Anastasia . Kyvelidou, PhD, MS
Anastasia Kyvelidou, PhD, MS

Anastasia Kyvelidou, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • PTD 504 Evidence based practice I
  • PTD 533 Motor control and motor learning

Biography

Anastasia Kyvelidou, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department.  Dr. Kyvelidou graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with her doctorate from the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA). She has completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Northeastern University in Boston and in the Biomechanics Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she was also an assistant professor.  Dr. Kyvelidou‘s research focuses on neuro-developmental disabilities during infancy.  Her most recently funded projects aim to discover motor and perceptual signatures of autism in the first year of life.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Kyvelidou A., Stergiou N. Visual and somatosensory contributions to infant sitting postural control, Somatosensory and motor research, 1-17, 2018
  • Bressel E, Louder TJ, Raikes AC, Alphonsa S, Kyvelidou A. Water Immersion Affects Episodic Memory and Postural Control in Healthy Older Adults.
     , J Geriatr Phys Ther, 2018
  • Dinkel D, Hanson C, Koehler K, Berry AA, Kyvelidou A, Bice M, Wallen J, Bagenda D, Jana L, Pressler J. An overview of assessment methodology for obesity-related variables in infants at risk.
     , Nutrition and Health, 24(1), 47-59, 2018
  • Kokkoni, E., Haworth, J.L., Harbourne, R., Stergiou, N., Kyvelidou, A. Infant sitting postural control appears robust across changes in surface context, Somatosensory and motor research, 34, 4, 265-272, 2017
  • Smith BA, Vanderbilt D, Applequist B, Kyvelidou A. Sample entropy identifies differences in spontaneous leg movement behavior between infants with typical development and infants at risk for developmental delay, Technologies, 5, 55, 2017
  • Wickstrom J, Stergiou N, Kyvelidou A. Reliability of center of pressure measures for assessing the development of sitting postural control through the stages of sitting, Gait & Posture, 56, 8-13, 2017
  • Dinkel D, Snyder K, Kyvelidou A, Molfese V. He's just content to sit: a qualitative study of mothers' perceptions of infant obesity and physical activity, BMC Public Health, 17(1), 585, 2017
  • Sotirakis H, Kyvelidou A, Stergiou N, Hatzitaki V. Posture and gaze tracking of a vertically moving target reveals age-related constraints in visuo-motor coupling, Neuroscience Letters, 654, 12-16, 2017
  • Dinkel D, Snyder K, Molfese V, Kyvelidou A. Postural control strategies differ in normal weight and overweight infants., Gait & Posture, 55, 167-171, 2017
  • Kyvelidou A, Harbourne RT, Haworth J, Schmid KK, Stergiou N. Children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy may not benefit from stochastic vibration when developing independent sitting, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 9, 1-9, 2017
  • Ryalls, B., Vance, L.K., Harbourne, R.T., Wickstrom, J., Stergiou, N. Kyvelidou, A. A perceptual motor intervention improves play behavior in children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy., Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 643, 2016
  • Sotirakis, A., Kyvelidou, A., Mademli, L., Stergiou, N., Hatzitaki, V. Aging affects postural tracking of complex visual motion cues.
     , Experimental Brain Research, 234(9), 2529-40, 2016
  • Haworth, J.L., Kyvelidou, A., Fisher, W., Stergiou N. Indifference in looking at chaotic motion may relate to social disinterest in children with autism
     , Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 4(2), 219-235, 2016
  • Spyropoulos, E., Kyvelidou, A.,  Stergiou, N., Athanassiou, G. Quantifying Muscle Fatigue of the Low Back during Repetitive Load Lifting Using Lyapunov Analysis., Journal of Ergonomics, 6, 180, 2016
  • Hatzitaki, V., Stergiou, N., Sofianidis, G., Kyvelidou, A. Postural sway and gaze can track the complex motion of a visual target., PLoS One, 10(3), e0119828, 2015
  • Kyvelidou, A., Decker, L. Chapter 9 - Case Studies in: Nonlinear Analysis of Human Movement, Ed: Nicholas Stergiou, CRC Press, 2015
  • Haworth, J.L., Kyvelidou, A., Fisher, W., Stergiou N. Children’s looking preference for biological motion may be related to an affinity for mathematical chaos.
     , Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 281, 2015
  • Rand, T., Myers, S., Kyvelidou, A., Mukherjee, M. Temporal Structure of Support Surface Translations Drive the Temporal Structure of Postural Control During Standing.
     , Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 43(11), 2699-707., 2015
  • Kyvelidou, A., Harbourne, R.T., Willet, S.L., Stergiou, N. Sitting postural control in infants with typical development, motor delay, or cerebral palsy., Pediatric Physical Therapy, 25(1), 46-51, 2013
