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Middleton A, Downer B, Haas A, Knox S, Ottenbacher KJ. Functional Status Is Associated With 30-Day Potentially Preventable Readmissions Following Home Health Care. Med Care. 2019 Feb;57(2):145-151.

McGrath R, Al Snih S, Markides K, Hackney K, Bailey R, Peterson M. The Burden of Functional Disabilities for Middle-Aged and Older Adults in the United States. J Nutr Health Aging. 2019;23(2):172-174.

Baker NA, Stevans J, Terhorst L, Haas AM, Kuo YF, Al Snih S. What Types of Treatment Are Provided for Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A Retrospective Analysis of Commercial Insurance. PM R. 2018 Feb 13. pii: S1934-1482(18)30062-5.

Liew SL, Anglin JM, Banks NW, Sondag M, Ito KL, Kim H, Chan J, Ito J, Jung C, Khoshab N, Lefebvre S, Nakamura W, Saldana D, Schmiesing A, Tran C, Vo D, Ard T, Heydari P, Kim B, Aziz-Zadeh L, Cramer SC, Liu J, Soekadar S, Nordvik JE, Westlye LT, Wang J, Winstein C, Yu C, Ai L, Koo B, Craddock RC, Milham M, Lakich M, Pienta A, Stroud A. A large, open source dataset of stroke anatomical brain images and manual lesion segmentations. Sci Data. 2018 Feb 20;5:180011.

Pretz CR, Graham JE, Middleton A, Karmarkar AM, Ottenbacher KJ. Longitudinal Investigation of Rehospitalization Patterns in Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Among Medicare BeneficiariesArch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 May;98(5):997-1003. [Download TBI Trajectory Tool] [Download SCI Trajectory Tool]


  • Visit the Event Archive for latest events & presentations.
  • CoHSTAR (Center on Health Service Training & Research) Summer Institute, June 2016, Boston University
    K. Ottenbacher gave an invited lecture titled, "Health Services Research using Existing Data." The lecture presented information and programs from the CLRD.
  • AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting – Today's Research drives Tomorrow's Health, June 2016, Boston MAFour investigators and a postdoctoral fellow gave podium presentations and posters related to large data research involving data, activities and programs supported by the CLDR.
  • Rehabilitation Research at the NIH - Moving the Field Forward, May 2016, Bethesda MADrs. Ottenbacher and Graham presented as part of a panel titled, "Using Data to Drive Discovery."  The presentations highlighted programs and activities of the CLDR.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Pre-Conference Institute - April 2016, Chicago ILThe CLDR, along with the AOTA and AOTF, co-sponsored a pre-conference institute on Large Data and Data Sharing Research: Issues, Methods, and Opportunities.


T. Reistetter, B. CammarnCenter for Rehabilitation Research using Large DatasetsExhibit, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting / San Antonio, TXMarch 2015
A. Deutsch, K. OttenbacherBest Practices for Reporting Large Data ResearchPreconference Institute, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting / Toronto, CanadaOctober 2014
A. Karmarkar, J. GrahamCenter for Rehabilitation Research using Large DatasetsExhibit, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting / Toronto, CanadaOctober 2014
J. GrahamImpact of Patient Race/ethnicity on Rehospitalization of Inpatient Rehab FacilitiesPoster Session, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting / San Diego, CAJune 2014
A. KarmarkarCenter for Rehabilitation Research using Large DatasetsExhibit, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference / Baltimore, MDApril 2014
A. KarmarkarImpact of Facility Structure & Process Care on OutcomesPresentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference / Baltimore, MDApril 2014
J. GrahamOverview of Patient-centered Outcomes Research at UTMBPresentation, Texas Public Health Association Annual Conference / Corpus Christi, TXMarch 2014
K. OttenbacherNIH Medical Rehabilitation Research Network – Rehab Research using Large DatasetsInstructional Course, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting / Orlando, FLNovember 2013
J. GrahamRacial/ Ethnic Patient Volume and Disparities in Impatient Rehabilitation OutcomesPoster Session, Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference / New Orleans, LANovember 2013
A. KarmarkarHospital Readmission Risk & Diabetes Comorbidity after Hip/Knee  Replacement Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting / Baltimore, MD June 2013
A. KarmarkarDevelopment of an Online Dataset Directory for Rehabilitation Researchers Poster Grand Rounds, Association of Academic Physiatrists / Las Vegas, NVMarch 2012
A. KarmarkarRehabilitation Research using Large DatasetsPreconference Workshop, Rehabilitation Psychology Annual Conference / Fort Worth, TXFebruary 2012
J. GrahamRisk-adjustment for IRF Performance MeasuresPresentation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, Louisiana State University Health Science Center / New Orleans, LANovember 2012
K. Ottenbacher Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets: Opportunities & ChallengesGlen E. Gresham Visiting Professorship Lecture, University at Buffalo / Buffalo, NYApril 2012
J. GrahamOpportunities for Secondary Analysis of Large Datasets in Arthritis ResearchPresentation, American College of Rheumatology ARHP Annual Meeting / Chicago, ILNovember 2011
K. OttenbacherRehabilitation Research using Large Datasets 20th Anniversary Meeting, National Center for Medical and Rehabilitation Research / Washington, DCNovember 2011
J. GrahamPerspectives on Analyzing Large DatasetsPresentation, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting / Atlanta, GAOctober 2011
K. OttenbacherMeasuring Clinical Change: Quality IndicatorsPreconference Course (Quality Measures in Rehabilitation),
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Meeting / Atlanta, GA
October 2011
K. OttenbacherR24 Infrastructure Network- Providing Resources for Rehabilitation ResearchPreconference Institute, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting / Atlanta, GAOctober 2011
J. GrahamLarge Dataset Research and NIH R24 Infrastructure NetworkPresentation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, Louisiana State University Health Science Center / New Orleans, LAAugust 2011
K. OttenbacherRehabilitation Outcomes Research using Large Data with Stroke as Co-MorbidityPresentation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan / Ann Arbor, MIJuly 2011
K. OttenbacherEvidence- Based Practice and Knowledge Translation in the Era of Healthcare ReformPresentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference / Philadelphia, PAApril 2011
K. OttenbacherRehabilitation Outcomes Research using Large Datasets with Hip Fractures as Co-morbidityPresentation, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana - Indiana University / Indianapolis, INMarch 2011
K. OttenbacherRehabilitation Outcomes using Large Datasets with Hip Fractures as Co-morbidityGrand Rounds, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago / Chicago, ILMarch 2011
The annual Health Policy Lecture Series brings regional, national and international experts to speak to UTMB faculty, staff, and students on issues related to the role of public policy in influencing health. The series is co-Sponsored by the CLDR, UTMB Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs.

