BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH NAME POSITION TITLE Katrina S. Maluf, PT, PhD eRA COMMONS USER NAME Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation MALUFKS EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.) YEAR INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE CONFERRED FIELD OF STUDY University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ B.S. 1996 Microbiology/Chemistry Washington University, St. Louis, MO M.S. 1999 Physical Therapy Washington University, St. Louis, MO Ph.D. 2002 Movement Science University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Post Doc 2005 Neurophysiology Positions and Honors 1991 – 1996 Regent’s Academic Scholarship, University of Arizona 1994 United States Achievement Academy’s All-American Scholar 1994 National Youth Service Award 1995 Golden Key-Peat Marwick Scholarship, Outstanding Senior 1995 Arthur and Mary Faul Scholarship 1995 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dept Neurobiology, Barrow Neurological Institute 1997 – American Physical Therapy Association member 1999 – Licensed Physical Therapist 1998 – 2002 Graduate Research Assistant, Program in Phys Ther, Washington University in St. Louis 2000 – 2002 Staff Physical Therapist (prn), Aquatic Fitness, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2002 Novel Research Award 2003 – Society for Neuroscience member 2003 – 2005 Post Doctoral Research Associate, Dept Integrative Physiol, University of Colorado Boulder 2004 – 2005 Assistant Clinical Professor, Phys Ther Program, University of Colorado Health Sci Center 2005 – 2006 Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Phys Ther & Rehab Science, University of Iowa 2007 – Assistant Professor, Phys Ther Program, University of Colorado Denver 2008 – International Association for the Study of Pain member 2009 – Society for Clinical and Translational Science member Peer-reviewed Publications Turkin VV, Monroe KS, Hamm TM. Organization of recurrent inhibition and facilitation in motor nuclei innervating ankle muscles of the cat. Journal of Neurophysiology 79: 778-790, 1998. Maluf KS, Sahrmann SA, VanDillen LR. Use of a classification system to guide nonsurgical management of a patient with chronic low back pain. Physical Therapy 80: 1097-1111, 2000. Maluf KS, Morley RE, Richter EJ, Klaesner JW, Mueller MJ. Monitoring in-shoe plantar pressures, temperature, and humidity: reliability and validity of measures from a portable device. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 82: 1119-1127, 2001. Morley RE, Richter EJ, Klaesner JW, Maluf KS, Mueller MJ. In-shoe multi-sensory data acquisition system. IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering 48: 815-820, 2001. Mueller MJ and Maluf KS. Tissue adaptation to physical stress: A proposed “Physical Stress Theory” to guide physical therapist practice, education, and research. Physical Therapy 82: 383-403, 2002. Kwon OY, Minor SD, Maluf KS, Mueller MJ. Comparison of muscle activity during walking in subjects with and without diabetic neuropathy. Gait & Posture 18: 105-113, 2003. Maluf KS and Mueller MJ. 2002 Novel Award. Comparison of physical activity and cumulative plantar tissue stress among subjects with and without diabetes mellitus and a history of recurrent plantar ulcers. Clinical Biomechanics 18: 567-575, 2003. Maluf KS, Mueller MJ, Strube MJ, Engsberg JR, Johnson JE. Tendon Achilles lengthening for the treatment of neuropathic ulcers causes a temporary reduction in forefoot pressure associated with changes in plantar flexor power rather than ankle motion during gait. Journal of Biomechanics 37: 897-906, 2004. Maluf KS, Morley RE, Richter EJ, Klaesner JW, Mueller MJ. Foot pressures during level walking are strongly associated with pressures during other ambulatory activities in patients with diabetic neuropathy. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 85: 253–260, 2004. Lott DJ, Maluf KS, Sinacore DR, Mueller MJ. Changes in activity and plantar ulcer recurrence in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Physical Therapy 85:579-588, 2005. Keenan KG, Farina D, Maluf KS, Merletti R, Enoka RM. The influence of amplitude cancellation on the simulated surface electromyogram. Journal of Applied Physiology 98:120-131, 2005. Maluf KS, Shinohara M, Stephenson JL, Enoka RM. Muscle activation and time to task failure differ with load type and contraction intensity for a human hand muscle. Experimental Brain Research 26:1-13, 2005. Maluf KS and Enoka RM. Task failure during fatiguing