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Dr. Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD

Academic Director of Neurologic & Older Adult Clinic
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware
STAR Health Sciences Complex
540 S. College Ave, Suite 210S
Newark, DE 19713
Office: (302) 831-0508
Fax: (302) 831- 4234
E-mail: dreisman@udel.edu



Licensure Research Interests Professional Organizations
Education Research Projects & Grants Service
Current Appointment Publications Students & Trainees
Professional History Presentations Teaching
Honors & Awards Invited Presentations    


LICENSURE

Delaware: J1-0001393


EDUCATION

The College of St. Scholastica BA 1991 Health Science; Psychology minor
The College of St. Scholastic MA 1993 Physical Therapy
University of Delaware Ph.D. 2003 Biomechanics and Movement Science
Kennedy Krieger Institute / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Post-Doc Research Training 2003-2005 Mentor: Amy Bastian, PhD, PT

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

May06-present
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Assistant Professor
Academic Director of the Neurologic and Older Adult Physical Therapy Clinic
Department of Physical Therapy

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
(top)
Sept03-May06 University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy, Temporary Assistant Professor
Jan-Feb 00 & 01 University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy, Supplemental Faculty: Instructor, Advanced Neurotherapeutics
Sept97-May98 Ithaca College, Department of Physical Therapy, Adjunct Faculty, Lab Instructor for Neurology I & II
Jan97-Nov98 Lifetime Assistance, Inc., Rochester NY; Consultant Physical Therapist
Aug96-Nov98 Unity Health System, Rochester, NY; Per Diem Physical Therapist
Jul96-Nov98 Elm Manor Nursing Home, Canandaigua, NY; Primary Physical Therapist
Oct94-Jun96 Virginia-Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Staff Physical Therapist
Jan93-Oct94 Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; Staff Physical Therapist
Sept91-May92 The College of St. Scholastica, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physical Therapy

HONORS/AWARDS

  • Recipient (awarded to Roos, KesarT, Rudolph, Reisman); Post-professional Student Award, 2008
  • Nominee; Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, American Physical Therapy Asociation, 2008-2009
  • Nominee; Margaret L Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member, 2007
  • Graduation Speaker; University of Delaware Department of Physical Therapy, January, 2006
  • Recipient; University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship, Academic year 2002-2003
  • Recipient; University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship, Academic year 2001-2002
  • Recipient; Mary McMillan Doctoral Scholarship 1999-2000 academic year

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/SOCIETIES (top)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Investigation of the movement deficits of persons with neurologic injury and the study of treatment interventions aimed at addressing those deficits. In addition, studying basic movement coordination and the neurophysiologic and biomechanical processes underlying this coordination.


RESEARCH PROJECTS & GRANTS (top)

CURRENT

  • 5P20RR016472-12 and 8P20GM103446-12 Delaware INBRE sub-project: Motor Learning After Stroke, $154,285; Funding period: 3/1/2012-2/28/2014. Principal Investigator: Darcy Reisman, Co-Investigator: Stuart Binder-Macleod.
  • 1R21HD071042-01A1 Interventions to Improve Physical Activity after Stroke $420,750; Funding Period:  4/1/2012-3/31/2014. Principal Investigator: Darcy Reisman, Co-Investigator: William Farquhar.

