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    Faculty and Staff

    MICHAEL BROGAN, PT, DPT, MS, PHD, CWS, FACCWS

    Founding PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM

    Email:  [email protected]

      

    KELLEE HARPER-HANIGAN, PT, DPT, PHD(C), CHSE, WCC

    BOARD-CERTIFIED GERIATRIC CLINICAL SPECIALIST
    ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

    Phone:  865.585.6298 (cell)
    Email:  [email protected]

    •  EDUCATION

      - PhD(c) in Epidemiology, minor in Human Performance - Biomechanics, Indiana University – Bloomington

      - Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California

      - Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Dartmouth College

    •  RESEARCH INTERESTS

      - Risk Factors for Running-Related Overuse Injuries including Biomechanics and Non-Running Physical Activity

      - High Fidelity Simulation in Healthcare Education to Improve Patient Care

      - Impact of Interprofessional Education on Physical Therapy Students

    •  BACKGROUND

      Dr. Harper-Hanigan currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the developing LMU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Previously, she was a member of the founding Core Faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Indiana State University which successfully gained accreditation in 2015.  She has also volunteered as a National Physical Therapy Examination Item Writer through the Federation for State Boards of Physical Therapy.

      Prior to moving into academics, Dr. Harper-Hanigan practiced in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation for 3 years, but for the past 8 years has practiced in an acute/intensive care setting as well as in inpatient wound care at a Level I Trauma Center. She is a Board Certified Geriatrics Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association as well as Wound Care Certified the American Board of Wound Management. She also is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

      Dr. Harper-Hanigan is a PhD Candidate and is currently completing her dissertation on “The Relationship Between Non-Running Physical Activity and the Development of Running-Related Overuse Injuries” through the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Indiana University-Bloomington. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She also completed a Post-Doctoral Research Assistantship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the area of qualitative research methods and community-based participatory research focusing on improving birth outcomes for African American women in Omaha, NE. Her bachelor’s degree is in Biochemistry with a minor in Physiological Psychology from Dartmouth College. Dr. Hanigan has several peer-reviewed publications and has presented on topics including community-based participatory research, the application of epidemiological methodology in the investigation of running-related overuse injuries, and the impact of acute care simulation experiences on the clinical performance of physical therapy students.

      Professional memberships include the American Physical Therapy Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, American Society of Biomechanics, and American Board of Wound Management.

    •  PUBLICATIONS

      Harper-Hanigan, K. (2019). "Comment to: “Effect of monosodium L-glutamate (umami substance) on cognitive function in people with dementia”." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 73(6): 966-966.

      Harper-Hanigan, K, Ross, G, Sims, T, Trotter, KJ, Turman, Jr., JE. (2017) Women’s Perspectives of Needs Surrounding Adverse Birth Outcomes - A Qualitative Assessment of the Neighborhood Impact of Adverse Birth Outcome. Matern Child Health J. Dec; 21:2219-2228. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-017-2343-7

      Burnfield, J, Buster, T, Goldman, A, Corbridge, L, Harper-Hanigan, K (2016) Partial body weight support treadmill training speed influences paretic and non-paretic leg muscle activation, stride characteristics, and ratings of perceived exertion during acute stroke rehabilitation. Human Movement Science. Jan; 47:16-28.

      Kulig, K, Harper-Hanigan, K, Souza, RB, Powers, CM (2010) Measurement of Femoral Torsion by Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Concurrent Validity. Phys Ther. Nov;90(11):1641-8.

     

    TIMOTHY YOST, PT, DPT, CERT. MDT

    DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

    Office: 423.869.6025
    Cell: 865.585.7892
    Email: [email protected]

    •  EDUCATION

      - Doctor of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University

      - McKenzie Certified

      - Masters of Physical Therapy, University of Kentucky

      - Bachelors of Health Science, University of Kentucky

    •  RESEARCH INTERESTS

      - Use of standardized patients and patient simulation to prepare physical therapy students for clinical rotations

      - Use of interactive technology to improve balance in athletic and geriatric populations

      - Neuroplasticity and its effect on chronic pain levels

    •  BACKGROUND

      Dr. Yost currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor for the developing Lincoln Memorial University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  Previously, he practiced for 20 years in a variety of settings, including acute care at the University of Kentucky.  The greatest majority of his clinical work occurred in outpatient / orthopedics at PT Pros in Kentucky. 

      Prior to moving into academics at LMU, Dr. Yost served as an adjunct faculty at the University of Kentucky Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health.  Dr. Yost has served as Secretary of the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association and assisted in the implementation of continued competency for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants during that time.  During his time with PT Pros, Dr. Yost provided instruction in the PT Pros Mentoring Program for new graduates including instruction of basic McKenzie treatment concepts and techniques prior to new graduates attendance of McKenzie courses.  Dr. Yost also instructed new graduates in Osteopathic manual treatment techniques as he was instructed by Dr. Edward Stiles.

      Dr. Yost is currently enrolled in LMU EdD program with a concentration in higher education.  Dr. Yost is also working toward completion of the Orthopedic Certified Specialist exam.

      Professional membership includes the American Physical Therapy Association, APTA Orthopedic section member, APTA Education section member, and Tennessee Physical Therapy Association member. 

     

    JILL TOWNSEND, MS

    ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

    Phone:  865.338.5741 (office)
    Email:  [email protected]