Karen E McIntyre, PT, DPT
 Title: Associate Professor - Clinical
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: HS 107
 Phone: 216-687-3903,  216-687-3903
 Email: K.VITAK@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 107, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Scholarship of teaching and learning, service-learning, clinical education, health disparities, acute care physical therapy practice
D.P.T, Arcadia University, 2002
M.S., Physical Therapy, Arcadia University, 2000
B.S., Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 1998
Brief Bio:
Dr. McIntyre is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences and a member of the Graduate Faculty.  She also serves the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE), a role she has held since 2011.  Her primary areas of teaching in the DPT program include clinical education and professional issues.  Dr. McIntyre is credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) at the Basic and Advanced Levels.  In February 2013, she was selected as a Credentialed Trainer for the Basic CCIP Program, and has subsequently taught the program to local clinical instructors on three occasions.  In addition, Dr. McIntyre has spoken on several topics in clinical education including the Collaborative Model, Questioning Techniques, Effective Student Evaluation Using PT CPI Web, and Management of Performance Issues in Clinical Education.    

Dr. McIntyre's primary clinical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of individuals across the lifespan in the acute care hospital environment (including the adult and pediatric intensive care units and the neonatal ICU).  She has also spent some time in outpatient working with pediatric and adult clients.  Dr. McIntyre currently practices on a per diem basis at St. John Medical Center and spent 8 years at the Cleveland Clinic prior to coming to CSU.  

As an active member of the APTA, Dr. McIntyre belongs to the Education, Acute Care, and Health Policy & Administration Sections, as well as to the Clinical Education and Global Health Special Interest Groups.  With a passion for helping the medically underserved, Dr. McIntyre has traveled to Jamaica, Peru, and Belize providing pro bono physical therapy services In underrepresented areas. Her research interests are focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, health disparities, and acute care physical therapy practice.
Honors and Awards:
-Faculty Merit Recognition Award: 2012, 2013
-Credentialed Trainer for the American Physical Therapy Association's Level I Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program; awarded October 2012 for period from February 2013-2016
-American Physical Therapy Association's Level II Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, March 2010
-Outstanding Allied Health Educator Award, Cleveland Clinic, Spring 2009
-American Physical Therapy Association's Level I Basic Credentialed Clinical Instructor, October 2006
Research Interests:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning including investigation of educational methods/practices:
-experiential learning experiences (specifically examining student perspectives of a collaborative student PT & PTA clinic; using art to stimulate reflection and growth in students via partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art)
-international service learning (development of occupational identity/self through experiences; use of visual methods in design)
-other clinical education experiences (satisfaction with pro bono services provided by students/faculty; remediation of students with problems in clinical performance)

Health disparities: satisfaction in medically underserved adults with pro bono physical therapy services at a free medical clinic

Acute care physical therapy practice (organ transplantation)
Teaching Areas:
PT Clinical Education
PT Professional Issues
Acute Care Physical Therapy
Professional Affiliations:
-American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): Member of Acute Care, Education & Health Policy Sections; Member of Clinical Educators & Global Health Special Interest Groups
-Northeast Ohio Clinical Education Council (NEOCEC) - Chair
-Ohio Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education - CSU representative
Professional Experience:
-Per Diem Physical Therapist, St. John Medical Center: May 2015-present
-Senior Physical Therapist, Cleveland Clinic: January 2001-July 2009
-Per Diem Physical Therapist, Ohio State University Medical Center: November 2000-January 2001
University Service:
University Service:
o Member, University Student Life Committee: fall 2015-spring 2017

College of Sciences and Health Professions (COSHP) Service:
o Member, Search Committee for COSHP Associate Dean: fall 2015
o Member, COSHP Nominating Committee: fall 2015-spring 2017
o Member, COSHP Faculty Affairs Committee: spring 2014
o Member, COSHP Safety Committee: fall 2010-summer 2014

School of Health Sciences (HSC) Service:
o Member, Peer Review Committee ¿ fall 2014-present
o Member, Search Committee for Clinical Education Support Staff ¿ spring-summer 2015
o Member, Curriculum Committee ¿ fall 2013-spring 2014; fall 2010-spring 2011
o Member, Search Committee for Clinical Assistant Professor in DPT Program ¿ spring 2012

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Service:
o Director of Clinical Education: spring 2011-present
o Chair, DPT Program Outcomes Committee: fall 2010-spring 2013
o Member, DPT Program Outcomes Committee: fall 2013-present
o Member, DPT Program Curriculum Committee: fall 2009-present
o Member, DPT Program Lifespan Task Force: spring 2011
o Member, DPT Teaching Technology Enhancement Committee: fall 2009-spring 2010
o Member, DPT Program Admissions Committee: spring 2010
o Member, DPT Program Holistic Admissions Task Force ¿ spring 2015
o DPT Student Advising for DPT Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
Professional Service:
-Volunteer Chair, Northeast Ohio Clinical Education Council  (2008 - present)
-Cleveland State University Representative, The Ohio Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education  (2010 - present)
o Member, Mentorship & Service Committee (summer 2012 - present)
o Member, Conference Planning Committee (2013)
-American Physical Therapy Association, Education Section - volunteer moderator for Platform Presentations at Combined Sections Meetings (February 2010, 2011; January 2013)
-Ohio Physical Therapy Association State Advocacy Day (May 17, 2011)
-American Physical Therapy Association Federal Advocacy Day (June 9, 2011)
-Provided Pro Bono Physical Therapy services through Medical Ministry International:
o Arequipa, Peru  (August 2009)
o St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica  (January 2000 as student at Arcadia University)
-Led student service-learning experience in San Ignacio, Belize (August 2012)
Community Service:
-American Heart Association: Member, Young Professionals Board; Chair of Education Committee for YP Board  (September 2013 - January 2015)
-National Senior Games volunteer for fitness screenings in Cleveland, OH (July 19, 2013)
-Fundraising and volunteer service with multiple organizations addressing health-related and community issues including:
o Shoes and Clothes for Kids: Member, Luau on the Lake Host Committee (summer 2013, 2014)
o Northeast District of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (NEOPTA) & Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA) Charities Volunteer  (June 2010, 2012)
o Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure  (September 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
o Hydrocephalus Support Group of Northeast Ohio: fundraising participant and volunteer with activities for children (August 2010, 2011)
o Camp Cheerful's Fresh Air Camp for children with disabilities (June 2010)
o Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland Walk (October 2010, 2011, 2014)
o Cleveland Chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment - Member (2010-2011)
Research Grants:
-2012 Ohio Physical Therapy Association Research Fund for project entitled "Program Evaluation of Physical Therapy Services at the Free Clinic in Cleveland."  Mary Milidonis, PhD, PT (PI); Karen O'Loughlin, PT, DPT, MA; Karen Vitak, PT, DPT
-Engaged Learning Proposal - CSU Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement 2011 for project entitled "Program Evaluation of Physical Therapy Services at the Free Clinic in Cleveland." Mary Milidonis, PhD, PT (PI); Karen O'Loughlin, PT, DPT, MA; Karen Vitak, PT, DPT