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Kendra Gagnon

  • Associate Professor
  • Rockhurst University
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I began my academic career at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., where I earned my Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees. In 2009, I earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from KU Medical Center. I continue my work at KU Medical Center as a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. I have practiced as a physical therapist in early intervention and school-based programs since 2001. I serve as a consultant for clinicians providing pediatric physical therapy services in natural environments, and present continuing education workshops and seminars on pediatric topics. I teache courses in pediatric physical therapy, control of human movement, and professional interactions in the DPT program and advanced topics in pediatric practice in the post-professional DPT program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. I currently serve the American Physical Therapy Association Section (APTA) on Pediatrics as a member of the Education Committee and the secretary of the Early Intervention Special Interest Group. I represent the Kansas Physical therapy Association in the APTA House of Delegates and the President of the KPTA Pediatric Special Interest Group. My clinical research focuses on early identification of movement dysfunction in preterm infants. My research interests also include innovations in teaching, including use of Web 2.0 technologies to increase student engagement and collaboration in and out of the classroom.

Recent publications

  • Predictive validity of the premie-neuro at 3 months' adjusted age and 2 years' chronological age

    • Gagnon K
    • Cannon S
    • Weatherstone K
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  • The Premie-Neuro: Opportunities and challenges for standardized neurologic assessment of the preterm infant

    • Gagnon K
    • Cannon S
    • Weatherstone K
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Rockhurst University

August 2014 - Present

Clinical Assistant Professor

KUMC Medical Center - The University of Kansas Medical Center

June 2008 - January 2014(6 years)


Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science

KUMC Medical Center - The University of Kansas Medical Center

August 2005 - December 2009(4 years)

Master of Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Health Science in Pre-Professional Physical Therapy

University of Missouri-Columbia

August 1996 - May 2001(5 years)


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