Marc Campo

  • Professor, Physical Therapy
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I have been teaching at Mercy University since 2002 where I teach in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. My main teaching responsibilities include courses in Research Methods.  I also coordinate student research projects and the Case Study Clinical Problem Solving course. My research interests are in occupational injury epidemiology and rehabilitation outcomes. 

MS, Physical Therapy, Columbia University
MS, Quantitative Methods (Theory and Methods), CUNY Graduate Center
MS, Ergonomics and Biomechanics, NYU
PhD, Environmental Health Science (Biomechanics), NYU

I am currently involved in several research projects.  These include:

  • Health Literacy and Vaccine Hesitancy in Underserved Areas
  • We have partnered with the Westchester County Department of Health on a $3.76 million, two-year grant by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to reduce health disparities, improve vaccination rates and increase health literacy in underserved areas in Westchester County.  
  • Rehabilitation Outcomes for Patients with Stroke
  • Working with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center, I am part of a multi-disciplinary team that does research on outcomes for individuals with stroke in acute rehabilitation.  
  • Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Physical Therapists
  • Throughout my research career, I have studied the epidemiology, impact, and prevention of work- related injuries in physical therapists.  I have authored over 15 related publications and continue to examine ways to prevent therapists from getting injured at work.  My current focus is on the prevention of wrist and hand pain in manual therapists.  

My teaching focus is on rehabilitation research methods.   Through a 3-course sequence, we teach our students to become educated consumers of the research literature and develop the skills needed to become entry-level clinical researchers.   All courses include content on basic biostatistics and quantitative methods, including SPSS.   These skills are necessary to practice in the current environment.   Although not every student has primary research interest, the content is taught in an accessible manner.  We aim to keep the topic clinically relevant, engaging, and even fun!  

All students have the opportunity to participate in an ongoing research project.  These include faculty research projects and projects in the community with external researchers.   The project occurs in the 2nd and 3rd years of the program and ties together all of the content learned in the research sequence.  

Campo M, Hyland M, Hansen RL.  Experiences of physical therapists during the COVID-19 pandemic: an interpretive phenomenological analysis.  2023: 39(2): 369–383.

Kader F, Kruchten S, Campo M, Collica-Cox K, Davidson C, Wald A, Hewlett Jr D. Dialogic Health Education to Reduce COVID-19 Disparities and Increase Health Literacy in Community and Correctional Settings: Protocol for a Two-Pronged Health Education Program. JMIR Research Protocols. 2022 Oct 21;11(10):e37713.

Oh SJ, Huang JJ, Hujsak B, Campo M, Schwam ZG, Cosetti MK, Gurley J, Kelly J. Relevance of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale to urban community-dwelling adults with diagnosed vestibular dysfunction. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2022 Sep 29:S0003-9993.

Minor M, Jaywant A, Toglia J, Campo M, O’Dell MW. Discharge Rehabilitation Measures Predict Activity Limitations in Patients With Stroke 6 Months After Inpatient Rehabilitation. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2022 Aug 1;101(8):761-7.

Little CC, Schwam ZG, Campo M, Gurley J, Hujsak B, Cosetti MK, Kelly J. Immediate Improvement in Subjective Visual Vertical and Disequilibrium Predicts Resolution of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Following Single Canalith Repositioning Maneuver. Otology & Neurotology Open. 2022 Sep 1;2(3):e014.

Edwards DJ, Forrest G, Cortes M, Weightman MM, Sadowsky C, Chang SH, Furman K, Bialek A, Prokup S, Carlow J, VanHiel L. Kemp L, Musick D, Campo M, Jayaraman A.  Walking improvement in chronic incomplete spinal cord injury with exoskeleton robotic training (WISE): a randomized controlled trial. Spinal Cord. 2022 Jan 29:1-1.

Minor M, Jaywant A, Toglia J, Campo M, O’Dell MW. Discharge Rehabilitation Measures Predict Activity Limitations in Patients With Stroke 6 Months After Inpatient Rehabilitation. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2022 Aug 1;101(8):761-7.

Campo M, Toglia J, Jaywant A, O’Dell MW. Young individuals with stroke in rehabilitation: a cohort study. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 2021 Dec 1;44(4):314-22.

Campo M, Toglia J, Batistick‐Aufox H, O'Dell MW. Standardized outcome measures in stroke rehabilitation and falls after discharge: a cohort study. PM&R. 2021 Mar;13(3):265-73.

Campo M, Zadro JR, Pappas E, Monticone M, Secci C, Scalzitti D, Findley JL, Graham PL. The effectiveness of biofeedback for improving pain, disability and work ability in adults with neck pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2021 Apr;52:102317.

O'Dell MW, Jaywant A, Frantz M, Patel R, Kwong E, Wen K, Taub M, Campo M, Toglia J. Changes in the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care Domains in Persons With Stroke During the First Year After Discharge From Inpatient Rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Apr;102(4):645-655.

Freire R, Gaspari CH, Albuquerque L, Jaccoud AC, Fialho F, Darragh AR, Campo M. Role of Physical Therapy in a Triage Center During the Zika Virus Epidemic. Physical therapy. 2020 Jun 23;100(6):890-3.

