Sarah A. Welch, D.O.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
D.O., New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New YorkM.A., Clinical Investigation, Boston University, Boston, MassachusettsM.A., Clinical Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MassachusettsB.S., Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Office Address
2201 Childrens Way, Suite 1318
Nashville, TN 37212
Research Description
My research interests lie in geriatric rehabilitative care especially as it applies to acute care, post acute care, and transitions of care. I am passionate about delivering evidence-based practices to older adults and evaluating interventions to improve processes and patient outcomes. I am a VA Quality Scholar and member of the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program.
Clinical Description
Rehabilitation consulting in skilled nursing facilities for patients both with short term therapy and long term care needs.
Montgomery CD, Pereira DE, Hatcher JB, Kilbury D, Ballance S, Bradham T, Duggan MC, Welch SA. Improving the assessment and documentation of patient mobility using a quality improvement framework. Geriatr Nurs [print-electronic]. 2021 Mar; 42(2): 325-30. PMID: 33561614, PII: S0197-4572(21)00003-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.01.002, ISSN: 1528-3984.

Welch SA, Ward RE, Beauchamp MK, Leveille SG, Travison T, Bean JF. The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB): A Quick and Useful Tool for Fall Risk Stratification Among Older Primary Care Patients. J Am Med Dir Assoc [print-electronic]. 2020 Nov 11/12/2020; PMID: 33191134, PII: S1525-8610(20)30838-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.09.038, ISSN: 1538-9375.

Ward RE, Quach L, Welch SA, Leveille SG, Leritz E, Bean JF. Interrelated Neuromuscular and Clinical Risk Factors That Contribute to Falls. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Aug 8/16/2019; 74(9): 1526-32. PMID: 30721929, PMCID: PMC6696708, PII: 5306565, DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glz030, ISSN: 1758-535X.

Shea CA, Ward RE, Welch SA, Kiely DK, Goldstein R, Bean JF. Inability to Perform the Repeated Chair Stand Task Predicts Fall-Related Injury in Older Primary Care Patients. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Jun; 97(6): 426-32. PMID: 29300193, PMCID: PMC5953773, DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000889, ISSN: 1537-7385.

Welch SA, Ward RE, Kurlinski LA, Kiely DK, Goldstein R, VanSwearingen J, Brach JS, Bean JF. Straight and Curved Path Walking Among Older Adults in Primary Care: Associations With Fall-Related Outcomes. PM R [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug; 8(8): 754-60. PMID: 26733078, PMCID: PMC4925327, PII: S1934-1482(15)01204-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.12.004, ISSN: 1934-1563.

Armand P, Welch S, Kim HT, LaCasce AS, Jacobsen ED, Davids MS, Jacobson C, Fisher DC, Brown JR, Coughlin E, Freedman AS, Chen YB. Prognostic factors for patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma and transformed indolent lymphoma undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation in the positron emission tomography era. Br J Haematol [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 160(5): 608-17. PMID: 23278720, DOI: 10.1111/bjh.12176, ISSN: 1365-2141.

Liu SW, Jiao X, Welch S, Kiledjian M. Analysis of mRNA decapping. Methods Enzymol. 2008; 448: 3-21. PMID: 19111168, PII: S0076-6879(08)02601-3, DOI: 10.1016/S0076-6879(08)02601-3, ISSN: 1557-7988.