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Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.CepEsperu School of Medicine

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.


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Academic: -2357 | Department: -4101

Enlightenment & Training

  • B.S., Columbia University, 1973
  • M.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1978
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1991
Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Investigation Interests

Stroke; Recovery of Function; Exercise Therapy; Walking; Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
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Academic: -2357 | Department: -4101

Recent Publications

Strategies for supporting intervention fidelity in the rehabilitation therapy in older acute heart failure patients (REHAB-HF) trial. Pastva AM, Duncan PW, Reeves GR, Benjamin Nelson M, Whellan DJ, O'Connor CM, Eggebeen JD, Hewston LA, Taylor KM, Mentz RJ, Rosenberg PB, Kitzman DW.. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018;64():118-127.

Hospital recruitment for a pragmatic cluster-randomized clinical trial: lessons learned from the COMPASS study. Johnson AM, Jones SB, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD, Coleman SW, Mettam LH, Kucharska-Newton AM, Sissine ME, Rosamond WD.. Trials. 2018;19(1):74.

A person-centered approach to poststroke care: the COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services model. Bushnell CD, Duncan PW, Lycan SL, Condon CN, Pastva AM, Lutz BJ, Halladay JR, Cummings DM, Arnan MK, Jones SB, Sissine ME, Coleman SW, Johnson AM, Gesell SB, Mettam LH, Freburger JK, Barton-Percival B, Taylor KM,.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66(5):1025-1030.

Ensuring respect for persons in COMPASS: a cluster randomised pragmatic clinical trial. Andrews JE, Moore JB, Weinberg RB, Sissine M, Gesell S, Halladay J, Rosamond W, Bushnell C, Jones S, Means P, King NMP, Omoyeni D, Duncan PW.. J Med Ethics. 2018;():.

Knowledge of hypertension as a stroke risk factor and use of home blood pressure monitoring. A preliminary report from comprehensive post-acute stroke services (COMPASS) study [abstract]. Guo JC, Cummings DM, Halladay JR, Berkeley SBJ, Psioda MA, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD.. Stroke. 2018;49(Suppl 1):ATP169.

Clinician-user satisfaction with COMPASS-CP for stroke [abstract]. Duncan PW, Abbott RM, Rushing S, Gesell SB, Lutz BJ, Coleman SW, Sissine ME, Lycan S, Condon C, Stafford JM, Johnson A, Berkeley SBJ, Psioda MA, Bushnell CD.. Stroke. 2018;49(Suppl 1):AWP304.

Physical function, quality of life, and depression in elderly, hospitalized patients with acute decompensated heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction: analysis from the REHAB-HG trial [abstract]. Warraich H, Kitzman D, Whellan D, Pamela D, Mentz R, Pastva A, Nelson B, Reeves G.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71(11 Suppl):1.

The interface of clinical decision-making with study protocols for knowledge translation from a walking recovery trial. Hershberg JA, Rose DK, Tilson JK, Brutsch B, Correa A, Gallichio J, McLeod M, Moore C, Wu S, Duncan PW, Behrman AL.. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2017;41(1):59-67.

Sex bias-beyond pay inequity [letter]. Duncan PW.. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):139.

Randomized controlled trial of screening, risk modification and physical therapy to prevent falls among the elderly recently discharged from the emergency department to the community: the steps to avoid falls in the Elderly Study. Matchar DB, Duncan PW, Lien CT, Hock Ong ME, Lee M, Gao F, Sim R, Eom K.. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;98(6):1086-1096.

Rehabilitation therapy in older acute heart failure patients (REHAB-HF) trial: design and rationale. Reeves GR, Whellan DJ, Duncan P, O'Connor CM, Pastva AM, Eggebeen JD, Hewston LA, Morgan TM, Reed SD, Rejeski WJ, Mentz RJ, Rosenberg PB, Kitzman DW.. Am Heart J. 2017;185():130-139.

A novel rehabilitation intervention for older patients with acute decompensated heart failure: the REHAB-HF pilot study. Reeves GR, Whellan DJ, O'Connor CM, Duncan P, Eggebeen JD, Morgan TM, Hewston LA, Pastva A, Patel MJ, Kitzman DW.. JACC Heart Fail. 2017;5(5):359-366.

Methods guiding stakeholder engagement in planning a pragmatic study on changing stroke systems of care. Gesell SB, Klein KP, Halladay J, Bettger JP, Freburger J, Cummings DM, Lutz BJ, Coleman S, Bushnell C, Rosamond W, Duncan PW.. J Clin Transl Sci. 2017;1(2):121-128.

The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study: design and methods for a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial. Duncan PW, Bushnell CD, Rosamond WD, Jones Berkeley SB, Gesell SB, D'Agostino RB Jr, Ambrosius WT, Barton-Percival B, Bettger JP, Coleman SW, Cummings DM, Freburger JK, Halladay J, Johnson AM, Kucharska-Newton AM, Lundy-Lamm G,.. BMC Neurol. 2017;17(1):133.

