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Marcia F. Levinson, PT, PhD

Contact Dr. Levinson

130 South Ninth Street
Edison, Suite 830
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-6019
(215) 503-3499 fax

Education

BS Physical Therapy Certificate, University of Maryland
MS Pediatric Physical Therapy, Drexel University
MFT Family and Marriage Counseling, Drexel University
PhD Clinical Child Development Walden University

Certifications/Specialization

NDT certification
NBAS certified

University Appointment

Associate Professor

Research and Clinical Interests

Childhood fitness/obesity prevention
Infant motor learning
Interprofessional Education

Grants/Contracts

Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center, Interprofessional Education and Care Practicum Award, 2011, $1000.00
Contemporary Therapeutic Aquatics: IPE. Elective course to be instituted spring 2012.
Co-Investigator

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.
Principle Investigator
Jefferson Interprofessional Education Center (JCIPE), Connect4Change, 2008-9, $3400.00.
Clinical Care Planning: Interprofessional Course (CCPIC).
Co-investigator

Institute for Interprofessional Prevention Education (APTR) 2008-10. $2900.
Additional development of Clinical Care Planning: Interprofessional Course (CCPIC). .
Principle Investigator

Thomas Jefferson University, $3000, 2007-08
Creation of a manual, Fitness Fun for Everyone
Principle Investigator

Department of Education: OSER, $795,153.00, 2007-11
Preparing Occupational and Physical Therapy Students for Careers in Early Intervention and School-based Practice
Project Co-coordinator

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

Courses Taught

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