Cheryl I Kerfeld, P.T., M.S., Ph.D.

Cheryl I Kerfeld, P.T., M.S., Ph.D.

Cheryl Kerfeld is a physical therapist and UW acting assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Kerfeld is the primary instructor of the DPT program Pediatrics course (REHAB 502). She is the faculty adviser for the Global Rehabilitation Organization at Washington (GROW), a UW registered student organization committed to providing local and international service learning opportunities for students in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. In addition she has a strong interest in active leaning and teaching methods using hybrid online tools and technologies for classroom and clinical instruction.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kerfeld has over 27 years of patient care and administrative experience in inpatient rehabilitation and pediatric physical therapy settings. She has worked as a Clinical Instructor and Academic and Center Coordinator of Clinical Education. She is very interested in global health and culturally competent health care where she has traveled extensively to Armenia, Nepal, Thailand, and Peru assisting with the development of rehabilitation teaching and clinical programs for children with disabilities.

Research Interests

Dr. Kerfeld's research interests include child- and family-centered outcomes, global maternal and child health disparities, cultural competency, child-reported outcome measures, and increasing the physical activity and participation of children with disabilities.




Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine

Selected Publications