Kate Mangione

Professor, Physical Therapy

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About Me

Kathleen Kline Mangione, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, received her entry level degree in physical therapy from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in gerontology and PhD from New York University. Dr. Mangione was among the first 14 specialists to earn Board Certification in Geriatric Physical Therapy. Kate’s clinical career has focused on working with older adults; she has practiced in acute care, adult inpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute and nursing home settings, and home health care. Likewise, Dr. Mangione’s research is focused on older adults. She has had continuous federal or foundation funding beginning with her doctoral work.

She recently completed her role as Site Principal Investigator on a multicenter trial examining a multicomponent exercise program for older adults after hip fracture.  Dr. Mangione worked with a team of investigators from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Dartmouth, and the University of Connecticut was funded by the National Institute on Aging, NIH. Dr. Mangione is also a  co-investigator on NIH and VA grants with colleagues at the University of Colorado, Denver examining interventions for frail older adults after hospital discharge. She is a consultant on a PCORI grant: In-Home versus Phone-Based Care for Older Adults with Dementia, Depression, or Delirium.  Dr. Mangione serves on several Data Safety and Monitoring Boards.  She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the Fracture and Fragility Network, where she serves on the Physiotherapy special interest group. She is very active in the APTA and currently serves on the task force developing a Clinical Practice Guideline for patients with hip fracture and on the Movement System task force.  Dr. Mangione has given numerous invited and scientific presentations on topics of exercise and the older adult, hip fracture, and frailty. She has published in premier journals for physical therapy and geriatrics. Dr. Mangione is the recipient of APTA awards including the Catherine Worthingham Fellow, the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member; Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Joan Mills Award from the  APTA Academy of  Geriatric Physical Therapy.

Education History

New York University 1994

Doctor of Philosophy in Pathokinesiology

New York University 1989

Master of Arts in Gerontology

University of Delaware 1985

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Research Summary


Stevens-LapsleyJ,  Loyd BJ, Flavey J, Figiel G, Kittleson AJ, Cumbler E, Mangione K  "Progressive Multi-Component Home Based Physical Therapy Intervention Following Acute Hospitalization: A Small Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial". Accepted. Clinical Rehabilitation 2015


Falvey J, Mangione K, Stevens-Lapsley J. Rethinking hospital-associated deconditioning: proposed paradigm shift. Phys Ther.2015;April 23 Epub Head of print