Kristin Archer Swygert, D.P.T., Ph.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ph.D., Health and Policy Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MarylandD.P.T., Physical Therapy, University of Colorado, Denver, ColoradoM.S.P.T., Physical Therapy, University of Colorado, Denver, ColoradoB.A., Government /International Relations, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Office Address
4200 MCE ST
Nashville, TN 37232-8774
Research Keywords
Comparative Effectiveness; Patient-Centered Outcomes; Physical Therapy Modalities; Physical Therapy (Specialty); Decision Making; Fracture Healing; Gait; Walking; Leg injuries/rehabilitation; Lower Extremity/injuries; Muscle Strength; Orthopedics; Pain Measurement; Range of Motion, Articular; Self Efficacy; Weight-Bearing
Clinical Research Keywords
Comparative effectiveness; Patient-Centered Outcomes; Physical Therapy Modalities; Physical Therapy (Specialty); Decision Making; Fracture Healing; Gait; Walking; Leg injuries/rehabilitation; Lower Extremity/injuries; Muscle Strength; Needs Assessment; Orthopedics; Pain Measurement; Range of Motion, Articular; Self Efficacy; Weight-Bearing
Wick JB, Sivaganesan A, Chotai S, Archer KR, Posey SL, Evans PT, Campbell JR, Devin CJ. Is There a Preoperative Morphine Equianalgesic Dose that Predicts Ability to Achieve a Clinically Meaningful Improvement Following Spine Surgery?. Neurosurgery. 2018 Aug 8/1/2018; 83(2): 245-51. PMID: 28973646, PII: 4035747, DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyx382, ISSN: 1524-4040.

Chotai S, Sivaganesan A, Parker SL, Sielatycki JA, Archer KR, Nian H, Stephens E, Aaronson OS, McGirt MJ, Devin CJ. Drivers of Variability in 90-day Cost for Primary Single-level Microdiscectomy. Neurosurgery [print-electronic]. 2018 May 5/30/2018; PMID: 29850849, PII: 5025566, DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyy209, ISSN: 1524-4040.

Asher AL, Devin CJ, Kerezoudis P, Chotai S, Nian H, Harrell FE, Sivaganesan A, McGirt MJ, Archer KR, Foley KT, Mummaneni PV, Bisson EF, Knightly JJ, Shaffrey CI, Bydon M. Comparison of Outcomes Following Anterior vs Posterior Fusion Surgery for Patients With Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: An Analysis From Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurgery [print-electronic]. 2018 May 5/8/2018; PMID: 29741718, PII: 4993889, DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyy144, ISSN: 1524-4040.

Abdel-Kader K, Girard TD, Brummel NE, Saunders CT, Blume JD, Clark AJ, Vincz AJ, Ely EW, Jackson JC, Bell SP, Archer KR, Ikizler TA, Pandharipande PP, Siew ED. Acute Kidney Injury and Subsequent Frailty Status in Survivors of Critical Illness: A Secondary Analysis. Crit. Care Med. 2018 May; 46(5): e380-e388. PMID: 29373362, PMCID: PMC5899022, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003003, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Wei JJ, Chotai S, Sivaganesan A, Archer KR, Schneider BJ, Yang AJ, Devin CJ. Effect of pre-injection opioid use on post-injection patient-reported outcomes following epidural steroid injections for radicular pain. Spine J [print-electronic]. 2018 May; 18(5): 788-96. PMID: 28962907, PII: S1529-9430(17)31002-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.09.009, ISSN: 1878-1632.

Hayhurst CJ, Jackson JC, Archer KR, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Hughes CG. Pain and Its Long-term Interference of Daily Life After Critical Illness. Anesth. Analg [print-electronic]. 2018 Apr 4/11/2018; PMID: 29649027, DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003358, ISSN: 1526-7598.

Coronado RA, Seitz AL, Pelote E, Archer KR, Jain NB. Are Psychosocial Factors Associated With Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Patients With Rotator Cuff Tears? A Systematic Review. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2018 Apr; 476(4): 810-29. PMID: 29481342, DOI: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000087, ISSN: 1528-1132.

