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Ph.D. Student Achievements

Health & Rehabilitation

Go to: Dissertation Defense | Prospectus Defense | Publications | Student Presentations | Grants & Awards | Professional Service

Dissertation Defense

  • Barley, J. (2014). Outcomes following microvascular decompression of the medulla versus standard of care for refractory hypertension (Doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • DiPiro, N. (2015). “Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Walking and Health-Related Outcomes in Individuals with Chronic Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.” Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • Focht, K. (2014). Variations in Oropharyngeal Swallowing Physiology and Aspiration Risk in Aging Adults (Doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • Johnson, E. (2014). Diffusion of a Surgical Innovation: Bariatric Surgery in the US from 2002 – 2012 (Doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • McGrattan, K. (2014). Effect of laser-cut slow-flow nipples on preterm feeding performance (Doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 
  • Smalls, B. (2014). Assessing the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and health outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (Doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • Walker, R. (2014). Social determinants and type 2 diabetes: role of socioeconomic and psychosocial factors and outcomes (Doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • White, B.M. (2015). Effects of Economic Recession on Primary Care Access for the Homeless (Doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

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Prospectus Defense

  • Johnson, E. (2014) Diffusion of a Surgical Innovation: Bariatric Surgery in the US from 2002-2012 (Doctoral dissertation prospectus). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • White, B. M. (2014) Effects of Economic Recession on Primary Care Access for the Homeless (Doctoral dissertation prospectus). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

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Publications

  • Bonilha, H.S., Focht, K.L., & Martin-Harris, B. (In Press). Rater methodology for stroboscopy: a systematic review. Journal of voice.
  • Elangovan, N., Herrmann, A., & Konczak, J. (2014). Assessing proprioceptive function: evaluating joint position matching methods against psychophysical thresholds. Physical Therapy, 94(4), 553-561.
  • Ellis, C., McGrattan, K., Mauldin, P. & Ovbiagele, B. (In Press). Costs of pediatric stroke care in the United States: a systematic and contemporary review. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research.
  • Johnson, E. E., Simpson, A. N., & Simpson, K. N. (2014). Quality indicators for bariatric surgery 2004 to 2012: example from Florida. BioMed Central Health Services Research, 14(Suppl 2), 112.
  • Johnson, E., & Simpson, K. (2014). Discharge disposition after bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery, 24(10), 1821-1825, doi:10.1007/s11695-014-1372-1.
  • Seif, G. A., Coker-Bolt, P., Kraft, S., Gonsalves, W., Simpson, K., & Johnson, E. (2014). The development of clinical reasoning and interprofessional behaviors: service-learning at a student-run free clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Advance online publication. doi:10.3109/13561820.2014.921899
  • Kazley, A.S., Johnson, E., Simpson, K.N., Chavin, K., and Baliga, P. (2014). African American Patient Knowledge of Kidney Disease: A Qualitative Study of those with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease. Chronic Illness, forthcoming.
  • Li, C.Y., Pan, A.W., Chung, L., Hsiung, P.C., Chen, T. J., & Liu, S. K. (2014). Psychometric study of the Kinetic-House-Tree-Person scoring system for people with psychiatric disorders in Taiwan, Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24(1), 20-27. doi:10.1016/j.hkjot.2014.03.001
  • Cao, Y., Walker, E., Krause, J. (2014). “Environmental barriers and subjective health among people with chronic spinal cord injury: A cohort study.” Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. Manuscript accepted for publication October 2014.
  • White, B. M., Ellis, C., & Simpson, K. N. (2014). Preventable hospital admissions among the homeless in California: An analysis of patient characteristics and ambulatory care sensitive conditions. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 511.
  • White, B. M. & Newman, S. D. (In Press). Access to primary care services among the homeless: A synthesis of the literature using the Equity of Access to Medical Care Framework. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health.
  • Anderson, K., Woodbury, ML., Phillips K., & Gauthier L.V. (2015). Information/Education Page: Virtual reality video games to promote movement recovery in stroke rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (in press).
  • Li, C. Y., Waid-Ebbs, J. K., Velozo, C. A, & Heaton, S. C. (2015) Factor Structure and Item Level Psychometrics of the Social Problem Solving Inventory Revised-Short Form in Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: An International Journal. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2015.1044458 (in press).

