Daniel Geller, EdD, MPH, OTR/L

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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy) at CUMC


  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology, Kenyon College
  • EdD, Movement Science with a specialization in Occupational Therapy, Teacher's College
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Columbia University
  • MPH, Columbia University


Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications in Print or Other Media

Raghavan, P., Aluru, V., Milani, S., Thai, P., Geller, D., Bilaloglu, S., Lu, Y. & Weisz, J. (2017). Coupled bimanual training using a non-powered device for individuals with severe hemiparesis: a pilot study. International Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 5, 1-20. doi:10.4172/2329-9096.1000404

Raghavan, P., Geller, D., Guerrero, N., Aluru, V., Eimicke, J., Teresi, J. Ogedegbe, G., Palumbo, A., & Turry, A. (2016). Music upper limb therapy-integrated: an enriched collaborative approach for stroke rehabilitation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 1-12.

Bilaloglu, S., Lu, Y., Geller, D., Rizzo, J.R., Aluru, V., Gardner, E.P., & Raghavan, P. (2016). Effect of blocking tactile information from the fingertips on adaptation and execution of grip forces to friction at the grasping surface. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(3), 1122-1131.DOI: 10.1152/jn.00639.2015

Van Lew, S., Geller, D., Feld-Glazman, R., Capasso, N., Dicembri, A., & Pinto Zipp, G. (2015). Brief Report—Development and preliminary reliability of the Functional Upper Extremity Levels (FUEL). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6906350010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.016006

Nilsen, D. M., Gillen, G., Geller, D., Hreha, K., Osei, E., & Saleem, G. (2015). Effectiveness of interventions to improve occupational performance for those with motor impairments after stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6901180030p1-p9

Nilsen, D. M., Gillen, G., Geller, D., Hreha, K., Osei, E., & Saleem, G. (2014). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to improve occupational performance for those with motor deficits after stroke? [Critically Appraised Topic]. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. Available online  here.

Guerrero, N., Turry, A., Geller, D., & Raghavan, P. (2014). From Historic to contemporary: Nordoff-Robbins music therapy in collaborative interdisciplinary rehabilitation. Music Therapy Perspectives, 32, (1) 1-9.

Other Media

Geller, D. & Nilsen, D. (2015). The Role of Occupational Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation. AOTA Fact sheet. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.


Geller, D., Nilsen, D., Van Lew, S., Gillen, G., & Bernardo, M. (2016). Home Mirror Therapy: A randomized controlled pilot study comparing unimanual and bimanual mirror therapy for improved upper limb function post-stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90, e4

Geller, D., Nilsen, D., Gillen, G., Van Lew, S., & Bernardo, M (2016). A randomized controlled comparative effectiveness pilot study on unimanual and bimanual mirror therapy as a home program. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 7011515275p1. Doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.7OS1-PO5128