COMPLETED

  • NIH 1R01NR010786-01  Fast Treadmill Training and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FastFES) to Improve Walking Post-stroke, $2,231,992.00 Funding period: 9/12/2007-5/31/2012 (NCE until 5/31/13). Principal Investigator: Stuart Binder-Macleod, Co-Investigators: Darcy Reisman, Katherine Rudolph, William Farquhar, Jill Higginson.
  • 1R01NS055383-01A2 $214,461/yr  Funding period: 4/1/08-11/30/12 (NCE until 11/30/13).  Principal Investigator: Jill Higginson, Co-Investigators: Darcy Reisman, Stuart Binder-Macleod, Thomas Buchanan.
  • K01 HD050582-01A1 Locomotor Adaptations Following Stroke, $604,015 Funding period: 4/20/06-3/31/2011. Principal Investigator: Darcy Reisman (9.0 pm), Primary Mentor, Amy Bastian, Secondary Mentor, Lynn Snyder-Mackler.
  • University of Delaware Research Foundation Strategic Initiatives Grant Neurobiological Factors and Motor Learning Following Stroke, $45,000; Funding period: 12/1/2010-5/31/2011. Principal Investigator: Darcy Reisman, Co-Investigator: Kathleen Matt.
  • AHA 0765314U (PI: Reisman) 7/1/2007-6/30/2009 20% effort, $100,000
    Relationship Between Speed and Walking Function Post-stroke
  • NIH/NCRR 1S10RR22396-01 Motion Analysis System for Study of Human Movement Dysfunction, $222,492, Principal Investigator: Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Co-Investigators: Darcy Reisman, Katherine Rudolph, John Scholz, Irene Davis. Funding period: 4/01/2006-3/31/2007.
  • R21 HD047468-01 Smart Knee Brace, $275,000, Principal Investigator: Katy Rudolph, Co-Investigators: Darcy Reisman (20% effort), Stuart Binder-Macleod, Jian-Qiao Sun. Funding period: 9/1/04-8/31/06.

PENDING

  • 1R01HD079459-01 A Step Activity Monitoring Program to Improve Activity and Health Post-Stroke, $2,872,525, Funding Period: 4/1/2014-3/31/2019. Principal Investigator: Darcy Reisman. Co-Investigators: William Farquhar, Dave Edwards, Jean Laurenceau.

  • 1R01HD078330-01 Behavioral and neurophysiologic processes of locomotor learning after stroke 1,912,500.00, Funding Period: 12/1/2013-11/30/2018. Principal Investigator: Darcy Reisman. This was a first submission, reviewed June 24, 2013 with a percentile of 34%. Planned resubmission planned November 2013.

 


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (top)