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Student Presentations

  • Charalambous, C. & Bowden, M.G. (2015). Bilateral Assessment of the Motor Corticospinal Excitability of the Plantarflexors and Dorsiflexors in Healthy Adults. Poster Presentation at the Stroke Recovery Research Center COBRE Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.
  • Herrmann, A. & Dean, J.C. (2014, July). Changes in task demand influence adaptation of the preferred gait pattern during human walking. Poster presentation at the annual World Congress of Biomechanics Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Hong, I., Velozo, C. A., & Li, C. (2015, April). Validation and Clinical Applications of a Measurement Model for Upper Extremity Function. Poster session will be presented at the 2015 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.
  • Arthur, P., Li, C., Hong, I., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). An Empirical Approach to Linking the ICF to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Poster session will be presented at the 2015 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.
  • Hong, I., Simpson, A. N., Li, C. Y., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). Development of an upper extremity function measurement model. Poster presented at the 2015 International Outcomes Measurement Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Velozo, C. A., Lehman, L., Hong, I., & Li, C. Y. (2015, April). Use of Rasch Analysis to Generate G-Code Modifiers for CMS Outpatient Reimbursement. Oral session presented at the 2015 International Outcomes Measurement Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Velozo, C. A., Li, C. Y., Hong, I., Romero, S., Gruber-Baldini, A., & Shulman, L. S. (2015, May). Self-Efficacy for Managing Symptoms: Development and Comparison of Short Forms. Oral session presented at the 4th Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars Conference, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
  • Hong, I., & Velozo, C. A. (2014, April). The use of Rasch Derived Keyforms to select CMS G-Code modifiers for upper extremity disability. Paper presentation at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • Hong, I., Velozo, C. A, Romero, S., Li, C., Gruber-Baldini, A. L., & Shulman, L. M. (2014, November). Psychometrics of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System: Self-Efficacy Item Bank for Managing Daily Activities. Paper will be presented at the MUSC 2014 Research Day, Charleston, SC.
  • Satterfield, J., Coats, E., Cramer, L. A., Tomsic, T., Hong, I., Stewart, L. A., Velozo, C. A. (2014, November). Exploring Upper Extremity Motor Recovery Patterns for Patients with Stroke. November 13-14th. Poster presented at the MUSC 2014 Research Day, Charleston, SC.
  • Johnson, E. (2014, June). Implementation science. Invited lecture for Medical University of South Carolina Interprofessional Community Engagement Research Course, Charleston, SC.
  • Johnson, E., Simpson, A., & Simpson, K. (2014, July). Quality indicators for bariatric surgery 2004 to 2012: example from Florida. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Health Services Research: Evidence-Based Practice Conference, London, England.
  • Velozo, C. A., Li, C. Y., Hong, I., Romero, S., Gruber-Baldini, A., & Shulman, L. S. (2015, May). Self-Efficacy for Managing Symptoms: Development and Comparison of Short Forms. Oral session presented at the 4th Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars Conference, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
  • Li, C. Y., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). Using Rasch Analysis to Generate Medicare G-Code Modifiers and Develop a Treatment Framework in the Attention Domain. Oral session presented at the 2015 International Outcomes Measurement Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Hong, I., Simpson, A. N., Li, C. Y., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). Development of an upper extremity function measurement model. Oral session presented at the 2015 International Outcomes Measurement Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Velozo, C. A., Lehman, L., Hong, I., & Li, C. Y. (2015, April). Use of Rasch Analysis to Generate G-Code Modifiers for CMS Outpatient Reimbursement. Oral session presented at the 2015 International Outcomes Measurement Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Li, C. Y., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). A Demonstration of Developing a Continuum of Care Assessment for Individual Post-Stroke Using a National Database. Oral session presented at the 95th Conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, United States.
  • Arthur, P., Li, C. Y., Hong, I., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). An Empirical Approach to Linking the ICF to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Poster session presented at the 95th Conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, United States.
  • Velozo, C. A., Li, C. Y., Stewart, L., MacIntire, K., McArdle, C., Tomsic, P., Coats, E., Satterfield, J., & Simon, L. (2015, April). Cracking the Code to ADL Scales: Determining if a Single Measurement Model Underlies Different ADL Scales. Poster session presented at the 95th Conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, United States.
  • Hong,I., Velozo, C. A., & Li, C. Y., (2015, April). Validation and Clinical Applications of a Measurement Model for Upper Extremity Function. Poster session presented at the 95th Conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, United States.
  • Li, C. Y., & Velozo, C. A. (2014, November). Development of a Self-Efficacy for Managing Symptoms Short Form. Oral session presented at the Perry V Halushka Medical University of South Carolina Research Day, Charleston, SC, United States. (submitted)
