Ph.D. Student Achievements

Health & Rehabilitation

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Dissertation Defense

  • Desjardins, M (2019). Respiratory Muscle Strength Training to Improve Vocal Function of Patients with Presbyphonia
  • Dawson, AZ (2018). Social Determinants of Health and Blood Pressure Control in United States Immigrants
  • Brinton, DL (2018). Missing Data Methods for ICU SOFA Scores in Electronic Health Records Studies: Results from a Monte Carlos Simulation Study
  • Wonsetler, EC (2018). Biomechanical and Neurophysiological Responses to Alternations in Kinematics, Muscle Activation, Position, and Load
  • Hunnicutt, JL (2018). Indicators of Functional Recovery Following ACL Reconstruction
  • VanDerweker, CJ (2018). Prevalence, Indicators, and Innovative Treatment Options for Depressed Post-Central Nervous System Injury
  • Roldan, CO (2018). Effect of BEERS Criteria on Healthcare Utilization and Cost in Community-Dwelling Elderly Patients
  • Brown, EA (2018). Medicaid Expansion and Access to Primary Care: Use of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions and Interrupted Time Series to Evaluate United States Healthcare Policies
  • Ross, RE (2017). Benefits of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Neuroplastic Potential in Depression
  • Wilmskoetter, J (2017). Mapping Acute Lesion Locations to Swallow Impairment and Recovery After Stroke
  • Herrmann, AA (2017). Effects of Ankle Tendon Vibration on Proprioception in Chronic Stroke
  • Anderson, KR (2017). Optimizing Learning Condition in Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A Study of the Influence of Challenge in Learning
  • Aaron, SE (2017). Acute Effects of High Intensity Continuous and Interval Treadmill Exercise on Locomotor Function Post-Stroke
  • Hazelwood, RJ (2016). Relating Physiologic Swallowing Impairment to Oral Intake and Swallow-Specific Quality of Life
  • Fresco, VM (2016). Fibulin-1 is Required for FGF* Dependent Cardiac Neural Crest Cell Survival and Guidance
  • Hong, I (2016). Measuring Disability Levels Between Adults with Chronic Conditions in the United States and The Republic of Korea Using the Rasch Model
  • Jefferson, M (2016). The Acute Phase impact of Resection on Biological and Psychological Markers of Stress Among Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
  • Charalambous, CC (2015). The Associations Between Motor Corticospinal Excitability and Neuromechanics of the Paretic Soleus and Tibialis Anterior in People Post-Stroke
  • Li, C.Y. (2015). Developing a Functional Measure Across the Continuum of Post-Acute Care.
  • White, B.M. (2015). Effects of Economic Recession on Primary Care Access for the Homeless
  • DiPiro, N. (2015). Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Walking and Health-Related Outcomes in Individuals with Chronic Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.
  • McGrattan, K. (2014). Effect of Laser-Cut Slow-Flow Nipples on Preterm Feeding Performance
  • Johnson, E. (2014). Diffusion of a Surgical Innovation: Bariatric Surgery in the US from 2002 – 2012
  • Focht, K. (2014). Variations in Oropharyngeal Swallowing Physiology and Aspiration Risk in Aging Adults
  • Walker, R. (2014). Social Determinants and Type 2 Diabetes: Role of Socioeconomic and Psychosocial Factors and Outcomes
  • Smalls, B. (2014). Assessing the Relationship Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Health Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Barley, J. (2014). Outcomes Following Microvascular Decompression of the Medulla Versus Standard of Care for Refractory Hypertension
  • Cartmell, KB (2013). Patient Navigation to Improve Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Marlow, NM (2013). Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapy for Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Medication Adherence and Cost Perspective
  • Sistino, JJ (2012). The Influence of the Method of Cerebral Protection During Neonatal Cardiac Surgery on the Development of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Simpson, AN (2012). Rehabilitation Utilization of the Marginal Cost of Ischemic Stroke in South Carolina

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Publications

  • Simmons M, Bishu KG, Williams JS, Walker RJ, Dawson AZ, Egede LE. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Out-of-Pocket Expenses among Adults with Diabetes. J Natl Med Assoc. 2018 May 24. pii: S0027-9684(17)30290-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2018.04.004.
  • Kelechi TJ, Mueller M, Madisetti M, Prentice MA, Dooley MJ. Effectiveness of cooling therapy (cryotherapy) on leg pain and self-efficacy in patients with chronic venous disease: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Oct;86:1-10. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.04.015. Epub 2018 Apr 26\
  • Wonsetler EC, Miller EL, Huey KL, Frye SE, Bowden MG. Association Between Altered Hip Extension and Kinetic Gait Variables. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 2018; 97(2):131-133.
  • Andrews AL, Brinton D, Simpson KN, Simpson AN. A longitudinal examination of the asthma medication ratio in children. AmJManag Care. 2018 Jun;24(6):294-300.
  • Aaron SE, Gregory CM. Feasibility of single session high-intensity interval training utilizing speed and active recovery to push beyond standard practice post-stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2018
    Sep 17:1-5.