Chotai S, Sivaganesan A, Sielatycki JA, Archer KR, Call R, McGirt MJ, Devin CJ. Surgeon-Level Variability in Outcomes, Cost, and Comorbidity Adjusted-Cost for Elective Lumbar Decompression and Fusion. Neurosurgery. 2018 Apr 4/1/2018; 82(4): 506-15. PMID: 28633411, PII: 3867882, DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyx243, ISSN: 1524-4040.

Coronado RA, Bird ML, Van Hoy EE, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Archer KR. Do psychosocial interventions improve rehabilitation outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A systematic review. Clin Rehabil [print-electronic]. 2018 Mar; 32(3): 287-98. PMID: 28836467, DOI: 10.1177/0269215517728562, ISSN: 1477-0873.

Asher AL, Kerezoudis P, Mummaneni PV, Bisson EF, Glassman SD, Foley KT, Slotkin J, Potts EA, Shaffrey ME, Shaffrey CI, Coric D, Knightly JJ, Park P, Fu KM, Devin CJ, Archer KR, Chotai S, Chan AK, Virk MS, Bydon M. Defining the minimum clinically important difference for grade I degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: insights from the Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jan; 44(1): E2. PMID: 29290132, DOI: 10.3171/2017.10.FOCUS17554, ISSN: 1092-0684.

Chotai S, Devin CJ, Archer KR, Bydon M, McGirt MJ, Nian H, Harrell FE, Dittus RS, Asher AL, . Effect of patients' functional status on satisfaction with outcomes 12 months after elective spine surgery for lumbar degenerative disease. Spine J [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec; 17(12): 1783-93. PMID: 28970074, PII: S1529-9430(17)30233-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.05.027, ISSN: 1878-1632.

Asher AL, Devin CJ, McCutcheon B, Chotai S, Archer KR, Nian H, Harrell FE, McGirt M, Mummaneni PV, Shaffrey CI, Foley K, Glassman SD, Bydon M. Patient characteristics of smokers undergoing lumbar spine surgery: an analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database. J Neurosurg Spine [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec; 27(6): 661-9. PMID: 28960162, DOI: 10.3171/2017.4.SPINE16984, ISSN: 1547-5646.

Jain NB, Schneider BJ, Kuhn JE, Murrell WD, Stark S, Archer KR. What's New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Nov 11/15/2017; 99(22): 1956-63. PMID: 29135672, PII: 00004623-201711150-00014, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00905, ISSN: 1535-1386.

McGirt MJ, Bydon M, Archer KR, Devin CJ, Chotai S, Parker SL, Nian H, Harrell FE, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Philips SE, Shaffrey CI, Foley KT, Asher AL. An analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database, Part 1. Disability, quality of life, and pain outcomes following lumbar spine surgery: predicting likely individual patient outcomes for shared decision-making. J Neurosurg Spine [print-electronic]. 2017 Oct; 27(4): 357-69. PMID: 28498074, DOI: 10.3171/2016.11.SPINE16526, ISSN: 1547-5646.

Asher AL, Devin CJ, Archer KR, Chotai S, Parker SL, Bydon M, Nian H, Harrell FE, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Philips SE, Shaffrey CI, Foley KT, McGirt MJ. An analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database, Part 2. Predictive model for return to work after elective surgery for lumbar degenerative disease. J Neurosurg Spine [print-electronic]. 2017 Oct; 27(4): 370-81. PMID: 28498069, DOI: 10.3171/2016.8.SPINE16527, ISSN: 1547-5646.

