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Anne Fleischer, Ph.D., MPH, OT/L, CLT-LANA



  • BHS in Occupational Therapy University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. Occupational Therapy Nova Southeastern University

Research/Academic Interests

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Person-Centered Care


Dr. Fleischer's work can be found in several journals including:
  • Weidner, K., Lowman, J., Fleischer, A., Kosik, K., Goodbread, P., Chen, B., & Kavuluru, R. (in press). Twitter, telepractice and the COVID-19 pandemic: A social media content analysis. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Fleischer, A., Callahan, A., Christopher, K., Cummings, A. & Davies, C. C. (2020). Virtual breast cancer education and support group for self-care management and function: A study protocol applying person-centered and rehabilitation principles. Physical Therapy Reviews.
  • Fleischer, A. B., Fisher, M. I., & O’Brien, S. P. (2019). Creating an interprofessional collaborative research opportunity for physical and occupational therapy students. Journal of Allied Health. 48(3), e117–e122.
  • Eicher, E. A., Skubik-Peplaski, C., O’Brien, S. & Fleischer, A. (2018). Exploring parents’ experiences of raising a child with sensorimotor impairments and expectations for leisure participation. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. 6(4).
  • Ward, A., Carrico, C., Powell, E., Westgate, P.M., Nichols, L., Fleischer, A., Sawaki, L. (2017). Safety and improvement of movement function after stroke with atomoxetine: A pilot randomized trial. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 35(1), 1-10.
  • Carrico, C., Chelette, K., Westgate, P.M., Powell, E., Nichols, L., Fleischer, A., Sawaki, L. (2016). Nerve stimulation enhances task-oriented training in chronic, severe motor deficit after stroke: A randomized trial. Stroke, 47(7), 1879-1884.
  • Cooper, R., Fleischer, A., Cotton, F. (2012). Building connections: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of qualitative research students’ learning experiences. The Qualitative Report, 17(17), 1-16
  • Wilson, T.W., Fleischer, A., Archer D., Hayasaka, S., Sawaki, L. (2011). Oscillatory MEG motor activity reflects therapy-related plasticity in stroke patients. Neurorehabilitation Neural Research, 25(2), 188-193.
  • Fleischer, A. B., Meade, T. J., Fleischer, A. B. (2011). Notalgia paresthetica: Successful treatment with exercises. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 91(3), 356-357.
  • Kerchner, K., Fleischer, A., & Yosipovitch, G. (2008). Lower extremity lymphedema updated: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment guidelines. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 59(2), 324-331.
  • Fleischer, A. B. J., & Fleischer, A. B. (1992). North Carolina training operations: Hazard on the horizon. Journal of American Academy Dermatology, 27, 199-203
She has also co-authored books and book chapters including:
  • Fleischer, A. B. (2003). Disciplinary foundations: Activities therapies. In W. H. Reid & S. S. Silver (Eds.), Handbook of mental health administration and management. (pp. 227-239), Brunner-Rutledge: New York.

Professional Organizations

  • 2020-present Co-Chair Person-Centered Quality of Life Task Force within the Cancer Rehabilitation Network, ACRM
  • 2019-present Co-Organizer of the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) Student Conference
  • 2019 AOTA Virtual Education Job Fair
  • 2018-present Research Chair, Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA)
  • 2017-2019 Member of the Quality of Life and Person-Centered Care Oncology Task Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • 2015 – present American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)-Member
  • 2015 – present Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association-Member
  • 2015-2018 Membership Chair, Society of the Study of Occupation: USA (SSO)
  • 2014 – present Society of the Study of Occupations: USA (SSO)-Member
  • 2005 – present Lymphology Association of North America-Member
  • 2001 – present National Lymphatic Network-Member
  • 2000 -2005 Geriatric Special Interest co-chair, NCOTA
  • 1993-1996 Education Chair, NCOTA
  • 1989-1992 Membership Chair, NCOTA
  • 1988-1990 Advertising Manager, North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association
  • 1987 – 2015 North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (NCOTA)-Member
  • 1985 – present American Occupational Therapy Association-Member


  • 2015 Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Acute Care and Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • 1992 - Supervisor, Occupational Therapy
  • 2002 Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Acute Care
  • 1991 - Staff Occupational Therapist
  • 1992 Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Acute Care
  • 1989 - PRN Occupational Therapist
  • 1990 Med Therapy Rehabilitation Services, Raleigh, North Carolina Long Term Care
  • 1987 - Staff Occupational Therapist
  • 1989 - Murdoch Center, Butner, North Carolina Severe and Profoundly Retarded Adults (Intellectually Disabled)


  • Young Scientist Theatre Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2018
  • New Investigator Poster Award in Cancer Rehabilitation, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2017
  • Best Poster Presentation, University of Kentucky Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28th Annual Research Day, 2016