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College of Health Science and Public Health
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm. 133
Spokane, WA 99202-1677
phone: 509.828.1351
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Research

The following examples show the types of research that have taken place over the past several years in the College of Health Science and Public Health.  

Communication Disorders • Pediatric audiology • Causes of stuttering • Treatment outcome measures in neurogenic communication disorders • Effects of the environment on communication of individuals with neurogenic disorders (e.g., aphasia, dementia) • Application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health in communication disorders • Phonological treatment

Dental Hygiene • Periodontal debridement • Dental endosopy • Advanced local anesthesia techniques • Use of articaine for profound anesthesia • Advanced clinical instrumentation • Stress reduction • Degree completion programming • Dental teams • Professionalism

Occupational Therapy • Drug court • Equine assisted psychotherapy • Peer mentoring • Autism spectrum disorders • Congenital heart disease • Visual perception

Physical Therapy • Self-efficacy and exercise adherence in patients with cardiopulmonary disease • Utilization, validation, and development of functional outcome measures • Determinants of functional outcomes in rehabilitation populations • The role of professionalism and leadership in physical therapy practice • Diagnostic and clinical use of electrical stimulation in rehabilitation • Collaboration of interdisciplinary education • Health related quality of life • Multidisciplinary mentoring of students on humanitarian clinical teams • Human systems adaptations to constraints of movement • Models of physical therapy intervention for children with developmental delay • Physical exposure assessment • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity and spine • Electromyography evaluation of skeletal muscle • Clinical motion capture including electrogoniometry and 3D video analysis • Occupational epidemiology • Foot and ankle dysfunction • Construction and agricultural musculoskeletal disorders

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