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Kathleen M. Zackowski, Ph.D., O.T.R.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2717
Kathleen M. Zackowski, PhD, OTR, is an associate professor at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neurology.
Dr. Zackowski earned her bachelor's of science in occupational therapy from Texas Tech University and went on to complete her master's of science in exercise and sport science from the University of Arizona. She worked as an occupational therapist throughout Texas, Arizona and California for several years before pursuing her doctorate. She completed her PhD in movement science through the program in physical therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Zackowski completed her post-doctoral work at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Zackowski is currently an associate professor in the departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neurology.
Dr. Zackowski studies the motor control problems that occur as a result of neurodegenerative disease processes such as multiple sclerosis and adrenomyeloneuropathy. Dr. Zackowski’s current studies investigate to what extent nerve fiber changes are associated with changes in locomotion and physical impairments in individuals with multiple sclerosis.