PT Faculty Scholarship

Faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy publish and present in leading academic, professional journals, and conferences, as well as secure grants that help to improve lives. Faculty also integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that help them become better physical therapists upon graduation.


Prudente CN, Zetterberg L, Bring A, Bradnam L & Kimberley TJ: "Systematic Review of Rehabilitation in Focal Dystonias: Classification and Recommendations." Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.

Pirio Richardson S, Altenmüller E, Alter K, Alterman RL, Chen R, Frucht S, Furuya S, Jankovic J, Jinnah HA, Kimberley TJ, Lungu C, Perlmutter JS, Prudente CN & Hallett M: "Research Priorities in Limb and Task-Specific Dystonias." Frontiers in Neurology.

Keeney TJette A, Freedman V & Cabral H: "Racial Differences in Patterns of Use of Rehabilitation Services for Adults Aged 65 and Older." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Stephen CD, Sharma N, Callahan J, Carson AJ & Perez DL: "A Case of Functional Dystonia with Associated Functional Neurological Symptoms: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges." Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Glass S, Matin N, Williams B, Mello J, Stephen C, Young S, Callahan J, LaFrance WC & Perez D: "Neuropsychiatric Factors Linked to Adherence and Short-Term Outcome in a US Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences.

Callahan J & Morris L: "Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction: A Clinical Summary." PTNow.

Stephen CD, Sharma N, Perez DL, Callahan J, Carson AJ. "A Case of Functional Dystonia with Associated Functional Neurological Symptoms: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges." Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Brown L, Meng N, Schmidt CT & Bean JF: "Evaluation of an Outpatient Rehabilitative Program to Address Mobility Limitations Among Older Adults." American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Macauley K & Plummer L: "Prevalence and Predictors of Anxiety in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students." Journal of Allied Health.

Wink AE, Gross KD, Brown CA, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Niu J, Torner J, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Tolstyka I, Sharma L & Felson DT: “Varus Thrust During Walking and the Risk of Incident and Worsening Medial Tibiofemoral MRI Lesions: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study.” Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

Brudvig T & Macauley K: "Measuring Clinical Decision-Making and Clinical Skills in DPT Students Across a Curriculum: Validating a New Survey Tool." Journal of Allied Health.

Yung E: "The Immediate Cardiovascular Response to Joint Mobilization of the Neck: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Pain-Free Adults." Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.


Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (Most). 
$299,431, from Boston University (NIH). K. Douglas Gross, MPT, MSc, ScD, FAAOMPT, CPed, Co-Investigator, 2016 – 2020

National Health and Aging.
$38,883 from the National Institutes of Health, Alan Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTACo-Principal Investigator. Johns Hopkins Prime. 2017-2019

Frailty and Disability in Cardiovascular Disease: Predictors of 30-day Hospital Readmission. 
$17,999 from the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Tamra Keeney, PT, DPT, CCS, and Alan Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA – Co Investigators, 2016-2018.

A Multimodal Assessment of Neurophysiology in Foscal Dystonia.
$1,513,367 from the National Institutes of Health, Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PhD, PT, Principal Investigator. 2017-2021.

A Pivotal Randomized Study Assessing Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) During Rehabilitation for Improved Upper Limb Motor Function After Stroke (VNS REHAB).
$451,018 from Microtransponder. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PhD, PT, Principal Investigator. 2018-2023.


Townsend E, Simeone S, Krosschell K, Zhang R & Swoboda K: "To Stand or Not to Stand: Using Early Motor Control to Inform Clinical Decision Making in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)." Selected by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Awards Committee for the 2017 CSM Outstanding Research Abstract Award.

Altenburger P, Brechter, J, Chleboun G, Heath A, Jette D, Shilling D, Topp K & Tschoepe B: "Assessment to Support DPT Program Quality and Development." Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH.

Jensen G, Hack L, Nordstrom T, Jette D, Craik R, Dunn S & Boissonnault B: "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Physical Therapy Education and Research." Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH.

Selkowitz DM, Beneck GJ & Powers CM: "Comparison of Different Positions for Eliciting Maximum EMG Activity of the Gluteal Muscles in Persons with PFP: Implications for EMG Normalization." 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia.

Selkowitz DM, Beneck GJ, Robinson C & Powers CM: "Hip Muscle Activation in Persons with PFP During the Clam Exercise: Is Resistance Important?" 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia.

Pam Levangie gave the Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecturer: “Breast Cancer: A Personal and Professional Journey,” Northwestern University, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science, March 27, 2017.


Diane Jette is research chair of an APTA workgroup developing a clinical practice guideline for the physical therapy management of total knee arthroplasty.

Sarah Knox was inducted into The Alpha Eta Honor Society, the national scholastic honor society for allied health professionals, whose members represent the top ten percent of graduates of allied health schools and colleges.

Pam Levangie finished her term as Director of American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.