moerchev@uwm.edu

(414) 229-2449

Availability:
Fall, Spring, Summer

Dr Moerchen has a nearly 20 year history of working as a pediatric physical therapist before entering academe. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of Early Intervention, and she has recently completed a Certificate in Infant Mental Health. Her research has a translational focus, with topics covering the emergence of gait in infants with neurodevelopmental diagnoses, methods to integrate use of the infant treadmill into clinical practice, and, recently, multi-domain, whole child approaches to relationship-based intervention. She publishes in the movement sciences and clinical domains, as well as in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her research has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal and has received international recognition. Her teaching covers basic science and clinical application, and service learning models are integral to her courses to achieve real world, experiential learning. Dr. Moerchen is actively engaged with the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association, she co-Directs a Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program at UWM, and she is an appointed member of a Task Force on Diversity for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.