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Jennifer L. Rowland, MS, MPH, PhD, PT

Jennifer L. Rowland, PhD, PT

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy






301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1144
Phone: (409) 772-3068
Fax: (409) 747-1638
Email: jerowlan@utmb.edu

Research Areas

The effects of the environment on obesity and secondary conditions for people with disabilities


BS 1988 University of Kansas, English Literature
BS 1982 University of Kansas, News-Editorial Journalism
MS 1995 Old Dominion University, Physical Therapy
MPH 2003 University of Kansas Medical Center, Preventive Health
PhD 2004 University of Kansas, Developmental and Child Psychology

Current Funding

Video Gaming Technology to Promote Health and Fitness Among Adolescents with Disabilities, (NIDRR)
Role: Principal Investigator

Select Publications

Rowland, J.L. & Rimmer, J.H. (2012). Feasibility of using active video gaming as a means for increasing energy expenditure in three non-ambulatory young adults with disabilities. PM&R, 4(8):569-573.

Mojtahedi, M.C., Boblick, P., Rimmer, J.H., Rowland, J.L., Jones, R.A., & Braunschweig, C.L. (2009). Environmental barriers to and availability of healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities living in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 89, 2174-2179.

Rimmer, J.H. & Rowland, J.L. (2008). Physical activity for youth with disabilities: A critical need in an underserved population. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 11, 141-148.

Fox, M.H., Rowland, J.L., Froehlich-Grobe, K., Vernberg, D., White, G., & Haskett, L. (2008). Determining paralysis prevalence in the United States. Disability & Rehabilitation, 1, 172-179.