. Presented at:
Teaching Prevention 2010, Prevention and Health: Seizing the Moment; March 25-27, 2010; Washington, DC.
Levinson M, Shaffer K, Egras A. Clinical care planning interprofessional course. Poster presented at: Thomas Jefferson University, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice Conference; March 2010; Philadelphia, PA.
Wallock SL, Levinson M. Preparing occupational and physical therapists for careers in early intervention. Poster presented at: Thomas Jefferson University, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice Conference; March 2010; Philadelphia, PA.
Levinson M, Burgos V, Lambe E, Stewart E, Collier M. Comprehensive preschool fitness program: fitness fun for everyone. Poster presented at: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting; February, 2010; San Diego, CA.
Levinson M, Shaffer, K, Egras A. Clinical care planning: interprofessional course (CCPIC); Poster presented at: Population Health at The Tipping Point: Value Driven Transformations, Interprofessional Prevention Education: Association of Prevention, Teaching and Research (APTR); February 11-14, 2009; Los Angeles, CA.
Professional and Community Service
Invited presenter: Motor Skill Development and Motor Activities. Full day training for Early Head Start Teachers. Richardson, TX, August 1, 2011.
Invited speaker, co-presenter, full day, APTA Preconference workshop: Levinson, M and Hewston, LA. Interprofessional Education at Thomas Jefferson University. PT 2011: Interprofessional Education: All Aboard! Annual APTA Conference and Exposition, Baltimore, MD; June, 2011.
Invited evaluator for applications to 2011 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). Online review, www.aptrweb.org
Washington, DC Feb-March, 2011
Book Reviewer, Lifelong Motor Development, 5th Edition, 2007, Gabbard, C.P. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA. (cited in acknowledgements), 2008
Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2005-present
Advisory Board, LaSalle U., School of Nursing, Speech/Language/Hearing Science Program, 2002-present.
Creator of 5-tiere program: Fitness Fun for Everyone: Preschool Fitness Program, Early Childhood Center, Wynnewood, PA. Full program implemented 2007-present.
Director, Camp Susquehanna, Camp for Children with Burns, Lancaster, PA, 2002-Present
Executive Director, Israel Burn Camp for Children, Camp Sababa, 2009-present
PT 521 Motor Development Through the Lifespan
PT541 Physical Therapists as Teachers and Learners
PT 671 Clinical Decision-Making in Pediatric Physical Therapy
ID 402 Clinical Care Plan: Interprofessional Course (CCPIC)
HMP 2010-2012 Health Mentor Program, Year 2
HMP 2011-2013 Health Mentor Program, Year 1
PT 799 Contemporary Therapeutic Aquatics
PT 799.01, 799.02, 799.03 Seminar Series, Training PT's and OT's for Early Intervention
IPE curricula: Patient Safety, Sentinel Event Analysis: Symposia
Awards and Honors
Thomas Jefferson Dean's Achievement Award, 2008