Faculty publications

Our faculty do more than just provide a world-class education in the health professions. They also perform groundbreaking research to find ways to create better patient outcomes, more efficient care facilities and healthier communities. You can find a full list of this year's faculty publications below.

Faculty Publications 2018-2019


During the 2019 fiscal year, 21 different faculty in the College of Health Professions secured 36 extramural awards totaling $4.33 M for research, training, and other initiatives to enhance knowledge and spur discovery in a variety of fields.  Areas of research and training included geriatric workforce enhancement, mental health and aging, health policy, interdisciplinary training practice, chaplain research literacy, pediatric cognitive development, visual immersive gaming for lower back recovery, long term rehabilitation, and opioid competency.

Peer-reviewed journals

Nadder T, Davis D, Sandhu PK, Uettwiller-Geiger D, Zibrat S (2018). A Review of Published Studies on the Value of Laboratory Medicine American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. ASCLS.118.000729; doi: 10.29074/ascls.118.000729. 

He H, Wang J, Yannie PJ, Kakiyama G, Korzun WJ, Ghosh S. Sterol (2018). carrier protein-2 deficiency attenuates diet-induced dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis in mice. J Biol Chem. 15;29 (24):9 223-9231. 

Ghosh Ss, He H, Wang J, Korzun W, Yannie Pj, Ghosh S (2018). Intestine-specific expression of human chimeric intestinal alkaline phosphatase attenuates Western diet-induced barrier dysfunction and glucose intolerance. Physiol Rep. 6 (14): e13790. 

Korzun WJ (Assoc. Ed.) Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 8th ed. (2019).

Holton, V, Early, J, Gough, M & Gendron, T (2019). Building a University Climate to Support Community-Engaged Research in The Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Community Engagement and Outreach. Cambridge University Press.

Davis T, Teaster PB, Watkins JF, Thornton A, Alexander L, Zanjani F (2018). A Qualitative Approach to Increasing HIV Prevention in Primary Care Settings for Older Adults: Perspectives from Primary Care Providers. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 37(7): 840-855. 

Zanjani F, Allen H, Smith R, Clayton R, Martin C, Schoenberg N (2018). Immediate Effects of a Brief Intervention to Prevent Alcohol and Medication Interactions Among Older Rural Adults. Health Education & Research. 33(4): 261-270.

Baernholdt, et al (Watts C) (2019). An interprofessional Leadership and Quality Improvement program. American Journal of Medical Quality. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860618825306 

McClelland, LE.; Vogus, TJ (2019). Infusing, sustaining, and replenishing compassion in health care organizations through compassion practices. Health Care Management Review. Volume Publish Ahead of Print – Issue doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000240 

Bazzoli, G (2019). “Hospital risk-based payments and physician employment Impact on financial performance,” Health Care Management Review: Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue – doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000245 

Rathert, C, Porter, TH, Mittler, JN, & Fleig-Palmer, M (2019). Seven years after Meaningful Use: Physician and nurse experiences with electronic health records. Health Care Management Review. 44(1): 30-40. 

Rathert, C, Williams, ES, & Linhart, H (2018). Evidence for the Quadruple Aim: A systematic review of the literature on physician burnout and patient outcomes. Medical Care. 56: 976-984. 

Rathert, C, Williams, ES, & Linhart, H. (2018). Improving lives: A systematic review of the literature on physician burnout and patient outcomes. Proceedings of the Academy of Management. 2018(1), https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.193. 

Zhang, H., Wernz, C. and Hughes, D.R (2018). A Stochastic Game Analysis of Incentives and Behavioral Barriers in Chronic Disease Management. Service Science. 10 (3): 302-319. (published Sep 2018, https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/10.1287/serv.2018.0211) 

DeSmit, Z., Kulkarni, A.U. and Wernz, C. (2018). Enhancing Cyber-Physical Security Through Game Theoretic Analysis. Cyber-Physical Systems. 4(4): 232-259. (published Nov 2018, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23335777.2018.1537302) 

Clement, J., Khushanlani, J., Barenholdt, M (2018). Urban-Rural Differences in Skilled Nursing Facility Rehospitalization Rates. JAMDA, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. 19(10): 902-906. PMID: 29653810  doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2018.03.001 

Jump M, Biddle C (2019). Managing the hip fracture patient.  A meta-analysis of anesthetic interventions, comorbidities, surgical timing and risk of death and major complications. Current Reviews in Anesthesia. doi: 41:299-307. 

