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Leslie Zarrinkhameh, PT, DPT, GCS

Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

Educational Background

DPT Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
MPT Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
BS Physical Education with Athletic Training Option, California State University, Hayward, 1990

 

Scholarship

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

Roos J,  Terrill J, Zarrinkhameh L: Acute Care Outcomes Measures - Measuring Function for a 27 Year Old Male with Medical Complexity and Failure to Thrive: A Case Report. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. February, 2018. Poster.

Zarrinkhameh, L. Geriatric Wellness Evaluation Lab. California Student Conclave. April, 2018. Invited Speaker.

Garcia R, Trueblood P, Zarrinkhameh L, Tracz S: Fall Incidence and the Use of Psychotropic, Opiod, or Cardiovascular Medications. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2017. Poster.

Roos J,  Terrill J, Zarrinkhameh L: 27 yo Male with Failure to Thrive: Creating a Plan of Care When There is No Evidence? A Case Report. CPTA Annual Conference. September, 2017. Poster.      

Sawdon-Bea, J and Zarrinkhameh, LT. The Effects of a Home Exercise Program on Strength and Balance in Post-Menopausal Women with Low Bone Mass. Combined Sections Meeting, APTA. Indianapolis, IN. February 2015. Poster Presentation.

Garcia R, Trueblood PR, Tracz S, Zarrinkhameh L, McCarthy M: Fall Incidence and the Use of Psychotropic, Opioid, or Cardiovascular Medications. Healthy Aging Summit 2015, Washington D.C., July 2015

Deoghare, HV and Zarrinkhameh, LT. High Fidelity Human Simulation in Physical Therapy: Reliability of Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, California, February 3-6 . Poster Presentation

Zarrinkhameh, LT, Hickey, C, Deoghare, H, Lentell, A. Hanging By a Thread: Prevention and Care for the Frail, Community Dwelling Elderly. Continuing Education Course sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. June 22, 2013. Fresno, CA.

Williams HTrueblood P, Zarrinkhameh L, Hickey C, Rieckenberg C: Prediction of Falls During Preferred and Fast Walking. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2010. Platform Presentation.

Lambert, C., Sterbenz, K.A., Womack, D.E., Zarrinkhameh, L.T., Newton, R.A. Adherence to a fall prevention program among community dwelling older adults.Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, (18)3, 27-43.

Abstracts

Trueblood P, Zarrinkhameh L, Hickey C, Rieckenberg C, Williams H: Prediction of Falls During Preferred and Fast Walking. New Directions for Aging Conference Program, October 22, 2011, Ottawa, Canada (Abstract)

Trueblood P, Oza P, Zarrinkhameh L, Adame J, Arii A: Effects of dual task on gait parameters in older adults. New Directions for Aging Conference Program, October 22, 2011, Ottawa, Canada (Abstract)

Non-Peer Reviewed Presentations

Hickey C, Pinzon-Perez H, Zarrinkhameh, L: Globalization of Interdisciplinary Health Education: A Multi-Country, Collaborative Initiative on Health Promotion. President’s Showcase of Excellence. April, 2017.

Roos J, Zarrinkhameh L: DPT Service Learning through Peer-Mentoring: Students Helping Students, Presidents Showcase of Excellence, April, 2017.

Garcia R, Trueblood PR, Tracz S, Zarrinkhameh L, McCarthy M: Fall Incidence and the Use of  Psychotropic, Opioid, or Cardiovascular Medications. Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015

Garcia R, Trueblood PR,Tracz S, Zarrinkhameh L, McCarthy M: Fall Incidence and the Use of  Psychotropic, Opioid, or Cardiovascular Medications. 36th Annual Central California Research Symposium, April, 2015 (received Best Oral Presentation Award)

Sawdon-Bea, J and Zarrinkhameh, LT. The Effects of a Home Exercise Program on Strength and Balance in Post-Menopausal Women with Low Bone Mass. Celebrating Our Engagement. College of Health and Human Services. Oct., 23, 2014  Poster Presentation  

Trueblood, PR, Thompson, MH, McCarthy MA, Ortiz, C, Tyner, T, Zarrinkhameh, LT, Jackson, CGR, Hart A. The Development of an Interprofessional Balance Screening Program for Senior at Risk for Falls. Celebrating Our Engagement. College of Health and Human Services. Oct., 23, 2014 Poster Presentation

Hickey, CM, Pinzon-Perez, H, Zarrinkhameh, LT, Alliotti, A, Alkan, H, Chan, B, Person, B, Voeltz, K. Interdisciplinary Professional Collaboartion: From Global to Classroom Student Engagement. Celebrating Our Engagement. College of Health and Human Services. Oct., 23, 2014 Poster Presentation

Deoghare HV, Zarrinkhameh LT; Gilbert MS;  Assessing. ‘The Reliability of Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric© FOR Measuring Physical Therapy Students’ Clinical Judgment Skills’ APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2013 in San Diego, California, from January 21 – 24. Poster Presentation.

Lieder LG, Wong CR, Hickey C, Trueblood PR, Zarrinkhameh L: Cross Validation ofBalance Self-Efficacy Tools. 2010 Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium Program, University of California, Fresno, CA May 2010. Poster Presentation.

Cisneros, H; Truebood, PR; Hickey C; Zarrinkhameh L; Tyner T: Association of Functional Measures and Fall Status with Balance Self Efficacy in Community Dwelling Older Adults at Risk for Falls, 30th Annual Central California Symposium Proceedings, May 2009. Poster Presentation. 

Membership in Scientific/Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association – since 2000

California Chapter APTA – since 2006

San Joaquin Valley District – since 2006

  • Treasurer  2014 - 2016

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PhTh 536 Physical Therapy Management of Body Systems
  • PhTh 507 Foundations of Patient Assessment and Clinical Management in Physical Therapy I
  • PhTh 557, 558, 559 Clinic Learning I,II,III
  • PhTh 508 Foundations of Patient Assessment and Clinical Management in Physical Therapy II

Biography

Dr. Leslie Zarrinkhameh received both her Master’s in Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 2000 and 2003, respectively. She added additional qualifications of Geriatric Clinical Specialist in 2011. Starting with her Master’s thesis, Fall Prevention and Successful Aging for older adults has been a professional passion and research area of interest and she has presented at local, national and international conferences on this topic. Additionally, Dr. Zarrinkhameh collaborates with Dr. Peggy Trueblood and other faculty in the College of Health and Human Services for research and community service relating to Fall Prevention and Successful Aging, as a co-investigator for numerous grants and as a content expert for several doctoral projects. With her new responsibilities as Director of Clinical Education, Dr. Zarrinkhameh has begun to collaborate with other Physical Therapy faculty on research surrounding student success, clinical education preparedness and mentoring.

Dr. Zarrinkhameh has been a lecturer at California State University, Fresno, Department of Physical Therapy since 2007, teaching across the curriculum in foundational courses, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary and neurological rehabilitation, as well as clinic preparation courses. Additionally, Dr. Zarrinkhameh is interested in the use of simulation as a teaching modality. In 2015, Dr. Zarrinkhameh added the role of Director of Clinical Education. Previously, Dr. Zarrinkhameh has had adjunct teaching appointments at Temple University and University of Oklahoma, Tulsa.

In addition to teaching and presenting at conferences, Dr. Zarrinkhameh has previously presented a CEU course in geriatrics, a lecture in geriatrics at Student Conclave and an educational session at the Educational Leadership Conference. Clinically, Dr. Zarrinkhameh focuses on Acute Care and Skilled Nursing.

Dr. Zarrinkhameh is married and enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach with her husband and son.  

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