Departments & Divisions
Ana Allegretti, Ph.D., OTR, ATP
Currently seeking M.S. & Ph.D. students
Area of expertise for Ana Allegretti, Ph.D., is in Assistive Technology, certified ATP by Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) since 2012.
Worked as a contractor for the VA Polytrauma in San Antonio in assisting with the development of the Assistive Technology Clinic for outpatients.
She is very interested in collaborating with other researchers in the field of rehabilitation and nursing, developing research projects in the assistive technology field and developing research projects in the area of pressure ulcer prevention.
- 2011 - Postdoctoral Training - University of Pittsburgh
- 2008 - PhD - Health and Rehabilitation Sciences - University of Pittsburgh
- 2004 - MS - University of Pittsburgh
- 2001 - MS - Child's neurodevelopment - Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
- 1996 - BS - Occupational Therapy - Pontifica Universidade Catolica de Campinas
- 8/2014 - Assistant Professor - UT Health San Antonio, Occupational Therapy, San Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 5/2019 - Present, Doctoral Capstone Proposal Development 1, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1/2019 - Present, Research Design and Proposal, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 8/2018 - Present, Foundations of Research Design, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 8/2018 - 2020, Environmental Technologies 1, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 8/2014 - Present, Environmental Technologies II, The University of Texas Health Science Center
Research & Grants
Funding Agency US Department of Education Title Project Reaching More: Increasing Highly Qualified Occupational Therapists to Serve Children with Disabilities Status Complete Period 1/2013 - 12/2017 Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Project Reaching More: Increasing Highly Qualified Occupational Therapists to Serve Children with Disabilities.
Absolute Priority of CFDA 84.325K (Focus D)
US Dept. of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
Over a 5-year period, 32 MOT students were competitively selected as scholars and received additional instruction and professional development for working with children and their families from under-served areas. Additionally, 40 community OTs were provided with training in the supervision of MOT students as a means to increase the number of community OTs who are willing to supervise OT students on their required clinical rotations.
Funding Agency UTHSCSA Community Service Learning Mini/Midi Grant Title Moving Towards Mental Health Status Active Period 3/2019 - 3/2020 Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail This grant was developed by Victoria Alejandro. I am the faculty mentor of the grant. San Antonio clubhouse is the community partner where we collect the data. Funding Agency Fisher Price Title Go baby go cars donation Status Complete Period 7/2018 - 7/2018 Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Fisher price donated seven ride on toy cars to support the Go Baby Go research project. Funding Agency UTHSCSA IIMS-CTSA Translational Technology Resources Supplement Title TTR Supplement Award request Status Complete Period 10/2016 - 10/2017 Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail DATA MANAGEMENT, AND DATA ANALYSIS CONSULTANT. Partner with the school of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Allegretti AL, Barnes KJ, Berndt P. Impact of use a ride-on toy car by children with mobility impairment doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-RP204B; 2018 Nov. (American Journal Occupational Therapy; vol. 72). Allegretti AL, Barnes KJ, Berndt AE. Ride-on toy car, an innovative and feasible method of mobility; 2017 Oct. (Journal of Allied Health; vol. 46, no. 4). Barnes KJ, Clegg, AD; Joseph, R; Allegretti, AL. Video Cases to Confirm and Expand Student Learning After Didactic Teaching of Interprofessional Practice; 2017 Jan. (Journal of Allied Health; vol. 45, no. 4). Cruz D, Paulisso D, Allegretti AL, Schein R., Schmeler M. Cross-Cultural adaptation of the instrument functional mobility assessment (FMA) for use in Brazil Galway, Ireland; 2016 Jun. (COTEC-ENOTHE 2016).
Paulisso, D.C., Cruz, D.M.C., Allegretti A.L., Schein, R., Costa, J.D., Campos, L.C.B., Schmeler, M. Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Face Validity of the Functional Mobility Assessment into Brazilian Portuguese Occupational Therapy International 2020 Feb;:1-7. PaulissoD.C, Schmeler M.R., Schein R.M., Allegretti AL, Campos L., Costa J.D., Fachin-Martins E., Cruz D. Functional Mobility Assessment is reliable and correlated with satisfaction, independence and skills Assistive Technology 2019 Jun;. Peters C, Chang A, Morales A, Barnes KJ, Allegretti A. Assessments used in occupational therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy: A scoping review Cadernos Brasileiros de Terapia Ocupacional/Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy 2019 Mar;27(1):168-185. Mendes P., Gradim L., Silva N., Allegretti AL, Carrijo D, Cruz D. Pressure distribution analysis in three wheelchairs cushions of subjects with spinal cord injury Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 2018 Apr;18:1-6. Dantas I, Leal J, Hilger L, Allegretti AL, Mendes F. Training healthy persons and individuals with Parkinson?s disease to use Xbox Kinect games: A preliminary study International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2018 Feb;25(6):280-290. Brienza D, Krishnan S, Karg P, Sowa G, Allegretti AL. Predictors of pressure ulcer incidence following traumatic spinal cord injury: a secondary analysis of a prospective longitudinal study Spinal Cord 2017 Sep;:1-7. Ziraldo C.,Solovyev A.,Allegretti A.,Krishnan S., Henzel K.,Sowa G.A.,Brienza D.,An G.,Mi Q.,Vodovotz Y.
. A Computational, Tissue-Realistic Model of Pressure Ulcer Formation in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury PLOS Computational Biology 2015 Jun;. Allegretti AL, Malkiewicz A, Brienza DM. Measuring interface pressure and temperature in the operating room Advance in Skin and Wound Care journal 2012 May;25(5):226-230. Brienza D.,Kelsey S.,Karg P., Allegretti A., Olson M., Schmeler M.,Zanca J., Geyer M.J., Kusturiss M., Holm M.,
. A Randomized Clinical Trial on Preventing Pressure Ulcers with Wheelchair Seat Cushions Journal of the American Geriatric Society 2010 Nov;58(12):2308-2314. Authier EL, Pearlman J, Allegretti AL, Rice I, Cooper RA. A sports wheelchair for low-income countries Disability and Rehabilitation 2007 Jun;29(11-12):963-967. Allegretti A., Mancini M.,
Schwartzman S. Evaluation of Functional Abilities in Cerebral Palsy Children Using Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) Arquivos Brasileiros de Paralisia Cerebral 2004 Jan;1(1):35-40. Ding D, Cooper RA, Kaminski BA, Kanaly JR, Allegretti A, Chaves E, Hubbard S, Allegretti AL. Integrated control and related technology of assistive devices Assistive Technology 2003 Jan;15(2):89-97.