Kim EJ, Chotai S, Archer KR, Bydon M, Asher AL, Devin CJ. Need for Two-Year Patient-Reported Outcomes Score for Lumbar Spine Surgery Is Procedure-Specific: Analysis From a Prospective Longitudinal Spine Registry. Spine. 2017 Sep 9/1/2017; 42(17): 1331-8. PMID: 28146018, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002087, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Wegener ST, Pollak AN, Frey KP, Hymes RA, Archer KR, Jones CB, Seymour RB, O'Toole RV, Castillo RC, Huang Y, Scharfstein DO, MacKenzie EJ, . The Trauma Collaborative Care Study (TCCS). J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Apr; 31 Suppl 1: S78-S87. PMID: 28323807, PII: 00005131-201704001-00015, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000792, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Jain NB, Kuhn JE, Murrell WD, Archer KR. What's New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 11/16/2016; 98(22): 1937-42. PMID: 27852914, PMCID: PMC5125165, PII: 98/22/1937, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.16.00881, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Banks SD, Coronado RA, Clemons LR, Abraham CM, Pruthi S, Conrad BN, Morgan VL, Guillamondegui OD, Archer KR. Thalamic Functional Connectivity in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Longitudinal Associations With Patient-Reported Outcomes and Neuropsychological Tests. Arch Phys Med Rehabil [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug; 97(8): 1254-61. PMID: 27085849, PMCID: PMC4990202, PII: S0003-9993(16)30049-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.03.013, ISSN: 1532-821X.

Asher AL, Chotai S, Devin CJ, Speroff T, Harrell FE, Nian H, Dittus RS, Mummaneni PV, Knightly JJ, Glassman SD, Bydon M, Archer KR, Foley KT, McGirt MJ. Inadequacy of 3-month Oswestry Disability Index outcome for assessing individual longer-term patient experience after lumbar spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug; 25(2): 170-80. PMID: 26989974, DOI: 10.3171/2015.11.SPINE15872, ISSN: 1547-5646.

Michels KA, Hartmann KE, Archer KR, Ye F, Velez Edwards DR. The Relationship between Total Fibroid Burden and First Trimester Bleeding and Pain. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar; 30(2): 115-23. PMID: 26525634, PMCID: PMC4749406, DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12256, ISSN: 1365-3016.

Obremskey W, Agel J, Archer K, To P, Tornetta P, . Character, Incidence, and Predictors of Knee Pain and Activity After Infrapatellar Intramedullary Nailing of an Isolated Tibia Fracture. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Mar; 30(3): 135-41. PMID: 26496180, PMCID: PMC4761290, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000475, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Perry BA, Archer KR, Song Y, Ma Y, Green JK, Elefteriou F, Dahir KM. Medication therapy for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is associated with lower risk of fracture: a retrospective cohort study. Osteoporos Int [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb 2/29/2016; PMID: 26928186, PII: 10.1007/s00198-016-3547-1, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-016-3547-1, ISSN: 1433-2965.

Armaghani SJ, Archer KR, Rolfe R, Demaio DN, Devin CJ. Diabetes Is Related to Worse Patient-Reported Outcomes at Two Years Following Spine Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jan 1/6/2016; 98(1): 15-22. PMID: 26738899, PII: 98/1/15, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.O.00297, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Archer KR, Devin CJ, Vanston SW, Koyama T, Phillips SE, George SZ, McGirt MJ, Spengler DM, Aaronson OS, Cheng JS, Wegener ST. Cognitive-Behavioral-Based Physical Therapy for Patients With Chronic Pain Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pain [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan; 17(1): 76-89. PMID: 26476267, PMCID: PMC4709178, PII: S1526-5900(15)00906-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2015.09.013, ISSN: 1528-8447.

Devin CJ, Chotai S, McGirt MJ, Vaccaro AR, Youssef JA, Orndorff DG, Arnold PM, Frempong-Boadu AK, Lieberman IH, Branch C, Hedayat HS, Liu A, Wang JC, Isaacs RE, Radcliff KE, Patt JC, Archer KR. Intrawound Vancomycin Decreases the Risk of Surgical Site Infection after Posterior Spine Surgery-A Multicenter Analysis. Spine [print-electronic]. 2015 Dec 12/10/2015; PMID: 26656042, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001371, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Thakore RV, Greenberg SE, Shi H, Foxx AM, Francois EL, Prablek MA, Nwosu SK, Archer KR, Ehrenfeld JM, Obremskey WT, Sethi MK. Surgical site infection in orthopedic trauma: A case-control study evaluating risk factors and cost. J Clin Orthop Trauma [print-electronic]. 2015 Dec; 6(4): 220-6. PMID: 26566333, PMCID: PMC4600831, PII: S0976-5662(15)00165-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcot.2015.04.004, ISSN: 0976-5662.

