Nancy Krisch, PT, DPT, PhD

Nancy Jane Krisch, PT, DPT, PhD

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. Most recently, she completed her PhD in the Curriculum, Instruction and Science of Learning (CISL) Program in the Graduate School of Learning and Instruction at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Krisch has been a physical therapist since 1995, and has extensive experience in the acute care setting working with patients with a variety of neurological, orthopedic and cardiopulmonary diagnoses. Dr. Krisch has also practiced across the continuum of care in the inpatient rehab, outpatient, and home care settings. Her past employers include Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Most recently she practiced in the acute care setting at Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital.   

Dr. Krisch began working as a physical therapist educator at Stony Brook in 2013. She currently teaches Foundations of Inpatient Care and Neuroscience for Physical Therapy. She coordinates Case Studies I and is a co-instructor in Cardiopulmonary PT II. Her primary scholarly interests include health literacy in curricula, and optimizing communication between clinicians and patients.



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

Miale, S., Folger, A., & Krisch, N. (2023, Feb - Accepted). Uniting sound pedagogy and clinical authenticity in simulation: educator and clinical specialist collaboration. Education session at APTA CSM, San Diego, CA.

Miale, S. & Krisch, N. (2022, Oct). Keepin' it real - Maximizing fidelity for high-quality simulations in the classroom. Educational session at ELC, Milwaukee, WI.

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.