Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Barbara Rakel, BSN, MA, BA, PhD


Assistant Professor of Nursing
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Office: 318 NB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-036

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BSN, Nursing, University of Iowa
MA, Nursing, University of Iowa
PhD, Nursing, University of Iowa

Research Summary

Dr. Rakel's program of research focuses on pain management in older adults, examining non-pharmacologic strategies to address movement-evoked pain and promote function in elders. She was a John A. Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Postdoctoral Fellow from 2003-2005. In 2007 she received two R-series grants from the National Institute of Nursing Research to test the effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on pain, hyperalgesia, and function in older adults with osteoarthritis and post total knee replacement. She was the recipient of the Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award in 2008 from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

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