Verna Zehner Ourada, PT, PhD


Assitant Professor

Phone: 503-352-2649




PhD, 2012

Oregon State University

Major:  Human Development and Family Sciences

Minor: Gerontology


Master of Science, 2008

Oregon State University

Major:  Human Development and Family Sciences

Minor:  Gerontology


Bachelor of Science, 1987

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Major:  Physical Therapy


Bachelor of Science, 1983

Oregon State University

Major:  General Science


Teaching Responsibilities:

DPT 520/522  Rehabilitation Neuroscience 1 and 2

DPT 540  Patient Assessment, Intervention and Therapeutic Exercise

DPT 646 Amputation Rehabilitation

DPT 790 Evidence Based Capstone Project (team taught course) 


Areas of Interest:

Rehabilitation after amputation

Treatment for patients with neurological diagnoses

Family involvement with PT

Health disparities

Multidisciplinary approaches to healthcare



Ourada, V., Walker, A., Jabson, J., Donatelle, R., Manore, M., Pilolla, K., & Bryant, T. How Women Negotiate Their Health Choices Around Family Responsibilities.   

Presentations. Poster presentation at the Oregon Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2012.


Ourada, V. & Walker, A. Health Outcomes of Parent Versus Adult Child Caregivers.  Platform presentation at the National Council of Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.  November 2011 University of California at San