Dr. Ripa serves as Assistant Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is a physical therapist specializing in adult neurological rehabilitation with a passion for patients with cognitive-behavioral impairments and the implementation of cognitive remediation practice strategies. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2010 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2013. She is an APTA Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy as well as a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist through the National Stroke Association and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. Dr. Ripa’s current research interests are in DPT student service learning and DPT student mental health and resilience.