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Our research faculty works on independent and collaborative research projects with publications and nationally recognized journals.
  • 2022

    Cowan, R. E., Silveira, S. L., Helle, T., Læssøe, U., Gøeg, K. R., Bangshaab, J., & Motl, R. W. (2022). Lifestyle physical activity in manual wheelchair users–an overlooked public health opportunity. Spinal Cord, 60, 190-92.

    de Groot, S., Cowan, R. E., MacGillivray, M. K., Leving, M. T., & Sawatzky, B. J. (2022). The effect of external power output and its reliability on propulsion technique variables in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 30, 296-304.

    Driscoll, S. W., Raddatz, M. M., Sabharwal, S., Francisco, G. E., Nguyen, V., & Kinney, C. L. (2022). American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Diplomate Customization Choices on the Longitudinal Assessment for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: A First-Year Experience. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 101, S21-S25.

    Elliott, C. S., Kopp, M. A., Stampas, A., Schwab, J. M., Chen, Y., Shem, K., & Crew, J. (2022). The effect of early infection on the rate of volitional voiding after spinal cord injury: a potential modifiable risk factor for bladder outcomes. The Journal of urology, 207, 137-43.

    Han, A., Yuen, H. K., & Wilroy, J. D. (2022). Exploring associations of psychological inflexibility with depressive symptoms, anxiety, and stress in individuals living with a spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional study. Rehabilitation Psychology, 67, 170.

    Jewell, G. R., Salem, J., Hartley, S., Vezey, E., Mark, V. W., & Mennemeier, M. S. (2022). Can Crossover and Altered Magnitude Estimation in Neglect Be Explained by Contextual Effects? Advances in neurology and neuroscience research, 3.

    Kirkwood, B., & Mark, V. W. (2022). Consistency of inclusion criteria for functional movement disorder clinical research studies: A systematic review. NeuroRehabilitation, 50, 169-78.

    Koblinski, J. E., DeVivo, M. J., Chen, Y., & Nfonsam, V. (2022). Colorectal cancer mortality after spinal cord injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 45, 436-41.

    Kumar, R. G., Esterov, D., Adams, R. S., Corrigan, J. D., Juengst, S. B., Chiaravalloti, N. D., Yew, B., Dreer, L. E., & Dams-O’Connor, K. (2022). Changes in alcohol use and mood during the COVID-19 pandemic among individuals with traumatic brain injury: A difference-in-difference study. PLoS one, 17, e0266422.

    Kumar, R. G., Ketchum, J. M., Hammond, F. M., Novack, T. A., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T. M., Silva, M. A., & Dams-O’Connor, K. (2022). Health and cognition among adults with and without Traumatic Brain Injury: A matched case–control study. Brain injury, 36, 415-23.

    Le, M. Q. T., Felix, E. R., Irwin, R., Cardenas, D. D., & Cowan, R. E. (2022). Longitudinal Median Nerve Ultrasound Changes in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury and an Age-and Sex-Matched Nondisabled Cohort. Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, 4, 100238.

    Li, J., Morrow, C., Barnes, S., Wilson, L., Womack, E. D., McLain, A., & Yarar-Fisher, C. (2022). Gut microbiome composition and serum metabolome profile among individuals with spinal cord injury and normal glucose tolerance or prediabetes/type 2 diabetes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103, 702-10.

    Li, J., Morrow, C., McLain, A., Womack, E. D., & Yarar-Fisher, C. (2022). Effects of a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet on gut microbiome composition in insulin-resistant individuals with chronic spinal cord injury: preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103, 1269-78.

    Lin, J. C., Mueller, C., Campbell, K. A., Thannickal, H. H., Daredia, A. F., Sheriff, S., Maudsley, A. A., Brunner, R. C., & Younger, J. W. (2022). Investigating whole‐brain metabolite abnormalities in the chronic stages of moderate or severe traumatic brain injury. PM&R, 14, 472-85.

    Mark, V. W. (2022). Advances in rehabilitation for functional neurological disorder. NeuroRehabilitation, 50, 165-67.

    Mark, V. W. (2022). Functional neurological disorder: Extending the diagnosis to other disorders, and proposing an alternate disease term—Attentionally-modifiable disorder. NeuroRehabilitation, 50, 179-207.

    Mark, V. W., Lee, R. D. A., Taub, E., & Uswatte, G. (2022). Perspectives From Persons With Multiple Sclerosis for a Comprehensive Real-World Change Therapy for Mobility. Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, 4, 100166.

    Mathern, R., Senthil, P., Vu, N., & Thiyagarajan, T. (2022). Neurocognitive rehabilitation in COVID-19 patients: a clinical review. Southern Medical Journal, 115, 227.

    Rimmer, J. H., Wilroy, J., Young, H.-J., Young, R., Sinha, T., Currie, M., Lima, C. R., & Lai, B. (2022). Qualitative Evaluation of a Comprehensive Online Wellness Program (MENTOR) Among People With Spinal Cord Injury. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 917898.

    Somani, S., Nanavati, H., Zhou, X., & Lin, C. (2022). African Americans and women have lower functional gains during acute inpatient rehabilitation after hemorrhagic stroke. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 101, 1099.

    Trost, Z., Anam, M., Seward, J., Shum, C., Rumble, D., Sturgeon, J., Mark, V., Chen, Y., Mitchell, L., & Cowan, R. (2022). Immersive interactive virtual walking reduces neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury: findings from a preliminary investigation of feasibility and clinical efficacy. Pain, 163, 350-61.

    van der Woude, L. H., Cowan, R. E., Goosey-Tolfrey, V., Chénier, F., Arnet, U., & Vegter, R. J. (2022). Power output and energy cost: crucial measures to understand motor skill learning in handrim wheelchair propulsion. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 16, 94-97.

    Wilroy, J. D., Kim, Y., Lai, B., Ivankova, N., Herbey, I., Sinha, T., & Rimmer, J. H. (2022). How do people with physical/mobility disabilities benefit from a telehealth exercise program? A qualitative analysis. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 932470.

    Zhou, X., & Renfro, C. (2022). Wound and Skin Care (currently says Would), An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, E-Book (Vol. 33): Elsevier Health Sciences.

  • 2023

    Aita, S. L., Schuler, K. R., Isaak, S. L., Borgogna, N. C., Moncrief, G. G., Hollis, S. D., & Hill, B. D. (2023). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Complicated by Traumatic Brain Injury: A Narrative Review. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine, 5, 92.

    Bell, T., Crowe, M., Novack, T., Davis, R. D., & Stavrinos, D. (2023). Severity and correlates of brain fog in people with traumatic brain injury. Research in Nursing & Health, 46, 136-47.

    Biering-Sørensen, F., Charlifue, S., Chen, Y., New, P. W., Noonan, V., Post, M. W., Rupp, R., & Vogel, L. (2023). International Spinal Cord Injury Core Data Set (version 3.0)—including standardization of reporting. Spinal Cord, 61, 65-68.

    Bogner, J., Brenner, L., Kurowski, B., Malec, J., Novack, T., Zhang, Y., Kennedy, R., Rapport, L. J., Bombardier, C., & Bergquist, T. (2023). Crash risk following return to driving after moderate-to-severe TBI: a TBI Model Systems Study. Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 38, 268-76.

    Chen, Y., Charlifue, S., Noonan, V. K., New, P. W., Gururaj, G., Katoh, S., Leiulfsrud, H., Post, M. W., & Biering-Sørensen, F. (2023). International spinal cord injury socio-demographic basic data set (version 1.0). Spinal Cord, 1-4.

    Cole, S., Wang, Z., Chen, Z., Hua, C., Chen, Y., & Evans, D. (2023). Is Spending Nights Away From Home Associated With Participation and Life Satisfaction After Spinal Cord Injury? A Longitudinal Perspective. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.

    Dams-O'Connor, K., Juengst, S. B., Bogner, J., Chiaravalloti, N. D., Corrigan, J. D., Giacino, J. T., Harrison-Felix, C. L., Hoffman, J. M., Ketchum, J. M., & Lequerica, A. H. (2023). Traumatic brain injury as a chronic disease: insights from the United States Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Research Program. The Lancet Neurology.

    Gaffey, A. E., Goldstein, C. M., Hays, M. M., Lee, S. Y., & Gaalema, D. E. (2023). Psychological risk factors in cardiac rehabilitation: Anxiety, depression, social isolation, and anger/hostility. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 43, E20-E21.

    Gustin, S. M., Bolding, M., Willoughby, W., Anam, M., Shum, C., Rumble, D., Mark, V. W., Mitchell, L., Cowan, R. E., & Richardson, E. (2023). Cortical Mechanisms Underlying Immersive Interactive Virtual Walking Treatment for Amelioration of Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury: Findings from a Preliminary Investigation of Thalamic Inhibitory Function. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12, 5743.

    Javeed, S., Greenberg, J. K., Zhang, J. K., Plog, B., Dibble, C. F., Benedict, B., Botterbush, K., Khalifeh, J. M., Wen, H., & Chen, Y. (2023). Association of upper-limb neurological recovery with functional outcomes in high cervical spinal cord injury. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 1, 1-8.

    Keatley, E. S., Bombardier, C. H., Watson, E., Kumar, R. G., Novack, T., Monden, K. R., & Dams-O'Connor, K. (2023). Cognitive performance, depression, and anxiety 1 year after traumatic brain injury. Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 38, E195-E202.

    Kroenke, K., Corrigan, J. D., Ralston, R. K., Zafonte, R., Brunner, R. C., Giacino, J. T., Hoffman, J. M., Esterov, D., Cifu, D. X., & Mellick, D. C. (2023). Effectiveness of Care Models for Chronic Disease Management: A Scoping Review of Systematic Reviews. PM&R.

    Marwitz, J. H., Perera, R. A., Klyce, D. W., Abbasi, K., Bergquist, T. F., Neumann, D., Agtarap, S. D., Lengenfelder, J., Hammond, F. M., & Dreer, L. E. (2023). Caregiver resilience following traumatic brain injury: Findings at six months postinjury. Rehabilitation Psychology.

    McLain, A. B., Zhang, L., Troncale, J., Chen, Y. Y., & Kalpakjan, C. (2023). Pregnancy, labor, and delivery outcomes of women with and without spinal cord injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 46, 405-13.

    Richardson, E. J., Trost, Z., Payne, M., & Wiggins, A. (2023). The negative effect of social discrimination on pain tolerance and the moderating role of pain catastrophizing. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 30, 169-81.

    Sanders, G., Rapport, L. J., Marwitz, J. H., Novack, T. A., Walker, W., Tefertiller, C., Watanabe, T. K., Kennedy, R., Goldin, Y., & Bergquist, T. (2023). Barriers to driving and psychosocial outcomes after traumatic brain injury. Brain injury, 37, 412-21.

    Soleymani, H., & Cowan, R. (2023). Relationship between rolling resistance, preferred speed, and manual wheelchair propulsion mechanics in non-disabled adults. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-12.

    Soleymani, H., Jeng, B., Abdelmessih, B., Cowan, R., & Motl, R. W. (2023). Accuracy and Precision of Actigraphy and SMARTwheels for Measuring Push Counts Across a Series of Wheelchair Propulsion Trials in Non-disabled Young Adults. International Journal of Medical Students, 11, 29-37.

    Wilson-Jene, H., Cowan, R. E., & Pearlman, J. (2023). A novel approach to directly measuring wheel and caster rolling resistance accurately predicts user-wheelchair system-level rolling resistance. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 10, 20556683231180877.