Associate Dean for Research and Professor
School of Health Professions UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Timothy A. Reistetter, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is an occupational therapist recognized for research on rehabilitation outcomes and community engagement. He has over 20 years of experience as a rehabilitation clinician and researcher. He has published articles on the topics of rehabilitation outcomes, community participation, functional status, and patient-center care. His research funding includes both training and research grants awarded by the NIH and AHRQ. and he is currently funded by an AHRQ R01 to explore geographic variation in rehabilitation care and to develop service areas encompassing post-acute care rehabilitation nationally. Additionally, his research includes patient-centered care and implementation science for those living in the community with multiple chronic conditions. His research involves multiple clinical and community partnerships with provider, patient & caregiver stakeholder groups critical to understanding the lived experience of individuals receiving rehabilitation. These research projects inform health service providers, researchers, policymakers, and community members with the knowledge and data to better understand variation in care as well as which factors influence the rehabilitation process. As Associate Dean for Research at the UT Health San Antonio School of Health Professions, Dr. Reistetter leads research efforts across the departments of Emergency Health Sciences, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy to support research in the areas of physical activity & function, community health & wellness, prevention & management of chronic conditions, pre-hospital & critical care, cognition & community, and education& scholarship.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
3:35 PM – 4:50 PM ET