  • Li, C. Y., Stewart, L., McArdle, C., MacIntire, K., Cramer, L., Coats, E., Satterfield, J., Tomsic, P., & Velozo, C. A. (2014, November). Investigating a Single Measurement Model Underling Different Activity of Daily Living Instruments. Poster session presented at the Perry V Halushka Medical University of South Carolina Research Day, Charleston, SC, United States. (submitted)
  • Hong, I., Velozo, C. A., Romero, S., Li, C. Y., Gruber-Baldini, L. A., & Shulman, M. L. (2014, November). Psychometrics of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System: Self-Efficacy Item Bank for Managing Daily Activities. Oral session presented at the Perry V Halushka Medical University of South Carolina Research Day, Charleston, SC, United States. (submitted)
  • Li, C. Y., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). A Demonstration of Developing a Continuum of Care Assessment for Individual Post-Stroke Using a National Database. Oral session presented at the 95th Conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, United States (accepted)
  • Arthur, P., Li, C. Y., Ickpyo, H., & Velozo, C. A. (2015, April). An Empirical Approach to Linking the ICF to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Poster session presented at the 95th Conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, United States. (accepted)
  • Velozo, C. A., Li, C. Y., Stewart, L., MacIntire, K., McArdle, C., Tomsic, P., Coats, E., Satterfield, J., & Simon, L. (2015, April). Cracking the Code to ADL Scales: Determining if a Single Measurement Model Underlies Different ADL Scales. Poster session presented at the 95th Conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, United States. (accepted)
  • Warren, J.R., White, B. M., & Iwasaki, P.G “Next Steps: Thinking Relationships, Communication, and Engagement in Patient Protection and the Affordable Health care Act.” American Public Health Association (APHA), November, 2014. New Orleans, LA. (Learning Institute, CE credits)
  • White, B. M. & Simpson, K. N. “Community-level characteristics of high infant mortality: A tool to identify at-risk communities.” APHA, November, 2014. New Orleans, LA.
  • White, B. M. & Simpson, K. N. “Preventable hospitalizations among the homeless with comorbid psychiatric/substance abuse disorders.” AcademyHealth’s Disparities Interest Group Annual Meeting, June 2014. San Diego, CA.
  • Warren, J. R., Sloan, P., White, B. M. “Reducing communication inequalities in access to information about the harms of environmental tobacco smoke: A community engaged approach.” Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, April 2014. Lexington, KY.
  • White, B. M. “For better or for worse: The struggle for environmental justice and the role of future health care providers.” February 2014, Black History Month Noon Lecture Series, MUSC, Charleston, SC.
  • Wilmskoetter, J., Simpson, A. N., Simpson, K. N. & Bonilha, H. S. (2014, November). Practice Patterns of PEG Tube Placement in Acute Stroke Patients: Trend Analysis of HCUP Florida State Data 2001 to 2012. Poster presentation at the 49. Perry V. Halushka Research Day at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC.
  • Anderson, K., Callahan, K., Jeffers, E., Stec, B., Pierson, P., Woodbury M.L. (2015), The relationship between self-reported hand use and movement efficiency in individuals with stroke. Research Poster, American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference; Nashville, TN.
  • Anderson, K., Woodbury M., Simpson, A. (2015), How can national survey data be used to inform rehabilitation treatment practice post-stroke? Research Poster, DE-CTR ACCEL Annual Meeting; Charleston, SC.
  • Anderson, K., Sensational Learning: Sensory Input and Integration. Invited presentation - Family Connections Conference, Columbia, SC, March 2015.
  • Anderson, K., “Essential Ingredients" of Motor Learning. - Invited presentation - Family Connections Conference, Columbia, SC, March 2015.
  • Anderson, K., Dukes, P., Hayes, A., Hodges, L.F., Woodbury, M. L., (2014). The reality of movement practice: Using virtual reality in inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Oral Presentation, MUSC Student Research Day.
  • Charalambous, C.C., Dean, J.C., & Bowden, M.G. (2015, April). Motor corticospinal excitability of plantarflexors: Is it the same among muscles and hemispheres in healthy adults? Poster presentation at the Satellite Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Charleston, SC.
  • Blair, J., Focht, K., McGrattan, K., Humphries, K., Hazelwood, R.J., O’Rourke, A., Martin-Harris, B. (2014, November). Swallowing rounds: case-based learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. Seminar presentation at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Hazelwood, R.J. (2015, February). Ethical considerations for conducting clinical research. Short course presentation at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Myrtle Beach, SC. [Sponsored by the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Committee]
  • Hazelwood, R.J., Armeson, K., Hill, E., Harris, B. (2015, March). Physiologic impairment associated with swallow tasks and MBSImP components during MBSS. Scientific paper presentation at the 23rd annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Wilmskoetter, J., Simpson, A.N., Simpson, K.N., Bonilha, H.S. (2015, March). Practice patterns of PEG tube placement in acute stroke patients: are the guidelines unachievable? Scientific paper presentation at the 23rd annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Fix, C., Drumm, J., Wilmskötter, J., Pitzen, T., Duchac, S., Schumann, B., & Stanschus, S. (2015). Dysphagien nach ventralen Halswirbeloperationen. Forum HNO, 17, 126-133.

