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Graduates of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral  Program

Year of Graduation: 2015
Name: Julie Baltisberger, Ph.D., OTR/L
Dissertation Title: BENT BUT NOT BROKEN: A MIXED METHODS STUDY OF MOTHERS WITH BREAST CANCER
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2015
Name: Enrique Smith-Forbes, Ph.D., MOT, OTR, CHT
Dissertation Title: EXPLORATION OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PATIENT ADHERENCE IN UPPER EXTREMITY REHABILITATION: A MIXED-METHODS EMBEDDED DESIGN
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2015
Name: Janice Carter Smith, Ph.D., CCC/SLP
Dissertation Title: PROBLEM SOLVING OF TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN ON AN ADAPTATION OF THE TWENTY QUESTIONS TASK
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2014
Name: Joanne Estes, Ph.D., OTR/L
Dissertation Title: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS' EXPERIENCES WITH ETHICAL AND OCCUPATION-BASED PRACTICE IN HOSPITAL SETTINGS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2014
Name: Nicole Etter, Ph.D., CCC/SLP
Dissertation Title: THE RELATIONSHIP OF SOMATOSENSORY PERCEPTION AND FINE-FORCE CONTROL IN THE ADULT HUMAN OROFACIAL SYSTEM
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2014
Name: Suzanne Martin, Ph.D., MACT, PT
Dissertation Title: PLAY IN CHILDREN WITH MOTOR DISABILITIES
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2014
Name: Jenny Toonstra, Ph.D., M.A., ATC
Dissertation Title:  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PATIENT EXPECTATIONS, FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME, SELF-EFFIENCY, AND REHABILITATION ADHERENCE FOLLOWING CARTILAGE REPAIR OF THE KNEE: A SEQUENTIAL EXPLANTORY ANALYSIS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Christine Waters Banker, Ph.D., ATC
Dissertation Title: IMMUNOMODULATORY EFFECTS OF MASSAGE IN SKELETAL MUSCLE
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Daisuke Sugimoto, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS
Dissertation Title: EFFECT OF COMPLIANCE OF NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING ON LOWER EXTREMITY MUSCULATURE STRENGTH IN FEMALE ATHLETES
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Stephanie Moore, Ph.D., ATC
Dissertation Title: PREDICTORS OF OUTCOME FOLLOWING STANDARDIZED REHABILITATION FOR PATIENTS WITH SHOULDER PAIN
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Amy Marshall, Ph.D., OTR/L
Dissertation Title: DESCRIPTION AND SERVICE INNOVATION IN ADOLESCENT TRANSITION WITHIN KENTUCKY STATE AGENCY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Mary I. Fisher, Ph.D., PT, OCS, CLT
Dissertation Title: A COMPARISON OF UPPER EXTREMITY FUNCTION BETWEEN FEMALE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS AND HEALTHY CONTROLS: TYPICAL SELF-REPORT OF FUNCTION, MOTION, STRENGTH, AND MUSCULAR ENDURANCE LEVELS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Joseph Matthew Day, Ph.D., PT, OCS, CIMT
Dissertation Title: SCAPULAR MUSCLE ASSESSMENT IN PATIENTS WITH LATERAL EPICONDYLALGIA
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Megan Danzl, Ph.D., PT, DPT, NCS
Dissertation Title: DEVELOPING THE REHABILITATION EDUCATION FOR CAREGIVERS AND PATIENTS (RECAP) MODEL FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY IN STROKE REHABILITATION
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2013
Name: Andrea Cripps, Ph.D., ATC
Dissertation Title: ALTERATIONS IN VISUAL PROCESSING AND ITS IMPACT ON UPRIGHT POSTURAL STABILITY IN ATHLETES FOLLOWING SPORT-RELATED CONCUSSION
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Susan Frank,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: USE OF EXPLICIT NON-EVOCATIVE PRINT REFERENCING WITH AT-RISK PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: IMPLICATIONS FOR INCREASING PRINT KNOWLEDGE
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Johanna Hoch, PhD, ATC
Dissertation Title: DIFFERENCES IN ARTICULAR CARTILAGE DAMAGE, AND SELF-REPORTED PAIN AND FUNCTION FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE KNEE LIGAMENT INJURY BASED ON BONE BRUISE LESION PRESENCE AND SEVERITY
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Camille Skubik-Peplaski,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE ON AN INPATIENT STROKE REHABILITATION PROGRAM 
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Gina C. Siconolfi-Morris,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: USE OF A VIDEO GAME BASED BALANCE TRAINING INTERVENTION ON THE BALANCE AND FUNCTION OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Thomas Palmer,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: EFFECTS OF PROXIMAL STABILITY TRAINING ON SPORT PERFORMANCE AND PROXIMAL STABILITY MEASURES
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Kellie Ellis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dissertation Title: SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS' PERCEPTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE OF EMERGENT LITERACY INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES: A MIXED METHODS STUDY
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Carrie Silkman Baker,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SELF-EFFICACY OF BALANCE SCALE (SEBS): INVESTIGATION OF PSYCHOMETIRC PROPERTIES IN FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYERS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2012
Name: Melba Custer,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: DEVELOPING A MODEL OF CLIENT SATISFACTION WITH A REHABILITATION CONTINUUM OF CARE
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2011
