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Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR

Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR

Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences





301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1142
Phone: (409)772-9441
Email: tareiste@utmb.edu

Research Areas

Upper extremity movement and function, spasticity and movement disorders, neurorehabilitation, TBI


BS 1989 Old Dominion University, Psychology
MS 1996 Shenandoah University, Occupational Therapy
PhD 2004 Texas Woman's University, Occupational Therapy

Current Funding

K01 HD068513 (PI)
Regional Variability in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities among Medicare Beneficiaries National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

R24 HS022134 (PI - Goodwin)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly
Role: Pilot Project PI

Select Publications

Samper-Ternent R, Karmarkar A, Graham JE, Reistetter TA, Ottenbacher KJ. (2012). Frailty as a predictor of falls in older Mexican Americans. Journal of Aging and Health. 24(4), 641-653. PMCID: PMC3448373

Ottenbacher KJ, Graham JE, Ottenbacher AJ, Lee J, Al Snih S, Karmarkar A, Reistetter TA, Ostir GV. (2012). Hospital readmission in persons with stroke following post-acute inpatient rehabilitation. Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67(8), 875-881. PMCID: PMC3403861

Ottenbacher, K.J., Karmarkar, A., Graham, J.E., Kuo, Y.F., Deutsch A., Reistetter, T., Granger, C.V. (2014). Thirty-day hospital readmission following discharge from post-acute rehabilitation in fee-for-service Medicare patients. JAMA, 311(6), 604-614.