  • Bonilha HS, Desjardins M, Garand KL, Martin-Harris B. Parameters and Scales Used to Assess and Report Findings From Stroboscopy: A Systematic Review. J Voice. 2018 Nov;32(6):734-755.
  • Cartmell KB, Dismuke CE, Dooley M, Mueller M, Nahhas GJ, Warren GW, Fallis P, Cummings KM. Effect of an Evidence-based Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service on 1-Year Postdischarge Health Care Costs. Med Care. 2018 Oct;56(10):883-889
  • Kelechi TJ, Mueller M, Madisetti M, Prentice MA, Dooley MJ. Effectiveness of cooling therapy (cryotherapy) on leg pain and self-efficacy in patients with chronic venous disease: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Oct;86:1-10.
  • Kelechi TJ, Dooley MJ, Mueller M, Madisetti M, Prentice MA. Symptoms Associated With Chronic Venous Disease in Response to a Cooling Treatment Compared to Placebo: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2018 Jul/Aug;45(4):301-309. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000441.
  • Aaron SE, Vanderwerker CJ, Embry AE, Newton JH, Lee SCK, Gregory CM. FES-assisted Cycling Improves Aerobic Capacity and Locomotor Function Postcerebrovascular Accident. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Mar;50(3):400-406. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001457.
  • VanDerwerker CJ, Ross RE, Stimpson KH, Embry AE, Aaron SE, Cence B, George MS, Gregory CM. Combining therapeutic approaches: rTMS and aerobic exercise in post-stroke depression: a case series. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2018 Jan;25(1):61-67. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2017.1374685. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
  • Seamon BA, Neptune RR, Kautz SA. Using a Module-Based Analysis Framework for Investigating Muscle Coordination during Walking in Individuals Poststroke: A Literature Review and Synthesis. Appl Bionics Biomech. 2018 Jun 3;2018:3795754. doi: 10.1155/2018/3795754. eCollection 2018. Review.
  • Simpson KN, Seamon BA, Hand BN, Roldan CO, Taber DJ, Moran WP, Simpson AN.Effect of frailty on resource use and cost for Medicare patients. J Comp Eff Res. 2018 May 29. doi: 10.2217/cer-2018-0029.
  • Cartmell KB, Dooley M, Mueller M, Nahhas GJ, Dismuke CE, Warren GW, Talbot V, Cummings KM. Effect of an Evidence-based Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service on 30-, 90-, and 180-Day Hospital Readmission Rates. Med Care. 2018 Apr;56(4):358-363. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000884.
  • Seamon BA, Neptune RR, Kautz SA. Using a Module-Based Analysis Framework for Investigating Muscle Coordination during Walking in Individuals Poststroke: A Literature Review and Synthesis. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics. 2018 Jun 3;2018:3795754.
  • Wilmskoetter J, Martin-Harris B, Pearson WG Jr, Bonilha L, Elm JJ, Horn J, Bonilha HS. Differences in swallow physiology in patients with left and right hemispheric strokes. Physiol Behav. 2018 Oct 1;194:144-152.
  • Simpson AN, Wilmskoetter J, Hong I, Li CY, Jauch EC, Bonilha HS, Anderson K, Harvey J, Simpson KN. Stroke Administrative Severity Index: using administrative data for 30-day poststroke outcomes prediction. J Comp Eff Res. 2018 Apr;7(4):293-304.
  • Ross RE, VanDerwerker CJ, Newton JH, George MS, Short EB, Sahlem GL, Manett AJ, Fox JB, Gregory CM. Simultaneous aerobic exercise and rTMS: Feasibility of combining therapeutic modalities to treat depression. Brain Stimul. 2018 Jan - Feb;11(1):245-246.

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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

  • Seamon, B. Academy of Neurology Physical Therapy, Early Career Professional Award.
  • Seamon, B. Selected for the 2018 TeamUp for Better Teaching Cohort.
  • Desjardins, M. Recipient of the College of Health Professions Sam Scaletta Educational and Scholarship Fund award.
  • Vatinno, A. NSF Travel Award, Progress in Clinical Motor Control, Neurorehabilitation (July, 2018)
  • Couch, C (2018) SCTR / NIH / NCRR, TL1 Training Fellowship. Effect of Age and Smoking on Outcomes after Stroke and Anti-inflammatory Therapies
  • Vattinno, A. (2018) SCTR / NIH / NCRR, TL1 Training Fellowship. Prognostic Utility of EEG in Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Motor Recovery
  • Hunnicutt, J (2018) SCTR / NIH / NCRR, TL1 Training Fellowship. Central & Peripheral Neuromuscular Adaptations as Indicators of Functional Recovery Following
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Traniee)
  • Hunnicutt, J. (2018) National Athletic Trainers' Association Research & Education Foundation Award, Quadriceps Muscle Size and Function Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Quadriceps Tendon Autografts
  • Hunnicutt, J. (2018) MUSC Center for Global Health, Global Health Travel Award
  • Brinton, DL (2018) HRSA, Telehealth Center of Excellence
  • Brinton, DL (2018) PCORI, TARGET Trial: Targeted Interventions to Prevent Chronic Low Back Pain in High Risk Patients
  • Brown, EA (2018) DHHS, SC Emergency Medical Services for Children, State Partnership Grant Project
  • Horn, J (2017-18) NIH / NIDCD, Institutional T32 Training Grant, Interdisciplinary Research Training in Otolaryngology and Communication Science (Trainee)
  • Mulrenin, B (2018) NIH / NIDCD, Institutional T32 Training Grant, Interdisciplinary Research Training in Otolaryngology and Communication Science (Trainee)
  • Anderson, KR. (2017) Interprofessional Oral Poster Presentation Award, MUSC Research Day.



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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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