Patricia A Hageman, PT, PhD, FAPTA


Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Physical Therapy Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420

Academic Appointments:
Professor, Physical Therapy Program, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC
The Karen Linder Distinguished Professor for Women's Health, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC: 2013-2019
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 723, Practice Management Skills for Physical Therapists III (course coordinator/instructor)
PHYT 560, Seminar 1 (instructor)
PHYT 561, Seminar 2 (instructor)
PHYT 562, Seminar 3 (instructor)
PHYT 623, Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare (instructor)
PHYT 660, Seminar 4 (instructor)
PHYT 760, Seminar 5 (instructor)
PHYT 730, Health Promotion and Health Policy (lecturer)
PHYT 640, Critical Inquiry I (lecturer)

Scholarly Activity:
Research interests: physical activity interventions, rural health and wellness, physical performance measures and outcomes, mid-life and older women and men

Selected Publications:
Hageman PA, Eisenhauer C, Mroz JE, Johnson Beller R. 2021. A web-based intervention is feasible for supporting weight loss and increased activity in rural women with arthritis. J Public Health Res [E-pub ahead of Print]

Eisenhauer CM, Brito F, Kupzyk K, Yoder A, Almeida F, Johnson Beller R , Miller J, Hageman PA. Mobile health assisted self-monitoring is acceptable for supporting weight loss in rural men: a pragmatic randomized controlled feasibility trial. BMC Public Health. 2021. 21:1568.

Kupzyk KA, Pozehl B, Pullen CH, Hageman PA. Behavior-specific cognitions moderate rural women's responsiveness to Web-based interventions for weight loss. J Nutr Educ Behavior. 2020: 52(5):474-482.

Eisenhauer CM, Brito FA, Yoder AM, Kupzyk KA, Pullen CH, Salinas KE, Miller J, Hageman PA. Mobile technology intervention for weight loss in rural men: protocol for a pilot pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2020;10:e03.5089.

Hageman PA, Mroz JE, Yoerger MA, Pullen CH. Weight loss is associated with improved quality of life among rural women completers of a web-based lifestyle intervention. PLoS ONE. 2019:14(11). e0225446.

Hageman PA, Mroz JE, Yoerger MA, Pullen CH. User engagement associated with web-intervention features to attain clinically meaningful weight loss and weight maintenance in rural women. J Obesity, 2019:2019.7932750.

Mroz JE, Pullen CH, Hageman PA. Health and appearance reasons for weight loss as predictors of long-term weight change. Health Psychol Open. 5(2): 2055102918816606. 2018.

Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Yoerger M. Physical Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese Rural Women who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations. J Aging Phys Act. 2018: 26(3): 438-444.

Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Hertzog M, Pozehl B, Eisenhauer C, Boeckner LS. 2017. Web-based interventions alone or supplemented with peer-led support or professional email counseling for weight loss and weight maintenance in rural women from rural communities: results of a clinical trial. J Obesity, 2017:2017.1602627.

Eisenhauer CM, Hageman PA, Rowland S, Becker BJ, Barnason SA, Pullen CH. 2017. Acceptability of mHealth Technology for Self-Monitoring Eating and Activity among Rural Men. Public Health Nursing, 34(2):138. doi: 10.1111/phn.12297 Epub 2016 Oct 18

Tran D, Pullen CH, Zimmerman LM, Hageman PA. 2016. Do modifiable cardiovascular risk factors differ by rural classification in women who enroll in a weight loss intervention. Online J Rural Nurs Health Care, 15(1):42-59.

Boeckner LS, Young TD, Pullen CH, Dizona P, Hageman PA. 2015. Dietary mineral intakes of rural midlife to older adult women with prehypertension in Midwestern United States. J Nutr Health Aging 19(1):13-19.

Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Hertzog M, Boeckner LS. 2014. Effectiveness of tailored lifestyle interventions, using web-based and print-mail, for reducing blood pressure among rural women with prehypertension: main results of the Wellness for Women: DASHing towards Health clinical trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11(1):148.

Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Dizona PJ, Ostdiek K, Boeckner LS. 2013. 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.

Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Hertzog M, Boeckner LS, Walker SN. 2012. Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness and fatness with metabolic syndrome in rural women with prehypertension. J Obesity. Erratum in: J Obes. 2014; 2014:412430.

Yates BC, Pullen CH, Santo JB, Boeckner L, Hageman PA, Dizona PJ, Walker SN. 2012. 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.

Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Hertzog M, Boeckner LS, Walker SN. 2011. 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.

Hageman PA, Pullen CH, Walker SN, Boeckner L. 2010. Blood pressure, fitness, and lipid profiles of rural women in the wellness for women project. Cardiopulmonary Phys Ther J, 21 (3): 27-32, 34.

Walker SN, Pullen CH, Hageman PA, Boeckner LS, Hertzog M, Oberdorfer MK,  Rutledge, M.J. 2010. Maintenance of activity and eating change after a clinical trial of tailored newsletters with older rural women. Nurs Res, 59 (5): 311-321. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181ed6695.

Please visit Pubmed for the complete list of published works.

Active Grant Support
Co-Investigator, Engaging Rural Men with Mobile Technologies for Weight Loss. A Randomized Controlled Trial, funded by NIH/NINR R15NR017522, 9/22/2017-6/30/2022 (C Eisenhauer, PI)

Completed Grant Support
Co-Investigator, Web-based Weight Loss & Weight Maintenance Intervention for Older Rural Women, funded by NIH/NINR R01 NR010589, 2010-2016 (Pullen CH – PI)

Co-Investigator, Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity in Rural Women, Renewal Title: Modifying Lifestyle in Prehypertensive Older Rural Women, funded by NIH/NINR, RO1 NR004861, 2001-2012, (Pullen CH- PI)

Federal Professional Service:
Member [Appointment by Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services] Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA), External Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL).

Contributor, DHHS ACICBL Reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and US Congress:

15th Annual Report. Transforming Education and Training Programs to Address Current Trends in Healthcare Reform. 2017.

14th Annual Report. Rethinking Complex Care: Preparing the Healthcare Workforce to Foster Person-Centered Care, 2015.

13th Annual Report. Transforming Interprofessional Health Education and Practice: Moving Learners from the Campus to the Community to Improve Population Health, 2014.

12th Annual Report. Redesigning Health Professions Education and Practice to Prepare the Interprofessional Team to Care for Populations, 2013.

11th Annual Report. Continuing Education, Professional Development, and Lifelong Learning for the 21st Century Health Care Workforce, 2012.


Community Service:
Docent Emeritus, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Honors and Awards: