Julie Echsner Gahimer, PT, HSD

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Areas of Expertise: Neurorehabilitation, Health Promotion, Instructional Design, Service Learning

Background: Recently published a chapter entitled Community Health Promotion: Evolving Opportunities for Physical Therapists, in the Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists.  She has conducted and presented research in the area of service learning in Belize, China, and Greece.  She was instrumental in developing the Community Patient Resource Group (CPRG) a unique program in which member of the community serve as “real patients” within the Krannert School of Physical Therapy.

Research Interests: Patient and Family Education, Outcomes of Service Learning


HSD, Indiana University

MS, Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis

BS, Physical Therapy, St. Louis University

Fun fact: Attended the Western Reserve Cooking School Level I and II

Favorite thing about UIndy: Family atmosphere

Drs. Balogh and GahimerDr. Balogh presented Dr. Julie Gahimer with the 2012 University of Indianapolis Teacher of the Year Award! Congratulations, Julie!

Julie especially likes to use technology in her courses. Watch her Animoto introduction.

Click to view Dr. Gahimer's CV with publications, including Jensen, G, Mostrom, E. Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists. Gahimer, J. "Community health promotion: Evolving opportunities for physical therapists." 2013, 3rd ed..