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Grants & Awards

  • Focht, K. L. Principle Investigator, U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, Office of Research & Development Career Development CDA-1 Award, Age-related variations in swallowing and aspiration risk in veterans, pending review.
  • Hazelwood, J. Recipient of the College of Health Professions Sam Scaletta Educational and Scholarship Fund award.
  • Li, C. Y. (2014). Oral Presentation First Place Winner, Interprofessional Collaboration Research Award, Perry V. Halushka MUSC Research Day, Medical University of South Carolina, United States
  • McGrattan, K. Accepted offer to complete postdoc at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.
  • Walker, E. Recipient of the College of Health Professions Kim Martino Minority Scholarship award.
  • VanDerwerker, C. Recipient of the PhD Scholarship fund.
  • Charalambous, C.C. American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) as a Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid entitled “The Associations between the Motor Cortical Control and the Task-Specific Biomechanics of the Paretic Soleus after a Stroke” has been successfully awarded. The total award is $2000.
  • Hazelwood, R.J. Recipient of the national Navy Wives Clubs of America Mary Paolozzi Member's Scholarship award.
  • Walker, E. Recipient of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Fellowship award.
  • Walker, E. Recipient of the 2015-2016 Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg Presidential Scholar award.

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Professional Service

  • Hazelwood, J. (2014, Spring). Completed Medical University of South Carolina Institute of Human Values in Health Care’s Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics Certificate Program.
  • Hong, I. (2014, Fall). Successfully passed National Board for Certification In Occupational Therapy Examination and he is now a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR).
  • Li, C. Y. (2015) Invited Member of Medical University of South Carolina's Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Implementation teams, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States.
  • White, B. M. Inductee, Student Leadership Society, Medical University of South Carolina.
  • White, B. M. Executive Planning & Coordinating Team, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, Medical University of South Carolina.

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