  • Stergiou, N., Yu, Y., Kyvelidou, A. A perspective on human movement variability with applications in infancy motor development., Kinesiology Review, 2, 93-102, 2013
  • Plummer-D’Amato, P., Kyvelidou, A., Sternad, D., Najafi, B., Villalobos, R.M., Zurakowski, D. Training dual-task walking in community-dwelling adults within 1 year of stroke: a protocol for a single-blind randomized controlled trial., BMC Neurology, 12, 129, 2012
  • Cignetti F., Kyvelidou, A., Harbourne R.T., Stergiou, N. Anterior-posterior and medial-lateral control of sway in infants during sitting acquisition does not become adult-like., Gait & Posture, 33(1), 88-92, 2011
  • Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, W.A., Harbourne, R.T., Stergiou, N. Reliability of center of pressure measures for assessing the development of sitting postural control in infants with or at risk of cerebral palsy., Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(10), 1593-601, 2010
  • Harbourne R.T., Willett S., Kyvelidou, A., Deffeyes J., Nicholas Stergiou. A comparison of interventions for children with cerebral palsy to improve sitting postural control: A clinical trial., Physical Therapy, 90(12), 1881-1898, 2010
  • Kyvelidou, A., Harbourne, R.T., Stergiou, N. Severity and characteristics of infant developmental delay can be assessed using variability measures of sitting posture., Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22(3), 259-266, 2010
  • Dusing, S.C., Stergiou, N., Kyvelidou, A., Mercer V.C. Infants born preterm exhibit different patterns of center-of-pressure movement than infants born at full term., Physical Therapy, 89(12), 1354-62, 2009
  • Deffeyes, J.E., Harbourne, R.T., DeJong, S.L., Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, W.A., Stergiou, N. Use of information entropy measures of sitting postural sway to identify developmental delay in infants., Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 6(1), 34, 2009
  • Deffeyes, J.E., Harbourne, R.T., DeJong, S.L., Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, W.A., Stergiou, N. Nonlinear analysis of sitting postural sway indicates developmental delay in infants., Clinical Biomechanics, 24(7), 564-70, 2009
  • Deffeyes, J.E., Kochi, N., Harbourne, R.T., Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, W.A., Stergiou, N. Nonlinear detrended fluctuation analysis of sitting center-of-pressure data as an early measure of motor development pathology in infants., Nonlinear dynamics, psychology, and life sciences, 13(4), 351-68, 2009
  • Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, W.A., Harbourne, R.T., Deffeyes, J.E. Sun J., Stergiou, N.A. Reliability of center of pressure measures of sitting posture in typically developing infants., Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(7), 1176-84, 2009
  • Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, W.A., Harbourne, R.T., Deffeyes, J.E., Blanke, D., Stergiou, N. Development of upper body coordination during sitting in typically developing infants., Pediatric Research, 65(5), 553-8, 2009
  • Harbourne, R.T., Deffeyes, J.E., Kyvelidou, A., Stergiou, N. Complexity of postural control in infants: linear and nonlinear features developed by principal component analysis., Nonlinear dynamics, psychology, and life sciences, 13, 123-144, 2009
  • Kyvelidou, A., Kurz M.A., Ehlers J.L., Stergiou N. Age and partial body weight support affect kinematic variability during treadmill walking, Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 19, 5-22, 2008

Presentations

  • Pope, K., Stessman, H., Kyvelidou, A., Doll, J., Jordan, L., Nelson, K. Lessons Learned from Autism Focus Groups​. PT Peds Nebraska Special Interest Group presentation., 2019
  • Kyvelidou, A. Autism as a global health issue: What you need to know about early diagnosis and treatment. Global Health Conference Midwest., 2018
  • Kyvelidou, A. Early diagnostic features of autism: What occupational therapists need to know. Occupational Therapy Annual Homecoming Weekend Continuing Education, 2017

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Early Diagnostic Signs of Autism
  • Capturing the Gaps in Patients with Autism Through Collaborative Care
  • Development of postural control variability and preferential looking behavior in autism
  • Similarities and Differences in Infant Feeding Practices and Weight of Infants during the First 24 Months
  • Infant Physical Activity and Postural Control Variability in Relation to Obesity

Awards and Honors

  • Scholarly Achievement Award, Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2019
  • Excellence in research award, Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 2017