Gabriele Moriello, Ph.D.


Doctor of Physical Therapy


Assistant Professor

Contact info: 

Email: [email protected]                                          
: 244-2063
Office: Ricketts 314

Degree Information:

PhD in Health Related Sciences with an emphasis in Gerontology (2010)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title of dissertation: The effect of implicit stereotypes on the physical performance of older adults.

M.S. in Allied Health (2001)
University of Connecticut

B.S. in Physical Therapy (1988)
Ithaca College


Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults

Clinical Practice:

Physical Therapist working privately in home care

Courses Taught:

PTY 504:  Introduction to the Physical Therapy Profession
PTY 501: Neuroscience
PTY 501L: Neuroscience Lab
PTY 647: Analysis of the Professional Literature in Physical Therapy
PTY 730: Professional Practice Issues
PTY 768: Capstone Experience: Systematic Reviews
PTY 769: Capstone Experience: Faculty Mentored Research project


Use of oral history projects in the gerontology classroom
Leisure and recreational activities in those with physical impairments

Recent Publications:

Moriello G, Pathare N, Cirone C, Pastore D, Shears D, Sulehri S.  Comparison of forward versus backward walking using body weight supported treadmill training in an individual with a spinal cord injury: a single subject design (in press). Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.

Moriello G, Denio C, Abraham M, DeFrancesco D, Townsley. Incorporating yoga into an intense physical therapy program in someone with Parkinson’s disease: A case report (in press). Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies.

Moriello G, Cotter JJ, Shook N, Dodd-McCue D, Welleford EA. The effect of implicit stereotypes on the physical performance of older adults. Educational Gerontology. 2013;39(8): 599-612.

Maloney K, Moriello G, D’Addario M, George G, Lizardi T, Papa L, Scheidel B, Wagner A.  Effects of body weight supported treadmill training in people with impaired ambulatory ability from a traumatic brain injury (in press). International Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Professional Organizations:

American Physical Therapy Association


Member of The Sage College’s IRB committee