Faculty publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Integrated Health Sciences (formerly the School of Allied Health Sciences) Faculty.


Submissions from 2022

Factors Predicting Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinsonisms, Jason K. Longhurst, John V. Rider, Kameron Eckard, Ryan Hammar, Franjo Vukojevic, Jillian Campbell, and Merrill R. Landers

Submissions from 2021

The Influence of Countermovement Strategy and External Load on Amortization Forces During Jump Squats, Leland Barker, Jake Siedlik, and John Mercer

The Revised 2019 Standards for Psychopharmacological Training: Model Education and Training Program in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority, Ronald T. Brown, Daniel J. Abrahamson, Deborah C. Baker, Rick A. Bevins, Catherine L. Grus, Marlin Hoover, Elaine S. LeVine, Alan J. Lincoln, and Elaine O. Foster

Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease Moderate the Effects of Sex on Verbal Memory Performance, Jessica Z.K. Caldwell, Jefferson W. Kinney, Aaron Ritter, Arnold Salazar, Christina G. Wong, Dietmar Cordes, and George M. Slavich

Program Survey Development, Chad Hensley

Introduction to the Special Issue: The Mutual Relationships of an Emerging Field, a Professional Organization, a Specialty Journal and the Advancement of Psychological Science in Medical Settings, Barry A. Hong and Ronald T. Brown

A Disaggregated, Categorical Analyses of Depression Among Sexual Gender Minority University Students, Sharon Jalene, Jennifer R. Pharr, Manoj Sharma, and Brach Poston


A Vicious Cycle of Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease: A Path Analysis, Merrill R. Landers, Kameron M. Jacobson, Nicole E. Matsunami, Hannah E. McCarl, Michelle T. Regis, and Jason K. Longhurst

Long-Term Application of Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Does Not Improve Motor Learning in Parkinson’s Disease, Lidio Lima de Albuquerque, Milan Pantovic, Mitchell G. Clingo, Katherine M. Fischer, Sharon Jalene, Merrill R. Landers, Zoltan Mari, and Brach Poston

Case Study: The Effect Of Stride Frequency On The Over Ground Running Characteristics, Boram Lim and John Mercer

Influence Of Running Direction On Metabolic Costs May Be Attenuated By Body Weight Support, Kenji Masumoto, Alina Swafford, Cordero Roche, and John A. Mercer


Rasagiline Effects on Glucose Metabolism, Cognition, and Tau in Alzheimer’s Dementia, Dawn C. Matthews, Aaron Ritter, Ronald G. Thomas, Randolph D. Andrews, Ana S. Lukic, Carolyn Revta, Jefferson W. Kinney, Babak Tousi, James B. Leverenz, Howard Fillit, Kate Zhong, Howard H. Feldman, and Jeffrey Cummings

An Improved in Vitro Photochemical Internalization Protocol for 3D Spheroid Cultures, Lina Nguyen, Steen J. Madsen, Kristian Berg, and Henry Hirschberg

Examining the Effects of a blood Glucose Rescue on Alzheimer's Disease-related Pathology in Hyperglycemic Mice, Andrew Ortiz, Ava Platt, and Jefferson W. Kinney


Altered Theta Rhythm and Hippocampal-Cortical Interactions Underlie Working Memory Deficits in a Hyperglycemia Risk Factor Model of Alzheimer’s Disease, Ryan A. Wirt, Lauren A. Crew, Andrew A. Ortiz, Adam M. McNeela, Emmanuel Flores, Jefferson W. Kinney, and James M. Hyman

Submissions from 2020

Landing Biomechanics in Adolescent Athletes With and Without a History of Sports-Related Concussion, Jason M. Avedesian, Tracey Covassin, and Janet S. Dufek

Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease Moderate the Effects of Sex on Verbal Memory Performance, Jessica Z.K. Caldwell, Jefferson W. Kinney, Aaron Ritter, Arnold Salazar, Christina G. Wong, Dietmar Cordes, and George M. Slavich

Benchmarking Risk Predictions and Uncertainties in the Nscr Model of Gcr Cancer Risks With Revised Low Let Risk Coefficients, Francis A. Cucinotta, Eliedonna Cacao, Myung-Hee Y. Kim, and Premkumar B. Saganti

The Role of Clinical Trials in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development Programs, Jeffrey Cummings MD, ScD

Criteria for Psychosis in Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders: International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Consensus Clinical and Research Definition, Jeffrey Cummings, Luiz Cortez Pinto, Manuel Cruz, Corinne E. Fischer, Debby L. Gerritsen, George T. Grossberg, Tzung-Jeng Hwang, Zahinoor Ismail, Dilip V. Jeste, Raymond Koopmans, Krista L. Lanctot, Susan Peschin, Cristina Sampaio, Debby Tsuang, Huali Wang, Kate Zhong, Lisa J. Bain, and Mary Sano


Kinematic Analyses of Parkour Landings From as High as 2.7 Meters, Boyi Dai, Jacob S. Layer, Taylour J. Hinshaw, Ross F. Cook, and Janet S. Dufek


Effects of Acute Cocoa Supplementation on Postprandial Apolipoproteins, Lipoprotein Subclasses, and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes after a High-Fat Meal, Dustin D. Davis, Rickelle Tallent, James W. Navalta, Anthony Salazar, Timothy J. Lyons, and Arpita Basu


An Acute Application of Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Does Not Improve Motor Performance in Parkinson’s Disease, Lidio Lima de Albuquerque, Milan Pantovic, Mitchel Clingo, Katherine Fischer, Sharon Jalene, Merrill Landers, Zoltan Mari, and Brach Poston

A Comparison of Two Techniques for Center of Pressure Measurements, Jessica DeBerardinis, Conner Neilsen, Daniel E. Lidstone, Janet S. Dufek, and Mohamed B. Trabia

Lesser Magnitudes of Lower Extremity Variability During Terminal Swing Characterizes Walking Patterns in Children With Autism, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, John R. Harry, Patrick A. Cereceres, Alyssa N. Olivas, Emily A. Chavez, Jason B. Boyle, and Janet S. Dufek

HARMONY Study: Pimavanserin Significantly Reduces Risk of Relapse of Dementia-Related Psychosis, Erin P. Foff, Jeffrey L. Cummings, Maria-Eugenia Soto-Martin, Pierre Tariot, Bradley McEvoy, and Srdjan Stankovic

Biomimetic Gold Nanoshell-Loaded Macrophage for Photothermal Biomedicine, Sung Hun Kang, Yong Kyu Lee, Il Seok Park, In-Kyu Park, Seok Min Hong, Soon Young Kwon, Young Hee Choi, Steen J. Madsen, Henry Hirschberg, and Seok Jin Hong


Biomimetic Gold Nanoshell-Loaded Macrophage for Photothermal Biomedicine, Sung Hun Kang, Yong Kyu Lee, Il Seok Park, In-Kyu Park, Seok Min Hong, Soon Young Kwon, Young Hee Choi, Steen J. Madsen, Henry Hirschberg, and Seok Jin Hong


A Mobile App Specifically Designed to Facilitate Exercise in Parkinson Disease: Single-Cohort Pilot Study on Feasibility, Safety, and Signal of Efficacy, Merrill R. Landers and Terry D. Ellis

Ultrasonic Activation of the Sonosensitizer Fimaporfin Enhances the Efficacy of Chemotherapy: An In Vitro Study on Rat Glioma Cells, Jimmy N. Le, Steen J. Madsen, Odrun A. Gederaas, Kristian Berg, Anders Høgset, and Henry Hirschberg

The Impact of Respiratory Motion and CT Pitch on the Robustness of Radiomics Feature Extraction in 4DCT Lung Imaging, Xiadong Li, Enle Chen, Bina Guo, Wan Yang, Ruozhen Han, Chengcheng Hu, Lidan Zhang, Chuandi Pan, Shenglin Ma, and Yu Kuang

Brain Volumes and Dual‑Task Performance Correlates Among Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Jason K. Longhurst, Morgan A. Wise, Daniel J. Krist, Caitlin A. Moreland, Jon A. Basterrechea, and Merrill R. Landers

Physical Therapy for Gait, Balance, and Cognition in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Jason Longhurst, Jason Phan, Elbert Chen, Steven Jackson, and Merrill R. Landers


Behavior Change Following Pain Neuroscience Education in Middle Schools: A Public Health Trial, Adriaan Louw, Regina Landrus, Jessie Podolak, Patricia Benz, Jen DeLorenzo, Christine Davis, Alison Rogers, Kathy Cooper, Colleen Louw, Kory Zimney, Emilio J. Puentedura, and Merrill R. Landers

The Effects of Stride Frequency Manipulation on Physiological and Perceptual Responses During Backward and Forward Running With Body Weight Support, Kenji Masumoto, Daniel Denton, Andrew Craig-Jones, and John A. Mercer

Footwear and Footstrike Change Loading Patterns in Running, Andrew D. Nordin and Janet S. Dufek

Enhanced Gene Transfection of Macrophages by Photochemical Internalization: Potential For Gene-Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy of Gliomas, Gabrielle Romena, Lina Nguyen, Kristian Berg, Steen J. Madsen, and Henry Hirschberg

Alterations of GABA B Receptors in the APP/PS1 Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Arnold M. Salazar, Amanda M. Leisgang, Andrew A. Ortiz, Andrew S. Murtishaw, and Jefferson W. Kinney

A Brain Capital Grand Strategy: Toward Economic Reimagination, Erin Smith, Diab Ali, Bill Wilkerson, Walter D. Dawson, Kunmi Sobowale, Charles Reynolds III, Michael Berk, Helen Lavretsky, Dilip Jeste, Chee H. Ng, Jair C. Soares, Gowri Aragam, Zoe Wainer, Husseini K. Manji, Julio Licinio, Andrew W. Lo, Eric Storch, Ernestine Fu, Marion Leboyer, Ioannis Tarnanas, Agustin Ibanez, Facundo Manes, Sarah Caddick, Howard Fillit, Ryan Abbott, Ian H. Robertson, Sandra B. Chapman, Rhoda Au, Cara M. Altimus, William Hynes, and Patrick Brannelly

A Monte Carlo Study to Investigate the Feasibility of an On‐Board SPECT/Spectral‐CT/CBCT Imager for Medical Linear Accelerator, Hui Wang, Ke Nie, Jacqueline Chang, and Yu Kuang

Cancer Risk of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation, Ali F. Yasser, Francis A. Cucinotta, Liu Ning-Ang, and Guangming Zhou

Submissions from 2019

Enrichment Factors for Clinical Trials in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease, Clive Ballard, Alireza Atri, Neli Boneva, Jeffrey L. Cummings, Lutz Frolich, Jose Luis Molinuevo, Pierre N. Tariot, and Lars Lau Raket

Selecting the Best Measure for Hospital-Acquired Deconditioning, Carmen E. Capo-Lugo, Erik H. Hoyer, and Daniel Young

The National Institute on Aging—Alzheimer’s Association Framework on Alzheimer’s disease: Application to clinical trials, Jeffrey L. Cummings

Treatment Combinations for Alzheimer’s Disease: Current and Future Pharmacotherapy Options, Jeffrey L. Cummings, Gary Tong, and Clive Ballard


Further Analyses of the Safety of Verubecestat in the Phase 3 EPOCH Trial of Mild-To-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease, Michael F. Egan, Yuki Mukai, Tiffini Voss, James Kost, Julie Stone, Christine Furtek, Erin Mahoney, Jeffrey L. Cummings, Pierre N. Tariot, Paul S. Aisen, Bruno Vellas, Christopher Lines, and David Michaelson

Efficacy and Safety of Brexpiprazole for the Treatment of Agitation in Alzheimer's Dementia: Two 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trials, George T. Grossberg, Eva Kohegyi, Victor Mergel, Mette Krog Josiassen, Didier Meulien, Mary Hobart, Mary Slomkowski, Ross A. Baker, Robert D. McQuade, and Jeffrey L. Cummings


Estimated Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated With Reported Depression in College Students, Sharon Jalene, Jennifer Pharr, Guogen Shan, and Brach Poston

Subjective Memory Complaints in White and African American Participants, Samantha E. John, Sarah E. Evans, John Hanfelt, David W. Loring, and Felicia C. Goldstein

Historical Analysis: Editors’ Reflections on 50 Years of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Anne E. Kazak, Michael C. Roberts, Ronald T. Brown, Grayson N. Holmbeck, Gerald P. Koocher, Annette M. La Greca, Donald Routh, Diane Willis, and Tonya M. Palermo

A High-Intensity Exercise Boot Camp for Persons With Parkinson Disease: A Phase II, Pragmatic, Randomized Clinical Trial of Feasibility, Safety, Signal of Efficacy, and Disease Mechanisms, Merrill R. Landers PT, DPT, PhD; James W. Navalta PhD; Andrew S. Murtishaw PhD; Jefferson W. Kinney PhD; and Sarah Pririo Richardson MD

Concurrent Validity of an Automated Footprint Detection Algorithm to Measure Plantar Contact Area During Walking, Daniel E. Lidstone MS, Louise M. Porcher BS, Jessica DeBerardinis BS, Janet S. Dufek, and Mohamed B. Trabia

A Controlled Clinical Trial of Preoperative Pain Neuroscience Education for Patients About to Undergo Total Knee Arthroplasty, Adriaan Louw, Emilio J. Puentedura, Jordan Reed, Korey Zimney, Derek Grimm, and Merrill R. Landers

Interdisciplinary Pain Neuroscience Continuing Education in the Veterans Affairs: Live Training and Live-Stream With 1-Year Follow-up, Adriaan Louw, Rebecca Vogsland, Lindsay Marth, Peter Marshall, Terry Cox, and Merrill Landers

Macrophages as Delivery Vehicles for Anticancer Agents, Steen J. Madsen and Henry Hirschberg

Reviewing the Variability-Overuse Injury Hypothesis: Does Movement Variability Relate to Landing Injuries?, Andrew D. Nordin and Janet S. Dufek

Concentrations and Loadings of Organophosphate and Replacement Brominated Flame Retardants in House Dust from the Home Study During the PBDE Phase-Out, Zana Percy, Mark J. La Guardia, Yingying Yu, Robert C. Hale, Kim N. Dietrich, Bruce P. Lanphear, Kimberly Yolton, Ann M. Vuong, Kim M. Cecil, Joseph M. Braun, Changchun Xie, and Aimin Chen


Relation Between Relative Handgrip Strength, Chronological Age and Physiological Age with Lower Functional Capacity in Older Women, Wylker Souza Saraiva, Jonato Prestes, Silvana Schwerz Funghetto, James Wilfred Navalta, Ramires Alsamir Tibana, and Dahan da Cunha Nascimento

Submissions from 2018

Understanding the Influence of Perceived Fatigue on Coordination during Endurance Running, Joshua P. Bailey, Janet S. Dufek, Julia Freedman Silvernail, James Navalta, and John Mercer

Master’s Level Practice: Introduction, History, and Current Status, Linda F. Campbell, Frank C. Worrell, Andrew T. Dailey, and Ronald T. Brown

Pion-Heavy Ion Scattering Total and Inelastic Cross Sections for Space Radiation Applicationslastic Cross Sections for Space Radiation Applications, Francis A. Cucinotta, Myung-Hee Y. Kim, and Premkumar B. Saganti

The Influence of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Motor Cortex on Balance in Parkinson's Disease, Lidio Lima De Albuquerque, I. Munoz, K. Fisher, M. R. Landers, and Brach Poston


Assessing the Validity of Pressure-measuring Insoles in Quantifying Gait Variables, Jessica DeBerardinis, Janet S. Dufek, Mohamed B. Trabia, and Daniel E. Lidstone

Walking Mechanics and Movement Pattern Variability in Monozygotic Twins with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Janet S. Dufek, John R. Harry, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, and Robbin A. Hickman

Lower Extremity Joint Stiffness during Walking Distinguishes Children With and Without Autism, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, John R. Harry, and Janet S. Dufek

Weighted Walking Influences Lower Extremity Coordination in Children on the Autism Spectrum, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, Merrill Razzaq Landers, Barry T. Bates, Ed Nagelhout, and Janet S. Dufek


Examination of Gait Parameters during Perturbed Over-Ground Walking In Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, Merrill R. Landers, Barry T. Bates, Ed Nagelhout, and Janet S. Dufek

Evaluating Performance During Maximum Effort Vertical Jump Landings, John D. Harry, Leland A. Barker, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, and Janet S. Dufek


Performance Differences among Skilled Soccer Players of Different Playing Positions during Vertical Jumping and Landing, John R. Harry, Leland A. Barker, Roger James, and Janet S. Dufek

Weighted Vest Effects on Impact Forces and Joint Work during Vertical Jump Landings in Men and Women, John R. Harry, C. Roger James, and Janet S. Dufek

Kinetic and Electromyographic Subphase Characteristics With Relation to Countermovement Vertical Jump Performance, John R. Harry, Maximilian R. Paquette, Brian K. Schilling, Leland A. Barker, C. Roger James, and Janet S. Dufek


Immediate Preoperative Outcomes of Pain Neuroscience Education for Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Series, Adriaan Louw PhD, Kory Zimney, Jordan Reed, Merrill R. Landers, and Emilio J. Puentedura


Introduction to Photodynamic Therapy Issue, Steen Madsen PhD and David Kessel


Potential Utility of a Loaded Treadmill Protocol for Tactical Athletes, James T. Swearingen, Lawrence W. Weiss, Webb A. Smith, Mark D. Stephenson, and Brian K. Schilling

Commentary: Consensus Findings and Future Directions, Frank C. Worrell, Linda F. Campbell, Andrew T. Dailey, and Ronald T. Brown

Submissions from 2017


A Comparative Evaluation of Gait between Children with Autism and Typically Developing Matched Controls, Janet S. Dufek, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, John R. Harry, and Robbin Hickman

A Novel Approach to Assessing Head Injury Severity in Pediatric Patient Falls, Janet S. Dufek, Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger, Jeffrey D. Eggleston, and Kyle C. Mefferd


Photochemical Internalization Enhanced Macrophage Delivered Chemotherapy, Diane Shin, Catherine Christie, David Ju, Rohit Kumar Nair, Stephanie Molina, Kristian Berg, Tatiana B. Krasieva, Steen J. Madsen, and Henry Hirschberg

Submissions from 2015

Cognitive Sequelae of Cancer Treatment, B. P. Daly and Ronald T. Brown

Self-regulatory theory and weight-loss maintenance, Rylan Testa and Ronald T. Brown

Submissions from 2014

Imagine the Possibilities, Ronald Brown

Reinventing higher education in the 21st century, Ronald Brown

Training in Academic Health Centers: A Noble Calling, Ronald Brown

Health Related and Somatic Symptom Disorders, Ronald Brown, D. Ellis, and S. Naar-King

Submissions from 2012

The Health Education for Lupus Patients (H.E.L.P.) Study: A Randomized Controlled Cognitive-behavioral Intervention Targeting Psychosocial Adjustment and Quality of Life in Adolescent Females with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ronald Brown, Stephanie R. Shafman, Barbara C. Tilley, Kelly K. Anthony, Melanie J. Bonner, Mary C. Kral, Bonnie Maxson, Larry Volger, Laura E. Schanberg, Mark A. Connelley, Janelle L. Wagner, Richard M. Silver, and Paul J. Nietert


Central Nervous System, Brian Daly, Dawn Eichen, Brooke Bailer, Ronald Brown, and Cindy Buchanan

Ameliorating Attention Problems in Children With Sickle Cell Disease: A Pilot Study of Methylphenidate, Brian Daly, Kral Mary, Ronald Brown, David Elkin, Avi Madan-Swain, Monica Mitchell, Lori Crosby, David DeMatteo, Angela LaRosa, and Sherron Jackson

Submissions from 2011

Pharmacotherapy, Ronald Brown

Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome, A. Hughes, Brian Daly, and Ronald Brown

A Research Model for Investigating the Effects of Artificial Food Colorings on Children With ADHD, Ronald Kleinman, Ronald T. Brown, Gary Cutter, George DuPaul, and Fergus Clydesdale

ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents, M. Wolraich, L. Brown, Ronald Brown, George DuPaul, M. Earls, H. Feldman, T. Ganiats, B. Kaplanek, B. Meyer, J. Perrin, K. Pierce, M. Reiff, M. Stein, and S. Visser

Submissions from 2010

Rheumatology, Ronald Brown, Brian Daly, and R Beidas

Pediatric Psychology, Ronald Brown and Abby Harvey

Long-Term Efficacy of Methylphenidate in Enhancing Attention Regulation, Social Skills, and Academic Abilities of Childhood Cancer Survivors, Heather Conklin, Wilburn Reddick, Jason Ashford, Susan Ogg, Scott Howard, Brannon Morris, Ronald Brown, Melanie Bonner, Robbin Christensen, Shengjie Wu, Xiaoping Xiong, and Raja Khan

Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal and Postpartum Depression Into Pediatric Practice, Marian Earls, B. Siegel, M. Dobbins, A. Garner, L. McGuinn, J. Pascoe, D. Wood, Ronald Brown, M. Kupst, D. Martini, and M. Sheppard

Submissions from 2009

A time to consider health care reform: A reply to Rudd, Cordero, and Bryan, Ronald Brown

Neuropsychological Effects of Stimulant Medication on Children’s Learning and Behavior, Ronald Brown and Brian Daly

Mentoring In Research: A Developmental Approach, Ronald Brown, Brian P. Daly, and Frederick T. Leong

Pediatric Pharmacology and Psychopharmacology, Ronald T. Brown, Brian Daly, Johanna Carpenter, and Jeremy Cohen

Psychopharmacology in School-age Children, Ronald Brown and D Zygmont