Daniel Geller

Daniel Geller
Daniel Geller, MS, MPH, OTR/L

Associate of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy)

E-mail: dlg34@cumc.columbia.edu 

Education

  • Ed.D. Candidate, Movement Science with a specialization in Occupational Therapy, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Columbia University
  • MPH, Columbia University
  • B.A., Biology, Kenyon College

Clinical Expertise

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Motor Learning and Control
  • Adult Physical Disabilities

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Health Policy & Management
  • Co-teach Professional Foundations
  • Clinical Conditions II: Physical Conditions

Research Interests

  • Dissertation in progress: Home Mirror Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Study Comparing Unimanual and Bimanual Mirror Therapy for Improved Hand Function Post-Stroke
  • Stroke Rehabilitation to improve functional performance (special interest in mirror therapy, alternate hand training, motor learning and control)
  • Interprofessional collaboration (special interest in Music Therapy and OT)

Grants

Teachers College 125th Anniversary Award, 2014-2015

Professional Activities

  • Dual Degree Liaison between OT program and the Mailman School of Public Health for MS/MPH program
  • Member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Member of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
  • AOTA National Conference: Poster Presentation (2013), Short Course (2011)
  • Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research Conference: Poster (2013)

Publications

  • Bilaloglu, S., Lu, Y., Geller, D., Rizzo, J.R., Aluru, V., Gardner, E.P., & Raghavan, P. (2015). Effect of blocking tactile information from the fingertips on adaptation and execution of grip forces to friction at the grasping surface. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(3), 1122-1131.DOI: 10.1152/jn.00639.2015
  • Van Lew, S., Geller, D., Feld-Glazman, R., Capasso, N., Dicembri, A., & Pinto Zipp, G. (2015). Brief Report—Development and preliminary reliability of the Functional Upper Extremity Levels (FUEL). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6906350010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.016006
  • Nilsen, D. M., Gillen, G., Geller, D., Hreha, K., Osei, E., & Saleem, G. (2014). Effectiveness of interventions to improve occupational performance for those with motor impairments after stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6901180030p1-p9
  • Nilsen, D. M., Gillen, G., Geller, D., Hreha, K., Osei, E., & Saleem, G. (2014). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to improve occupational performance for those with motor deficits after stroke? [Critically Appraised Topic]. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. Available online  here.
  • Geller, D. & Nilsen, D. (2015). The Role of Occupational Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation. AOTA Fact sheet. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Guerrero, N., Turry, A., Geller, D., & Raghavan, P. (2014). From Historic to contemporary: Nordoff-Robbins music therapy in collaborative interdisciplinary rehabilitation. Music Therapy Perspectives, 32, (1) 1-9.

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