George Alter, PhD
Professor & Director, ICPSR, University of Michigan
Lowering the Barriers to Data Sharing:  ICPSR and bioCADDIE
April 2015
Craig Thornton, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer, Mathematica Policy Research
Practical Evaluations: Effective Collaborations Between Evaluators and Providers
January 2015
Joachim Roski, PhD, MPH
Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
Creating Value in Health Care through Big Data
November 2014
Barbara J. Gage, PhD, MBA
Managing Director, Engleburg Center for Health Care Reform Institute, The Brookings Institute
Post- Acute Care: Moving Beyond the Silos
June 2014
George "Holt" Oliver, MD, PhD
Vice President, Clinical Informatics, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation
Predictive Health Analytics: Development, Use, and Regulation
October 2013
Kenneth Smith, PhD
Lead Program Analyst, Chronic Disease & Environmental Health, National Association of County & City Officials
Nurtured Emergence: A National Strategy for Implementing Health in All Policies from the Ground Up
October 2013
Eva M. Moya, PhD, LMSW
University of Texas at El Paso HP 2020 Task Force, Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Diseases Prevention Objectives for 2020 (2006-2011)
A Healthy Exchange: Implications of Healthy People 2020 Research, Instruction, Policy, and Service
October 2011
Karl Eschbach, PhD
Professor and Director of Population Research, University of Texas Medical Branch
Changing Demographics and Changing Health Care Needs in Texas
December 2010
The CLDR hosts a variety of other lectures on the UTMB campus compiled of information related to large research datasets. Presenters include national experts, pilot project investigators and visiting scholars who provide updates on current rehabilitation research.

Nancy Baker, ScD, OTR/L
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Arthritis and Work Disability
December 2014
Tracy Mroz, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
Home Health Agency Characteristics among Rehabilitation Therapy Provision among Medicare Beneficiaries
November 2014
Kevin Franck, PhD, MBA
Director, Health Economics and Clinical Research, BiOM
Ankle Prosthetic Use
February 2014
Patrick Mahaney, MD, MS
Research Chief Resident, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Optimal Nerve Conduction Methodology for the Detection of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
June 2013
Leighton Chan, MD, MPH
Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine, NIH Clinical Center
Back Pain in the Medicare Population
May 2013
Anne Deutsch, PhD, RN
Clinical Research Scientist, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Development of a Functional Status Quality Metric
April 2013
Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN
Academic Professor, Clinical, University of Texas Health Science Center
Assessing Falls Risk
March 2013
Mary Khetani, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
Measuring Children's Activity Participation in Home, School, and Community Environments: Why, How, and So What?
March 2013
Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Destructing Hip Fracture Rehabilitation: An Initial Look at Variations in Service Delivery and to Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facilities
February 2013
Ching Wang, PhD, PT
Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Chung Shan Medical University
Functional Independence Thresholds and Hospital Readmissions following Inpatient Rehabilitation for Stroke
August 2012
Saad Bindawas, PhD, PT
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Sciences, King Saud University
Functional Statues and Community Participation following Inpatient Rehabilitation for Unilateral Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
July 2012
Diane Collins, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
Comparison of Rehabilitation Outcomes of Veterans and Medicare Beneficiates
December 2011
Michael Cary Jr., PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Duke University
Impatient Rehabilitation Outcomes in Medicare Hip Fracture Patients
June 2011

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