Unexplained variation for hospitals' use of inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities after an acute ischemic stroke. Xian Y, Thomas L, Liang L, Federspiel JJ, Webb LE, Bushnell CD, Duncan PW, Schwamm LH, Stein J, Fonarow GC, Hoenig H, Montalvo C, George MG, Lutz BJ, Peterson ED, Bettger JP.. Stroke. 2017;48(10):2836-2842.

The compass study - dynamic generation of patient-specific ecare plans in a pragmatic trial [abstract]. Rushing S, Duncan PW, Abbott RM.. Trials. 2017;18(Suppl 1):O69.

The strategies to reduce injuries and develop confidence in elders intervention: falls risk factor assessment and management, patient engagement, and nurse co-management. Reuben DB, Gazarian P, Alexander N, Araujo K, Baker D, Bean JF, Boult C, Charpentier P, Duncan P, Latham N, Leipzig RM, Quintiliani LM, Storer T, McMahon S.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(12):2733-2739.

Locomotor training and strength and balance exercises for walking recovery after stroke: response to number of training sessions. Rose DK, Nadeau SE, Wu SS, Tilson JK, Dobkin BH, Pei Q, Duncan PW.. Phys Ther. 2017;97(11):1066-1074.

Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE): a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial of a multifactorial fall injury prevention strategy: design and methods. Bhasin S, Gill TM, Reuben DB, Latham NK, Gurwitz JH, Dykes P, McMahon S, Storer TW, Duncan PW, Ganz DA, Basaria S, Miller ME, Travison TG, Greene EJ, Dziura J, Esserman D, Allore H, Carnie MB, Fagan M, Hanson C, Baker D, Greenspan SL,.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;():.

Defining optimal brain health in adults: a presidential advisory from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Gorelick PB, Furie KL, Iadecola C, Smith EE, Waddy SP, Lloyd-Jones DM, Bae HJ, Bauman MA, Dichgans M, Duncan PW, Girgus M, Howard VJ, Lazar RM, Seshadri S, Testai FD, van Gaal S, Yaffe K, Wasiak H, Zerna C.. Stroke. 2017;48(10):e284-e303.

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) as a preoperative assessment tool. Kim S, Duncan PW, Groban L, Segal H, Abbott RM, Williamson JD.. J Anesth Perioper Med. 2017;4(6):274-281.

Development and implementation of a tool to assess patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) in preoperative setting. Kim S, Duncan PW, Groban L, Segal H, Abbott RM, Williamson JD.. Glob J Perioper Med. 2017;1(1):17-21.

Concordance and discordance between measured and perceived balance and the effect on gait speed and falls following stroke. Liphart J, Gallichio J, Tilson JK, Pei Q, Wu SS, Duncan PW.. Clin Rehabil. 2016;30(3):294-302.

The effects of stroke type, locus, and extent on long-term outcome of gait rehabilitation: the LEAPS experience. Nadeau SE, Dobkin B, Wu SS, Pei Q, Duncan PW.. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016;30(7):615-625.

HEART pathway accelerated diagnostic protocol implementation: prospective pre-post interrupted time series design and methods. Mahler SA, Burke GL, Duncan PW, Case LD, Herrington DM, Riley RF, Wells BJ, Hiestand BC, Miller CD.. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016;5(1):e10.

Dimensionality and item-difficulty hierarchy of the lower extremity Fugl-Meyer Assessment in individuals with subacute and chronic stroke. Balasubramanian CK, Li CY, Bowden MG, Duncan PW, Kautz SA, Velozo CA.. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016;97(4):582-589.e2.

Assessment of home-time after acute ischemic stroke in Medicare beneficiaries. Fonarow GC, Liang L, Thomas L, Xian Y, Saver JL, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Peterson ED, Hernandez AF, Duncan PW, O'Brien EC, Bushnell C, Prvu Bettger J.. Stroke. 2016;47(3):836-842.

Preparing the next generation of physical therapists for transformative practice and population management: example from Macquarie University [editorial]. Dean CM, Duncan PW.. Phys Ther. 2016;96(3):272-274.

Comparison of frequency of frailty and severely impaired physical function in patients greater than or equal to 60 years hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure versus chronic stable heart failure with reduced and preserved. Reeves GR, Whellan DJ, Patel MJ, O'Connor CM, Duncan P, Eggebeen JD, Morgan TM, Hewston LA, Pastva AM, Kitzman DW.. Am J Cardiol. 2016;117(12):1953-1958.

Reducing readmissions after stroke with a structured nurse practitioner/registered nurse transitional stroke program. Condon C, Lycan S, Duncan P, Bushnell C.. Stroke. 2016;47(6):1599-1604.

Predictors of 30-day hospital readmission following ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Strowd RE, Wise SM, Umesi UN, Bishop L, Craig J, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Tegeler C, Arnan M, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD.. Am J Med Qual. 2015;30(5):441-446.

Impact of post-acute care setting on patients' days at home following a stroke [abstract]. Bettger JP, Liang L, Federspiel J, Xian Y, Thomas L, Duncan PW, Fonarow GC, Peterson E.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):772.

Pragmatic trial of transitional care with early supported discharge: design and methodology [abstract]. Duncan PW, Bushnell C, Bettger JP.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):277.

Adherence to accelerometry measurement of community ambulation poststroke. Barak S, Wu SS, Dai Y, Duncan PW, Behrman AL.. Phys Ther. 2014;94(1):101-110.

Initial readmissions data from a joint venture between an academic medical center and a national home health company [abstract]. Watkins FS, Williamson J, Craver K, Smith S, Duncan P.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S225-S226.

Prediction of responders for outcome measures of Locomotor Experience Applied Post Stroke trial. Dobkin BH, Nadeau SE, Behrman AL, Wu SS, Rose DK, Bowden M, Studenski S, Lu X, Duncan PW.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(1):39-50.

A prospective test of the late effects of potentially antineuroplastic drugs in a stroke rehabilitation study. Nadeau SE, Lu X, Dobkin B, Wu SS, Dai YE, Duncan PW.. Int J Stroke. 2014;9(4):449-456.

The role of primary care providers in managing falls [invited commentary]. Demons JL, Duncan PW.. N C Med J. 2014;75(5):331-335.

Home-based interventions for postacute rehabilitation of walking recovery - the evidence and recommendations for translating the evidence into clinical practice [abstract]. Duncan P.. Int J Stroke. 2014;9(Suppl 3):4.

Likelihood of myocardial infarction during stroke rehabilitation preceded by cardiovascular screening and an exercise tolerance test: the Locomotor Experience Applied Post-Stroke (LEAPS) trial. Nadeau SE, Rose DK, Dobkin B, Wu SS, Dai YE, Schofield R, Duncan PW.. Int J Stroke. 2014;9(8):1097-1104.

Promoting neuroplasticity and recovery after stroke: future directions for rehabilitation clinical trials. Bowden MG, Woodbury ML, Duncan PW.. Curr Opin Neurol. 2013;26(1):37-42.

Preclinical cognitive impairment: a risk factor for rehospitalization [abstract]. Callahan K, Kritchevsky S, Yaffe K, Miller ME, Hire D, Ayonayon H, Cawthon P, Duncan P, Harris T, Rosano C, Satterfield S, Williamson J.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(Suppl 1):S106.

Trends in ADL and IADL disability in community-dwelling older adults in Shanghai, China, 1998-2008. Feng Q, Zhen Z, Gu D, Wu B, Duncan PW, Purser JL.. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2013;68(3):476-485.

Effects of task-specific and impairment-based training compared with usual care on functional walking ability after inpatient stroke rehabilitation: LEAPS Trial. Nadeau SE, Wu SS, Dobkin BH, Azen SP, Rose DK, Tilson JK, Cen SY, Duncan PW.. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013;27(4):370-380.

Does exercise tolerance testing at 60 days poststroke predict rehabilitation performance?. Rose DK, Behrman AL, Nadeau SE, Martin AD, Schofield RS, Tilson JK, Cen SY, Lu X, Wu SS, Azen S, Duncan PW.. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013;94(7):1223-1229.

Rasch analysis staging methodology to classify upper extremity movement impairment after stroke. Woodbury ML, Velozo CA, Richards LG, Duncan PW.. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013;94(8):1527-1533.

Characterizing and identifying risk for falls in the LEAPS study: a randomized clinical trial of interventions to improve walking poststroke. Tilson JK, Wu SS, Cen SY, Feng Q, Rose DR, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Duncan PW.. Stroke. 2012;43(2):446-452.

Should body weight-supported treadmill training and robotic-assistive steppers for locomotor training trot back to the starting gate?. Dobkin BH, Duncan PW.. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012;26(4):308-317.

Elderly hospitalized heart failure patients have profound impairments in physical function [abstract]. Reeves GR, Patel MJ, Whellan DJ, O'Connor CM, Eggebeen JD, Duncan P, Hewston LA, Pastva A, Adams S, Thohan V, Kitzman DW.. J Card Fail. 2012;18(8 Suppl 1):S98.

Transitional care after hospitalization for acute stroke or myocardial infarction: a systematic review. Bettger JP, Alexander KP, Dolor RJ, Olson DM, Kendrick AS, Wing L, Coeytaux RR, Graffagnino C, Duncan PW.. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(6):407-416.

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Professor, Neurology

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

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