In keeping with the University of Michigan’s reputation as a leading academic institution, the PM&R Resident Research Program is designed to be productive and rewarding for residents with all levels of prior research experience. Prospective residents will find the program flexible and supportive with expert faculty willing to tailor the experience to their unique interests and prior research experience.
Resident Peer-Reviewed Publications
Stoyles N, Cheville A, Zucker D, Richards B, Vargo M, Gerber L, Shahpar S, Henderson M, Jay G, Smith SR. Risk factors for reduced function in women with a history of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2023 Feb;197(3):613-621. PMID: 36495378.
Peterson MD, Collins S, Meier HCS, Brahmsteadt A, Faul JD. Grip strength is inversely associated with DNA methylation age acceleration. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2023 Feb;14(1):108-115. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.13110. Epub 2022 Nov 9. PMID: 36353822; PMCID: PMC9891916.
Chau A, Steib S, Whitaker E, Kohns D, Quinter A, Craig A, Chiodo A, Chandran S, Laidlaw A, Schott Z, Farlow N, Yarjanian J, Omwanghe A, Wasserman R, O'Neill C, Clauw D, Bowden A, Marras W, Carey T, Mehling W, Hunt A, Lotz J. Theoretical Schemas to Guide BACPAC Chronic Low Back Pain Clinical Research. Pain Med. 2022 Dec 23:pnac196. PMID:36562563
Hearn SL, Pieper JR, Yang LJ, Chang KW, Kratz AL. Implications of median sensory study to the thumb and deltoid/biceps motor unit recruitment on identifying C6 root avulsion in upper neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Muscle Nerve. 2022 Apr 9. PMID: 35396858.
McNeish, B. L., Richardson, J. K., & Whitney, D. G. (2022). Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy onset is associated with early risk of depression and anxiety in breast cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care, e13648. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13648
Claflin ES, Daunter AK, Bowman A, Startup J, Reed E, Krishnan C, Kratz AL. Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 and Neurological Complications Experience More Frequent Decline in Functioning and Greater Rehabilitation Needs. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Aug 1;100(8):725-729. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001807. PMID: 34257184.
Mattson LM, Alomar-Jimenez WO, Hearn SL. An Atypical Presentation of Hirayama Disease with Lower Limb Myelopathic Findings Only: A Case Report. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001850. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34267058.
Chator AA, Ganesh Kumar N, Drolet BC, Sullivan WJ, Kennedy DJ. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program Directors' Perspectives on USMLE Step 1 Scoring Changes. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001700. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33496437.
Sarma K, Kohns DJ, Berri MA, Joyce E, Smith SR. Interventional and Non-interventional Medical Rehabilitation Approaches to Axial Spine Pain in Vertebral Metastatic Disease. Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2021 Jun 4;2:675787. doi: 10.3389/fpain.2021.675787.
Liu J, Ding Y, Camelo-Piragua S, Richardson J. Vasculitic Tibial Mononeuropathy Associated with Inherited Immune Dysregulation: A Review of Tibial Mononeuropathies with Electrodiagnostic Considerations. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2021 Nov 12;2021:7161757.
McNeish BL, Richardson JK, Bell SG, Whitney DG. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy increases nontraumatic fracture risk in breast cancer survivors. JBMR Plus. 2021 Jun 10;5(8):e10519. doi: 10.1002/jbm4.10519. PMID: 34368609; PMCID: PMC8328798.
Etter JP, Kannikeswaran S, Hurvitz EA, Peterson MD, Caird MS, Jepsen KJ, Whitney DG. The respiratory disease burden of non-traumatic fractures for adults with cerebral palsy. Bone Rep. 2020 Oct 27;13:100730. doi: 10.1016/j.bonr.2020.100730. PMID: 33195765; PMCID: PMC7645631.
Roy R, Stephens AJ, Daisy C, Merritt L, Newcomb CW, Yang J, Dagher A, Curatolo A, Sachdev M, McNeish B, Landis R, van Bokhoven A, El-Hayek A, Froehlich J, Pontari MA, Zurakowski D, Lee RS, Moses MA. Association of Longitudinal Changes in Symptoms and Urinary Biomarkers in Patients with Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A MAPP Research Network Study. J Urol. 2021 Feb;205(2):514-523. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000001391. Epub 2020 Oct 7. PMID: 33026902; PMCID: PMC8139408.
Kalpakjian CZ, Haapala HJ, Ernst SD, Orians BR, Barber ML, Wiseman AL, Mulenga L, Bolde S, Rosenblum S, Jay GM. Development of a new pregnancy informational and decisional needs survey for women with physical disabilities. Disabil Health J. 2021 Jul;14(3):101056. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2020.101056. Epub 2020 Dec 24. PMID: 33451968; PMCID: PMC8222421.