O'Neill KR, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Neuman BJ, Kim HJ, Archer KR. Factors associated with long-term patient-reported outcomes after three-column osteotomies. Spine J [print-electronic]. 2015 Nov 11/1/2015; 15(11): 2312-8. PMID: 26096470, PII: S1529-9430(15)00631-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.06.044, ISSN: 1878-1632.

Archer KR, Abraham CM, Obremskey WT. Psychosocial Factors Predict Pain and Physical Health After Lower Extremity Trauma. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2015 Nov; 473(11): 3519-26. PMID: 26282387, PMCID: PMC4586200, PII: 10.1007/s11999-015-4504-6, DOI: 10.1007/s11999-015-4504-6, ISSN: 1528-1132.

Coronado RA, George SZ, Devin CJ, Wegener ST, Archer KR. Pain Sensitivity and Pain Catastrophizing Are Associated With Persistent Pain and Disability After Lumbar Spine Surgery. Arch Phys Med Rehabil [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 96(10): 1763-70. PMID: 26101845, PMCID: PMC4601931, PII: S0003-9993(15)00467-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.06.003, ISSN: 1532-821X.

Archer KR, Heins SE, Abraham CM, Obremskey WT, Wegener ST, Castillo RC. Clinical Significance of Pain at Hospital Discharge Following Traumatic Orthopaedic Injury: General Health, Depression, and PTSD Outcomes at 1 Year. Clin J Pain [print-electronic]. 2015 Apr 4/15/2015; PMID: 25882867, PMCID: PMC4607545, DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000246, ISSN: 1536-5409.

Delisca GO, Mesko NW, Alamanda VK, Archer KR, Song Y, Halpern JL, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. MFH and high-grade undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma-what's in a name?. J Surg Oncol [print-electronic]. 2015 Feb; 111(2): 173-7. PMID: 25219789, DOI: 10.1002/jso.23787, ISSN: 1096-9098.

Archer KR, Coronado RA, Haislip LR, Abraham CM, Vanston SW, Lazaro AE, Jackson JC, Ely EW, Guillamondegui OD, Obremskey WT. Telephone-based goal management training for adults with mild traumatic brain injury: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015; 16: 244. PMID: 26031289, PMCID: PMC4454274, PII: 10.1186/s13063-015-0775-1, DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-0775-1, ISSN: 1745-6215.

Tomlinson CA, Archer KR. Manual therapy and exercise to improve outcomes in patients with muscle tension dysphonia: a case series. Phys Ther [print-electronic]. 2015 Jan; 95(1): 117-28. PMID: 25256740, PMCID: PMC4295082, PII: ptj.20130547, DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20130547, ISSN: 1538-6724.

Abraham CM, Obremskey WT, Song Y, Jackson JC, Ely EW, Archer KR. Hospital delirium and psychological distress at 1 year and health-related quality of life after moderate-to-severe traumatic injury without intracranial hemorrhage. Arch Phys Med Rehabil [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 95(12): 2382-9. PMID: 25175161, PII: S0003-9993(14)01008-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.08.005, ISSN: 1532-821X.

Armaghani SJ, Lee DS, Bible JE, Archer KR, Shau DN, Kay H, Zhang C, McGirt MJ, Devin CJ. Preoperative opioid use and its association with perioperative opioid demand and postoperative opioid independence in patients undergoing spine surgery. Spine. 2014 Dec 12/1/2014; 39(25): E1524-30. PMID: 25417827, PII: 00007632-201412010-00010, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000622, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Morris BJ, Zumsteg JW, Archer KR, Cash B, Mir HR. Narcotic Use and Postoperative Doctor Shopping in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population. J Bone Joint Surg Am [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug 8/6/2014; 96(15): 1257-62. PMID: 25100772, PII: 96/15/1257, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01114, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Lee D, Armaghani S, Archer KR, Bible J, Shau D, Kay H, Zhang C, McGirt MJ, Devin C. Preoperative Opioid Use as a Predictor of Adverse Postoperative Self-Reported Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun 6/4/2014; 96(11): e89. PMID: 24897746, PII: 96/11/e89, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00865, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Kay HF, Sathiyakumar V, Archer KR, Mathis SL, Apfeld JC, Lee YM, Jahangir AA, Ehrenfeld J, Obremskey WT, Sethi MK. The homeless orthopaedic trauma patient: follow-up, emergency room usage, and complications. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jun; 28(6): e128-32. PMID: 24296595, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000000, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Mroz TM, Carlini AR, Archer KR, Wegener ST, Hoolachan JI, Stiers W, Shore RA, Castillo RC. Frequency and cost of claims by injury type from a state workers' compensation fund from 1998 through 2008. Arch Phys Med Rehabil [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun; 95(6): 1048-1054.e6. PMID: 24480333, PII: S0003-9993(14)00035-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.11.025, ISSN: 1532-821X.

Archer KR, Seebach CL, Mathis SL, Riley LH, Wegener ST. Early postoperative fear of movement predicts pain, disability, and physical health six months after spinal surgery for degenerative conditions. Spine J [print-electronic]. 2014 May 5/1/2014; 14(5): 759-67. PMID: 24211099, PII: S1529-9430(13)01209-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.06.087, ISSN: 1878-1632.

Morris BJ, Richards JE, Archer KR, Lasater M, Rabalais D, Sethi MK, Jahangir AA. Improving patient satisfaction in the orthopaedic trauma population. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Apr; 28(4): e80-4. PMID: 24158181, DOI: 10.1097/, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Behnke NK, Alamanda VK, Song Y, Archer KR, Halpern JL, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Does postoperative infection after soft tissue sarcoma resection affect oncologic outcomes?. J Surg Oncol [print-electronic]. 2014 Apr; 109(5): 415-20. PMID: 24284805, DOI: 10.1002/jso.23518, ISSN: 1096-9098.

Tsahakis JM, Issar NM, Kadakia RJ, Archer KR, Barzyk T, Mir HR. Health literacy in an orthopaedic trauma patient population: improving patient comprehension with informational intervention. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Apr; 28(4): e75-9. PMID: 23899766, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182a66921, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Freehill MT, Archer KR, Diffenderfer BW, Ebel BG, Cosgarea AJ, McFarland EG. Changes in collegiate starting pitchers' range of motion after single game and season. Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Feb; 42(1): 69-74. PMID: 24565823, DOI: 10.3810/psm.2014.02.2049, ISSN: 0091-3847.

Avilucea FR, Greenberg SE, Grantham WJ, Sathiyakumar V, Thakore RV, Nwosu SK, Archer KR, Obremskey WT, Mir HR, Sethi MK. The costs of operative complications for ankle fractures: a case control study. Adv Orthop [print-electronic]. 2014; 2014: 709241. PMID: 25525521, PMCID: PMC4265548, DOI: 10.1155/2014/709241, ISSN: 2090-3464.

Archer KR, Coronado RA, Haug CM, Vanston SW, Devin CJ, Fonnesbeck CJ, Aaronson OS, Cheng JS, Skolasky RL, Riley LH, Wegener ST. A comparative effectiveness trial of postoperative management for lumbar spine surgery: changing behavior through physical therapy (CBPT) study protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014; 15: 325. PMID: 25273991, PMCID: PMC4192328, PII: 1471-2474-15-325, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-325, ISSN: 1471-2474.

Armaghani SJ, Lee DS, Bible JE, Archer KR, Shau DN, Kay H, Zhang C, McGirt MJ, Devin CJ. Preoperative narcotic use and its relation to depression and anxiety in patients undergoing spine surgery. Spine. 2013 Dec 12/1/2013; 38(25): 2196-200. PMID: 24296482, PII: 00007632-201312010-00012, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000011, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Alamanda VK, Delisca GO, Archer KR, Song Y, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Incomplete excisions of extremity soft tissue sarcomas are unaffected by insurance status or distance from a sarcoma center. J Surg Oncol [print-electronic]. 2013 Dec; 108(7): 477-80. PMID: 24006266, DOI: 10.1002/jso.23427, ISSN: 1096-9098.