Name: Claire Davies,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: PRACTICE PATTERNS OF PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING WHEN TREATING PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2011
Name: Jennifer Howard,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: CLINICAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOLLOWING AUTOLOGOUS CHONDROCYTE IMPLANTATION TO THE KNEE:  THE ROLE OF PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES, PERFORMANCE BASED ASSESSMENT, AND RESPONSE SHIFT
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2011
Name: Ashwini Joshi,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: CENTRAL NEURAL AND BEHAVIORAL CORRELATES OF VOICE SECONDARY TO INDUCED UNILATERAL VOCAL FOLD PARALYSIS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2011
Name: Matthew Hoch,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: THE EFFECT OF JOINT MOBILIZATION ON FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC ANKLE INSTABILITY
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2010
Name: Kathleen E. Yancosek,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: INJURY-INDUCED HAND DOMINANCE TRANSFER
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2010
Name: Anne Olson,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: AUDITORY TRAINING AT HOME FOR ADULT HEARING AID USERS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2009
Name: Charles R. Hazle,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: A SIMULATED PASSIVE INTERVERTEBRAL MOTION TASK: OBSERVATIONS OF PERFORMANCE IN A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2009
Name: Kelly A. Kleinhans, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS:  AN INDIVIDUALIZED METHOD FOR INTERPRETING UNFAMILIAR COMMUNICATIVE ACTS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2009
Name: Somaya H. Malkawi,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: PARTICIPATION IN PLAY ACTIVITIES OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2009
Name: Maureen K. Dwyer,  Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: THE ROLE OF THE HIP ABDUCTOR MUSCLE COMPLEX IN THE FUNCTION OF THE PATHOLOGICAL HIP JOINT
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2008
Name: Lisa Thomas, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: EFFECT OF DYSTROPHIN DEFICIENCY ON SELECTED INTRINSIC LARYNGEAL MUSCLES OF THE mdx MOUSE
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2008
Name: Tony English, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: CLINICAL FUNCTIONAL TESTING IN PEOPLE 30-60 YEARS OLD. EXPECTED PERFORMANCE VALUES AND CORRELATIONS TO MUSCLE FITNESS AND ACTIVITY LEVEL
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2008
Name: Tamara Cranfill, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT: DOMAIN IMPORTANCE TO PERSONS WITH APHASIA
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2007
Name: Lyn Roark Tindall, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: VIDEOPHONE DELIVERED VOICE THERAPY: COMPARING OUTCOMES TO TRADITIONAL DELIVERY FOR ADULTS WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2007
Name: Henry "Hank" White, II Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: VALIDITY OF THE PENDULUM TEST TO MEASURE QUADRICEPS SPASTICITY IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2007
Name: Christine Teeters Myers, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THERAPY PROVIDERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TRANSITIONS:  PARTICIPATION, PRACTICES, AND PREDICTORS OF INVOLVEMENT
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2007
Name: Kyle Benjamin Kiesel, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: A COMPARISON OF SELECT TRUNK MUSCLE THICKNESS CHANGE BETWEEN SUBJECTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN CLASSIFIED IN THE TREATMENT-BASED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND ASYMPTOMATIC CONTROLS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2007
Name: Alyssa Catherine LaForme Fiss, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: EFFECT OF INCREASED PRACTICE TIME USING SENSORIMOTOR GROUPS ON GROSS MOTOR SKILL ACQUISITION FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2007
Name: Scott Shafer, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: THE IMPACT OF DIABETES AND PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY ON FALL RISK AND FUNCTION IN ADULTS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2007
Name: Sharon Hart, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING COMMUNICATION-CENTERED INTERVENTION TO FACILITATE PHONOLOGICAL LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2006
Name: Sherri Lovelace, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: THE ROLE OF BOOK TYPE IN THE RETENTION OF NOVEL VOCABULARY AMONG CHILDREN AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN WITH VOCABULARY DEFICITS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2005
Name: Scott Tomchek, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: CHARACTERIZING SENSORY PROCESSING IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2005
Name: Lori Bolgla, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: ETIOLOGY OF PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME: A PROXIMAL LINK TO A DISTAL PROBLEM
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

Year of Graduation: 2005
Name: Jane O’Regan Kleinert, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: A COMPARISON OF SYNTAX TRAINING FOR STUDENTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES UTILIZING CLINICIAN-DIRECTED VERSUS SELF-DETERMINED SESSION PARADIGMS
Location: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

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