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Julie Baltisberger, Ph.D., OTR/L

Assistant Professor


  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. Eastern Kentucky University
  • Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Rehabilitation Sciences

Research/Academic Interests

  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Mothering
  • School-based practice
  • Qualitative and mixed methods


Dr. Baltisberger’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Baltisberger, J. A. (2015). “Bent but not broken”: A mixed methods study of mothering during chemotherapy for breast cancer. Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy degree, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky.
  • Hunter, E. G., Baltisberger, J. A. (2012). Functional outcomes by age for inpatient cancer rehabilitation: A retrospective chart review. Journal of Applied Gerontology, XX(X), 1-.
  • Marken, D., Pierce, D, & Baltisberger, J. (2010). Grandmothers’ use of routines to manage custodial care of young children. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 28(4), 360-375. doi:10.3109/02703181.2010.535119
  • Schoenberg, N., Baltisberger, J., Bardach, S., & Dignan, M. (2010). Perspectives on pap test follow up care among rural Appalachian women. Women & Health, 50(6).
  • Pierce, D., Atler, K., Baltisberger, J., Fehringer, E., Hunter, E., Malkawi, S., & Parr, T. (2010). Occupational science: A data-based American perspective. Journal of Occupational Science, 18(1).

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Clinical experience in working with children with disabilities in early intervention and school systems
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • AMBUCS National and Bluegrass Chapters
  • Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA)
  • Society for the Study of Occupation, USA (SSO-USA)
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)


  • Golden Apple Award, Eastern Kentucky University Housing Department, 2010-2011
  • Related Services Scholarship, Kentucky Dept. of Education, November, 1997
  • Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society, January, 1997
  • Appalachian Traineeship Award for Occupational Therapy, December, 1996