Bell SG, Dalton L, McNeish BL, Fang F, Henry NL, Kidwell KM, McLean K. Aromatase inhibitor use, side effects and discontinuation rates in gynecologic oncology patients. Gynecologic Oncology. 2020 Aug 23.
Hall OT, Hall OE, McGrath RP, Haile ZT. Years of life lost due to opioid overdose in Ohio: temporal and geographic patterns of excess mortality. Journal of addiction medicine. 2020 Mar 1;14(2):156-62.
McNeish B, Hearn S, Craig A, Laidlaw A, Ziadeh M, Richardson JK. Motor amplitudes may predict electromyography‐confirmed radiculopathy in patients referred for radiating limb pain. Muscle & nerve. 2019 May;59(5):561-6.
McGrath RP, Clark BC, Erlandson KM, Herrmann SD, Vincent BM, Hall OT, Hackney KJ. Impairments in Individual Autonomous Living Tasks and Time to Self-Care Disability in Middle-Aged and Older Adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2019 Jun 1;20(6):730-5.
McGrath R, McGrath R, Snih S, Markides K, Hall O, Peterson M. The Burden of Health Conditions for Aging Adults in the United States: Disability-Adjusted Life Years. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2019;20(3): B33.
McGrath R, Al Snih S, Markides K, Hall O, Peterson M. The Burden of Health Conditions for Middle-Aged and Older Adults in the United States: Disability-Adjusted Life Years. BMC Geriatr. 2019;19(1):100.
Cheng R, Smith SR, Kalpakjian CZ. Comorbidity has no impact on unplanned discharge or functional gains in persons with dysvascular amputation. Journal of rehabilitation medicine. 2019 May 5;51(5):51-7.
McGrath R, Hall O, Peterson M, DeVivo M, Heinemann A, Kalpakjian C. The Association Between the Etiology of a Spinal Cord Injury and Time to Mortality in the United States: A 44-Year Investigation. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2018:1-9.
Daunter AK, Kratz AL, Hurvitz EA. Long-Term Impact of Childhood Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy On Pain, Fatigue, and Function: A Case-Control Study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2017;59(10):1089-1095.
McGrath RP, Kraemer WJ, Vincent BM, Hall OT, Peterson MD. Muscle strength is protective against osteoporosis in an ethnically diverse sample of adults. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2017;31(9):2586-2589.
Bakshi R, Berri H, Kalpakjian C, Smuck M. The Effects of Local Anesthesia Administration on Pain Experience During Interventional Spine Procedures: A Prospective Controlled Trial. Pain Medicine. 2016;17(3):488-493.
Fredericks W, Swank S, Teisberg M, Hampton B, Ridpath L, Hanna JB. Lower extremity biomechanical relationships with different speeds in traditional, minimalist, and barefoot footwear. Journal of sports science & medicine. 2015;14(2):276-283.
Haapala H, Peterson MD, Daunter A, Hurvitz EA. Agreement between actual height and estimated height using segmental limb lengths for individuals with cerebral palsy. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2015;94(7):539-546.
Peterson MD, Lukasik L, Muth T, et al. Recumbent cross-training is a feasible and safe mode of physical activity for significantly motor-impaired adults with cerebral palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2013;94(2):401-407.
Strengths and Features
Dual Mentorship: residents work closely with both Clinical Faculty Mentors and Research Faculty Mentors. Dual Mentorship ensures that resident research is patient-centered, methodologically sound and ready to bridge the gap from bench to bedside.
Institutional Resources: here at U of M, residents have access to powerful institutional resources, including data analytics, as well as personnel and funding to help them access data, implement research and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.
Presentations: residents have the opportunity to present their projects at two annual research events-- James Rae Scientific Day and Theodore Cole Resident Research Day-- and are encouraged to submit abstracts to national conferences, including AAPM&R.
Protected Time: six weeks of research are provided so that residents may focus on completing their projects away from clinical duties. These six weeks can be carved from select rotations to enable research time at the point in a project's trajectory where it would be most useful.
Leadership Opportunity: The position of Resident Research Lead is awarded annually to a senior resident who has demonstrated a special commitment to advancing the culture of resident research at U of M PM&R. The Resident Research Lead works closely with co-residents and faculty to ensure program quality, provides peer-mentoring to underclassmen and presents at least one research-based lecture during senior year.
- Current Resident Research Lead (2022-23): Krishna Sarma, MD, PhD
- Past Resident Research Leads: Trent Hall, DO (2018-2019), Brendan McNeish, MD & Stephan Pirnie, MD, PhD (2019-2020). Stephan Pirnie, MD, PhD (2020-2021)