Judith E. Deutsch, PhD, PT

School of Health Related Professions
Physical Therapy
Year Inducted Phone E-Mail 
2004 973-972-2373
Office Hours
Dr. Deutsch is available for mentoring on integrating teaching with scholarship and teaching evidence-based-practice. Email or call Dr. Deutsch to schedule a consultation.

Judith E. Deutsch is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in UMDNJ’s School of Health Related Professions. She is the Director of the Research in Virtual Environments and Rehabilitation Sciences Lab. She received her BA in Human Biology from Stanford, her MS in Physical Therapy from USC and her PhD in Pathokinesiology from NYU. She was a NIDRR Post-Doctoral Fellow in Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Institute. She is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT), which was recently indexed in Medline. Her practice teaching and research interests converge in the area of neurologic rehabilitation, specifically, rehabilitation of individuals post-stroke. Currently her work involves the use of virtual reality and imagery to improve the walking of individuals post-stroke. The areas of her scholarship of teaching are: clinical reasoning, use of evidence in practice and the integration of faculty development and mentoring with teaching. These general areas are applied to the content of neurologic physical therapy and complementary therapies and clinical inquiry. She is currently completing a book on clinical decision making and evidence-based approach to complementary therapies. She has received the SHRP Excellence in Teaching and Research Awards and was inducted into the Master Educator Guild in 2004.