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Kesar TM, Binder-Macleod SA. Targeting Paretic Propulsion To Improve Post-Stroke Walking Function: A Preliminary Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Kumar D, Swanik CB, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS. Individuals with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis show Neuromuscular Adaptation when Perturbed during Walking in spite of Functional and Structural Impairments.  J Appl Physiol, 116(1):13-23, 2014.
  3. Reisman DS, Kesar T, Perumal R, Roos MA, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS, Helm E, Binder-Macleod S. Time course of functional and biomechanical improvements during a gait training intervention in persons with chronic stroke. J Neurol Phys Ther, 37(4):159-65, 2013.
  4. Knarr BA, Roos MA, Reisman DS. Sampling frequency impacts the measurement of walking activity after stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev., 50(8):1107-12, 2013.
  5. Fulk GD, Combs SA, Danks KA, Nirider CD, Raja B, Reisman DSAccuracy of Two Activity Monitors in Detecting Steps in People With Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury.  Phys Ther. 2013 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Vashista V, Agrawal N, Shaharudin S, Reisman D, Agrawal S. Force Adaptation in Human Walking With Symmetrically Applied Downward Forces on the Pelvis. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. Epub Mar 18, 2013.
  7. Reisman DS, McLean H., Keller JA, Danks KA, Bastian AJ. Repeated split-belt treadmill training improves post-stroke step length asymmetry. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 27:460-468, 2013.
  8. Reisman DS, McLean H, Keller J, Danks KA, Bastian AJ. Repeated Split-Belt Treadmill Training Improves Poststroke Step Length Asymmetry. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 27:460-468, 2013
  9. Knarr BA, Kesar TM, Reisman DS, Binder-Macleod SA, Higginson JS.Changes in the activation and function of the ankle plantar flexor muscles due to gait retraining in chronic stroke survivors.J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013 Jan 31;10:12. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-10-12
  10. Knarr BA, Reisman DS, Binder-Macleod SA, Higginson JS. Understanding compensatory strategies for muscle weakness during gait by simulating activation deficits seen post-stroke. Gait Posture, 2012 Dec 26. doi:pii: S0966-6362(12)00453-5. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.11.02
  11. Awad LN, Kesar TM, Reisman D, Binder-Macleod SA. Effects of repeated treadmill testing and electrical stimulation on post-stroke gait kinematics. Gait Posture, 37:67-71, 2013.
  12. Roos MA, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS. The structure of walking activity in people after stroke compared with older adults without disability: a cross-sectional study. Phys Ther. 2012 Sep;92(9):1141-7.
  13. Altman AR, Reisman DS, Higginson JS, Davis IS. Kinematic comparison of split-belt and single-belt treadmill walking and the effects of accommodation. Gait Posture. 2012 Feb;35(2):287-91.
  14. Hakansson, NA, Kesar T, Reisman D, Binder-Macleod S, Higginson JS. Effects of Fast Functional Electrical Stimulation Gait Training on Mechanical Recovery in Poststroke Gait. Artificial Organs 35 (3): 217-220. (2011)
  15. Tyrell CM, Roos MS, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS. Infuence of Systematic Increases in Treadmill Walking Speed on Gait Kinematics After Stroke. Physical Therapy (2011) 91: 392-403.
  16. Kesar TM, Binder-Macleod SA, Hicks GE, Reisman DS. Minimal detectable change for gait variables collected during treadmill walking in individuals post-stroke. Gait Posture, Feb 2011, 33(2): 314-317.