Morris BJ, Unger RZ, Archer KR, Mathis SL, Perdue AM, Obremskey WT. Risk factors of infection after ORIF of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Sep; 27(9): e196-200. PMID: 23287757, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318284704e, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Alamanda VK, Delisca GO, Mathis SL, Archer KR, Ehrenfeld JM, Miller MW, Homlar KC, Halpern JL, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. The financial burden of reexcising incompletely excised soft tissue sarcomas: a cost analysis. Ann. Surg. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2013 Sep; 20(9): 2808-14. PMID: 23636515, DOI: 10.1245/s10434-013-2995-5, ISSN: 1534-4681.

Wilcox ME, Brummel NE, Archer K, Ely EW, Jackson JC, Hopkins RO. Cognitive dysfunction in ICU patients: risk factors, predictors, and rehabilitation interventions. Crit. Care Med. 2013 Sep; 41(9 Suppl 1): S81-98. PMID: 23989098, PII: 00003246-201309001-00008, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182a16946, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Fischer EK, Soares D, Archer KR, Ghalambor CK, Hoke KL. Genetically and environmentally mediated divergence in lateral line morphology in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). J. Exp. Biol [print-electronic]. 2013 Aug 8/15/2013; 216(Pt 16): 3132-42. PMID: 23619409, PII: jeb.081349, DOI: 10.1242/jeb.081349, ISSN: 1477-9145.

Archer KR, Motzny N, Abraham CM, Yaffe D, Seebach CL, Devin CJ, Spengler DM, McGirt MJ, Aaronson OS, Cheng JS, Wegener ST. Cognitive-behavioral-based physical therapy to improve surgical spine outcomes: a case series. Phys Ther [print-electronic]. 2013 Aug; 93(8): 1130-9. PMID: 23599351, PMCID: PMC3732232, PII: ptj.20120426, DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20120426, ISSN: 1538-6724.

Kadakia RJ, Tsahakis JM, Issar NM, Archer KR, Jahangir AA, Sethi MK, Obremskey WT, Mir HR. Health literacy in an orthopedic trauma patient population: a cross-sectional survey of patient comprehension. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Aug; 27(8): 467-71. PMID: 23114414, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182793338, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Issar NM, Kadakia RJ, Tsahakis JM, Yoneda ZT, Sethi MK, Mir HR, Archer K, Obremskey WT, Jahangir AA. The link between texting and motor vehicle collision frequency in the orthopaedic trauma population. J Inj Violence Res [print-electronic]. 2013 Jul; 5(2): 95-100. PMID: 23416747, PMCID: PMC3683420, PII: 330, DOI: 10.5249/jivr.v5i2.330, ISSN: 2008-4072.

Delisca GO, Alamanda VK, Archer KR, Song Y, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Tumor size increase following preoperative radiation of soft tissue sarcomas does not affect prognosis. J Surg Oncol [print-electronic]. 2013 Jun; 107(7): 723-7. PMID: 23400806, DOI: 10.1002/jso.23322, ISSN: 1096-9098.

Alamanda VK, Crosby SN, Archer KR, Song Y, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Predictors and clinical significance of local recurrence in extremity soft tissue sarcoma. Acta Oncol [print-electronic]. 2013 May; 52(4): 793-802. PMID: 22877243, DOI: 10.3109/0284186X.2012.711953, ISSN: 1651-226X.

Adelani MA, Archer KR, Song Y, Holt GE. Immediate complications following hip and knee arthroplasty: does race matter?. J Arthroplasty [print-electronic]. 2013 May; 28(5): 732-5. PMID: 23462500, PII: S0883-5403(13)00049-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.09.015, ISSN: 1532-8406.

Moore DC, Yoneda ZT, Powell M, Howard DL, Jahangir AA, Archer KR, Ehrenfeld JM, Obremskey WT, Sethi MK. Gunshot victims at a major level I trauma center: a study of 343,866 emergency department visits. J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 44(3): 585-91. PMID: 22995579, PII: S0736-4679(12)00880-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.07.058, ISSN: 0736-4679.

