Kimberly P. Hreha, EdD, OTR/LAssistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

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Research Area: Rehabilitation outcomes, stroke, intervention studies, implementation, vision


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018 The University of Washington, Seattle WA, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • EdD 2017 Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, Movement Science and Occupational Therapy
  • MS 2006 Misericordia University, Dallas PA, Occupational Therapy
  • BS 2005 Misericordia University, Dallas PA, Psychology

Current Funding

NIH/NICHD K12 HD055929 (PI Ottenbacher)
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
Role: Scholar, 2018 - present

Select Publications

  1. Hreha, K., Smith, A., Wong, J., Mroz, T., Fogelberg, D., Molton, I. (2019). Impact of secondary health conditions on social role participation for a long-term physical disability cohort. Psychology, Health, and Medicine. DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2019.1595684
  2. Wong, J., Alschuler, K.N., Mroz, T. M., Hreha, K., Molton, I. (2019). Identification of targets for improving access to care in persons with long-term physical disability. Disability and Health.
  3. Hreha, K. & Noce, N. (2018). Implementation of a multi-disciplinary diabetes self-management training class in acute rehabilitation. Occupational Therapy in Health Care.1-10.
  4. Hreha, K., Chaudhari, A., Kong, Y., Maduri, P., & Barrett, A.M. (2018). Illustrating “where” spatial perception versus memory-based representation: spatial neglect in a distinguished artist, a case report. Neurocase. 24(3): 151-155.
  5. Hreha, K., Noce, N., Nilsen, D.M., & Gillen, G. (2018) Feasibility and effectiveness of using prism adaptation to treat motor function and spatial neglect in stroke survivors with multiple incidents of stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 25(4): 305-311.
  6. Chen, P., Fyffe, D., & Hreha, K. (2017). Informal caregivers' burden and stress in caring for stroke survivors with spatial neglect: An exploratory mixed-method study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 24(1): 24-33.
  7. Hreha, K., Mulry, C. Jedziniak, T., Gross, M., Gruendike, A., Ohevshalom, L., Elka, N. & AM Barrett (2016). Assessing chronic stroke survivors with aphasia sheds light on prevalence of spatial neglect. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 1-8.
  8. Chen, P., Ward, I., Khan, U., Liu, Y., Hreha, K. (2016). Spatial neglect hinders success of inpatient rehabilitation in individuals with traumatic brain injury, a retrospective study. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 30(5): 451-460.
  9. Roberts, P., Rizzo, J.R., Hreha, K., Wertheimer, J., Kaldenberg, J., Hironaka, D., Riggs, R., & Colenbrander, A. (2016). A conceptual model for vision rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 53(6): 693-704.
  10. Chen, P., Hreha, K., Kong, Y., & Barrett, A.M. (2015). Impact of spatial neglect on stroke rehabilitation: evidence from the setting of an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 96(8): 1458-1466.
  11. Chen, P., Chen, C., Hreha, K., Goedert, K.M., & Barrett, A.M. (2015). Kessler foundation neglect assessment process (KFNAP) uniquely measures symptoms of spatial neglect during everyday activities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96 (5): 869-876.
  12. Chen, P., Hreha, K., Fortis, P., Goedert, K.M., & Barrett, A.M. (2012). Functional assessment of spatial neglect: A review of the Catherine Bergego Scale and an introduction of the Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 19 (5): 423–435.
  13. Hreha, K., Wong, J., Molton, I., Nelson, I., & Lee, D. (2020). The impact of stroke on psychological and physical function outcomes across cohorts. Disability and Health
  14. Hreha, K., Chen, P., LaRosa, J., Santos, C., Gocon, C., Barrett, A.M. (2020). Implementing a rehabilitation protocol for spatial neglect assessment and treatment in an acute care hospital. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 11(2): 59-69.