Nancy Krisch, PT, DPT

Nancy Jane Krisch, PT, DPT

Director of Clinical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Stony Brook University

Phone: 631-444-1094

Dr. Krisch received her BS in Biological Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1992 and completed her BS in Physical Therapy degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1995. She went on to receive her post-professional DPT degree from Stony Brook University in 2014 and earned a Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation at Drexel University in 2016. Currently, she is PhD Candidate in the Curriculum, Instruction and Science of Learning (CISL) Program in the Graduate School of Learning and Instruction at the University at Buffalo.

Her clinical career began at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she worked with patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, as well as other neurological conditions, across the continuum of care.  Dr. Krisch later worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, treating individuals with cardiopulmonary diagnoses in the acute care setting and serving as Neurological Team Leader in the outpatient department. Dr. Krisch worked at Stony Brook University Hospital, on surgical and non-surgical cardiac rotations, as well as on the neurological and trauma units. Most recently she practiced in the acute care setting at Huntington Hospital.   

Dr. Krisch began teaching as an adjunct in the DPT program at Stony Brook in 2013 and received a full-time faculty appointment in 2016. In 2019, she became one of the Directors of Clinical Education. She currently teaches Foundations of Patient Care and Neuroscience for Physical Therapy. Her primary scholarly interests include health literacy and optimizing communication between clinicians and patients. Her other varied interests include telehealth practice, interprofessional education, outcome measure properties and utilization, and the use of simulation in health care education.


Miale S, Harrington S, Brown KK, Braswell A, Cannoy J, Krisch N, & Rock KE. (2019) Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy EDGE Task Force on Cancer: A systematic review of outcome measures for pain in children. Rehab Oncol. 37: 47–54.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Krisch N, Greco J, Miale S. (2021, February). Exploring student perceptions about telehealth in doctorate of physical therapy curricula. Poster Presentation at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Orlando FL (Virtual).

Krisch N. (2020, October). Searching for health literacy: Impacting population health through doctorate of physical therapy education curricula, Poster Presentation at Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), Milwaukee, WI (Virtual).

Fabus, R., Noel, K., Dias, L., Jason, M., Lamanna, L., Monahan, K. Perciavalle, M., Eloma, A., Danowski, L., Zove, S., Cinotti, D., Krisch, N., Johnson, L., Ippolito, D., & Dimitrov, N. (2019, March) Interprofessional Telehealth Board engages in virtual teamwork, Poster Presentation at National Academies of Practice (NAP) Annual Meeting & Forum, Arlington, VA.

Miale S, Harrington S, Brown K, O’Mara K, Braswell A, Cannoy J, Krisch N. (2018) Oncology Section EDGE Task Force: Clinical measures of pain for the pediatric population. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Platform Presentation. 

Krisch N, Miale S. (2018) Optimizing low-fidelity simulation as a teaching strategy for acute care evaluation and treatment prior to clinical internships. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster Presentation.