Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, SAHP
The Karen Linder Distinguished Professor for Women's Health, SAHP
Program Director, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC 1989-2008
PhD, Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, UNMC, 1994
MS, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, UNO, 1985
BS, Physical Therapy, UNMC, 1979
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
PHYT 622, Practice Management Skills for Physical Therapists I (course coordinator/instructor)
PHYT 722, Practice Management Skills for Physical Therapists II (course coordinator/instructor)
PHYT 502, Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice (module instructor)
PHYT 640, Critical Inquiry I (lecturer)
PHYT 522, Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care (lecturer)
Co-Investigator, Web-based Weight Loss & Weight Maintenance Intervention for Older Rural Women, NIH/NINR R01 NR010589, 2010-2015 (Pullen CH – PI).
Co-Investigator, Modifying Lifestyle in Prehypertensive Older Rural Women, NIH/NINR, RO1 NR004861, 2006-2012, (Pullen CH- PI).
Research interests: physical activity interventions, rural health and wellness, physical performance measures and outcomes, mid-life and older women
Publications: (recent/relevant to current work)
Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Dizona PJ, Ostdiek K, Boecker LS. Obesity and physical function in rural women who enroll in a lifestyle modification intervention for reducing blood pressure. Cardiopulm Phys Ther J, 24(4):4-11, 2013
Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Hertzog M, Boeckner LS, Walker SN. Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness and fatness with metabolic syndrome in rural women with prehypertension. J Obesity, doi:10.1155/2012/618728, 2012.
Yates BC, Pullen CH, Santo JB, Boeckner L, Hageman PA, Dizona PJ, Walker SN. The influence of cognitive-perceptual variables on patterns of change over time in rural midlife and older women's healthy eating. Soc Sci Med, 75(4):659-667, 2012.
Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Hertzog M, Boeckner LS, Walker SN. Web-based interventions for weight loss and weight maintenance among rural midlife and older women: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 11: 521, 2011.
Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Walker SN, Boeckner L. Blood pressure, fitness, and lipid profiles of rural women in the wellness for women project. Cardiopulmonary Phys Ther J, 21 (3): 27-32, 34, 2010.
Walker SN, Pullen CH, Hageman PA, Boeckner LS, Hertzog M, Oberdorfer MK, Rutledge, M.J. Maintenance of activity and eating change after a clinical trial of tailored newsletters with older rural women. Nurs Res, 59 (5): 311-321, 2010.
Walker SN, Pullen CH, Boeckner L, Hageman PA, Hertzog M, Oberdorfer MK, Rutledge MJ. Clinical trial of tailored activity and eating newsletters with older rural women. Nurs Res 58(2):74-85 2009.
Pullen CH, Hageman PA, Boeckner L, Oberdofer MK, Walker SN. Feasibility of internet-delivered weight loss interventions among older rural women ages 50-69. J Geriatr Phys Ther 31:105-8 2008.
Boeckner LS, Pullen CH, Walker SN, Oberdorfer MK, & Hageman, PA. Eating behaviors and health history of rural midlife to older women in midwestern United States. J Am Diet Assoc, 107:306-310, 2007.
Boeckner LS, Pullen CH, Walker SN, Hageman PA. Differences in eating and activity behaviors, health history and biomarkers among normal weight, overweight and obese Midwestern Hispanic women. J Am Diet Assoc, 106(11): 1870-1874, 2006.
Walker SN, Pullen CH, Hertzog M, Boeckner L & Hageman PA. Determinants of older rural women’s activity and eating. West J Nurs Res, 28(4), 449-474, 2006.
Pullen CH, Walker SN, Hageman PA, Boeckner LS, Oberdorfer MK. Differences in eating and activity markers among normal weight, overweight, and obese rural women, Women’s Health Issues, 15(5): 209-215, 2005.
Hageman PA, Walker SN, Pullen CH, Boeckner LS, Oberdorfer MK. Physical activity and fitness among midlife and older rural women. J Aging Phys Activity, 13, 327-342, 2005.
Hageman PA, Walker SN, Pullen CH. Tailored versus standard Internet-delivered interventions to promote physical activity in older women, J Geriatr Phys Ther, 28(1): 29-34, 2005.
Buzzi UH, Stergiou N, Kurz MJ, Hageman PA, Heidel J. Nonlinear dynamics indicates aging affects variability during gait, Clinical Biomechanics,18:435-443, 2003.
Member [Appointment by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services] Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA), External Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL)
ACICBL Report Published
ACICBL. 11th Annual Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the US Congress. Continuing Education, Professional Development and Lifelong Learning for the 21st Century Health Care Workforce. 2011.
American Physical Therapy Association (Sections for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Education, Geriatric, Health Policy and Administration, and Private Practice).
American College of Sports Medicine
Gerontological Society of America
International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Organization for the Study of Sex Differences
Docent, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
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