Quinn, Lori (lq2165)

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Lori Quinn, EdD, PT
Associate Professor of Movement Science & Kinesiology
Biobehavioral Sciences
212-678-3424

Office:
1056a Thndk

Office Hours:
Mondays 3:00-5:00 Thursdays 3:00-5:00

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Quinn is the Director of the Neurorehabilitation Research Lab (NRL) at Teachers College.  For a full listing of current lab projects and publications, please visit:

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/neurorehab/

Dr. Quinn's scholarly interests include:

  • Developing evidence and guidelines for targeted physical interventions in neurodegenerative diseases, and in particular for people with Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Task-specific training as an intervention for people with neurologic diseases or disorders
  • Motor learning and control processes in individals with neurologic diseases or disorders
  • Physical activity monitoring
  • Documentation, clinical decision making and diagnosis in physical therapy
  • Functional outcome measures in rehabilitation
  • Movement analysis and movement system diagnosis in physical therapy
  • Goal setting in school-based pediatric settings

 

Educational Background

Ed.D. 1996 Movement Science, Teachers College, Columbia University

Ed.M. 1994 Movement Science, Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A. 1993 Movement Science, Teachers College, Columbia University

B.S. 1989 Physical Therapy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Selected Publications

Google Scholar link: 

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hkdE-dIAAAAJ&hl=en

Recent publications:

Quinn L, Hamana K, Kelson M, Dawes H, Collett J, Townson J, Roos R, van der Plas AA, Reilmann R, Frich JC, Rickards H, Rosser A, Busse M. A randomized, controlled trial of a multi-modal exercise intervention in Huntington’s disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2016; 31:46-52.

Drew C, Poile V, Trubey R, Watson G, Kelson M, Townson J, Rosser A, Hood K, Quinn L, Busse M. Integrating technology into complex intervention trial processes: a case study. Trials. 2016; 17(1):551.

Khalil H, Busse M, Quinn L, Nazzal M, Batyha W, Khazaaleh S, Alomari MA. A pilot study of a minimally supervised home exercise and walking program for people with Parkinson's disease in Jordan. Neurodegenerative Disease Management. 2017;7(1):73-84.

Quinn L, Morgan D. From disease to health: physical therapy health promotion practices for secondary prevention in adult and pediatric neurologic populations. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2017 41 Suppl 3 Supplement, IV STEP Special Issue:S46-S54.

Fritz N, Busse M, Jones K, Khalil H, Quinn L. A classification system to guide physical therapy management in Huntington’s disease: a case series. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2017; 14:156-63.

Busse M, Quinn L, Drew C, Kelson M, Trubey R, McEwan K, Jones C, Townson J, Dawes H, Tudor-Edwards R, Rosser A, Hood K. Physical activity self-management and coaching compared to social interaction in Huntington’s disease: results from the ENGAGE-HD randomized, controlled, pilot feasibility trial. Physical Therapy. 2017; 97(6): 625-39.

Quinn L, Busse M, Fritz N, Kegelmeyer, D, Kloos A, Rao A. Physical therapy and exercise interventions in Huntington's disease: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 2017; 15(7):1783-1799.

Bishop L, Khan M, Martelli D, Quinn L, Stein J, Agrawal S. The exploration of two training paradigms using forced induced weight shifting with the tethered pelvic assist device to reduce asymmetry in individuals post stroke: case reports. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017; 96(10 Suppl 1):S135-S140.

 

  1. Nominee, Margaret L. Moore Award for outstanding new faculty member, American Physical Therapy Association, 2003.
  2. Golden Synapse Award, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Most outstanding paper in 2013 for: Busse M, QUINN L, DeBono K et al. A Randomized Feasibility Study of a 12-week Community-based Exercise Program in people with Huntington’s disease. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 2013;37(4):149-58.
  3. Irving Institute Reach for the First RO1 Workshop Award, 2016.
  4. Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) award, 2016.

 

 

Dr. Lori Quinn is Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Quinn holds joint appointments as Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.  Prior to joining TC in 2015, Dr. Quinn was a Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.  Prior to this, Dr. Quinn was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, and has worked in clinical settings with patients with various neurological disorders and diseases since 1989. 

In addition to her work in neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Quinn is the co-author of the physical therapy textbook Documentation for Rehabilitation:  A guide to clinical decision making in physical therapy, currently in its 3rd edition.  Dr. Quinn serves as a reviewer for Physical Therapy Journal, Pediatric Physical Therapy and Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and is currently a member of two task forces on the Human Movement System, sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Quinn is on the Editorial Board of the Physical Therapy Journal and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Huntington's Disease.  Dr. Quinn’s clinical and research work spans areas of motor learning and control, goal setting, and functional outcomes measures.

  1. Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation. 2013-2015, Principal Investigator. Exercise Rehabilitation Trial in Huntington’s Disease (ExeRT-HD). £178,410.
  2. National Institute of Social Care and Health Research/ National Institute of Health Research. 2013-2017, Co-Investigator. Move to Exercise: Home based exercise for people with Huntington’s Disease (Engage-HD). £687,362.
  3. Provost’s Investment Fund, Teachers College, Columbia University. 2016-2017, Co-Principal Investigator. Clinical Research Initiative in Rehabilitation for Neurodegenerative Diseases. $20,000.
  4. APTA Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy Leslie Harris Lindsey Grant for Research in the Hand and Upper Quadrant award. 2016-2017, Co-Investigator. Assessment of Interlimb Coordination in Children and Adults with Hemiplegia. $4,970.
  5. American Society for Neurorehabilitation Seed Funding for Collaborative Clinical Research Projects. 2016-2017, Co-investigator. Assessment of Interlimb Coordination in Adults with Hemiplegia. $5,000.
  6. Huntington Study Group, European Huntington Disease Network and Griffin Foundation. 2016-7, Project Co-coordinator. Development of Physical Therapy Clinical Guidelines for Huntington’s Disease. Secured funding for support to develop clinical guidelines. Funding to support travel and time to develop guidelines. $20,000.
  7. Huntington Study Group. 2017-2018, Principal Investigator. Feasibility and acceptability of implementing a clinic-based physical activity coaching intervention in people with premanifest and early stage HD. $10,000.
  8. Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Teachers College, Columbia University. 2017-2018. Principal Investigator. Feasibility and acceptability of implementing a physical activity coaching intervention in people with early stage Parkinson’s disease. $20,000.
  9. Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation. 2017-2019, Co-Principal Investigator. Physical Activity and Exercise Intervention in Huntington’s Disease £410,000.

Recent Peer-reviewed Publications

for complete list, please see:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1-3Dfzz0y495z/bibliography/49387530/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