Moore DC, Sellers MH, Archer KR, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Staples equal sutures for skin closure after soft tissue tumor resection. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2013 Mar; 471(3): 899-904. PMID: 22903280, PMCID: PMC3563796, DOI: 10.1007/s11999-012-2524-z, ISSN: 1528-1132.

Alamanda VK, Crosby SN, Mathis SL, Archer KR, Terhune KP, Holt GE. Influence of resident education in correctly diagnosing extremity soft tissue sarcoma. Sarcoma [print-electronic]. 2013; 2013: 679323. PMID: 23710127, PMCID: PMC3654354, DOI: 10.1155/2013/679323, ISSN: 1357-714X.

Alamanda VK, Crosby SN, Archer KR, Song Y, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Amputation for extremity soft tissue sarcoma does not increase overall survival: a retrospective cohort study. Eur J Surg Oncol [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 38(12): 1178-83. PMID: 22985713, PII: S0748-7983(12)01233-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2012.08.024, ISSN: 1532-2157.

Archer KR, Phelps KD, Seebach CL, Song Y, Riley LH, Wegener ST. Comparative study of short forms of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia: fear of movement in a surgical spine population. Arch Phys Med Rehabil [print-electronic]. 2012 Aug; 93(8): 1460-2. PMID: 22481127, PII: S0003-9993(12)00243-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.03.024, ISSN: 1532-821X.

Alamanda VK, Crosby SN, Archer KR, Song Y, Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Primary excision compared with re-excision of extremity soft tissue sarcomas--is anything new?. J Surg Oncol [print-electronic]. 2012 Jun 6/1/2012; 105(7): 662-7. PMID: 22213171, DOI: 10.1002/jso.23021, ISSN: 1096-9098.

Douglas K, Cannada LK, Archer KR, Dean DB, Lee S, Obremskey W. Incidence and risk factors of heterotopic ossification following major elbow trauma. Orthopedics. 2012 Jun; 35(6): e815-22. PMID: 22691651, DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20120525-18, ISSN: 1938-2367.

Jackson JC, Ely EW, Morey MC, Anderson VM, Denne LB, Clune J, Siebert CS, Archer KR, Torres R, Janz D, Schiro E, Jones J, Shintani AK, Levine B, Pun BT, Thompson J, Brummel NE, Hoenig H. Cognitive and physical rehabilitation of intensive care unit survivors: results of the RETURN randomized controlled pilot investigation. Crit. Care Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4): 1088-97. PMID: 22080631, PMCID: PMC3755871, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182373115, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Archer KR, Castillo RC, Wegener ST, Abraham CM, Obremskey WT. Pain and satisfaction in hospitalized trauma patients: the importance of self-efficacy and psychological distress. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Apr; 72(4): 1068-77. PMID: 22491629, PII: 01586154-201204000-00039, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182452df5, ISSN: 2163-0763.

Archer KR, Abraham CM, Song Y, Obremskey WT. Cognitive-behavioral determinants of pain and disability two years after traumatic injury: A cross-sectional survey study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb; 72(2): 473-9. PMID: 21808211, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182245ece, ISSN: 2163-0763.

Richards JE, Guillamondegui OD, Archer KR, Jackson JC, Ely EW, Obremskey WT. The association of reamed intramedullary nailing and long-term cognitive impairment. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Dec; 25(12): 707-13. PMID: 22089759, PMCID: PMC3912993, PII: 00005131-201112000-00001, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318225f358, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Obremskey WT, Archer KR. Research: getting started in an academic setting. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Dec; 25 Suppl 3: S124-7. PMID: 22089854, PII: 00005131-201112002-00009, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318237b70a, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Jackson JC, Archer KR, Bauer R, Abraham CM, Song Y, Greevey R, Guillamondegui O, Ely EW, Obremskey W. A prospective investigation of long-term cognitive impairment and psychological distress in moderately versus severely injured trauma intensive care unit survivors without intracranial hemorrhage. J Trauma. 2011 Oct; 71(4): 860-6. PMID: 21537211, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182151961, ISSN: 1529-8809.