  17. Kesar TM, Reisman DS, Perumal R, Jancosko AM, Higginson JS, Rudolph KS, Binder-Macleod SA. Combined effects of fast treadmill walking and functional electrical stimulation on post-stroke gait. Gait Posture, Feb 2011; 33 (2): 309-313.
  18. Reisman DS, McLean H, Bastian AJ. Split-belt readmill training poststroke: a case study. J Neurol Phys Ther. 34:202-7, 2010.
  19. Kesar TM, Perumal R, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS, Binder-Macleod SA. Functional electrical stimulation of ankle plantar- and dorsi-flexor muscles: effects on post-stroke gait. Stroke, 40: 3821-3827, 2009.
  20. Kesar TM, Perumal R, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS, Binder-Macleod SA. Novel Patterns of Functional Electrical Stimulation Have an Immediate Effect on Dorsiflexor Muscle Function During Gait for People Poststroke. Physical Therapy, 90:55-66, 2010.
  21. Reisman DS, Bastian AJ, Morton SM. Neurophysiologic and rehabilitation insights from the split-belt and other locomotor adaptation paradigms, Physical Therapy, 90:187-195, 2010.
  22. Lang CE, MacDonald JR, Reisman DS, Boyd L, Kimberley TJ, Schindler-Ivens SM, Hornby G, Ross SA, Scheets PL. Observation of amounts of movement practice provided during stroke rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90: 1692-1698, 2009.
  23. Reisman DS, Wityk R, Silver K, Bastian AJ. Split-belt treadmill adaptation transfers to over ground walking in persons post-stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 23: 735-744, 2009.
  24. Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Farquhar, WB. Influence of speed on walking economy post-stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 23: 529-34, 2009.
  25. Choi JT, Vining EPG, Reisman DS, Bastian AJ. Walking flexibility after hemispherectomy: split-belt treadmill adaptation and feedback control. Brain, 132: 722-33, 2009.
  26. Farquhar S, Reisman DS, Snyder-Mackler L. Altered movement patterns persist during a sit-to-stand task one year following unilateral total knee art.hroplasty. Physical Therapy, 88: 567-579, 2008
  27. Reisman DS, Silver K, Wityk R, Bastian AJ. Locomotor adaptation on a split-belt treadmill can improve walking symmetry post-stroke. Brain, 130: 1861 – 1872, 2007
  28. Reisman DS, Scholz JP. Deficits in surface force production during seated reaching in persons post-stroke. Physical Therapy, 87:326-336, 2007
  29. Reisman DS, Scholz JP. Workspace location influences joint coordination during reaching in post-stroke hemiparesis. Experimental Brain Research, 170:265-276, 2006
  30. Resiman DS, Block, H.J., Bastian AJ. Inter-limb coordination during locomotion: what can be adapted and stored? J Neurophysiology, 94: 2403-2415, 2005
  31. Reisman DS, Scholz JP. Aspects of joint coordination are preserved during pointing in persons with post-stroke hemiparesis Brain, 126: 2510-27, 2003
  32. Reisman DS, Scholz JP, Schöner G. Differential joint coordination in the tasks of standing up and sitting down, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 12(6): 493-505, 2002
  33. Reisman DS, Scholz JP, Schöner G. Coordination underlying the control of whole body momentum during sit-to-stand, Gait and Posture, 2002 15:45-55
  34. Scholz JP, Reisman DS, Schöner G. Effects of varying task constraints on solutions to joint control in sit-to-stand. Experimental Brain Research, 2002 141: 485-500
  35. Stackhouse S, Reisman DS, Binder-Macleod, S. Challenging the role of pH in skeletal muscle fatigue. Physical Therapy, 2001, 81: 1897-1903
  36. Reisman, DS. & Scholz, J.P. (2001). The structure of joint coordination underlying the control of body CM during standing up and sitting down. In Duysens, J., Bouwien, Smits-Engelsman, B.C.M. & Kingma, H. (Eds.). 2001: Control of Posture and Gait. International Society for Postural and Gait Research

