Lora Packel PhD, MSPT, CSS

Lora Packel PhD, MSPT, CCS

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy


PhD Health Services with a specialization in Community Health Promotion, Walden University

BA Biology, University of Delaware

MS Physical Therapy, Boston University

APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Research Interests

  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Exercise in the cancer survivor
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cancer related fatigue
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation


Professor Packel is the primary professor for the following courses; Pathophysiology I, Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy I and II, and Oncology Rehabilitation.  Her research interests include cardiac risk reduction, physical activity behaviors, cancer-related fatigue, and cancer rehabilitation.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Packel, L. Pulmonary Pathophysiology in Pathophysiology: Implications for the Physical Therapist.  Editor Cathy Goodman PT, PhD. Saunders Publishing; Pending publication 2014

Packel, L., Hayden, R., Gormley, M., Sood, M. (2013).  A pilot study exploring the role of physical therapists and pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis to the adult setting. Cardiopulonary Physical Therapy Journal 24(1), 24-30. 

Campolo, M., Maritz, C., Thielman, G., Packel, L (2013).  An Evaluation of peer teaching across the curriculum: Student perspectives. IJTRR 2(1), 1-7.

Professional Information

Professor Packel has been a practicing physical therapist for over 15 years.  She is an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary and has an interest in cancer rehabilitation.  

Contact Information

Office location: 4500 Woodland Ave., Office 103
Mailing address: Box 39
Office Phone: 215.596.8678
Office Fax: 215.895.3121

l [dot] packel [at] usciences [dot] edu