Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) Program


Kimberly Hreha, EdD, OTR/LScholar Bio

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University

Research Areas

Rehabilitation outcomes, stroke, intervention studies


Phone: 919-660-7596

Lead Mentors

K. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
T. Reistetter, PhD, OTR


  • 2017 Teachers College, Columbia University EdD
  • 2006 Misericordia University MS
  • 2005 Misericordia University BS

Current Research Funding

K12 HD055929 (Ottenbacher) 09/25/07 – 08/31/22: National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD), NIH
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program

Recent Publications

Hreha KP, Downer B, Ehrlich JR, Howrey B, Taglialatela G. Association between vision impairment and cognitive decline in older adults with stroke: Health and Retirement Study. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2021;

Hong I, Hreha K, Swartz MC, R. Pappadis M, Yoo K, Ko M. Differences in physical function across cancer recovery phases: Findings from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Br J Occup Ther. 2021;84(3):135–43.

Dean JM, Hreha K, Hong I, Li C-Y, Jupiter D, Prochaska J, et al. Post-acute care use patterns among Hospital Service Areas by older adults in the United States: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(1).

Checketts M, Mancuso M, Fordell H, Chen P, Hreha K, Eskes GA, et al. Current clinical practice in the screening and diagnosis of spatial neglect post-stroke: Findings from a multidisciplinary international survey. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2020;1–32.

Matsuda PN, Eagen T, Hreha KP, Finlayson ML, Molton IR. Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Physical Activity in People Aging With a Disability. PM R. 2020;12(5):454–61.

Hreha K, Rich T, Wong J. A One-Year Follow-Up Study on Community-Dwelling Multiple Stroke Survivors with Spatial Neglect. Occup Ther Heal Care. 2020;34(1):48–61.

Hreha K, Wong J, Molton I, Nelson IK, Lee D. The impact of stroke on psychological and physical function outcomes in people with long-term physical disability. Disabil Health J. 2020;13(4).

Hreha KP, Fisher SR, Reistetter TA, Ottenbacher K, Haas A, Li C-Y, et al. Use of the ICD-10 vision codes to study ocular conditions in Medicare beneficiaries with stroke. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20(1).

Chen P, Lander V, Noce N, Hreha K. Prism adaptation treatment for spatial neglect post brain tumor removal: A case report. Hong Kong J Occup Ther. 2020;33(1):25–9.

Noce N, Brady C, Hreha K. Use of rigid tape in conjunction with Kinesio® tape to treat post-stroke shoulder pain: A case report. Adv Integr Med. 2019;6(1):35–9.