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Chris Gregory

Chris Gregory, PT, PhD

Chris Gregory, Ph.D., PT
Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences and Research
77 President Street, MSC 700

Charleston, SC 29425

Office: C308

843-792-1078
gregoryc@musc.edu

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Education

  • MS Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University (2003) 
  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, University of Georgia (2002)
  • MS Exercise Science, University of Georgia (1998)
  • BS Education, University of Georgia (1996)

Areas of Teaching

  • Applied Physiology and Nutrition
  • Evidence Based Practice

Research Interests

Recent Grants

  • September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2020  Navigator
    “National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R)”
    National Institutes of Health
  • May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2019  Co-Investigator
    “Higher-Than-Replacement Testosterone Plus Finasteride Treatment After SCI”
    VA Rehabilitation R&D Service
  • July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2019  Principal Investigator
    "Treating Depression and Enhancing Locomotor Recovery Post-stroke"
    National Institutes of Health
  • October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2017 Principle Investigator
    “Skeletal muscle plasticity and locomotor function following stroke”
    VA Rehabilitation R&D Service
  • October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016  Principal Investigator
    "Rural Veterans Telerehabilitation Initiative: RVTRI Stroke"
    Office of Rural Health Development Project
    VA Rehabilitation R&D Service

Recent Publications

  • Revuelta GJ, Embry A, Elm JJ, Gregory C, Delambo A, Kautz S, Hinson VK. (2015). Pilot study of atomoxetine in patients with Parkinson's disease and dopa-unresponsive Freezing of Gait. Translational Neurodegeneration. 2015 Dec 10;4:24.
  • B Smalls, CM Gregory, J Zoeller & L Egede. (2015). Assessing the relationship between neighborhood factors and diabetes related health outcomes and self-care behaviors.  BMC Health Services Research.  15(1): 445.
  • ND DiPiro, AE Embry, S Fritz, A Middleton, J Krause, and CM Gregory. (Accepted). Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Fitness and Walking Related Outcomes in Ambulatory Individuals with Chronic Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord.
  • ND DiPiro, P Morgan, K Holthaus, MG Bowden, AE Embry, LA Perry, CM Gregory. (2015). Lower extremity strength is correlated with walking function after incomplete SCI. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 21(2): 133-39.
  • P Morgan, A Embry, L Perry, K Holthaus & CM Gregory. (2015). Feasibility of lower extremity muscle power training to enhance locomotor function post-stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 52(1):77-84.
  • B Smalls, CM Gregory, J Zoeller & L Egede. (2015). Direct and Indirect Effects of Neighborhood Factors and Self-Care on Glycemic Control in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 29(2):186-91.
  • RJ Downey, MJ Bellman, H Kawai, CM Gregory & WE Dixon. (In press). Comparing the Induced Muscle Fatigue Between Asynchronous and Synchronous Electrical Stimulation in Able-bodied and Spinal Cord Injured Populations. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering.
  • B Smalls, CM Gregory, J Zoeller & L Egede. (2014). Effect of Neighborhood Factors on Diabetes Self-Care Behaviors in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 106(3):435-42.
  • CM Gregory, A Embry, L Perry & M Bowden. (2014). Quantifying human movement across the continuum of care: from lab to clinic to community. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 231: 18-21.
  • JF Yarrow, CF Conover, LA Beggs, DT Beck, D Otzel, A Baelez, SM Combs, JR Miller, I Aguirre, KG Neuville, CM Gregory, TJ Wronski, PK Bose, SE Borst. (2014). Testosterone Dose-dependently prevents bone and muscle loss following SCI. Journal of Neurotrauma. 31(9):834-45.
  • Parr JJ, Borsa PA, Fillingim RB, Tillman MD, Manini TM, Gregory CM, George SZ. (2014). Psychological Influences Predict Recovery Following Exercise Induced Shoulder Pain. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35(3):232-7.
  • Charalambous C, Bonilha HS, Gregory CM & Bowden MG. (2013). Rehabilitating Walking Speed Post-Stroke with Treadmill-based Interventions:  A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair. 27(8):709-21.
  • Bowden MG, Behrman AL, Neptune RR, Gregory CM, Kautz SA. (2013). Locomotor rehabilitation of individuals with chronic stroke: responders vs. non-responders. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 94(5):856-62.
  • Wang Q, N. Sharma, M. Johnson, C. M. Gregory, & W. E. Dixon. (2013). Adaptive Inverse Optimal Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1710-1718.

Recent Presentations

  • K Felder, P Morgan, A Embry, Lee S and CM Gregory. "Functional electrical stimulation assisted cycling after stroke." American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • Hunnicutt JL, Aaron SE, Morgan P, Cence B, Embry A and Gregory CM. "Effects of POWER Training in Young and Older Adults Post-Stroke." American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • VanDerwerker C, Cence B, Embry A and Gregory CM. "The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Poststroke Depression, Functional Mobility, and Metabolic Capacity in Individuals with Chronic Stroke." American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • Aaron SE, Hunnicutt JL, Embry A, Morgan P, Cence B, Bowden MG and Gregory CM. "Differences Between Responders and Nonresponders with POWER Training in Individuals With Chronic Stroke." American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • VanDerwerker C, Embry A, 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." American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • K Felder, P Morgan, A Embry, L Perry and CM Gregory. "Feasibility of lower extremity muscle power training to enhance locomotor function post-stroke." American Physical Therapy Association-Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2015. Indianapolis, IN.
  • MG Bowden, P Morgan, A Embry, L Perry and CM Gregory. "Alterations of Center of Mass Acceleration Resulting from Lower Extremity Muscle Power Training." American Physical Therapy Association-Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2015. Indianapolis, IN.
  • N Kirsch, N Alibeji, L Fisher, C Gregory & N Sharma. "A Semi-Active Hybrid Neuroprosthesis for Restoring Lower Limb Function in Paraplegics." IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Aug 2014. Chicago, IL.
  • ND DiPiro, AE Embry, LA Perry, P Morgan, CM Gregory. "Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Walking and Health Related Outcomes in Individuals with SCI." South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Apr 2014. Charleston, SC.
  • VK Hinson, A Delambo, AE Embry, CM Gregory. "Forced exercise for Freezing of Gait in Post STN DBS Parkinson’s Disease Patients." American Academy of Neurology, Mar 2013. San Diego, CA.
  • ND DiPiro, MG Bowden, AE Embry, LA Perry, CM Gregory. "Intensity Matters: A Multimodal Exercise Program Improves Strength and Gait Speed After Incomplete SCI." American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2013. Indianapolis, IN.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • MUSC College of Health Professions Developing Scholar Award, 2013
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Fellow, 2009
  • ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Best Paper, 2009
  • IEEE American Controls Conference O. Hugo Schuck Award - Best Paper, 2008
 
 
 

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