 

PRESENTATIONS (top)

  1. Pretzer-Aboff I, Hicks G, Joseph DeRanieri DM, Reisman D. A Unique Community Group Rehabilitative Exercise and Therapy (GREAT) program for people with Parkinson’s disease, 3rd World Parkinson's Congress, Montreal, Canada, October 2-4, 2013.
  2. Vashista, V., Reisman, D.S. and Agrawal, S.K., Asymmetric Adaptation in Human Walking using the Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (TPAD), Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2013 IEEE International Conference on , June 24-26 2013.
  3. Ressler P, Danks K, Roos M, Ciampa J, Reisman D. Using the physical activity scale for individuals with physcial disability in persons with chronic stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, January 2013.
  4. Fulk GD, Danks K, Nirider C, Reisman D. Accuracy of body worn sensors in detecting walking activity. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, January 2013.
  5. Palmer JA, Binder-Macleod SA, Wright T, Reisman D. Spatiotemporal gait asymmetry, walking efficiency and speed after stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, January 2013.
  6. Kesar TM, Reisman D, Binder-Macleod SA. Does one session of gait rehabilitation improve post-stroke walking performance? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, January 2013.
  7. Roos M, Rudolph K, Reisman DS. Regardless of walking speed capacity, daily walking duration and intensity is decreased after stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2012.
  8. Roos M, Reisman DS, Hicks G, Binder-Macleod S, Rudolph K. Modification of the four square step test and its reliability and validity in people post-stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2012.
  9. Tyrell CM, Reisman DS. Locomotor learning is slowed after stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2012.
  10. Danks K, Roos M, Reisman DS. A step activity monitoring program improves real world walking activity post stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2012.
  11. Altman A, Reisman DS, Higginson J, Davis I. Kinematics Comparison of Split-Belt and Single-Belt Treadmill Walking and the Effects of Accommodation. Gait & Posture (2011) doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.09.101.
  12. Helm E, Kirschner K, Matt KS, Reisman DS. Influence of a single nucleotide polymorphism in the BDNF gene on locomotor learning. Poster Presentation Society for Neuroscience, November, 2011.
  13. Roos M, Reisman DS, Kesar T, Binder-Macleod S. Development and Testing of a Gait Re-training Intervention for Individuals with Post-stroke Hemiparesis. Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, June, 2011.
  14. Hakansson NA, Kesar T, Reisman DS, Binder-Macleod S and Higginson JS. Effects of FastFES Gait Training on Mechanical Recovery in Post-Stroke Gait. Platform Presentation International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, September, 2010.
  15. Malecka C., Reisman DS. Repeated exposure to split-belt treadmill walking reveals differences in learning between stroke survivors and healthy human adults. Poster Presentation Society for Neuroscience, November, 2010.
  16. Kesar TM, Permual R, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS, Binder-Macleod SA.  Effects of combining plantar- and dorsi-flexor functional electrical stimulation on post-stroke gait. Poster Presentation Society for Neuroscience, October, 2009.
  17. Malecka C, Reisman DS. Adaptation of forces and weight-bearing during walking in persons post-stroke. Poster Presentation Society for Neuroscience, October, 2009.
  18. LW Chou, Reisman DS, SA Binder-Macleod, CA Knight. Motor unit discharge behavior in patients with stroke. Poster Presentation Society for Neuroscience, October, 2009.
  19. Kesar TM, Perumal R, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS, Binder-Macleod SA. Effects Of Novel Physiological-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation Patterns On Post-Stroke Gait. Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, University Park, PA, August 2009
  20. Kesar TM, Jancosko AL, Perumal R, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Binder-Macleod SA. Effects of plantarflexor and dorsiflexor functional electrical stimulation on gait patterns of individuals post-stroke. Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, June 2009.
  21. Jancosko AL, Roos M, Kesar TM, Perumal R, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Binder-Macleod SA. Fast treadmill walking and electrical stimulation improves structure, function and participation in individuals post stroke: a case series. Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, June 2009.
  22. Malecka C, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS. Spatial and temporal gait parameters repond differently to increased walking speed in chronic stroke survivors. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2009
  23. Roos M, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS. Clinical measures can identify deficits in speed modulation in persons post stroke. Platform Presentation (Accepted), Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2009
  24. Malecka C, Reisman DS. Split-belt treadmill locomotion: adaptation of forces and weight-bearing during walking and standing. Poster Presentation, Society for Neuroscience, November, 2008
  25. Kautz S, Bastian A, Reisman DS, Patten C. Altering locomotion through learning and conscious control: what are the implications for rehabilitation? Workshop, Neural Control of Movement, May, 2008
  26. Roos M, Rudolph K, Kesar T, Reisman DS. Systematic increases in walking speed have varied effects on post-stroke walking patterns. Platform Presentation (Accepted), Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2008
  27. Rudolph KS, Reisman DS, Wagner C. The influence of speed on walking function after stroke. International Socitey for Posture and Gait Research. Burlington, VT. July 2007
  28. Reisman DS, Bastian AJ. Generalization of split-belt treadmill walking adaptation to over ground walking. Poster Presentation, Neural Control of Movement, March, 2007
  29. Reisman DS, Wagner C., Cifelli S., Rudolph K., Farquhar W. Self selected walking speeds are energy inefficient post-stroke. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2007
  30. Reisman DS., Wityk R., Silver K.,. Bastian, AJ Does split-belt treadmill walking adaptation transfer to over ground walking post-stroke? Poster Presentation, Society for Neuroscience, October, 2006
  31. Reisman, D Bastian A. Split-belt treadmill adaptation and gait symmetry post-stroke. Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2006
  32. Reisman D, Wityk R, Bastian A. Split-belt treadmill walking adaptation in post-stroke hemiparesis. Poster Presentation, Society for Neuroscience, November, 2005
  33. Reisman DS, Block, H, Bastian AJ. Split-belt locomotion: adaptation and after-effects from short-term training. Poster Presentation, Society for Neuroscience, October, 2004
  34. Reisman DS, Scholz, JP. The influence of workspace location on the kinematics of seated reaching in persons with hemiparesis. Poster Presentation, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, June, 2004
  35. Reisman DS, Scholz, JP. Joint and surface force coordination during reaching motions involving the trunk in persons with hemiparesis. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2003
  36. Reisman DS, Scholz, JP. Differences in coordination of joint motion timing in persons with hemiplegia and healthy persons during a seated, reaching task. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2002
  37. Tseng Y Reisman DS, Yang JF, Schöner G, Scholz JP. Joint coordination underlying the control of a pointing task with and without vision. Progress in Motor Control III, conference abstracts, August, 2001
  38. Reisman DS, Yang JF, Tseng Y, Scholz JP. Joint coordination underlying the control of a pointing task in healthy and hemiparetic persons. Poster Presentation, Progress in Motor Control III, August, 2001
  39. Reisman DS, Scholz, JP. Effects of varying perceptual information on the control of body momentum in a sit-to-stand task. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2001
  40. Reisman, DS, Scholz, JP. Effect of task constraints on coordination of sit to stand. Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2000
  41. Schwartz D., Giroux, J., Neva, R., Sunsdahl, B. EMG and Mechanical Analysis of Focal and Postural Muscle Activity in Hemiplegic and Healthy Subjects During a Reaching Task. Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, June, 1993

