Kate Mangione

Professor, Physical Therapy

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About Me

Kathleen Kline Mangione, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, received her entry level degree in physical therapy from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in gerontology and PhD from New York University. Dr. Mangione was in the first chort that earned Board Certification in Geriatric Physical Therapy. Kate’s clinical career has focused on working with older adults; she has practiced in acute care, adult inpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute and nursing home settings, and home health care. Likewise, Dr. Mangione’s research is focused on older adults. She has had continuous federal or foundation funding beginning with her doctoral work.

In the last 10 years, she has been a site principal investigator on an  NIH. multicenter trial examining exercise for older adults after hip fracture; a co-investigator on NIH and VA grants examining interventions for frail older adults after hospital discharge; and a consultant on a PCORI grant investigating the effects of a home-based care management approach for older adults with dementia, depression, or delirium.  Dr. Mangione has served on several Data Safety and Monitoring Boards.  She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the Fragility Fracture Network, an international, interprofessional organization where she served on the planning committee for the North American congress and is a member of the Physiotherapy special interest group. She has held numerous appointed and volunteer positions at the APTA,; most recently she served on the task force that developed the Clinical Practice Guideline for patients with hip fracture, the movement system task force, and Choose Wisely campaign.  Dr. Mangione has presented her work at national and international conferences on topics of exercise and the older adult, hip fracture, and frailty. She has published her research in the premier journals for physical therapy and geriatrics. Dr. Mangione is the recipient of APTA awards including the Catherine Worthingham Fellow, the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member; Lucy Blair Service Award, the Chattanooga Research Award for the best clinical research, and the Joan Mills Award for lifelong service from the Academy of  Geriatric Physical Therapy. She has received the Lindback Foundation Teaching Award and Professor of the Year from Arcadia University.

Education History

New York University 1994

Doctor of Philosophy in Pathokinesiology

New York University 1989

Master of Arts in Gerontology

University of Delaware 1985

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy