Houston Ph.D. Candidates

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Aldaihan, Mishal 

Chair: Dr. Carolyn DaSilva

Study: Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Arabic Version of the Patient-Reported Impact of Spasticity Measure in Arabic Speaking People with Spinal Cord Injury in Saudi Arabia
Collaborators: Ali Alnahdi, PT, MSc, PhD, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Education: Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy (PT), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabi; Post-Professional Masters Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT), Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, United States; Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, United States
Residence: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Arthur, Andrew

Chair: Dr. Toni Roddey

Study: Measurement of Shoulder Range of Motion, Video Analysis of Pitching and Comparison of Shoulder Treatments in High-School Baseball Pitchers With and Without Shoulder Pain
Collaborators: CHI St Luke's, Ron Wolforth's Texas Baseball Ranch, Conroe High School, Jason DeGroodt PTA, Dana Hill PT 
Education: Wartburg College B.S., University of Iowa DPT 
Residence: The Woodlands, TX 

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Belarmino, Bobby

Chair: Dr. Katy Mitchell

Study: Investigating All-Cause 30-Day Hospital Readmission in Patients Discharged from a Tertiary, Teaching Hospital with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF) Diagnosis
Collaborators: The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; Master of Arts in Applied Physiology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, Pangasinan, Philippines
Residence: Houston, TX

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Boddy, Anne

Chair: Dr. Katy Mitchell

 

Study: Investigating the Relationship Between Fall Risk and Gait Parameters in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease.

Collaborators: Lindsay Perry PT, DPT, NCS; Melanie Lomaglio PT, MSc., DPT, NCS

Education: BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University; DPT from University of St. Augustine (2006)

Residence: St. Augustine, Florida

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Brown, Christopher

Chair: Peggy Gleeson

Study: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Competency in Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University; Master of Science (Physical Therapy), Texas Woman’s University; Bachelor of Science, (Biology), University of Houston
Residence: Austin, TX

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Brusola, Greg

Chair: Dr. Katy Mitchell

Study: Measurement and Training of Dual-Task of Gait in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Collaborators: TIRR Memorial Hermann
Grant Funding: TIRR Rehabilitation Innovations Grant, ~$10,000
Education: University of Houston, BS Kinesiology - Exercise Science; Texas Woman's University, DPT
Residence: Houston, TX

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Flores, Megan

Chair: Dr. Katy Mitchell

Study: An investigation of trunk control in young children with Down syndrome
Collaborators: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences; Kelli Croll, PT; Christie Fryatt, PT; Simran Gutierrez, PT
Grant Funding: APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy ($9950)
Education: Master of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Residence: Austin, TX

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Flowers, Daniel

Chair: Dr. Wayne Brewer

Study: The Effects of Core Activation and Training on Gait Kinetics, Kinematics, and Function in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Collaborators: School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health – Shreveport; Clifton Frilot, PhD, PE, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences
Education: BS in Biology from Louisiana Tech University; DPT from LSU Health-Shreveport, 2012
Residence: Shreveport, LA

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Greenwood, Rebecca

Chairs: Dr. Toni Roddey and Dr. Jennifer Ellison

Study: Lower body positive pressure treadmill use for knee osteoarthritis: validation of Stridesmart software, predictive variables of unweighting, and immediate effects on gait of with unweighting intervention on a LBPP treadmill compared to regular treadmill
Education: San Diego State University BS in Kinesiology with focus in Athletic Training; Baylor University: Army Baylor DPT program; OCS: 2013
Residence: Houston, TX

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Lyon, Marissa

Chair: Dr. Peggy Gleeson

Study: A mixed methods analysis of the impact of standardized balance measurement on therapist decision-making and patient outcomes
Education: Bachelor Science Education in Health Science Studies at Baylor University; Doctor of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University
Residence: Houston, TX

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Sawtelle, Michelle

Chair: Dr. Shih-Chiao Tseng

Study: Gluteus maximus muscle activation and lower extremity power characteristics during a chair-rise in individuals following chronic stroke 
Collaborators: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Austin campus (site for data collection)
Grant Funding: University of St. Augustine Internal Grant funding received - $1867.79
Education: BS in Kinesiology - University of Texas at Austin; MPT - University of TX Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Residence: Austin, TX

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Sawyer, Kathryn

Chair: Dr. Toni Roddey

Study: Early initiation of spinal stabilization exercises in patients post-lumbar spinal fusion
Collaborators: Fondren Orthopedic Group Spinal Surgery Department 
Education: The University of Texas at Austin, BS in Communication Studies; Texas Woman’s University, MS in Physical Therapy
Residence: Houston, TX

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Schaumberg, Elke

Chair: Dr. Wayne Brewer

Study: Investigating the barriers to managing the multidimensional nature of chronic pain in uni-disciplinary outpatient physical therapy practices
Education: University of Colorado-Boulder: BS in Kinesiology; University of Colorado – Health Science: MS in Physical Therapy; Simmons College: DPT
Residence: Saunderstown, Rhode Island

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Wingard, Daniel

Chair: Dr. Shih-Chiao Tseng

Study: The Effects of Plantar Flexion Training on Plantar Flexion Activation, Torque, and Step Length Asymmetry in People with Chronic Stroke
Collaborators: TIRR
Education: Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, University of Houston; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University
Residence: Missouri City

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