Archer KR, Wegener ST, Seebach C, Song Y, Skolasky RL, Thornton C, Khanna AJ, Riley LH. The effect of fear of movement beliefs on pain and disability after surgery for lumbar and cervical degenerative conditions. Spine. 2011 Sep 9/1/2011; 36(19): 1554-62. PMID: 21270700, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181f8c6f4, ISSN: 1528-1159.

O'Neill KR, Smith JG, Abtahi AM, Archer KR, Spengler DM, McGirt MJ, Devin CJ. Reduced surgical site infections in patients undergoing posterior spinal stabilization of traumatic injuries using vancomycin powder. Spine J [print-electronic]. 2011 Jul; 11(7): 641-6. PMID: 21600853, PII: S1529-9430(11)00301-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2011.04.025, ISSN: 1878-1632.

Guillamondegui OD, Richards JE, Ely EW, Jackson JC, Archer KR, Norris PR, Obremskey WT. Does hypoxia affect intensive care unit delirium or long-term cognitive impairment after multiple trauma without intracranial hemorrhage?. J Trauma. 2011 Apr; 70(4): 910-5. PMID: 21610396, PII: 00005373-201104000-00023, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182114f18, ISSN: 1529-8809.

Archer KR, Castillo RC, MacKenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, . Perceived need and unmet need for vocational, mental health, and other support services after severe lower-extremity trauma. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 May; 91(5): 774-80. PMID: 20434616, PII: S0003-9993(10)00069-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.01.006, ISSN: 1532-821X.

Archer KR, Mackenzie EJ, Castillo RC, Bosse MJ, . Orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists differ in assessment of need for physical therapy after traumatic lower-extremity injury. Phys Ther [print-electronic]. 2009 Dec; 89(12): 1337-49. PMID: 19875460, PMCID: PMC2794480, PII: ptj.20080200, DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20080200, ISSN: 1538-6724.

Archer KR, MacKenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, Pollak AN, Riley LH. Factors associated with surgeon referral for physical therapy in patients with traumatic lower-extremity injury: results of a national survey of orthopedic trauma surgeons. Phys Ther [print-electronic]. 2009 Sep; 89(9): 893-905. PMID: 19589852, PII: ptj.20080321, DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20080321, ISSN: 1538-6724.

Castillo RC, MacKenzie EJ, Archer KR, Bosse MJ, Webb LX, . Evidence of beneficial effect of physical therapy after lower-extremity trauma. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Oct; 89(10): 1873-9. PMID: 18929015, PII: S0003-9993(08)00464-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.01.032, ISSN: 1532-821X.

Archer KR, Castillo RC, Mackenzie EJ, Bosse MJ. Gait symmetry and walking speed analysis following lower-extremity trauma. Phys Ther. 2006 Dec; 86(12): 1630-40. PMID: 17138844, PII: 86/12/1630, DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20060035, ISSN: 0031-9023.

Archer KR, Castillo RC, Mackenzie EJ, Bosse MJ, . Physical disability after severe lower-extremity injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Aug; 87(8): 1153-5. PMID: 16876564, PII: S0003-9993(06)00437-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2006.05.006, ISSN: 0003-9993.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 3/4/2016

Two-year postdoctoral positions in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are available for individuals with an interest in comparative effectiveness, patient reported outcomes, and registry data research. One position will involve working on a PCORI-funded project, which is is a collaboration between our laboratory and investigators at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Second position will involve working on the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD), which is a collaboration between our laboratory and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Individuals will have an opportunity to independently direct and manage research and/or registry activities. This will include overseeing and leading a high-level research/registry team, developing and submitting grant proposals, participating in data management activities, analyzing data, and generating manuscripts for peer-review publication. Applicants with a background in rehabilitation science, behavioral medicine, public health, epidemiology, clinical-translational, and/or health services research are preferred. Successful applicants will have experience in study design, the conduct of randomized trials and/or clinical registries, working as part of a team, excellent communication skills, and strong quantitative skills including proficiency with a statistical analysis package (STATA, SPSS, R, etc.).

Fellows must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. This is a full-time position. Salary is based on NIH postdoctoral trainee stipend levels. Candidates interested in the clinical laboratory and our research should send a curriculum vitae, past research synopsis, and the names of 3 references to