James Graham, PhD, DC Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences;
Director, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program

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Research Area: Rehabilitation outcomes, functional assessment, health disparities


  • BS 1992 University of Utah, Biology/Chemistry
  • DC 1996 Parker College of Chiropractic
  • MS 2000 Lamar University, Kinesiology
  • PhD 2006 University of New York at Buffalo, Rehabilitation Science

Current Funding

Grant# R01 HD069443 (PI: Ottenbacher)
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD), NIH
Hospital Readmission and Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation
Role: Co-Investigator, 2012-2018

Grant# P2C HD065702 (PI: Ottenbacher)
Center for Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets
Role: Co-Investigator, 2015-2020

Grant# R24 HS022134 (PI: Goodwin)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly
Role: Co-Investigator, 2013-2018

Recent Publications

  1. Kumar, A., Graham, J. E., Resnik, L., Karmarkar, A. M., Deutsch, A., Tan, A., ... Ottenbacher, K. J. (2016). Examining the association between comorbidity indexes and functional status in hospitalized medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Physical Therapy, 96(2), 232-240.
  2. Galloway, RV, Karmarkar, AM, Graham, JE, Tan, A, Raji, M, Granger, CV & Ottenbacher, KJ 2016, 'Hospital readmission following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation for older adults with debility' Physical Therapy, vol 96, no. 2, pp. 241-251.
  3. Fisher, SR, Graham, JE, Krishnan, S & Ottenbacher, KJ 2016, 'Predictors of 30-day readmission following inpatient rehabilitation for patients at high risk for hospital readmission' Physical Therapy, vol 96, no. 1, pp. 62-70.