Skip Navigation
 

PhD Student Achievements

Go to:  Dissertation Defense  |  Prospectus Defense  |  Publications   |   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. 


 

Prospectus Defense         (back to top)

  • 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.

 

 

Publications         (back to top)

  • 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

     

Presentations         (back to top)

  • 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 Healthcare 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 healthcare 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.


 

Grants & Awards         (back to top)

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.


 

Professional Service         (back to top)

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.

 
 
 

© 2014  Medical University of South Carolina | Disclaimer