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Research Faculty—College of Health Professions

Cardiovascular Perfusion

  • Edward Darling, MS, CCP
    Associate Professor
  • Bruce Searles, MS, CCP
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Quantitative and qualitative outcomes of high fidelity simulation in perfusioin education
    Myocardial perfusion territories
    Clinical Perfusion (outocomes, techniques and technolgies)
    Professional demographics

Medical Biotechnology

Physical Therapy

  • Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA
    Research Interests:

    Qualitative: Exploring elements of PT practice and critical thinking. Quantitative: Exploring the effectiveness of exercise interventions for mobility disability in aging adults, especially in frail individuals. Specifically exploring the best time to intervene to prevent and remediate frailty. 

  • Gary Brooks, PT, DrPH
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    identifying best practices in cardiovascular and pulmonary, and geriatric physical therapy, and assessing the impact of physician referrals on process and outcomes of care

  • Susan Miller, PT, DPT, MS
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Use of standardized patient examinations to promote student development and the development of clinical instructors' teaching skills; development of professional behaviors.

  • Christopher Neville, PT, PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Nathaniel Ordway, MS, PE
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical and experimental spine biomechanics; Motion analysis and functional assessment

Physician Assistant Studies

  • Sandra Banas, MST RPA-C
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Learning Styles

    Primary Care in Rural Communities

    Inter-Professional Education

    Medical Simulation

Radiation Therapy