Gregory E. Hicks

Gregory E. Hicks, PT, PhD

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Director, Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy (ADaPT)
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware
STAR Health Sciences Complex
540 S. College Ave, Suite 210E
Newark, DE 19713
Ph: (302) 831-2690
Fax: (302) 831-4234
E-mail: ghicks@udel.edu

 

Licensure: Delaware Physical Therapist #J1 0000993


Education

University of Delaware BA 1992 Biological Sciences
University of Delaware BA 1993 English (Business/Technical Writing
University of Delaware MPT 1995 Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh PhD 2002 Rehabilitation Science (Advisor: Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA)
National Institutes of Health
Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, Baltimore, MD
Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2004 Epidemiology of Aging
(Mentors: Luigi Ferrucci MD, PhD & Eleanor Simonsick, PhD)

Current Appointment

2014-present University of Delaware
Department of Physical Therapy
Department Chair
2012-present University of Delaware
Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Professor (with Tenure)
2007-present University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Professional History

2007-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2004-2006 University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor
2004-2006 University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Assistant Professor
2002-2004 National Institute on Aging–National Institutes of Health, Gerontology Research Center, Clinical Research Branch, Baltimore, MD, Intramural Research Training Award Post-Doctoral Fellow
2001-2002 University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy, Study Coordinator: “Performance Based Measures of Unilateral Knee Osteoarthritis”
2000-2002 University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy, Research Associate: “A Randomized Clinical Trial of Treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis”
1998-2002 University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy, Adjunct Clinical Faculty
1998-2000 University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy, Research Associate and Trial Coordinator: “Clinical Research Center for Work-Related Low Back Injuries–A Randomized Trial”
1997-1998 Schweizer’s Therapy and Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital, Clinic Director and Physical Therapist
1996-1998 University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy, Clinical Instructor and Teaching Assistant
1995-1997 Schweizer’s Therapy and Rehabilitation, New Castle, DE, Staff Physical Therapist

Honors/Awards

  • University of Delaware College of Health Sciences Excellence in Research Award, 2013
  • Invited Member of the Spinal Disorders and Back Pain Expert Panel for the Global Bone and Joint Decade Network Conference, Washington DC, October 2009 (APTA Representative), 2009
  • Honorary Membership, Israeli Physical Therapy Society, 2007
  • First Place: Junior Faculty: Bio-Medical/Basic Science Category: University of Maryland Aging Research and Women’s Health Research Poster Day: “Low 25 (OH) D concentrations are associated with significant pain in older women, but not men: Findings for the InCHIANTI study,” 2006
  • Clinical Medicine Research Award, Gerontological Society of America. Paper: “Trunk Muscle Composition as a Predictor of Physical Function in the Health ABC Study: The Moderating Role of Back Pain,” 2004
  • Intramural Research Training Award, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Institute on Aging–National Institutes of Health , 2002-2004
  • Presidential Fellowship Award, University of Delaware, 1993-1995
  • Induction into Mortar Board National Honor Society, University of Delaware, 1992

Professional Societies/Memberships

2003-Present Member, Gerontological Society of America
2001-Present Member, Research Section, American Physical Therapy Association
1997-Present Member, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Section, American Physical Therapy Association
1996-Present American Physical Therapy Association

Research Interest

Interventions for low back pain, rehabilitation strategies focused on trunk muscle function, and understanding factors that impact body composition and physical function in older adults.

Research Projects & Grants

Ongoing Research

  • 1R01AG041202-01 (G. Hicks)             8/01/12—6/31/17       3.6 calendar             (30%)
    NIA                             $1,600,065 – Direct         $2,338,160 – Total Cost
    Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: The Role of Co-Existing Hip Impairments
    The purpose of this project is to examine the impact of co-existing clinical hip impairments on spinal pain and functional limitations in older adults with chronic low back pain using a longitudinal cohort design.
    Role on Project: Principal Investigator
  • 1R01AG048069-01 (J. Guralnik)              9/30/15—4/30/19        1.2 calendar          (10%)
    NIA                              $974,160 – Direct         $1,427,012 – Total Cost
    Statistical Methods for Vitamin D Targets for Functional Outcomes in Older Adults
    The purpose of this project is to identify and validate 25-hydroxyvitamin D targets for falls reduction, mobility, activities of daily living, and instrumental activities of daily living (functional outcomes); and gait speed, muscle strength, and frailty (proximal conditions) using 4 prospective cohort studies comprising >12,500 older adults: Health, Aging, and Body Composition, Invecchiare in Chianti, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men, and Study of Osteoporotic Fractures.
    Role on Project:  Co-Investigator
  • 4R37 AG009901-05 (J. Magaziner) 8/1/11  – 6/30/16       0.60 calendar      (5%)
    NIA                  $4,781,737 – Direct         $7,205,844 – Total Cost
    Effects of Multi-Modal Exercise Intervention Post Hip Fracture
    The primary goals proposed for this study are:  (1) to study some of the key mechanisms on the pathway to changes in community ambulation in response to a Multi-modal Exercise Intervention (MMEI); and (2) test, in a preliminary manner through a pilot/feasibility study of a different sample of patients, the additional benefit of adding a protein supplement following MMEI sessions to determine if there are important changes in bone, muscle, inflammation, and function.
    Role on Project: Co-Investigator

PENDING

  • None

COMPLETED

  • 2R01 AR048212-06 (L. Snyder-Mackler)   12/01/10—11/30/15       0.60 calendar  (5%)
    NIAMS
    Can Neuromuscular Training Alter Movement Patterns?
    The goal of this application is to continue to examine outcomes of specialized neuromuscular and muscle strength training that may prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA), to obtain preliminary information about who has the potential to develop early signs of OA, and develop strategies to prevent structural changes in the joints of these individuals.
    Role on Project: Co-Investigator
  • U54 GM104941 (Binder-Macleod)        09/25/13 – 5/31/15      1.2 academic (10%)
    NIGMS    $3,484,000 – Current Year Direct         $75,742 – Current Year Direct for KCA3.3
    Delaware-CTR ACCEL
    The DE-CTR will develop the infrastructure to rapidly grow and develop clinical and translational research programs within and across the partnering institutions by concurrently building on the existing strengths of each institution and providing the key components to allow growth in strategic areas to improve the health of the citizens of Delaware, South Carolina, and the nation.
    Role on project:  KCA 3.3 Program Co-Leader (Design, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Core)
  • No number (G. Hicks)                     2012-2013 Academic Year
    University of Delaware, President’s Diversity Initiative Award.                   $40,000
    Development of the ADaPT Program (Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy). A jointly sponsored program between the Departments of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology & Applied Physiology to develop a mentoring program, undergraduate research program and a new bridge course in anatomy as a means of attracting a more diverse group of students into the College of Health Sciences and the nationally ranked doctoral program in PT.
    Role on Project: Principal Investigator
  • 1R21 HD057274-01 (G. Hicks)               07/01/08—1/31/12        1.8 calendar          (15%)
    NICHD                                                                                                 $420,750
    Trunk Muscle Training + NMES: Improving Function in Elders with Chronic Back Pain
    The purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of trunk muscle training, both volitionally and augmented by neuromuscular electrical stimulation, to reduce pain and improve functional capacity of older adults with chronic low back pain.  This study also proposes to examine changes in trunk muscle composition with this intervention via MRI.
    Role on Project:  Principal Investigator
  • R01 AG029315 (PI: J. Magaziner/M. Hochberg) 03/01/07 – 02/29/12 .60 calendar (5%)
    NIA $531,495
    The Epidemiology of Bone Strength and Muscle Composition After Hip Fracture in MenThis ancillary study is designed to extend the investigation of the hip fracture consequences further by examining trajectories of change in bone strength, bone metabolism, muscle composition, hormones, and markers of inflammation following hip fracture, and by comparing these changes in men and women during the year following a hip fracture. Role: Co-Investigator and Rehabilitation Scientist
  • P20 RR16458 (PI: T. Buchanan) 01/05/09 – 05/31/10
    NCRR $50,000
    Functional Recovery after Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery: A Preliminary StudyThe pilot project is funded by the center of Biomedical Research Excellence at the University of Delaware. The purpose of the project is to examine the role of muscle impairments in the recovery of function after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Role: Principal Investigator
  • R37 AG009901 (PI: J. Magaziner/M. Hochberg) 03/15/05 – 02/28/10 .60 calendar (5%)
    NIA $679,691
    The Sequelae of Hip Fracture in Men: An Epidemiological StudyThe primary aims of the proposed study are: 1) to describe the trajectories of components of bone strength, including bone mineral density, ultrasound properties, and bone geometry in men with hip fractures during the year after fracture and contrast this with these components in women with hip fractures; 2) to describe the trajectories of other aspects of non-bone components of body composition, including muscle and fat mass in men during the year after hip fracture and to contrast these with observations in women; 3) to describe the trajectories of physical activity, neuromuscular function, and functional performance in men and to compare these to trajectories observed in women during the year after hip fracture; 4) to describe the trajectory of motivation, depression, cognition, social support and social function, in men during the year after hip fracture, and to contrast these with women post hip-fracture; 5) to describe metabolic factors during the year after hip fracture and to compare trajectories observed in men and women; and 6) to determine the differences in selected aspects of bone, muscle, function, activity, and metabolism that are attributable to hip fracture vs. those that occur naturally in similarly frail older men who do not sustain a hip fracture. Role: Co-Investigator and Rehabilitation Scientist
  • NIH 1K12HD055931-01 (PI: M. Mueller) 01/01/08-12/31/09 9.0 calendar (75%)
    NICHD Multicenter Career Development Program for Physical and Occupational Therapy (Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training-CORRT)The overall goal of this proposal is to establish a Multicenter Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Career Development Program (PT/OT CDP) designed to provide new investigators with the skills needed to lead research programs that validate rehabilitation approaches, optimize treatments, and incorporate new technologies to maximize the potential of all people. Role: Faculty Scholar
  • No Number (PI: G. Hicks) 06/1/07- 05/31/08 1.0 calendar
    University of Delaware Research Foundation, Inc. $25,000
    Trunk Muscle Training to Improve Function in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot TrialThe purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of trunk muscle training augmented by neuromuscular electrical stimulation, to reduce pain and improve functional capacity of older adults with chronic low back pain. This work will serve to collect pilot data for future randomized trials on this topic. Role: Principal Investigator
  • K12HD43489 (PI: P. Langenberg) 07/01/05 – 01/31/07 9.0 calendar (75%)
    NICHD Maryland’s Organized Research Effort in Women’s Health (MORE-WH) (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health)This program is designed to foster interdisciplinary research in women’s health among junior faculty scholars working together with senior mentors to bridge the gap between specialized training and independent research centers.
    Role: Faculty Scholar
  • No Number (PI: G. Hicks) 07/01/05 – 06/30/06 (0%)
    UMB School of Medicine, Antioxidants and Functional Performance in Hip Fracture PatientsThe purpose of this project is to measure serum levels of antioxidants in stored serum samples collected from patients in one of the Baltimore Hip Studies cohorts at the baseline clinic visit to evaluate their predictive value for functional capacity in older persons at six and twelve months post-hip fracture.
    Role: PI

Selected Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Fritz JM, Wainner RS, Hicks GE.  The Use of Non-Organic Signs and Symptoms as a Screening Tool for the Development of Chronicity in Patients with Acute Low Back Pain. Spine 25(15):1925-31, 2000
  1. George SZ, Hicks GE, Vogt MT, Nevitt MA, Cauley JA. The Relationship Between Lumbar Lordosis and Radiological Variables and Lumbar Lordosis and Clinical Variables in Older, African-American Women.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 16(2):200-6, Apr 2003
  1. Childs JD, Piva SR, Erhard RE, Hicks G.  Side-to-side weight-bearing asymmetry in patients with low back pain. Manual Therapy 8(3):166-9, Aug 2003.
  1. Piva SR, Erhard RE, Childs JD, Hicks G.  Reliability of measuring iliac crest height in standing and in sitting positions using a new measurement device.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics  26(7):437-41, Sept 2003
  1. Hicks GE, Fritz JM, Delitto A, Mishock J. Interrater Reliability of Clinical Examination Measures for Identification of Lumbar Segmental Instability.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 84:1858-64, Dec 2003
  1. Hicks GE, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Weiner D, Nevitt M, Tylavsky F.  Cross-sectional Associations Between Trunk Muscle Composition, Back Pain and Physical Function in the Health ABC Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Jun; 60(7):882-7
  1. Hicks GE, Fritz JM, Delitto A, McGill SM. Preliminary Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule for Determining Which Patients with Low Back Pain will Respond to a Stabilization Exercise Program.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2005 Sep; 86(9):1753-62.
  1. Hicks GE, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Weiner D, Nevitt M, Tylavsky F.  Trunk Muscle Composition as a Predictor of Physical Function in the Health ABC Study: The Moderating Role of Back Pain.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.60(11):1420-4, November 2005
  1. Ericksen JJ, Bean JF, Kiely D, Hicks GE, Leveille SG.  Does gynecological surgery contribute to low back problems in later life?  An analysis of the Women’s Health and Aging Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2006 Feb;87(2):172-6.
  1. Cecchi F, Debolini P, Lova RF, Macchi C, Bandinelli S, Bartali B, Lauretani F, Benvenuti E, Hicks G, Ferrucci L.  Epidemiology of Back Pain in a Representative Cohort of Italian Persons Aged 65 and Older: The InCHIANTI Study. Spine. 2006 May 1;31(10):1149-55.
  1. Hicks GE, George SZ, Vogt MT, Nevitt MA, Cauley JA.  Measurement of Lumbar Lordosis:  Inter-Rater Reliability, Minimum Detectable Change and Longitudinal Variation. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2006 Oct;19(7):501-6.
  1. Miller RR, Hicks GE, Shardell MD, Cappola AR, Hawkes WG, Yu-Yahiro JA,  Keegan A, Magaziner J.  Association of Serum Vitamin D Levels with Inflammatory Response Following Hip Fracture * The Baltimore Hip Studies. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007 62: 1402-1406.
  1. Hicks GE, Shardell MD, Miller RR, Bandinelli S, Guralnik JM, Cherubini A, Lauretani F, Ferrucci L.  Associations between vitamin D status and pain in older adults:  The InCHIANTI study.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008 Mar 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Miller RR, Shardell MD, Hicks GE, Cappola AR, Hawkes WG, Yu-Yahiro JA,  Magaziner J. Association of Interleukin-6 with Lower Extremity Function Following Hip Fracture: The Role of Muscle Mass and Strength. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008 Jun;56(6):1050-6. Epub 2008 Apr 11.
  1. Hicks GE, Gaines JM, Shardell MD, Simonsick EM. Associations of back and leg pain with health status and functional capacity of older adults: Findings from the Retirement Community Back Pain Study. Arthritis Rheum.2008 Aug 29;59(9):1306-1313. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Kritchevsky S, Andersen D, Bandinelli S, Cherubini A, Ferrucci L. Association of low vitamin D levels with the frailty syndrome in men and women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Hicks GE and Manal TJ. Psychometric properties of commonly used low back disability questionnaires: Are they useful for older adults with low back pain? Pain Med 2009 Jan;10(1):85-94.
  1. Yu-Yahiro J, Resnick B, Orwig D, Hicks G, Magaziner J.  Design and Implementation of a Home-Based Exercise Program Post-Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies Experience. PM&R 2009 April; 1(4):308-18.
  1. Hicks GE, Morone N, Weiner DK. Degenerative lumbar disc and facet disease in older adults: prevalence and clinical correlates. Spine. 2009 May 20;34(12):1301-1306.
  1. Miller RR , Ballew S, Shardell M, Hicks GE, Resnick B, Hawkes W, Magaziner J. Repeat Falls and the Recovery of Social Participation in the Year Post Hip Fracture. Age and Ageing. 2009 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Sabol V, Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini A, Morton PG, Hicks GE. Anemia and Impact on Function in Nursing Home Residents: What Do We Know? J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 Jan;22(1):3-16. PMID: 20074191
  1. Resnick B, Hicks GE, Orwig D, Yu-Yahiro J, Magaziner J. Review of the Impact of Exercise Interventions on Function Post Hip Fracture and Recommendations for Future Interventions. International Journal of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation. 2010; 9(1).
  1. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Langenberg P, Magaziner J. Pattern-mixture models for analyzing normal outcome data with proxy respondents. Statistics in Medicine. 2010 June 30; 29(14):1522-38. PMID: 20535763
  1. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Magaziner J. Semiparametric regression models for repeated measures of mortal cohorts with non-monotone missing outcomes and time-dependent covariates. Statistics in Medicine. 2010 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20564729
  1. Sabol V, Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini A, Morton PG, Hicks GE. Anemia Evaluation and Management in Nursing Home Residents. West J Nurs Res. 2010 Jun;32(4):447-61. PMID: 20685904
  1. Sabol V, Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini A, Morton PG, Hicks GE. Exploring the Factors that Influence Functional Performance Among Nursing Home Residents. J Aging Health. 2011 Feb;23(1):112-34. Epub 2010 Oct 4. PMID: 20921327
  1. Kesar T, Binder-Macleod SA, Hicks GE, Reisman DS. Minimum detectable change for gait variables collected during treadmill walking in individuals post-stroke. Gait Posture. 2011 Feb; 33(2):314-7. Epub 2010 Dec 22. PMID: 21183350
  1. Sions JM, Hicks GE. Fear avoidance beliefs are associated with disability in older American adults with low back pain. Phys Ther. 2011 Apr;91(4):525-34. Epub 2011 Feb 24. PMID:21350033
  1. Shardell M, Alley D, Hicks GE, El-Kamary SS, Miller RR, Semba RD, Ferrucci L. Low-serum carotenoid concentrations and carotenoid interactions predict mortality in US adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nutrition Research 2011 Mar;31(3):178-89. PMID: 21481711
  1. D’Adamo CR, Shardell MD, Hicks GE, Orwig DL, Hochberg MC, Semba RD, Yu-Yahiro, JA, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J, Miller RR. Serum vitamin E concentrations among highly-functioning hip fracture patients are higher than in non-fracture controls. Nutrition Research 2011 Mar;31(3):205-14. PMID: 21481714
  1. D’Adamo CR, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Orwig DL, Hochberg MC, Semba RD, Yu-Yahiro, JA, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J, Shardell MD. Serum vitamin E concentrations and recovery of physical function during the year after hip fracture. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Jul;66(7):784-93. PMID: 21486921
  1. Hicks GE. Invited Commentary on “Low inter-rater reliability of examiners performing the prone instability test, a clinical test for lumbar shear instability.” Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jun; 92(6):920-2. PMID: 21621669.
  1. Alley DE, Hicks GE (Alternate Corresponding Author), Shardell MD, Hawkes W, Miller RR, Craik RL, Mangione KK, Orwig DL, Hochberg MC, Resnick B, Magaziner J. Meaningful improvement in gait speed in hip fracture recovery. J Amer Geriatr Soc. 2011 Sep;59(9):1650-7. PMID: 21883109
  1. Hicks GE, Shardell MD, Alley DE, Miller RR, Bandinelli S, Guralnik JM, Lauretani F, Simonsick EM, Ferrucci L.  Absolute strength and loss of strength as predictors of mobility decline in older adults:  The InCHIANTI study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Jan;67(1):66-73.. PMID: 21546582
  1. Hicks GE, Benvenuti B, Fiaschi V, Lombardi B, Segenni L, Stuart M, Pretzer-Aboff I, Gianfranco G, Macchi C. Adherence to a community-based exercise program is a strong predictor of improved back pain status in older adults: An observational study. Clin J Pain. 2012 Mar-Apr;28(3):195-203. PMID:21750458
  1. Katzman W, Cawthon P, Hicks GE, Vittinghoff E, Shepherd J, Cauley JA, Harris TB, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer E, Womak C, Kado DM. The relationship between spinal muscle composition and prevalence of hyperkyphosis in healthy community-dwelling older men and women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Feb;67(2):191-5. PMID: 21878482
  1. Shardell M, Alley DE, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Magaziner J. Comparing reports from hip-fracture patients and their proxies: implications on evaluating sex differences in disability and depressive symptoms. J Aging Health. 2012 Apr;24(3):367-83.  PMID: 22210805
  1. Shardell M, D’Adamo C, Alley DE, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Milaneschi Y, Semba RD, Cherubini A, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Transitions between Frailty States, and Mortality among Older Adults: The Invecchiare in Chianti Study.  J Amer Geriatr Soc. 2012 Feb;60(2):256-64. PMID:22283177
  1. D’Adamo CR, Miller RR, Shardell MD, Orwig DL, Hochberg MC, Ferrucci L, Semba RD, Yu-Yahiro JA, Magaziner J, Hicks GE. Higher serum concentrations of dietary antioxidants are associated with lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers during the year after hip fracture. Clin Nutr. 2012 Oct;31(5):659-65. PMID: 22365613
  1. Shardell M, Simonsick EM, Hicks GE, Resnick B, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J. Sensitivity Analysis for Nonignorable Missingness and Outcome Misclassification from Proxy Reports in Aging Research. Epidemiology. 2013 Mar;24(2):215-23. PMID:23348065
  2. Lynch AD, Logerstedt DS, Grindem H, Eitzen I, Hicks GE, Axe MJ, Enerbretsen L, Risberg MA, Snyder-Mackler L. Consensus criteria for defining ‘successful outcome’ after ACL injury and reconstruction: A Delaware-Oslo ACL cohort investigation. Br J Sports Med. 2013 Jul 23. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092299. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23881894
  3. Biely SA, Silfies SA, Smith SS, Hicks GE. Clinical Observation of Standing Trunk Movements: What do the Aberrant Movement Patterns Tell Us? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24450372
  4. Sions JM, Velasco TO, Teyhen DS, Hicks GE. Ultrasound Imaging: Intra- and Inter-Examiner Reliability for Multifidus Muscle Thickness Assessment in Adults Aged 60-85 Years versus Younger Adults. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Apr 25. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24766356
  5. Sions JM, Velasco TO, Teyhen DS, Hicks GE. Reliability of Ultrasound Imaging for the Assessment of Lumbar Multifidi Thickness in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2014 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24743751
  6. Shardell M, Hicks GE. Statistical analysis with missing exposure data measured by proxy respondents: a misclassification problem within a missing-data problem. In press: Statistics in Medicine. 2014 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24935824
  7. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Ferrucci L. Doubly robust estimation and causal inference in longitudinal studies with dropout and truncation by death. Biostatistics. 2014 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24997309
  8. Shardell M, Semba RD, Kalyani RR, Hicks GE, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Plasma Klotho, and Lower-Extremity Physical Performance Among Older Adults: Findings From the InCHIANTI Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Mar 7. pii: glv017. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25748032
  9. Miller RR, Eastlack M, Hicks GE, Alley DE, Shardell M, Orwig D, Goodpaster B, Chomentowski P, Hawkes W, Hochberg M, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J. Asymmetry in CT scan measures of thigh muscle 2 months after hip fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Jun; 70(6):753-6. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glr188. PMID: 25958401
  10. Dar G, Hicks GE. The immediate effect of dry needling on multifidus muscles’ function in healthy individuals. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2015 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26406203
  11. Resnick B, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hicks G, Ostir G, Klinedinst NJ, Orwig D, Magaziner J. Measurement of Function Post Hip Fracture: Testing a Comprehensive Measurement Model of Physical Function. Rehabil Nurs. 2015 Oct 23. doi: 10.1002/rnj.235. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26492866
  12. Coyle PC, Sions JM, Velasco TO, Hicks GE. Older adults with chronic low back pain: A clinical population vulnerable to frailty? J Frailty Aging. 2015; 4(4):188-90. doi: 10.14283/jfa.2015.75. PMID: 27031017
  13. Sions JM, Teyhen DS, Hicks GE. Criterion Validity of Ultrasound Imaging: Assessment of Multifidi Cross-Sectional Area in Older Adults with and without Low Back Pain. J Geriatr Phy Ther. 2015 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26703525
  14. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Velasco TO, Manal TJ. Trunk Muscle Training Augmented with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Appears to Improve Function in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Preliminary Trial. Clin J Pain. 2016 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26736024
  15. Sions JM, Smith AC, Hicks GE, Elliott, JM. Trunk Muscle Size and Composition Assessment in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: An Intra-examiner and Inter-examiner Reliability Study. Pain Med. 2015 Dec 7. pii: pnv023. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26814258
  16. Rathbun AM, Shardell M, Orwig D, Hebel JR, Hicks GE, Beck T, Hochberg MC, Magaziner J. Differences in the Trajectory of Bone Mineral Density Change Measured at the Total Hip and Femoral Neck Between Men and Women Following Hip Fracture. Arch Osteoporos. 2016; 11:9. doi: 10.1007/s11657-016-0263-6. Epub 2016 Feb 4. PMID: 26847627
  17. Roos MA, Reisman DS, Hicks GE, Rose WC, Rudolph KS. Development of the modified Four Square Step Test and its reliability and validity in people with stroke. In press: J Rehab Research Development.
  18. Sions JM, Hicks GE. Back Stiffness is Associated with Physical Health and Low Back Pain-Related Disability in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. In Press: Pain Medicine.
  19. Coyle PC, Sions JM, Velasco TO, Hicks GE. Lumbar mobility and performance-based function: an investigation in older adults with and without chronic low back pain. In Press: Pain Medicine.

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Fritz JM, Hicks GE, Mishock J. The Role of Muscle Strength in Low Back Pain.  Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America 2000; 9(4):529-548.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Fritz JM, Hicks GE. Exercise Protocols for Low Back Pain. In: Liemohn W, editor. Exercise Prescription and the Back. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001: 167-182.
  2. Hicks GE, Miller RR. Physiological Resilience. In: Resnick B, Roberta K, and Gwyther L, editors. The Handbook of Resilience in Aging: The Key to Successful Aging. New York: Springer Publishing, 2010.

ABSTRACTS

  1. Hicks GE , Fritz JM, Mishock J. The Reliability of Clinical Examination Measures Used for Patients with Suspected Lumbar Segmental Instability. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2000.
  2. Piva SR, Erhard RE, Childs JD, Hicks GE. Reliability of measuring iliac crest height in standing and in sitting positions using a new measurement device. Fourth Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Montreal Canada, November 2001.
  3. Hicks GE , George SZ, Vogt MT, Nevitt MA, Cauley JA. Measurement of Lumbar Lordosis: Inter-Rater Reliability and Longitudinal Variation. Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Cleveland, OH, 2002.
  4. George SZ, Hicks GE, Vogt MT, Nevitt MA, Cauley JA. The Relationship Between Lumbar Lordosis and Radiological Variables and Lumbar Lordosis and Clinical Variables in Older, African-American Women. Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Cleveland, OH, 2002
  5. VanSwearingen J, Brach JS, Hicks GE. Relation of Pathology, Impairment, and Disability in Women with Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Physical Therapy 2003: Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  6. VanSwearingen J, Brach JS, Hicks GE. Reliability of Performance-Based Measures of Impairment and Disability in Women with Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Physical Therapy 2003: Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  7. Hicks GE , Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Weiner D, Nevitt M, Tylavsky F. Cross-sectional Associations Between Trunk Muscle Composition, Back Pain and Physical Function in the Health ABC Study. 56 th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Gerontological Society of America, November 2003.
  8. Hicks GE , Fritz JM, Delitto A, McGill SM. Preliminary Clinical Prediction Rule for Determining Response to a Lumbar Stabilization Program. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2004.
  9. Hicks GE , Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Weiner D, Nevitt M, Tylavsky F. Trunk Muscle Composition as a Predictor of Physical Function in the Health ABC Study: The Moderating Role of Back Pain. 57 th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Gerontological Society of America, November 2004.
  10. Miller RR, Cappola AR, Shardell M, Hicks GE, Hawkes W, Hebel JR, Yu-Yahiro J, Magaziner J. Inflammation And Muscle Strength In The Year Following Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November, 2006.
  11. Hicks GE , Shardell MD, Miller RR, Bandinelli S, Guralnik JM, Cherubini A, Lauretani F, Ferrucci L. Low 25 (OH) D concentrations are associated with significant back pain in older women, not men: The InCHIANTI study. Presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2007.
  12. Miller RR, Hicks GE, Shardell MD, Orwig D, Hawkes WG, Yu-Yahiro JA, Magaziner J. Effect of Home-Based Exercise on Markers of Inflammation in the Year Post Hip Fracture. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2007.
  13. Hicks GE , Shardell MD, Miller RR, Newman AB, Spencer M, Satterfield S, Nevitt M, Simonsick EM . Are There Racial Differences in Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults? Findings from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2007.
  14. Hicks GE , Gaines JM, Simonsick EM . Impact of Low Back Pain on Health-Related Quality of Life in Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2007.
  15. Hicks GE, Shardell M, D’Adamo C, Magaziner J, Orwig D, Miller R. Association of serum carotenoid levels with recovery of physical function after hip fracture: The Baltimore hip studies. Gerontological Society of America; National Harbor, Maryland. November 2008.
  16. Andersen D, Miller R, Shardell M, Hicks GE, Magaziner J. Association of pre-fracture fracture fraility with inflammatory response following hip fracture. Gerontological Society of America; National Harbor, Maryland. November 2008.
  17. D’Adamo C, Shardell M, Miller R, Orwig D, Magaziner J, Hicks GE. Associations between serum antioxidants and inflammatory markers in older adults after hip fracture. Gerontological Society of America; National Harbor, Maryland. November 2008.
  18. Matheny M, Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller R, Magaziner J, Orwig D. Association between inflammatory markers and depressive symptoms in older adults after hip fracture. Gerontological Society of America; National Harbor, Maryland. November 2008.
  19. Chan J, Miller R, Shardell M, Hicks GE, Magaziner J, Orwig D. The effect of inflammatory markers on bone mineral density following hip fracture. Gerontological Society of America; National Harbor, Maryland. November 2008.
  20. D’Adamo, Shardell M, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Orwig D, Hochberg M, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J. The associations between baseline serum vitamin E concentrations and recovery of physical function during the year after hip fracture. Gerontologist, 49:211-211, October 2009.
  21. Hicks GE, Shardell M, Miller RR, Alley D, Cherubini A, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L. Longitudinal associations of vitamin D with muscle composition and strength: The InChianti Study. Gerontologist, 49:215-215, October 2009.
  22. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Alley D, Cherubini A, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L. Associations of 25(OH)D levels with decline and recovery from the prefrail state: The InChianti Study. Gerontologist, 49:215-215, October 2009.
  23. Miller RR, Hicks GE, Shardell M, Orwig D, Yu-Yahiro J, Hochberg M, Streeten EA, Magaziner J. Longitudinal associations of serum vitamin D levels with recovery of walking ability following hip fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies. Gerontologist, 49:215-215, October 2009.
  24. Eastlack M, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Goodpaster B. Thigh muscle composition findings 2 months after admission for hip fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies. Gerontologist, 49:374-374, October 2009.
  25. Shardell M, Alley DE, Miller RR, Hicks GE. Joint effects of physical activity and vitamin D on longevity: NHANES III. Gerontologist, 50:439, 2010 Oct.
  26. Miller RR, Shardell M, Alley DE, Hicks GE, Anderson D, Orwig D, Yu-Yahiro J, Magaziner J. Pre-fracture physical activity and post-fracture inflammation: The Baltimore Hip Studies. Gerontologist, 50:439, 2010 Oct
  27. Hicks GE, Shardell M, Alley DE, Miller RR, D’Adamo C, Magaziner J. Association of serum carotenoid levels with recovery of physical activity after hip fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies. Gerontologist, 50:439, 2010 Oct.
  28. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Velasco T. Spatiotemporal parameters of gait in older adults with and without chronic low back pain. Transactions Vol. 36, Long Beach, CA, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society.
  29. Sions JM, Velasco T, Hicks GE. Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging of the posterior trunk muscles in older adults with and without chronic low back pain: an investigation of measurement and procedural reliability. Transactions Vol. 36, Long Beach, CA, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society.
  30. Hicks GE, Sions JM. Chronic Low Back Pain and Performance-Based Function in Older Adults: A Case-Control Study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2011;41(1): A29
  31. Sions JM,  Hicks GE. Asymmetry of the Lumbar Multifidi in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain as Compared to Healthy Controls. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2011;41(1): A13
  32. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Velasco T. The Relationship between Hip Impairments and Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: A Preliminary Study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Vol. 19 Supplement 1, Page S214, San Diego, CA, 2011 World Congress on Osteoarthritis.
  33. Sions JM, Hicks GE. Criterion Validity of Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging for the Paraspinal Muscles in Older Adults. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2012.
  34. Velasco T, Sions JM, Hicks GE. Hip Manual Therapy for Older Adults with a Primary Complaint of Chronic Low Back Pain and Co-Existing Hip Impairments: A Case Series. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2012. 
  35. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Velasco T, Shardell M. Hip Impairments and Function in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: The Delaware Spine Studies. Gerontological Society of America; San Diego, CA. November 2012.
  36. Bean JF, Anderson DE, Latham N, Pensheng NI, Leveille SG, Hicks GE, Bouxsein ML, Jette AM. Two clinical measures that may be useful in evaluating trunk muscle composition and physiology among older primary care patients. International Conference on Sarcopenia Research; Orlando, FL. December 2012.

Major Invited Speeches and Lectures

  1. Fritz JM and Hicks GE. Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Segmental Instability. Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, June 2000.
  2. Fritz JM and Hicks GE. Segmental Instability of the Lumbar Spine: Principles and Application to Physical Therapy Practice. Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, October 2000.
  3. Hicks GE. An Evidence-Based Approach to Management of Lumbar “Instability”. University of Pittsburgh and Centers for Rehab Services, March 2006.
  4. Hicks GE. Lumbar Segmental Instability: Prognosis and Treatment. University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, April 2006.
  5. Hicks GE and Manal TJ. Translating the Evidence: Monday Morning Techniques Involving Acute Low Back Pain Treatment Classification. Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association, June 2007.
  6. Hicks GE and Manal TJ. Treatment Based Classification of the Spine: An Evidence-Based Journey for the Physical Therapist. Five-day course sponsored by the Israeli Physical Therapy Society. Haifa, Israel. November 2007.
  7. Hicks GE. Evaluation and Management of Lumbar “Instability.” Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2007.
  8. Hicks GE and Soriano R. Multidisciplinary Clinical Skills Workshop: Low Back Pain in the Elderly. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, May 2008.
  9. Hicks GE. Correlates and Consequences of Low Back Pain in the Elderly. Christiana Care Center on Outcomes Research, Newark, DE, September 2008.
  10. Hicks GE and Soriano R. Multidisciplinary Clinical Skills Workshop: Low Back Pain in the Elderly. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, May 2009.
  11. Hicks GE. Factors that Predict Participation in an Adapted Physical Activity Program for Older Adults with Low Back Pain. Dipartimento delle Fragilità, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale 11 di Empoli, Empoli, Italy, July 2009.
  12. Hicks GE, Manal TJ, Sions JM and Velasco T. Low Back Pain in Older Adults: Special Considerations and Understanding Can Lead to Improved Function. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2010.
  13. Hicks GE and Soriano R. Multidisciplinary Clinical Skills Workshop: Low Back Pain in the Elderly. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, May 2010.
  14. Hicks GE. Keynote Address: Diagnosis vs. Classification. Israeli Physical Therapy Society 10th Annual Meeting. Tel Aviv, Israel. May 2010
  15. Hicks GE. Adaptive Physical Activity Program for Older Adults with Back Pain. Israeli Physical Therapy Society 10th Annual Meeting. Tel Aviv, Israel. May 2010
  16. Hicks GE. Degenerative Lumbar Disc and Facet Disease in Older Adults. Israeli Physical Therapy Society 10th Annual Meeting. Tel Aviv, Israel. May 2010
  17. Hicks GE. Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back Pain in Older Adults. Two-day course sponsored by the Israeli Physical Therapy Society. Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel. May 2010
  18. Hicks GE. Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult: A New Perspective on Pain Management. Fall 2010 Rehabilitation Research Seminar Series. University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions. October 2010.
  19. Hicks GE. Developing Innovative Interventions for Active Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. Third Annual Delaware Orthopaedic Symposium. October 2010.
  20. Hicks GE, Manal TJ, Sions JM and Velasco T. Challenging Ageism in Outpatient Physical Therapy Orthopaedics: Applying Evidence to the Evaluation and Treatment of Older Adults with Low Back Pain. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2011.
  21. Hicks GE. Weekend Intensive Course in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine. New York University Clinical Residency Advanced Certificate Program in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. March 2011.
  22. Hicks GE. Multidisciplinary Clinical Skills Workshop: Low Back Pain in the Elderly. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, May 2011.
  23. Hicks GE. The APA Chronic Back Pain Model: Exploring Factors Associated with Success and Adherence. The Management of Chronicity Conference. Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy October 2011.
  24. Hicks GE. Adapted Physical Activity and Rehabilitation. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, November 2011
  25. Hicks GE. Multidisciplinary Clinical Skills Workshop: Assistive Devices. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, May 2012.
  26. Hicks GE. Focusing on Physical Function in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. Boston Research Outcomes Center Research Seminar Series, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, May 2012.
  27. Hicks GE. Developing a New Perspective on Pain Management for Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. Christiana Care Center on Outcomes Research, Newark, DE, September 2012.
  28. Hicks GE. The Role of Physical Function in the Management of Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA, November 2012.
  29. Hicks GE. G-Codes: Implementation. Ammon Education Center, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE, May 2013
  30. Hicks GE. Provider Engagement in Research. DE-CTR ACCEL Conference—Learning from Each Other: Building Academic-Provider-Community Partnerships in Research, Wilmington, DE, May 2014
  31. Hicks GE. Developing a New Perspective on Pain Management for Older Adults: The Journey from Post-Doc to Established Investigator. National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD, January 2015.
  32. Hicks GE. Building Your Research Team: One Pathway to Developing an Independently Functioning Lab. Thomas Jefferson College of Health Professions Research Day, Philadelphia, PA, May 2015.
  33. Hicks GE. Grand Rounds: Function-Focused Management of Low Back Pain in the Older Adult. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, October 2015.
  34. Hicks GE. Developing a New Perspective on Pain Management for Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. Ohio University, Athens, OH, April 2016.
  35. Hicks GE. Ellen Ross Memorial Lecture. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, April 2016.

 Administrative Service

NATIONAL SERVICE

2003-2004 FELCOM Laboratory Representative, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging—National Institutes of Health
2003-Present  Abstract Reviewer, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
2004-Present Abstract Reviewer, Annual Scientific Meeting for the Gerontological Society of America
2004-2005 Admissions Committee, Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2005-2009 Member, Orthopedic Section Research Committee, American Physical Therapy Association
2005-2007 Co-Convener, Epidemiology of Aging Interest Group Symposium, Gerontological Society of America
2005-2010 Moderator, Orthopaedic Research Platform Sessions, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
2010-Present Member, Geriatric Section Research Committee, American Physical Therapy Association

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2008 Clinical Staff Search Committee, University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, Newark, DE
2008-2009 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2009-2012 College of Health Sciences Governance Committee, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2009-Present Chair, Diversity Committee, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2009 Faculty Search Committee, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2010 Search Committee for the Director of the Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2010-2011 Search Committee for Faculty Epidemiologist, College of Health Sciences, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2010-2011 Search Committee for Unidel Chair of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2010-Present Admissions Committee, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2011-2012 Faculty Search Committee, College of Health Sciences, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2011-2012 Faculty Search Committee, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2011-2012 Search Committee for Director of Development, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2012-Present College of Health Sciences Committee on Promotion and Tenure, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2012-Present Director, Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy (ADaPT) Program, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2013 Search Committee for Associate Director of the Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2013 Faculty Search Committee, College of Health Sciences, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Athletic Training, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2013 Search Committee for Biostatistician, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2013-Present College of Health Sciences Diversity Committee, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2014 Faculty Search Committee, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2014 Clinic Search Committee, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2015-Present Research Council, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2015-Present Delaware Will Shine Strategic Planning Implementation Committee, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER

2004-Present Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2004-Present Journal of Gerontology, Medical Sciences
2005-Present Geriatric Nursing
2006-Present Pain
2006-Present Physical Therapy
2007-Present Pain Medicine
2007-Present Arthritis Care and Research

Editorial Board Membership

2005-Present Journal of Gerontology, Medical Sciences
2009-Present Pain Medicine—Pain and Aging Section

STUDY SECTIONS, GRANT REVIEW PANELS AND DATA SAFETY MONITORING BOARDS

2008 University of Pittsburgh Claude Pepper Older American’s Independence Center Grant Reviewer
2009 NIH-NIAMS Special Emphasis Panel, April 2009
2010 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Neurological, Aging, Musculoskeletal Epidemiology NIH Study Section, February 2010
2011 Member Conflict Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 PSE-M (03), May 2011
2011-Present Data Safety & Monitoring Board, Optimizing Care for Older Adults with Low Back Pain and Depression (NIA 5R01AG033575-02, PI: JF Karp)
2011 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Science NIH Study Section, 10/14/2011
2012-2013 Member, Scientific Review Committee for the Foundation for Physical Therapy
2012 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Neurological, Aging, Musculoskeletal Epidemiology NIH Study Section, 10/11/2012
2013 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Science NIH Study Section, 6/2013
2013 Mail Reviewer, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Science NIH Study Section and Aging and Geriatric Systems Study Section, Fall 2013
2013-Present Data Safety & Monitoring Board, Fibromyalgia Activity Study with TENS (NIAMS UM1 AR063381, PI: K Sluka)
2014 Chair, Scientific Review Committee, Foundation for Physical Therapy
2015 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Science NIH Study Section, 6/2015
2015-Present Advisory Committee Member, National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research, NIH
2016 Invited Member, National Pain Strategy Working Group on Pain Prevention, NIH and Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee

Students & Trainees

Advisor

(complete) Megan Sions PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(current) Tara J. Manal PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(current) Annalisa Na PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(current) Peter Coyle PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(current) Victoria Allen PhD Applied Physiology, University of Delaware

Commitee

(Current) Won Sung PhD Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University
Advisor: Sheri Silfies
(Current) Marissa Scibilia PhD Nursing Science, University of Delaware
Advisor: Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff
(Complete) Portia Flowers PhD Biomechanics & Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Advisor: Joseph Zeni and Lynn Snyder-Mackler
(Complete) Sumayeh Abujaber PhD Biomechanics & Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Advisor: Joseph Zeni and Lynn Snyder-Mackler
(Current) Scott Biely PhD Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University
Advisor: Sheri Silfies
(Complete) Margie Roos PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Advisor: Katherine Rudolph
(Complete) Stephanie DiStasi PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Advisor: Lynn Snyder-Mackler
(Complete) Dave Logerstedt PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Advisor: Lynn Snyder-Mackler
(Complete) Valerie Sabol PhD Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Advisor: Barbara Resnick
(Complete) Chris D’Adamo PhD Epidemiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Advisors: Michelle Shardell and Ram Miller
(Complete) Andrew Lynch PhD Biomechanics & Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Advisor: Lynn Snyder-Mackler
(Complete) Peemongkon Wattananon PhD Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University
Advisor: Sheri Silfies

Courses Taught