Hu J, Yang Y (2018). Improving Patient Handovers in Peri-Anesthesia Settings is More than Filling Out Checklists. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal. 86 (3):74-75 

Hu J, Yu L, Mandaloo S, Zhou Y, Yang Y (2018). A Theoretical Framework for Interaction of Nursing Discipline with Genetics and Genomics. International Journal of Nursing Sciences. 5(4):336-342. 

Hu J (2018). Music Therapy: Pediatric Palliative Care (Evidence Summary Updated Version). Joanna Briggs Institute CONNECT+. JBI6419. 

Hu J (2018). Gynecological Cancer: Psycho-Educational Interventions (Evidence Summary Updated Version). Joanna Briggs Institute CONNECT+. JBI8458. 

Yang L, Hu J, Fallacaro MD, Ruan H (2018). Bibliometric Analysis of the Patient Engagement Research in China. Chinese Nursing Research. 32(19): 3037-3040. 

Yang L, Hu J, Fallacaro MD, Ruan H (2018). Qualitative Study on Pre-Anesthesia Education in Patients with General Anesthesia. Chinese Journal of Modern Nursing. 24(11): 1284-1287. 

Zhao X., Hu J., Gay B, Ruan H (2018). A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines for adult pre-anesthesia assessment. The Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology. 34(5): 463-467. 

Zheng Y, Jiang L, Hu J, Ruan H (2018). Evidence based nursing care of patients with oral cancer during the perioperative settings. Journal of Prevention and Treatment for Stomatological Diseases. 26(12):799-803. 

Yang L., Hu J., Shi Z., Yang Y., Ruan H. (2018). Health Care Providers’ Perceptions on Barriers and Facilitators on Pre-anesthesia Education in Patients with General Anesthesia. Nursing Journal of Jie Fang. 35(05):33-36. 

Yang L, Hu J, Ruan H (2018). Systematic Review on Patient Pre-Anesthesia Education Guidelines. Chinese Journal of Modern Nursing. 24(3): 293-296.  

Meng L, Hu J, Yu L., Ruan H, Liu M (2018). Competency Survey on Pain Assessment and Treatment of Nurses in Shanghai Intensive Care Units. Chinese Journal of Modern Nursing. 24(19): 2306-2310. 

Lu Y, Lin J, Feng J, Hu J, Yang Y (2018). Narrative review on nursing care in day surgery. Nursing Research. 32(10):1499-1503. 

Zhao X, Xu M, Hu J, Yang L, Ruan H (2018). Nurse-led Pre-anesthesia Evaluation and Education Center: A Systematic Review. Chinese Nursing Management. 18(9):1289-1292 

Yuan X, Hu J, Ni J, Yang Y (2018). Using mobile applications in self-management of patients with chronic pain: a scoping review. Chinese Nursing Management. 18(12):1686-1688. 

Zheng H, Hu J, Dong B, Yang Y (2018). Share decision making frameworks: a narrative review. Chinese Nursing Management. 18(11):1575-1580.

Wands B (2018). A survey of moral distress in certified registered nurse anesthetists: A theoretical perspective for change in ethics education for advance practice nurses. International J Nursing vol. 5(2) pp:121-125 doi; 10.1016/J.IJNSS.2018.03.006 

Caracci, H, Reynolds, S, & Ivey, C (2018). Clinical reasoning for pediatric occupational therapy dosage decision making. OT Practice, 23(18). 10-13.  

Chu VWT, Hornby TG, Schmit BD (2018) Stepping responses to treadmill perturbations vary with severity of motor deficits in human SCI. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(2):497-508. 

Gentry, T (2018). What will self-driving cars mean for occupational therapy? OT Practice, 23 (13), 18-19. 

Kim, G, Carrico, C, Ivey, C, & Wunsch, PB (2019). Impact of sensory adapted dental environment on children with developmental disabilities. Special Care in Dentistry. 39(2), 180-187. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.13560   

Laverdure, P, Stephenson, P, & McDonald, M (2019). Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to Guide the Evaluation Process and Make Assessment Choices in School Practice. OT Practice. 24(2), CE 1-8.  

Laverdure, P & Wilmer, B (2018). Using an outdoor voice. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2018.1557396 

Laverdure, P, McCann, M, Mcloone, H, Moore, L, & Reed, L (2018). Developing quality indicators for school practice. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. 10(3), 1-13. 

Reynolds, S & Tucker, ME (2019). A multi-faceted approach to enhance pill-swallowing ability in children and adults with Barth Syndrome. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 73(4).  

Reynolds, S. & Andelin, L. (2018). Supporting Children with Sensory Processing Differences and their Families. OT Practice. 23(12). 10-15. (Feature) 

Wynarczuk, K.D., Hadley, D.E., Supriya, S., Ward, J.F., Ganetsky, V.S., & Sanchita, S., (2019). Pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant professional student’ perspectives on interprofessional roles and responsibilities, Journal of Interprofessional Care. doi:10.1080/13561820.2019.1572599 

Davis, R and Tartaglia, A (2019).  Integrating CPE Into A Master’s Degree Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry. vol. 39.

Ampomah K., Amano S, Wages NP, Volz L, Clift R, Ludin AFM, Nakazawa M, Law TD, Manini TM, Thomas JS, Russ DW, Clark BC (2019). Blood Flow-restricted Exercise Does Not Induce a Cross-transfer of Effect: An RCT. Med Sci Sports Exerc. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001984. [Epub ahead of print]

Applegate ME, France CR, Russ DW, Leitkam ST, Thomas JS (2019). Sørensen test performance is driven by different physiological and psychological variables in participants with and without recurrent low back pain. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2018.11.006.  

Applegate ME, France CR, Russ DW, Leitkam ST, Thomas JS (2018). Determining Physiological and Psychological Predictors of Time to Task Failure on a Virtual Reality Sørensen Test in Participants With and Without Recurrent Low Back Pain: Exploratory Study. JMIR Serious Games. 6(3):e10522. doi: 10.2196/10522.

Clark BC, Russ DW, Nakazawa M, France CR, Walkowski S, Law TD, Applegate M, Mahato N, Lietkam S, Odenthal J, Corcos D, Hain S, Sindelar B, Ploutz-Snyder RJ, Thomas JS (2018). A randomized control trial to determine the effectiveness and physiological effects of spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization compared to each other and a sham condition in patients with chronic low back pain: Study protocol for The RELIEF Study. Contemp Clin Trials. 70:41-52. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29792940

Dumenci L, Perera RA, Keefe FJ, Ang DC, Slover J, Jensen MP, Riddle DL (2019). Model-Based Pain and Function Outcome Trajectory Types for Patients Undergoing Knee Arthroplasty: A Secondary Analysis from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.01.004

Dumenci L, Matsuyama R, Riddle DL, Cartwright L, Siminoff L (2018). Validation of The Cancer Health Literacy Test - 30 (CHLT-30) in Non-Cancer Populations. Health Literacy Research and Practice. 2(2):e58-e66   

Dusing SC, Marcinowski EC*, Rocha NACF*, Tripathi T*, Brown SE (2019). Assessment of Parent-Child Interaction Is Important With Infants in Rehabilitation and Can Use High-Tech or Low-Tech Methods. Phys Ther. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzz021.

Dusing SC (2018). Play - A critical Skill for all infants and young children. Virginia Pediatrics (Publication of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics) page 26.

France CR, Thomas JS (2018). Virtual immersive gaming to optimize recovery (VIGOR) in low back pain: A phase II randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 69:83-91. Epub 2018 May 3.PMID: 29730393

Mahon CE, Darter BJ, Dearth, CL, Hendershot BD (2019). The relationship between gait symmetry and metabolic demand in individuals with unilateral transfemoral amputation: A preliminary study. Military Medicine. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy424. PMID: 30690459

Riddle DL, Vossen JA, Hoover KB (2019). Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis: Intertester Reliability of Modified Kellgren and Lawrence Ratings and Associations with Knee Pain and Function. Clinical Rheumatology. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-04414-z

Riddle DL, Perera RA (2019). Appropriateness and Total Hip Arthroplasty: Determining the Structure of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons System of Classification. The Journal of Rheumatology. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.180911.

Riddle DL, Keefe F, Ang DC, Slover JD, Jensen MP, Bair MJ, Kroenke K, Perera RA, Reed S, McKee D, Dumenci L (2019). Pain Coping Skills Training for Patients who Catastrophize About their Pain Prior to Knee Arthroplasty: A Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 101(3):218-227. PMID: 30730481.

Riddle DL, Slover JD, Ang DC, Bair MJ, Kroenke K, Perera RA, Dumenci L (2018). Opioid Use Prior to Knee Arthroplasty in Patients who Catastrophize about Their Pain: Preoperative Data from a Multi-site Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Pain Research. 21;11:1549-1557.  

Riddle DL, Golladay GJ (2018). Pre-operative Risk Factors for Postoperative Falls in Persons with Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Longitudinal Study of Data from the. Osteoarthritis Initiative. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 99(5):967-972. PMID: 29407516.

Hung A, Li Y, Keefe FJ, Ang DC, Slover J, Perera RA, Dumenci L, Reed SD, Riddle DL. Ninety-day and one-year healthcare utilization and costs after knee arthroplasty. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Jun 6. pii: S1063-4584(19)31067-2. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.05.019. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31176805

Riddle DL, Sando T, Tarver T, Slover J, Perera RA, Sierra R, Brito JP, Montori VM. Protocol for a systematic review of randomized trials of knee arthroplasty decision aids and shared decision-making approaches. Syst Rev. 2019 Jun 8: 8(1): 137. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-1053-1. PMID: 31176370

Tripathi T, Dusing S, Pidcoe PE, Xu Y, Shall MS, Riddle DL. A Motor Learning Paradigm Combining Technology and Associative Learning to Assess Prone Motor Learning in Infants. Phys Ther 2019 Jun 1; 99(6): 807-816. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzz066. PMID: 3115566

Stuyvenberg C, Dusing SC (2019). Commentary on “the Relationship Among Three Different Movement Analysis Tests in Preterm Babies”. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 494-502 doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzy033

Feuerstein, M, Gehrke, A, McMahon, BT, and McMahon, MC (2017).  Challenges Persist Under ADA Amendments Act:  How Can Oncology Providers Help? Journal of Oncology Practice. (13)6, 543-551.

Livneh, H, McMahon, BT, and Rumrull, P (2019). The Duality of human experience: Perspectives from pychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability - Empirical observations and conceptual issues. Rehab Counseling Bulletin. 62(2), 67-77.

Graham, KM, McMahon, BT, Kim, JH, Simpson, P, & McMahon, MC (2018). Patterns of Workplace Discrimination Across Broad Categories of Disability. Rehabilitation Psycholog. doi:.org/10.1037/rep0000227

Laoch, A, & Holmes, CM (2018). Serving transgender clients in the digital age. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling. 12(3), 193-208. doi:10.1080/15538605.2018.1488233

Cohen, TC, Legg J (2019).  Emotional well-being and stress among radiologic sciences students. Radiologic Technology. 90. 

Dempsey M, Cohen, T, Valentine-Hernandez L, Watson AB (2018).  Considering the thyroid in total breast irradiation. Radiation Therapist.  27 (2): 106-14.

Taylor, SF, Coogle, CL, Cotter, JJ, Welleford, EA & Copolillo, A (2019). Community-dwelling older adults’ adherence to environmental fall prevention recommendations. J Applied Gerontology. 38(6): 755-774.