Virginia Commonwealth University

Stacey Dusing, PhD, PT, PCS

Stacey Dusing, P.T., PhD. Associate professor
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Professional interests

Stacey Dusing, Ph.D.  is a member of the Department of Physical Therapy as well as a faculty member of the VA-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment Disabilities (LEND) program. She holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.  Dr. Dusing is a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She teaches courses on infant and child development, assessment and treatment in pediatric physical therapy. Dr. Dusing is the director of the Motor Development Lab. Her primary research interests include the development of postural control and reaching in infants with typical development and those born prematurely, the role of motor control and variability on global development, physical therapy interventions for infants, and motor development in children with lysosomal storage disorders.


  • K12 Scholar. Infant Motor Control.(2008-2010), University of Delaware (Mentor J. Cole Galloway)
  • Ph.D. Human Movement Science (2006), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • M.S. Human Movement Science (2002), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • B.S. Physical Therapy (1997), Daemen College, Amherst, NY

Key professional service activities

Reviewer: Clinical Biomechanics, Early Human Development, Physical Therapy Journal, and Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Infant Behavior and Development, Pediatric Physical Therapy

Neonatal Special Interest Group, Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Member 2006-present
  • Chair. 2008-2014
  • Chair Neonatal Fellowship Taskforce,. 2010-2013
  • Member, Neonatal Competencies Task Force, 2008-2011

Research Committee, Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Chair, starting 2015
  • Member, 2009-present
  • Chair, Grant Review Subcommittee 2010-2015
  • Research Summit IV Planning Committee 2014-2015
Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia. Prematurity Awareness Workgroup

  • Chair, Subgroup on Parent Education, 2010-2012
  • Member, Prematurity Awareness Workgroup. 2009-2012

  • Content Expert and Reviewer, An Early Interventionist’s Guide to Prematurity. Available at

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