Rugs D, Powell-Cope G, Campo M, Darragh A, Harwood K, Kuhn J, Rockefeller K. The use of safe patient handling and mobility equipment in rehabilitation. Work. 2020 May 13(Preprint):1-1.

Campo M, Hyland M, Sueki D, Pappas E. Wrist and hand pain in orthopaedic physical therapists: A mixed-methods study. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.  2019 43; 26-36. 

Campo M, Shiyko MP, Kean MB, Roberts L, Pappas E. Musculoskeletal pain associated with recreational yoga participation: A prospective cohort study with 1-year follow-up. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2018; 1;22(2):418-23.

Harwood KJ, Darragh AR, Campo M, Rockefeller K, Scalzitti DA.  A Systematic Review of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Programs to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries in Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants.  International Journal of Safe Pat Handling & Mobility.  2018; 8(1): 46-56. 

McIntyre L, Campo M. Descriptive values for dancers on baseline concussion tools. Journal of Athletic Training. 2017 Nov;52(11):1035-40.

Dean S, Peng W, Zaslawski C, Elliott D, Newton-John T, Campo M, Pappas E. Mindfulness in Physical and Occupational Therapy Education and Practice: A scoping review. Physical Therapy Reviews. 2017 Nov 2;22(5-6):221-8.

Tallier PC, Reineke PR, Asadoorian K, Choonoo JG, Campo M, Malmgreen-Wallen C. Perioperative registered nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers regarding pressure ulcer prevention in perioperative patients. Applied Nursing Research. 2017 Aug 1;36:106-10.

Darragh A, Campo M.  Health-Related Quality of Life Associated with Severity and Age in Occupational and Physical Therapists with Musculoskeletal Disorders.  International Journal of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility.  2017:7(4):2939.  

Campo M, Eckardt P, Findley JL, Cardinale JA, Shiyko MP. A Practical Guide to Teaching Measures of Effect Size in Physical Therapist Education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2017 Jan 1;31(2):67-78.

Harwood K, Scalzitti D, Campo M, Darragh A.   A systematic review of safe patient handling and mobility programs to improve patient outcomes in rehabilitation. American Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Movement. December 2016;6(4):141-150.

Johanson MA, Miller MB, Coe JB, Campo M. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Update to the Description of Specialty Practice. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2016 Jan;46(1):9-18.

Findley JL, Monticone M, Pappas E, Campo, M.  Biofeedback for neck pain (protocol for meta-analysis). The Cochrane Library. 2015;  

Darragh AR Shiyko M, Margulis H, Campo M.  Effects of a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program on Patient Self-Care Outcomes.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  2014;68(5): 589-596.

Darragh AR, Sommerich CM, Lavender SA, Tanner KJ, Vogel K, Campo M. Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Physical Demand, and Caregiving Activities in Informal Caregivers. Journal of Applied Gerontology.  2013; 0733464813496464.

Lavinder G, Patel U, Campo M, Lichtman SWThe Role of Spirituality in Physical Therapy Education.  The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 2013; 2(3):133-154.

Campo M, Shiyko MP, Margulis H, Darragh AR.  Effect of a Safe Patient Handling Program on Rehabilitation Outcomes.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  2013; 94(1): 17-22. 

Darragh AR, Campo M, Frost L, Abernathy M, Pentico M, Margulis, H. Safe Patient Handling Equipment in Therapy Practice: Implications for Rehabilitation.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  2013; 67(1): 45-53.  PMID: 23245782

Darragh AR, Campo M, King P. Work-related activities associated with injury in occupational and physical therapist in five practice areas.  Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 2012; 41: 1-12.

Campo M, Darragh AR. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders are Associated with Impaired Presenteeism in Allied Health Professionals. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012; 54(1): 64-70.

Arnold M, Radeweic, S, Campo M, Wright L. Changes in Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) Scores associated with a safe patient handling and movement program, Rehabilitation Nursing Journal.  2011; 36(4): 138 – 144. 

Campo M, Darragh, AR.  Impact of Work-Related Pain on Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists.  Physical Therapy.  2010 90: 905-920

Grooten WJ. Wernstedt, P, Campo M.  Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in female Swedish physical therapists with more than 15 years of job experience: Prevalence and associations with work exposures.  Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 26(6):1–10, 2010

Campo M, Shiyko M, Lichtman S. Sensitivity and specificity: A review of related statistics and controversies in the context of physical therapist education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2010; 24(3): 69-78

Campo M, Weiser S, Koenig KL.  Job Strain in Physical Therapists.  Physical Therapy. 2009; 89(9): 946-956.  PMCID:  PMC2737052

Darragh A.  Campo M.  Perceptions of Physical and Occupational Therapists Involved in a Safe Patient Handling Program.  Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 2009; 33(3):241-53.

Campo M, Weiser S, Koenig KL, Nordin M. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Physical Therapists: A prospective Cohort Study with 1-Year Follow-up. Physical Therapy. 2008; 88(5):608-619. 

Campo M, Lichtman S.  Interpretation of Physical Therapy Research: Limitations of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education.  Spring, 2008.    

2012 Bernice Owen Award for Research in Safe Patient Handling

2020 Mercy University Outstanding Research Award