Wayne Stuberg, PhD

Nebraska UCEDD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Phone: 402-559-5720
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: July 07, 2021

Wayne Stuberg

Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Clinical Services
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation


EDUCATION/TRAINING BS, Physical Therapy, 1977, University Nebraska Medical Center MS, Anatomy, 1980, University Nebraska Medical Center PhD, Anatomy, 1989, University Nebraska Medical Center 1993 Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 1999Certified Clinical Instructor (APTA) Positions 1977- 1978 Staff Physical Therapist (PT), Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, NE 1978 - 1980 Staff PT, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, Omaha, NE 1980 - 1983 Staff PT, University Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1984 Instructor (non-tenure), PT Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1985 - 1986 Instructor (non-tenure), PT Education, University Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, NE 1987 - Director of Physical Therapy, Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI), UNMC, Omaha, NE 1992 - Coordinator of Research, MMI, UNMC, Omaha, NE 1997 - Director of Motion Analysis Lab & Brace Place, MMI, UNMC, Omaha, NE 2013 - Associate Director, MMI, UNMC, Omaha, NE Academic Appointments 1991 - 2003 Associate Professor - Special Appointment, Division of PT Education, UNMC 1993 - Fellow, Graduate College, UNMC 2001 - Adjunct Associate Professor - Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of NE Omaha, Omaha, NE 2004 - Professor - Continuous Health Science Appointment, Division of PT Education, UNMC Honors Catherine Worthingham Fellow, APTA, 2012 NE Department of Education, Service Award, 2001 Chancellor's Achievement Award "Silver U", UNMC, 2000 Outstanding Achievement Award, NE Physical Therapy Association, 1996 Research Award, Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1993 Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, APTA, 1993 Excellence in the Work Place Award, Board of Directors, MMI, 1990 Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, College of Medicine, UNMC, August 1988 Teacher of the Year, College of Medicine, UNMC, May 1988 Award for Instructional Excellence, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989 Teacher of the Year, School of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, May 1986 Professional Societies 1975 - Member, American Physical Therapy Association 1985 - Fellow, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 1998 - Member, Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society Publications Arpin D, Stuberg WA, Stergiou N, Kurz MJ. Motor control of the lower extremity musculature in children with cerebral palsy. Res Dev Disabil. 2013: 34(4):1134-1143. Deffeyes JE, Karst G, Stuberg WA, Kurz MJ. Coactivation of lower leg muscles during body weight-supported treadmill walking decreases with age in adolescents. Percept Motor Skills. 2012: 115(1):241-60. Kurz MJ, Deffeyes JE, Arpin DJ, Karst GM, Stuberg WA. Influence of lower body pressure support on walking patterns of healthy children and adults. J Appl Biomech. 2012: 28(5):530-41. Kurz MJ, Corr B, Stuberg WA, Volkman K & Smith N. Evaluation of lower body positive pressure supported treadmill training for children with cerebral palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011;23(3):232-39. Deffeyes JE, Harbourne RT, Stuberg WA, Stergiou N. Sensory information utilization and time delays characterize motor developmental pathology in infant sitting postural control. Motor Control. 2011 Apr;15(2):302-17. Kurz MJ, Stuberg WA, Dejong SL. Body weight supported treadmill training improves the regularity of the stepping kinematics in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Neurorehabil. 2011;14(2):87-93. Deffeyes JE, Harbourne RT, Stuberg WA, Stergiou N. Approximate entropy used to assess sitting postural sway of infants with developmental delay. Infant Behav Dev. 2011 Feb;34(1):81-99. Books, Audiovisual Materials, & Technical Assistance Documents: Special Education Related Services: Age 3-21, A Guide for Educators and Parents in Nebraska Public Schools, Vol. 2, Nebraska Department of Education, 2000 Research Support Ongoing or Completed in the Last Three Years Active 90DD0533 (Stuberg) 7/01/12-6/30/15 60% Effort Administration on Developmental Disabilities, $2,142,500 Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services This project supports the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The project provides interdisciplinary core support for service, training and research. H133G040118 (Stergiou) 8/01/04-7/31/07 2% Effort Yrs 1-2 & 7% Yr 3 Field Initiated Project $450,000 US Department of Education This project studies the effect of physical therapy intervention on the development of sitting in infants with cerebral palsy using non-linear analysis methodology. 1 K25 HD047194-01A1 (Stergiou) 8/25/05-7/31/10 3% Effort Yrs 1-5 NIH/NICHD K Award Subcontract (Stuberg) $170,000 National Institute of Health Completed No Number (Stuberg) 1/2003 - 6/2004 Foundation for Physical Therapy, $40,000 This project evaluated the effect of manual stretching in children with cerebral palsy. No Number (Stuberg) 1/2003 - 6/2004 Watt Foundation $40,000 This project was an equipment grant that funded a project evaluating the effect of stretching in children with cerebral palsy No Number (Stuberg) 4/2001 - 12/2003 Watt Foundation $50,000 This project evaluated treadmill training to improve walking in children with developmental disabilities. No Number (Flegle, Gromak & Stuberg) 7/02-6/03 NE Department of Education $50,000 This project provided pre-service early intervention training for interdisciplinary Allied Health students