Main Content:

Research Interests:

  • Exercise for Older Adults with Complex Medical Conditions
  • Behavioral Lifestyle Interventions for Improving Physical Function

Ongoing Projects:

  • The Sit Less for Successful Aging Study

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Andrea L. Hergenroeder is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Coordinator, Clinical Education for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.

Her academic/research interests include:

  •     Physical activity and its role in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease
  •     Effects of lifestyle interventions on physical and cognitive function in older adults with type 2 diabetes.
  •     Health promotion in physical therapy practice
  •     Measurement of vital signs and clinical responses to exercise
  •     Cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy practice
  •     Clinical decision making for patients with complex medical problems
  •     Measurement of physical activity in older adults 


Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy