CHP Research

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.

Faculty publications news

Tracey Gendron, Ph.D., chair and associate professor in the Department of Gerontology, wrote an article, “Ageism in the Era of COVID-19,” now featured on the VCU Division of Inclusive Excellence website. 

Laura McClelland, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Administration, guest edited “The Emotional Experience of Caregiving Work in a Changing Health Care Landscape,” published in the May 2020 special issue of Work and Occupations, an international sociological journal. The special issue “focuses explicitly on the emotional experience of caregiving work with an emphasis on helping better understand the factors that contribute to emotional exhaustion and well-being at work. 

Amy J. Armstrong, Ph.D., chair and associate professor, and Courtney M. Holmes, Ph.D., associate professor, both of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, recently published “A Changing World, Again. How Appreciative Inquiry Can Guide Our Growth," in Social Sciences & Humanities Open. The article provides an overview of appreciative inquiry and its relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provides specific strategies for how people and systems can use artificial intelligence as they transition through the pandemic and afterward.

An article on a joint professional experience between the departments of Radiation Sciences and Nurse Anesthesia was published in the journal Radiologic Technology. The article, “University-Developed Interprofessional Surgical Simulation Training for Radiography Students,” was written by Staci King, instructor of radiation sciences; Mike Kammerman, director of simulation; and Jeff Legg, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Sciences.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications Academic Year 2021-22

Zanjani, F., & Gendron, T. (2021). Introduction to the JPIC issue, Aging in older adulthood: Community-level intervention programming and partnerships providing older adults with community health promotion opportunities. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 1-5.

Marrs, S. A., Ansello, E. F., Slattum, P., Davis, K., Parsons, P., Zimmerman, K., & Coogle, C. L. (2021). Infusing geriatrics expertise in health professions education through interprofessional faculty development. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education,

Waters, L. & Gendron, T., (2021). Care for the older patient, in Drain’s PeriAnesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, 8th edition (Odom-Forren, Ed.), Elsevier

Charkhchi, P., Kolenic, G. E., & Carlos, R. C. (2017). Access to Lung Cancer Screening Services: Preliminary Analysis of Geographic Service Distribution Using the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(11), 1388–1395.

Cliff, B. Q., Avanceña, A. L. v., Hirth, R. A., & Lee, S.-Y. D. (2021). The Impact of Choosing Wisely Interventions on Low-Value Medical Services: A Systematic Review. The Milbank Quarterly, n/a(n/a).

Cooper, D. L., Buterakos, R., Wagner, L. M., Tith, J., & Lee, S.-Y. D. (2021). A retrospective comparison of guidelines to assess hospital-diagnosed urinary tract infection in nursing home residents. American Journal of Infection Control, 49(11), 1354–1358.

Flythe, J. E., Narendra, J. H., Yule, C., Manivannan, S., Murphy, S., Lee, S.-Y. D., Strigo, T. S., Peskoe, S., Pendergast, J. F., Boulware, L. E., & Green, J. A. (2021). Targeting Patient and Health System Barriers To Improve Rates of Hemodialysis Initiation with an Arteriovenous Access. Kidney360, 2(4), 708–720.

George H. Pink & Paula H. Song. (2019). Gapenski’s Understanding Healthcare Financial Management: Vol. Eighth edition. Health Administration Press.,url,cookie,uid&db=nlebk&AN=2329791&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Heisey-Grove, D., McClelland, L. E., Rathert, C., Jackson, K., & DeShazo, J. (2021). Associations Between Patient–Provider Secure Message Content and Patients’ Health Care Visits. Telemedicine and E-Health.

Heisey-Grove, D., Rathert, C., McClelland, L. E., Jackson, K., & DeShazo, J. P. (2021). Patient and Clinician Characteristics Associated With Secure Message Content: Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(8), e26650.

Kerekes, S., Ji, M., Shih, S.-F., Chang, H.-Y., Harapan, H., Rajamoorthy, Y., Singh, A., Kanwar, S., & Wagner, A. L. (2021). Differential Effect of Vaccine Effectiveness and Safety on COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance across Socioeconomic Groups in an International Sample. Vaccines, 9(9), 1010.

Lee, S.-Y. D., Iott, B., Banaszak-Holl, J., Shih, S.-F., Raj, M., Johnson, K. E., Kiessling, K., & Moore-Petinak, N. (2021). Application of Mixed Methods in Health Services Management Research: A Systematic Review. Medical Care Research and Review, 10775587211030392.

Liu, S.-M., Chang, F.-C., Chen, C.-Y., Shih, S.-F., Meng, B., Ng, E., Hsu, C.-H., Chiang, Y.-T., Mao, X.-J., Yi, M.-Y., LePage, B., & Fang, W.-T. (2021). Effects of Parental Involvement in a Preschool-Based Eye Health Intervention Regarding Children’s Screen Use in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), 11330.

Liu, S.-M., Shih, S.-F., Meng, B., Zhen, R., Pan, X.-B., Ng, E., Hsu, C.-H., & Fang, W.-T. (2021). Gendered Factors Associated with Preventive Behaviors and Mental Health among Chinese Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic Home Quarantine. Sustainability, 13(19), 10819.

Niranjan, S. J., Opoku-Agyeman, W., Carroll, N. W., Dorsey, A., Tipre, M., Baskin, M. L., & Dransfield, M. T. (2021). Distribution and Geographic Accessibility of Lung Cancer Screening Centers in the United States. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 18(9), 1577–1580.

Robbins, J., Garman, A. N., Boren, S., Haga, R., Hall, R. S., Killaly, C., Simms, J., & Song, P. (2021). What is the value of administrative fellowships in the era of COVID-19? Journal of Health Administration Education, 38(1), 337–350.

Santos, T., Lee, S.-Y. D., East, C., & Lindrooth, R. C. (2021). Can Collaboration Between Nonprofit Hospitals and Local Health Departments Influence Population Health Investments by Nonprofit Hospitals? Medical Care, 59(8), 687–693.

Shih, S.-F.,* Yeh, Y-T, Buxton, Miatta, & Price, Sarah K. (2021). Factors Associated with Clustering of Health-related Behaviors amongst Emerging Adults in Taiwan. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education,

Tsai, T.-I., Tsai, Y.-W., & Lee, S.-Y. D. (2021). Health literacy and weight management – Results of a nationwide survey in Taiwan. Chronic Illness, 17423953211039770.

Yousef, C. C., Salgado, T. M., Farooq, A., Burnett, K., McClelland, L. E., Esba, L. C. A., Alhamdan, H. S., Khoshhal, S., Aldossary, I. F., Alyas, O. A., & DeShazo, J. P. (2021). Health Care Providers’ Acceptance of a Personal Health Record: Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(10), e31582.

Zhang, F., Shih, S.-F., Harapan, H., Rajamoorthy, Y., Chang, H.-Y., Singh, A., Lu, Y., & Wagner, A. L. (2021). Changes in COVID-19 risk perceptions: Methods of an internet survey conducted in six countries. BMC Research Notes, 14, 428.

Chen W, Hu S, Liu X, Wang N, Zhao H, Liu O, Chen K, Hu J. Intensive care nurses' knowledge and practice of evidence-based recommendations for endotracheal suctioning: A multisite cross-sectional study in Changsha, China. BMC Nursing. 2021. 20 (186). Doi: 10.1186/s12912-021-00715-y

Hu J, Harrold J, Squires J, Modanloo S, & Harrison D. The validity of skin conductance for assessing acute pain in mechanically ventilated infants: A cross-sectional observational study. European journal of pain. 2021. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1816

Hu J, Jiang H. The first national anesthesia workforce survey to inform future policymaking in China (Invited Commentary). The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific. 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100219

Hu J, Gifford W, Zhou Y, Zhang Q, Harrison D. Nurses' perspectives on pain management practices during newborn blood sampling in China. Journal of neonatal nursing. 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.jnn.2021.06.015

Hu J, Xue F, Zhou Y, Liu Y, Li Q, Deng J, Harrison D. Using social media to disseminate effective pain treatments for newborns during needle-related painful procedures in China. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 2021. 35(4).50-57. doi:10.1097/JPN.0000000000000602

Andelin, L., Johnson, L., Wiles, A., Piller, A. & Achord, A. (2021). Sensory processing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. OT Practice. CE-1-10.

Andelin, L., Schoen, S., & Reynolds, S. (2021). A multiple baseline design study investigating the effectiveness of occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(6).

DeBoth, K.K., Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J., Carretta, H., Lane, A.E., & Schaaf, R.C. (2021). Neurophysiological correlates of sensory-based phenotypes in ASD. Child Psychiatry and Human Development,

McGhee, K., Kidney, E., Bouley, H.P., Pou, K., & Reynolds, S. (2021). The effectiveness of bilateral alternating tactile stimulation for improving sleep in children with sensory over-responsivity. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Published online first at:

Reynolds, S., & Andelin, L. (2021). Sleep and screens: How technology can be used to improve sleep in children. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 6(4), 2–5.

Reynolds, S. (2021). Editorial: The State of the Journal, 2021. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(6).

Smiley, J. & Reynolds, S. (2021). Occupational Therapy Management of a Moderate Disease Process of COVID-19 in a Skilled Nursing Center: A Case Report. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Supplement 1.

Gentry, T., Andelin, L., Capps, M., Damiao, J., & Lent, B. (2021). Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injuries. In N. A. Zasler, D. Katz, & R. Zafone (Eds.), Brain Injury Medicine (3rd). New York: Springer.

Hoover KB, Starks AO, Robila V, Riddle DL. (2021) Quantitative Contrast Enhanced Dual Energy CT to Predict Avascular Necrosis: A Feasibility Study of Proximal Humerus Fractures. BMC Medical Imaging. Dec 11;21(1):191.

Riddle DL, Macfarlane GJ, Hamilton DF, Beasley M, Dumenci L. (2021) Cross-Validation of Good versus Poor Self-reported Outcome Trajectory Types Following Knee Arthroplasty. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Sep 14:S1063-4584(21)00889-X.

Riddle DL, Hamilton DF, Dumenci L, Beard DJ. (2021) Phase III Trials of Enhanced Versus Usual Care Physical Therapy for Patients at Risk for Poor Outcome Following Knee Arthroplasty: A Perspective on Meaning and a Way Forward. Physical Therapy. Jul 30;pzab186. PMID: 34331766

Orndahl C, Perera R, Hung A, Dumenci L, Riddle DL. (2021) Physical Therapy Use, Costs and Value for Latent Classes of Good versus Poor Outcome in Patients who Catastrophize about their Pain Prior to Knee Arthroplasty. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2021 Jul;102(7):1347-1351.PMID: 33689694

Nematimoez, Mehdi & Thomas, James & Meakin, Judith. (2021). Segmental contribution to whole spine kinematic reveals multi-segmental interaction. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Expert Statement (BASES 2021). 10.1080/02640414.2021.1978748.

Nematimoez, Mehdi & Thomas, James. (2021). The effect of head movement restriction on the kinematics of the spine during lifting and lowering tasks. Ergonomics. 10.1080/00140139.2021.1998646.

Bordeleau, Martine & Stamenkovic, Alexander & Tardif, Pier-Alexandre & Thomas, James. (2021). The Use of Virtual Reality in Back Pain Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Journal of Pain. 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.08.001.

Khurana S. Evans ME, Kelly D, Thompson D, Burnsed J, Harper A, Hendricks-Munoz K, Shall M, Stevenson R, Inamdar K, Thacker L, Vorona G, Dusing SC. Longitudinal changes in the sensorimotor pathways of very preterm infants during the first year of life with and without intervention – A pilot study. Dev Neurorehabil. 2021 Oct; 24(7):444-455.

Helms, J, Mayhew, TP, Zimney, K. The effectiveness of a VoiceThread focused physical therapy pain curriculum. Journal of Physical Therapy Education 2021; 35(3): 218-226.

Jesus TS, Kamalakannan S, Bhattacharjya S, Bogdanova Y, Arango-Lasprilla JC, Bentley J, Landry MD, Papadimitriou C. PREparedness, REsponse and SySTemic transformation (PRE-RE-SyST): a model for disability-inclusive pandemic responses and systemic disparities reduction derived from a scoping review and thematic analysis. International Journal of Equity in Health 2021;20(1):204.

Landry MD, Giebel C, Cryer TL. Health system strengthening in fragile and conflict-affected states: a call to action. BMC Health Services Research. 2021;21(1):726.

Jesus TS, Arango-Lasprillia JC, Kamalakannan S, Landry MD. Growing physical rehabilitation needs in resource-poor world regions: secondary, cross-regional analysis with data from the Global Burden of Disease 2017. Disability & Rehabilitation 2021; 1-11

Jesus TS, Landry MD. Global need: including rehabilitation in health system strengthening. Lancet 2021;397(10275):665-666.

Wall R, Legg JS, Steidle E, Cohen TF, Dempsey MC, Aktar S. 2021. Process factors affecting reperfusion time in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Journal of Allied Health. 50 (4): 292-298.

Chan, F., Tansey, T., Iwanaga, K., Bezyak, J., Wehman, P., Phillips, B., Strauser, D, Anderson, C. (2021). Company characteristics, disability inclusion practices, and employment of people with disabilities in the post COVID-19 job economy: A cross sectional survey study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 31, 463-473.

Iwanaga, K., Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Avellone, L., & Taylor, J. (2021). Evaluating the effect of work incentives and benefits counseling on employment outcomes of transition-age and young adult supplemental security income recipients with intellectual disabilities: A case control study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 31 (3), 581-591.

Iwanaga, K., Wu, J., Chan, F., Rumrill,P., Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Avellone, L., & Taylor, J. (2021). A systematic review of systematic reviews of secondary health conditions, health promotion, and employment of people with intellectual disabilities. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling. 27, 13–40.

Wehman, P., Sima, A., Iwanaga, K., McDonough, J., Brooke, A., Godwin, J., Junod, P., Ham, W. & Brooke, V. (2021). Organizational factors influencing coworkers' attitudes toward employees with disabilities: A hierarchical regression analysis. Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education. 25(2), 83-93.

Hawley, C. E., Iwanaga, K., Marmor, A., Adams, M., Schwartz, I., Sviri, S., Armstrong, A. J., Shiri, S., & Meiner, Z. (2021). Assessing the fear of COVID-19 scale among health care workers in Israel: A psychometric validation study. Death Studies. Advanced online publication.