Angela Rosenberg, Ph.D

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255
Phone: 919-966-4786
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 13, 2010

Angela Rosenberg

Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
Service: Community recreation for children with developmental disabilities, outcome measures of community participation, leadership training, and cultural diversity.



•·         Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1998, Public Health/MCH

•·         M.P.H. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1988, Public Health/MCH

•·         B.S. Medical College of Virginia 1981, Physical Therapy


After several years of general practice, I joined the Peace Corps in 1984 and was assigned to the Children's Hospital in Rabat, Morocco. This experience was the catalyst for my pursuit of a Master's and Doctoral Degree in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health (PH/MCH) from the University of North Carolina.  My interest in community health, combined with my skills as a pediatric physical therapist, spawned my research in the use of alternative environments to promote optimal outcomes for children with developmental disabilities. My current research has been supported through grants from the Gatorade, K.B. Reynolds Foundation, The NC Division of Women's and Children's Health, and The Cape Fear Foundation. As the CDL Training Director, I coordinate courses at the CDL and on-line through my appointment in the Division of Physical Therapy.  I speak at various training conferences on topics ranging from leadership development to health and wellness.  I am involved with leadership initiatives through several local and statewide Advisory Boards, including the NC Office on Disability and Health.


2002-present   Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Physical Therapy Program

1998-present   Director of Training, Physical Therapy Discipline Coordinator, The Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1991-1997        Assistant Professor-Ithaca College Physical Therapy Program, Rochester, NY

1992-1997       Pediatric Home Care - Lima/Honeoye Falls School District, Honeoye Falls, NY Maternal and Child Health Care Training Specialist

1988-1990       Director - Rochester Finger Lakes Regional Planning Group. University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 1988-1990       Administrative Director - Kaleidoscope, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

1988-1990             Physical Therapist ? Mary Cariola Children's Center, Rochester, NY

 1984-1987       Pediatric Physical Therapist ? United States Peace Corps. Rabat, Morocco


Dusing SC, Thorpe D, Rosenberg A, Mercer V, Escolar M. (2006) Gross Motor Abilities in Children with Hurler Syndrome. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2006: 48, 924-930

Dusing SC, Rosenberg Ae, Hiemenz Jr, Piner S, Escolar M (2005). Gross and Fine Motor Skills of Children with Hurler's Syndrome (MPS-IH) Post Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation: A Case Series Report. Pediatr Phys Ther 2005; 17: 264-267.

Hunter K, Piner E, Rosenberg A. (2004) A Community Consultation Model for Pediatric Physical Therapists. Pediatr Phys Ther. 16 (4):  222-229, Winter, 2004.

Thomas A, Rosenberg A.(2003) Promoting community Recreation and Leisure. Pediatr Phys Ther, 15: 232-246, 2003.l

Ball A, Rosenberg A, Gandy J (2002). Marketability of Physical Therapists With a Postprofessional Degree Earned Through Distance Education. J Phys Ther Edu. Spring, 2002; 16: 1: 76-81.

Weber D, Rosenberg AE (2001). Creating an interactive environment for pediatric assessment. Pediatr Phys Ther.  2001; Summer.

Rosenberg, A.M. (2000). Conducting an Inventory of Informal Community-based Resources for Children with Physical Disabilities:  Enhancing Access and Creating Professional Linkages. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Easley Rosenberg, A. M.  (2000).  Pediatric Physical Therapy.  In M. Pagliarulo (Ed.), Introduction to Physical Therapy, 2nd Ed.  Moseby-Yearbook.

Easley, A.M., Asparooth, E (eds) (1998). GRIP:  Guide to recreation and other inclusive programs.  The Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, Chapel Hill, NC, and The Advocacy Center, Rochester, NY

Easley, A. M. (1996).  Dynamic assessment for infants and toddlers: The relationship between assessment and the environment.  Pediatric Physical Therapy, 8, 62-69.