INVITED PRESENTATIONS (top)

  1. “Monitoring and encouraging real world walking activity after stroke”, Delaware Stroke Initiative Annual Conference, October, 2013.
  2. “G-Codes- Implementation”, Christiana Health Care Center, May 21, 2013.
  3. “Post-stroke walking recovery: from locomotor learning to real-world walking activity”, University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Research Seminar, February 27, 2013.
  4. “Writing with the Editors”, Moderator. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, January, 2013.
  5. “Physical Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation”. Delaware Stroke Initiative Annual Conference, October, 2012.
  6. “Locomotor Learning after Stroke”, University of Illinois-Chicago, Department of Physical Therapy, April, 2012.
  7. “Designing Gait Training Interventions for Indiviuals with Stroke: Rationale and Clinical Decision-Making for Assistance, Trial and Error Practice and Error Augmentation”, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, April, 2012.
  8. “Writing with the Editors”, Moderator. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2012.
  9. “Current Concepts in Post-Stroke Gait Rehabilitation”, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2012.
  10. “Physical Therapy for the Person Post-Stroke: From Principles of Neuroplasticity to Cutting Edge Interventions”, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, October, 2011.
  11. “Structuring Clinical Interventions to Maximize Motor Recovery After Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury”, New York Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, October, 2011.
  12. “APA Impact on Chronic Stroke”, The Management of Chronicity: Exploiting the experience of 5-year administration of Adapted Physical Activity, Rome, Italy, October, 2011
  13. “Locomotor Recovery Following Stroke”, Christiana Center for Outcomes Research Lunch and Learn Lecture Series, March, 2009.
  14. "Physical Motor Learning and Stroke", Delaware Stroke Initiative Annual Stroke Conference, September, 2008
  15. “Locomotor inter-limb coordination in post-stroke hemiparesis”, Sensory Motor Performance Program Seminar Series, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, March, 2006.
  16. “Locomotor Adaptation Following Stroke”, University of Maryland-Baltimore, Physical Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program Seminar Series, February, 2006.
  17. “Exercise and the Older Adult”, Geriatric Medicine Symposium, Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, December, 2005.
  18. “Locomotor Adaptation Following Stroke”, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research Seminar Series, October 10, 2005.
  19. “Physical Therapy and Stroke Rehabilitation”, Delaware Stroke Intitiative’s 5th Annual Stroke Education Conference, October, 2005.
  20. “Physical Health in Retirement”, Peninsula United Methodist Homes’ 50th Anniversary celebration, September, 2004.

SERVICE (top)

  • University of Delaware
    • Neurologic and Older Adult Clinic Executive Committee Member, 2004-present
    • PT Research Retreat Planning Committee, 2008
    • BIOMS Qualifying Examination Development Committee Member, 2010-2011
    • College of Health Sciences Strategic Planning - Research, 2011-present
    • College of Health Sciences Awards Committee, 2011-present
    • College of Health Sciences Research Review Committee, 2011-2012
    • PT Awards Committee Chairperson, 2011-present
    • College of Health Sciences Representative to Faculty Senate, 2012-present
    • Physical Therapy Faculty Search Committee, 2012
    • Physical Therapy Chairperson Search Committee, 2013
    • Organizing Committee, Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (CBER) 2013 Research Symposium
    • Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Faculty Search Committee, 2013
  • APTA
    • Section on Research Awards Committee Member, 2009-2012
    • Neurology Section Research Committee Member, N June 2006-2012
    • Neurology Section Abstract Reviewer Combined Sections Meeting, 2006-2011
  • Editorial Board Member
    • Physical Therapy, July 2013-presemnt
    • Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2010-present
  • Scientific Review Board - Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Research and Development Scientific merit Review Board, Brain Injury: TBI and Stroke Panel, 2011-2014
  • Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Research and Development Scientific Merit Review Board, Brain Injury: TBI and Stroke Panel, 2011-2014
  • NIH NINDS: Special Emphasis Panel Stroke Trials Network, August, 2013
  • American Heart Association: Bioengineering Clinical Peer Review Study Group, April, 2013.
  • Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer – Austrian Science Fund, 2012
  • Manuscript Reviewer
    • Stroke
    • Physical Therapy
    • Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
    • Journal of Neurophysiology
    • Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
    • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Experimental Brain Research
  • Graduate Student Representative
    • Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science University of Delaware, September 2001-May 2002
    • Graduate Student Representative; Student and Faculty Honors Committee University of Delaware, September 2000-May 2002
  • Delegate
    • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates June, 1998
    • Delegate; New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) State Delegate Assembly April, 1998

STUDENTS & TRAINEES (top)

Advisor    
(Current) Eunse Park PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Current) Devina Kumar PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Current) Erin Helm PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Current) Christine Malecka PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Completed) Trisha Kesar Post-Doc Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Completed) Katie Romaniak BS Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Delaware
(Completed) Alex Chau BS Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Delaware
(Completed) Sarah Joyner BS Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Delaware
(Completed) Kristin Gallagher BS Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Delaware
(Completed) Stacey Cifelli BS Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Delaware (Peter White Fellow)
(Completed) Jennifer Breithupt BS Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Delaware (Peter White Fellow)
(Completed) Jill McElligott BS Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Delaware (Peter White Fellow)
     
Committee Member    
(Current) Elena Kokkoni PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware (Advisor, Cole Galloway)
(Current) Sumayah Abujaber PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware (Advisor, Joe Zeni)
(Current) Shraddha Srivastava PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware (Advisor, Jill Higginson)
(Current) Kathleen White PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware (Advisor, Lynn Snyder-Mackler)
(Current) Clint Wutzke PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of North Carolina(Advisor, Mike Lewek)
(Current) John Ramsay PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware (Advisor, Jill Higginson & Tom Buchanan)
(Current) Brian Knarr PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware (completed 3/12; Advisor, Jill Higginson)
(Current) Geetanjali Gera PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware (current; Advisor, John Scholz)
(Current) Vineet Vashista PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware (Advisor, Sunil Agrawal)
(Completed) Doug Savin PhD Physical Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland
(Advisor: Susanne Morton)
(Completed)Margie Roos PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Katherine Rudolph)
(Completed)Rebecca Fellin PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Irene Davis)
(Completed) Deepak Kumar PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Katherine Rudolph)
(Completed) Wei-Li Hsu PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: John Scholz)
(Completed) Sara Farquhar PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Lynn Snyder-Mackler)
(Completed) Trisha Kesar PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Stuart Binder-Macleod)
(Completed) Ming Xiao PhD Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Jill Higginson)
(Completed) Megan Wenner PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Bill Farquhar)
(Current) Amy Lenz MS University of Delaware (Advisor: Jill Higginson)
(Completed) Michael Ward MS Health and Exericse Science, University of Delaware (Advisor: Bill Farqhuar)
(Completed) Ben Roewer MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware (Advisor: Jill Higginson)
(Completed) Geetanjali Gera MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: John Scholz)
(Completed) Allison Altman MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Irene Davis)
(Completed) Debbie George MS Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware (Advisor: Jill Higginson)
(Completed) Hui Min Li MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Cole Galloway)
(Completed) Andrew Davison MS Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Jian Sun)
(Completed) Jason Schoenfeld BS Undergraduate Senior Thesis Committee, University of Delaware
(Completed) Chris Wagner BS Undergraduate Senior Thesis Committee, University of Delaware

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