John Damiao

John Damiao

Associate Professor
Department Chairperson
College of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy


Awards and Honors

  • Pace University College of Health Professions, 2021, Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching


PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2020
Health Related Sciences with a concentration in Occupational Therapy

MS, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY, 2009
Masters in Occupational Therapy

AS, Union County College, Cranford, NJ, 2000
Associates in Occupational Therapy Assistant

Publications and Presentations


Cumulative Equivalence: Controlling for Inter-Individual Differences at Baseline Characteristic Testing of RCTs
Damiao, J. A. (2022). Vol 14 (Issue 7)

Health, Well-Being, and Health Related Quality of Life Following COVID-19: A Mixed-Methods Study
Cavaliere, C., Damiao, J. A., Pizzi, M. & Fau, L. (2022).

Inter-Rater Reliability of the Pizzi Health and Wellness Assessment (PHWA)
Damiao, J. A. & Pizzi, M. (2022).

Unloaded Shape-Capture for Custom-Contoured Seating: A Pilot Study
Damiao, J. A. (2022).

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Pressure Relieving Cushions in Reducing Pressure Injury
Damiao, J. A. & Gentry, T. (2021).

The Relationship between Smartphone Addiction and Academic Performance in College Students
Damiao, J. A. & Cavaliere, C. (2021). Vol 13 (Issue 9)

Adapting an off-the-shelf mobility device for early intervention: A case study
Damiao, J. A., Pizzi, M., Kiely, C., Ben Are, S., Chitre, M., Dolan, A., Numa, D. & Yastion, M. (2021).

Assistive Technologies for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Brain Injury Medicine: Practice and Principles. 3rd ed.
Gentry, T., Andelin, L., Capps, M., Damiao, J. A. & Lent, B. (2021). Zasler, Katz, Zafonte, et al. (Eds.), Springer. (Issue 3rd) , pages Ch. 73.

Upper Extremity Neuro-rehabilitation Through the Use of Power Mobility
Damiao, J. A. & Kean, D. (2016). Vol 28 (Issue 1)

Professional Contributions and Service

Department Service

  • PTE [Faculty Advisor]

University Service

  • IRB [Committee Member]