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Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden, PhD, PT

Mark G. Bowden, Ph.D., PT
Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences and Research
77 President Street, MSC 700

Charleston, SC 29425

Office: C304

843-792-5036
bowdenm@musc.edu

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Education                       

  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida (2009)  
  • MS Physical Therapy, Duke University (1995)          
  • BS Psychology, Duke University (1991)

Areas of Teaching

  • Neuromuscular I & II
  • Evidence Based Practice I, II, III, & IV
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Research Seminar

Research Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Improving clinical decision making relative to locomotor interventions.
  • Designing interventions/combinations of therapies in response to improved understanding of underlying factors related to impaired walking.  
  • Translating biomechanical laboratory findings into non-laboratory assessments and clinical interventions.

Recent Grants

  • June 2, 2014 - March 31, 2019  Principal Investigator
    "Excitatory and Inhibitory rTMS as Mechanistic Contributors to Walking Recovery"
    NIH 1P20GM109040-01
    Direct Costs: $652,185
  • April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2018  Principal Investigator
    "Augmentation of Locomotor Adaptation Post-Stroke"
    Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development
    Direct Costs: $923,700
  • December 1, 2010 - November 30, 2013  Principal Investigator
    "Propulsive Training in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury"
    South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
    Direct Costs: $125,000
  • January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013  Co-Investigator
    "Do spinal and cortical tDCS suggest distinct and synergistic neuromechanical mechanisms for post-stroke walking recovery?"
    American Heart Association Innovative Research Grant
    Total Costs: $150,000
  • April 15, 2011 - March 31, 2013  Co-Investigator
    "Development of a Passive Exoskeleton for Gait Rehabilitation"
    NICHD
    Direct Costs: $246,178

Recent Publications

  • Balasubramanian CK, Chih-Ying L, Bowden MG, Duncan PW, Kautz SA, Belozo CA. (In press). Dimensionality and item-difficulty hierarchy of the lower-extremity Fugl-Meyer assessment in individuals with sub-acute and chronic stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Charalambous, C. C., Bowden, M. G., & Adkins, D. L. (2015). Motor Cortex and Motor Cortical Interhemispheric Communication in Walking After Stroke: The Roles of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Animal Models in Our Current and Future Understanding. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2015 Apr 15. Epub ahead of print.
  • DiPiro ND, Holthaus KD, Morgan PJ, Embry AE, Perry LA, Bowden MG, Gregory CM. (2015). Lower extremity strength is correlated with walking function after incomplete SCI. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation. 21(2):133–139.
  • Gregory CM, Embry A, Perry LA, Bowden MG. (2014). Quantifying human movement across the continuum of care: from lab to clinic to community. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 231:18-21.
  • Dobkin B, Nadeau S, Behrman AL, Wu S, Rose D, Bowden MG, Studenski S, Lu X, Duncan PW. (2014). Baseline prediction of responders for interventions of the Locomotor Experience Applied Post Stroke trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 51(1):39-50.
  • Charalambous CC, Bonilha HS, Kautz SA, Gregory CM, and Bowden MG. (2013). Rehabilitating Walking Speed Post-Stroke with Treadmill-based Interventions: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 27(8):709-721.
  • Behrman AL, Bowden MG, Rose DK. (2013). Clinical trials in Neurorehabilitation. Handbook of Clinical Neurology. 110:61-6.
  • Routson RL, Clark DJ, Bowden MG, Kautz SA, Neptune RR. (2013). Module quality and walking performance pre and post locomotor rehabilitation in adults post-stroke. Gait & Posture. 38:511–517.
  • Bowden MG, Behrman AL, Neptune RR, Gregory CM, Kautz SA. (2013). Locomotor rehabilitation of individuals with chronic stroke: difference between responders and non-responders. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 94:856-62.
  • Bowden MG, Woodbury ML, Duncan PW. (2013). Promoting neuroplasticity and recovery after stroke: future directions for rehabilitation clinical trials. Current Opinion in Neurology. 26(1):37-42.
  • Feng W, Bowden MG, Kautz SA. (2013). Transcranial direct current stimulation: a potential tool to enhance post-stroke recovery. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 20(1):68-77.

Recent Presentations

  • Aaron SE, Hunnicutt JL, Embry AE, Morgan PJ, Cence B, Bowden MG, Gregory CM. "Differences Between Responders and Nonresponders with POWER Training in Individuals With Chronic Stroke." Poster presentation. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • Hunnicutt JL, Aaron SE, Embry AE, Morgan PJ, Cence B, Bowden MG, and Gregory CM. "Effects of POWER Training in Young and Older Adults Post-Stroke." Poster presentation. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • VanDerwerker C, Gregory CM, and Bowden MG. "The Short-Term Effects of Incline Treadmill Walking on Braking, Propulsion, and Ankle Power in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury." Poster presentation. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • VanDerwerker C, Embry AE, Ross R, Aaron SE, Cence B, Newton J, Bowden MG, and Gregory CM. "The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Poststroke Depression, Functional Mobility, and Metabolic Capacity in Individuals with Chronic Stroke." Poster presentation. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • Wonsetler E, Gregory CM, Kautz SA, and Bowden MG. "Effects of Self-Selected and Fastest-Comfortable Walking Speeds on Gait Asymmetries." Poster presentation. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • Bowden MG, Wonsetler EC, Charalambous CC, George MS, and Kautz SA. "Excitatory and Inhibitory rTMS as Mechanistic Contributors to Walking Recovery." Poster presentation. Southeastern Regional IDeA Conference, Nov 2015. Biloxi, MS.
  • Atwater S, Wonsetler EC, Bowden MG. "The variability of kinetic parameters with altered walking speed." Poster presentation. 2015 MUSC Student Research Day, Nov 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Huey K, Wonsetler EC, Bowden MG. "The effect of changing speed on kinetic gait variables." Poster presentation. 2015 MUSC Student Research Day, Nov 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Huschart J, Wonsetler EC, Embry AE, Kautz SA, and Bowden MG. "The effect of incline versus decline walking in chronic stroke." Poster presentation. 2015 MUSC Student Research Day, Nov 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Miller E, Wonsetler EC, and Bowden MG. "The Effect of altering hip extension on kinetic gait variables." Poster presentation. 2015 MUSC Student Research Day, Nov 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Aaron SE, Hong I, Bowden MG, Gregory CM, Embry AE, and Velozo CA. "Use of the Rasch measurement model to investigate measurement properties for the Dynamic Gait Index in stroke." Poster presentation. 2015 MUSC Student Research Day, Nov 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Bowden M. "Development of a clinical assessment tool for kinetic gait outcomes." University of Delaware BIOMS Seminar, Oct 2015. Newark, DE.
  • Bowden M. and Kraft, S. "Strength training after stroke: make muscles, not excuses." SCAPTA Spring Conference, May 2015. Greenville, SC.
  • Bowden M. "Stroke Recovery Research Update." Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Update, Nov 2013. Charleston, SC.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • MUSC College of Health Professions Developing Scholar of the Year, 2015
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elite Reviewer Award, 2014
  • American Physical Therapy Association Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, 2013
 
 
 

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