  1. Busse M, Quinn L, DeBono K, Jones K, Collett J, Playle R, Keely M, Simpson S, Backx K, Wasley D, Dawes H, Rosser A. A Randomized Feasibility Study of a 12-week Community-based Exercise Program in people with Huntington’s disease. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2013; 37(4):149-58.
  2. Busse M, Quinn L, Khalil H, McEwan K. Optimizing mobility measures in Huntington’s disease.  Journal of Huntington’s Disease, 2014;3(2):175-88.
  3. Collett J, Esser P, Khalil H, Busse M, Quinn L, Debono K, Rosser A, Nemeth AH, Dawes H.  Insights into gait disorders: walking variability using phase plot analysis in Huntington's Disease.  Gait and Posture. 2014;40:694-700. 
  4. Quinn L, Debono K, Dawes H, Rosser AE, Nemeth AH, Rickards H, Tabrizi SJ, Quarrell O, Trender-Gerhard I, Kelson MJ, Townson J, Busse M. Task-specific training in Huntington’s disease:  a randomized controlled feasibility trial. Physical Therapy. 2014;94(11):1555-68.
  5. Busse ME, Quinn L, Dawes H, Jones C, Kelson M, Poile V, Trubey R, Townson J, Edwards RT, Rosser A, Hood K. Supporting physical activity engagement in people with Huntington’s disease (Engage-HD): study protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility trial. Trials. 2014;15:487.
  6. Dawes H, Collett J, Debono K, Quinn L, Jones K, Kelson MJ, Simpson SA, Playle R, Backx K, Wasley D, Nemeth AH, Rosser A, Izardi H, Busse M. Exercise testing and training in people with Huntington's disease. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2015;29(2):196-206.
  7. Quinn L, Trubey R, Godblat, Dawes H, Edwards RT, Jones C, Townson J, Drew C, Kelson M, Poile V, Rosser A, Hood K, Busse M. Development and delivery of a physical activity intervention for people with Huntington disease: facilitating translation to clinical practice. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2016;40(2):71-80.
  8. Jones C, Busse M, Quinn L, Dawes H, Drew C, Kelson M, Hood K, Rosser A, Edwards RT. The societal cost of Huntington’s disease: are we underestimating the burden? European Journal of Neurology. 2016;23(10):1588-90.
  9. Fritz N, Hamana K, Kelson M, Rosser A, Busse M, Quinn L. Motor-cognitive dual-task deficits in individuals with early-mid stage Huntington disease. Gait and Posture. 2016;49:283-289.
  10. Quinn L, Hamana K, Kelson M, Dawes H, Collett J, Townson J, Roos R, van der Plas AA, Reilmann R, Frich JC, Rickards H, Rosser A, Busse M. A randomized, controlled trial of a multi-modal exercise intervention in Huntington’s disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2016; 31:46-52.
  11. Drew C, Poile V, Trubey R, Watson G, Kelson M, Townson J, Rosser A, Hood K, Quinn L, Busse M. Integrating technology into complex intervention trial processes: a case study. Trials. 2016; 17(1):551.
  12. Khalil H, Busse M, Quinn L, Nazzal M, Batyha W, Khazaaleh S, Alomari MA. A pilot study of a minimally supervised home exercise and walking program for people with Parkinson's disease in Jordan. Neurodegenerative Disease Management. 2017;7(1):73-84.
  13. Quinn L, Morgan D. From disease to health: physical therapy health promotion practices for secondary prevention in adult and pediatric neurologic populations. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2017 41 Suppl 3 Supplement, IV STEP Special Issue:S46-S54.
  14. Fritz N, Busse M, Jones K, Khalil H, Quinn L. A classification system to guide physical therapy management in Huntington’s disease: a case series. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2017; 14:156-63.
  15. Busse M, Quinn L, Drew C, Kelson M, Trubey R, McEwan K, Jones C, Townson J, Dawes H, Tudor-Edwards R, Rosser A, Hood K. Physical activity self-management and coaching compared to social interaction in Huntington’s disease: results from the ENGAGE-HD randomized, controlled, pilot feasibility trial. Physical Therapy. 2017; 97(6): 625-39.
  16. Quinn L, Busse M, Fritz N, Kegelmeyer, D, Kloos A, Rao A. Physical therapy and exercise interventions in Huntington's disease: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 2017; 15(7):1783-1799.
  17. Bishop L, Khan M, Martelli D, Quinn L, Stein J, Agrawal S. The exploration of two training paradigms using forced induced weight shifting with the tethered pelvic assist device to reduce asymmetry in individuals post stroke: case reports. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017; 96(10 Suppl 1):S135-S140.
  18. Fritz N, Rao A,  Kegelmeyer D, Kloos A, Busse M, Hartel L, Carrier J, Quinn L. Physical therapy and exercise interventions in Huntington's disease: a mixed methods systematic review.  Journal of Huntington’s disease. In press.
  19. Hedman L, Quinn L, Gill-Body K, Brown D, Quiben M, Riley N & Scheets P. Movement System Diagnoses – The Path Forward:  A White Paper.  Recommendations from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Movement System Task Force. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. In revisions.

Books, chapters, and other peer-reviewed

  1. Quinn L, Gordon J. Documentation for Rehabilitation: A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016.
  2. Quinn L, Shuler A on behalf of Physiotherapy Working Group.  Huntington’s disease – late stage. PT Now, Clinical Cases. Published June 17, 2016. http://ptnow.org/clinical-cases-detail/huntington-disease-late-stage
  3. Quinn L, Ludt-Fossmo, H. on behalf of Physiotherapy Working Group. Huntington’s disease – early stage. PT Now, Clinical Cases. Published June 17, 2016. http://www.ptnow.org/clinical-cases-detail/huntington-disease-early-stage
  4. Busse M, Quinn L, Inbar N, Marsden J. Inherited Neurological Conditions. In: Lennon S, Physical Management for Neurological Conditions. Elsevier Publishers. In press.
  5. Quinn L & Busse M.  The role of rehabilitation in Huntington’s disease.  In: Feigin A & Anderson K, Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Huntington’s Disease. 1st edition.  Elsevier Publishers.  In press. 

 

Dr. Quinn is the director of the Neurorehabilitation Research Lab at Teachers College.  Dr. Quinn currently collaborates with a number of clinical and research institutions on projects pertaining to exercise and rehabilitation in neurodegenerative diseases; physical activity monitoring; balance and gait assessment; goal settting in rehabilitation and school-based physical therapy settings; and evaluation of dance programs in children and adults. 

For more information on Dr. Quinn's lab, please visit:

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/neurorehab/

 

 

 

American Physical Therapy Association - New York Chapter, Sections on Neurology and Research Member

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Neurology (ACPIN)

Huntington’s Disease Study Group

European Huntington’s Disease Network (Co-Lead Facilitator, Physiotherapy Working Group 2008-2014)

Movement Disorders Society - Healthcare Professionals

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