contractions performed by humans. Journal of Applied Physiology 99:389-396, 2005. Tracy BL, Maluf KS, Stephenson JL, Hunter SK, Enoka RM. Variability of motor unit discharge and force fluctuations across a range of muscle forces in older adults. Muscle & Nerve 32:533-540, 2005. Mottram CJ, Maluf KS, Hunter SK, Stephenson JL, Enoka RM. Prolonged vibration of the biceps brachii tendon reduces time to failure when maintaining arm position with a submaximal load. Journal of Neurophysiology 95:1185-1193, 2006. Maluf KS, Barry BK, Riley ZA, Enoka RM. Reflex responsiveness of a human hand muscle when controlling isometric force and joint position. Clinical Neurophysiology 118(9):2063-2071, 2007. VanDillen LR, Maluf KS, Sahrmann SA. Further examination of modifying patient-preferred movement and alignment strategies in patients with low back pain during symptomatic tests. Manual Therapy 14:52-60, 2009. Stephenson JL and Maluf KS. Discharge behaviors of trapezius motor units during exposure to low and high levels of acute psychosocial stress. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 27(1):52-61, 2010. Stephenson JL, Christou EA, Maluf KS. Oscillatory discharge of trapezius motor units during voluntary contractions and instructed muscle rest. Journal of Neurophysiology [In Review]. Conference Abstracts (selected from 34) Keenan KG, Farina D, Maluf KS, Merletti R, Enoka RM: Age-associated changes in motor unit properties reduce signal cancellation in the simulated electromyogram. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts # 914.11, 2003. Stephenson JL, Maluf KS, Tracy BL, Hunter SK, Enoka RM: Fluctuations in isometric force are associated with motor unit discharge rate variability in older adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 36: S000, 2004. Enoka RM, Hunter SK, Maluf KS, Rudroff T. Task requirements and the mechanisms that limit task failure during submaximal fatiguing contractions. Proceedings of the Xth International Symposium on Motor Control. Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004. Maluf KS, Shinohara M, Stephenson JL, Enoka RM. Position-control is associated with enhanced muscle activation and a briefer time to task failure compared with force-control during low intensity contractions of an intrinsic hand muscle. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts #188.5, 2004. Maluf KS, Riley ZA, Anderson MK, Barry BK, Aidoor SS, Enoka RM. Effects of load type on electrically and mechanically evoked reflexes in a human hand muscle. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts #515.16, 2005. Mottram CJ, Maluf KS, Anderson MK, Stephenson JL, Enoka RM. Vibration of the biceps brachii tendon reduces time to failure when maintaining limb position during a fatiguing contraction. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 29(4), 2005. Maluf KS, Riley ZA, Anderson MK, Barry BK, Aidoor SS, Enoka RM. Heteronymous reflexes in the primary agonist are enhanced when supporting an inertial load. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 29(4), 2005. Kauk ND, Lyles EM, Noe EE, Porter A, Ralston HM, Thippareddy G, Maluf KS. Effects of psychosocial stress on cervicoscapular muscle activity in healthy females. Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, 2007. Hammerich AS and Maluf KS. Effects of biofeedback on stress-evoked activation of the upper trapezius muscle in subjects with chronic neck pain. Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, 2008. Stephenson JL and Maluf KS. Discharge rate modulation in human trapezius motoneurons. Mechanisms of Plasticity and Disease in Motoneurons Meeting, 2008. Stephenson JL and Maluf KS. Effects of psychosocial stress on intrinsic activation of human trapezius motoneurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, #75.5, 2008. Johnson CL, Balter JE, Bruflat A, Maluf KS. Stress evoked activation of the trapezius muscle differs for women with and without chronic neck pain. Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, 2009. Stephenson JL and Maluf KS. Effects of acute psychosocial stress on corticospinal excitation and inhibition. Section on Research Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2009. Stephenson JL, Christou EA, Maluf KS. Spontaneous discharge of trapezius motor units during periods of instructed rest exhibits modulation at respiratory frequencies. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts #179.2, 2009. Bruflat AK, Balter JE, McGuire D, Maluf KS. Outcomes of stress management as an adjunct to standard physical therapy intervention for chronic work-related neck pain in four female office workers. Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, 2010. Balter JE, Wiseman CE, Maluf KS. Changes in regional pain sensitivity across the menstrual cycle in women with chronic neck pain. 13th World Congress on Pain, 2010. Shahidi B, Stephenson JL, Balter JE, Griffin L, Maluf KS. Sex differences in the association between basal HPA activity and responses to acute psychosocial stress in individuals with chronic neck pain. 13th World Congress on Pain, 2010. Stephenson JL, Marker RJ, Maluf KS. Effects of acute exposure to a psychosocial stressor on corticospinal excitation and inhibition in individuals with chronic neck pain. 13th World Congress on Pain, 2010. Umeda M, Nagel CA, Balter JE, Nofsinger ML, Corbin LW, Maluf KS. The effects of isometric handgrip exercise on pain perception and nociceptive reflexes in women with and without fibromyalgia. 13th World Congress on Pain, 2010. Research Support Ongoing NIH/NINDS Clinical Loan Repayment Program 7/1/2004 to 6/30/2010 Maluf (PI) Task Dependent Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Activation Repayment of student loans to support clinical investigations of neuromuscular activation. NIH/NIAMS R21 AR054181 5/24/2007 to 4/30/2010 Maluf (PI) Effects of Psychosocial Stress on Intrinsic Activation of Human Motor Neurons To quantify persistent inward current-mediated changes in tonic excitability of spinal motor neurons in response to acute psychosocial stress. NIH/NCRR K12 CCTSI Training Grant TL1RR025778 10/1/2008 to 9/30/2011 Sokol (PI), Maluf (CCTSI Fellow) Mechanisms and Treatment of Stress-Evoked Muscle Activity An institutional training grant to support translational studies on neuroendocrine regulation and treatment of stress-evoked muscle activity in patients with chronic neck pain. Grant awarded to trainee based on a competitive application process through the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI). International Association for the Study of Pain John J. Bonica Fellowship 4/1/2009 to 3/31/2010 Umeda (PI), Maluf (Post Doctoral Mentor) Exercise Induced Hypoalgesia in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain To investigate the effects of exercise on central pain regulation in patients with chronic neck pain. Center for Women’s Health Research Junior Faculty Research Development Award 10/1/2009 to 9/30/2010 Maluf (PI) Effects of Sex and Age on Stress-Evoked Motor Activity in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain To compare neuromuscular and cardiovascular responses to acute psychosocial stress between pre- and post-menopausal women and age-matched men with chronic neck pain. NIH/NIAMS R01 AR056704 7/1/2010 to 6/30/2014 (Just in Time status) Maluf (PI) Stress-Evoked Muscle Activity in Occupational Myalgia To assess the validity of a new clinical protocol to screen for elevated trapezius muscle activity in response to acute psychosocial stress that can be used to predict future development of neck pain in office workers. Completed NIH/NICHD T32 HD007434 7/1/1993 to 4/30/2005 Sahrmann (PI), Maluf (Pre Doctoral Fellow) Doctoral Training Program in Movement Science An institutional training grant to fund pre-doctoral trainees in the Interdisciplinary Program in Movement Science at Washington University. Foundation for Physical Therapy Promotion of Doctoral Studies (Levels I and II) 9/1/2000 to 8/31/2002 Maluf (PI), Mueller (Mentor) Preventing the Recurrence of Foot Ulcers in Patients with Diabetes To assess relations between physical activity, plantar tissue stress, and the risk of ulcer recurrence in subjects with diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy. NIH/NIA T32 AG000279 5/1/2001 to 4/30/2006 (Individual grant awarded 2003-2005) Schwartz (PI), Maluf (Post Doctoral Fellow) University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Aging Training Grant An institutional training grant to fund pre- and post-doctoral trainees at two University of Colorado campuses. Grant awarded to trainee based on a competitive application process through the Center on Aging. Foundation for Physical Therapy Magistro Clinical Research Grant 1/1/2007 to 12/31/2007 Maluf (PI) Evaluation of a Novel Biofeedback Approach in Patients with Work-related Neck Pain To compare the short-term efficacy of biofeedback, education, and placebo interventions on muscle activation during stressful computer work in subjects with chronic work-related neck pain.
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