Anastasia Kyvelidou, PhD, MS
Anastasia Kyvelidou, PhD, MS

Anastasia Kyvelidou, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments


  • Physical Therapy


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • PTD 504 Evidence based practice I
  • PTD 533 Motor control and motor learning


Anastasia Kyvelidou, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department.  Dr. Kyvelidou graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with her doctorate from the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA). She has completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Northeastern University in Boston and in the Biomechanics Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she was also an assistant professor.  Dr. Kyvelidou‘s research focuses on neuro-developmental disabilities during infancy.  Her most recently funded projects aim to discover motor and perceptual signatures of autism in the first year of life.

Publications and Presentations


  • Bressel E, Louder TJ, Raikes AC, Alphonsa S, Kyvelidou A. Water Immersion Affects Episodic Memory and Postural Control in Healthy Older Adults.
     , J Geriatr Phys Ther, 2018
  • Kokkoni, E., Haworth, J.L., Harbourne, R., Stergiou, N., Kyvelidou, A. Infant sitting postural control appears robust across changes in surface context, Somatosensory and motor research, 34, 4, 265-272, 2017

  • Dinkel D, Hanson C, Koehler K, Berry AA, Kyvelidou A, Bice M, Wallen J, Bagenda D, Jana L, Pressler J. An overview of assessment methodology for obesity-related variables in infants at risk.
     , Nutrition and Health, 2017
  • Smith BA, Vanderbilt D, Applequist B, Kyvelidou A. Sample entropy identifies differences in spontaneous leg movement behavior between infants with typical development and infants at risk for developmental delay, Technologies, 5, 55, 2017
  • Wickstrom J, Stergiou N, Kyvelidou A. Reliability of center of pressure measures for assessing the development of sitting postural control through the stages of sitting, Gait & Posture, 56, 8-13, 2017
  • Dinkel D, Snyder K, Kyvelidou A, Molfese V. He's just content to sit: a qualitative study of mothers' perceptions of infant obesity and physical activity, BMC Public Health, 17(1), 585, 2017
  • Sotirakis H, Kyvelidou A, Stergiou N, Hatzitaki V. Posture and gaze tracking of a vertically moving target reveals age-related constraints in visuo-motor coupling, Neuroscience Letters, 654, 12-16, 2017
  • Dinkel D, Snyder K, Molfese V, Kyvelidou A. Postural control strategies differ in normal weight and overweight infants., Gait & Posture, 55, 167-171, 2017
  • Kyvelidou A, Harbourne RT, Haworth J, Schmid KK, Stergiou N. Children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy may not benefit from stochastic vibration when developing independent sitting, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 9, 1-9, 2017