Publications and Products

Patricia C Heyn Publications 
  1. Faieta, J.M., Devos, H., Vaduvathiriyan, P. et al Heyn PC. (2021) Exercise interventions for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Syst Rev 10, 6 (2021).
  2. Hirsch MA, Sood P, Hein A, Wong DC, Heyn PC, van Wegen EEH. In-Home Falls Risk Assessment in Parkinson Disease: A Guide for Clinicians. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Oct;102(10):2051-2054. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.04.001. Epub 2021 Jul 14. PMID: 34272051. 
  3. Julie M. Faieta, Ahmed Negm, Pallavi Sood, Ron Beleno, Patricia C. Heyn. Technology for Remote Caregiving: A Guide for Caregivers Providing Care at a Distance. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2021, ISSN 0003-9993, (
  4. Elena Philippou, Ahmed Negm, Patricia C. Heyn. Ten Simple Dietary Steps to Strengthen Your Immune System – A Guide for Elderly Individuals at Risk of COVID-19, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2021, ISSN 0003-9993,
  5. Kim, S., Van de Winckel, A., Thompson, K., & Heyn, P. Complementary integrative medicine. In Nathan Z. Zasler, Douglas I. Katz, & Ross D. Zafonte (Eds), Brain injury medicine: Principles and practice (3rd ed.).  The expected date of publication is August 2021. 
  6. Littlejohn J, Bowen M, Constantinidou F, Dawes P, Dickinson C, Heyn P, Hooper E, Hopper T, Hubbard I, Langenbahn D, Nieman C, L, Rajagopal M, Thodi C, Weinstein B, Wittich W, Leroi I: International Practice Recommendations for the Recognition and Management of Hearing and Vision Impairment in People with Dementia. Gerontology 2021. doi: 10.1159/000515892
  7. Santos F.H., Heyn P.C. (2021) Healthy Ageing, and Healthspan: Planning Ageing Throughout Life. In: Prasher V.P., Davidson P.W., Santos F.H. (eds) Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Ageing Process. Springer, Cham.
  8. Kletzel SL, Sood P, Negm A, Heyn PC, Krishnan S, Machtinger J, Hu X, Devos H. Effectiveness of Brain Gaming in Older Adults With Cognitive Impairments: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Jun 16: S1525-8610(21)00488-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.05.022. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34146517.
  9. Ng TKS, Tagawa A, Ho RC, Larbi A, Kua EH, Mahendran R, Carollo JJ, Heyn PC. Commonalities in biomarkers and phenotypes between mild cognitive impairment and cerebral palsy: a pilot exploratory study. Aging (Albany NY). 2021 Jan 26;13(2):1773-1816. doi: 10.18632/aging.202563. Epub 2021 Jan 26. PMID: 33497355.
  10. Kahya M, Sood P, Devos H, Krishnan S, Hirsch M, Heyn P (2020). Falls Risk and Alzheimer Disease: A Patient Guide.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Volume 0, Issue 0. DOI:
  11. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) KAER Toolkit For Primary Care Teams. Supporting Conversations about Brain Health, Timely Detection of Cognitive Impairment, and Accurate Diagnosis of Dementia (Fall 2020 Edition). (Page 4:
  12. Kim S, Capo-Lugo C, Reed WR, Vora A, Ehsanian R, Krishnan S, Hu X, Galantino ML, Mortera MH, Beattie A, Sasson N, Theodore BR, Erb M, Heyn P. (2020) Using a Survey to Characterize Rehabilitation Professionals’ Perceptions and Use of Complementary, Integrative, and Alternative Medicine. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Aug; 26(8):663-665.
  13. ACS TQIP Best Practice Guidelines, Geriatric Trauma Management -Revised (in-press), Trauma Quality Improvement Program, American College of Surgeons.
  14. Schwartz J, Lupo C & Heyn PC (2019, 2nd Edition). Health Self-Management. Chapter in Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Vee P. Prasher and Matthew P. Janicki (Editor). Springer International Publishing AG.
  15. Philippou E, Polak R, Michunovich A, York M, Faieta J, Hirsch M, Heyn PC  (2019) Food For Thought: Basic Nutrition for the Mature Brain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Vol.10 (8), pages 1581- 83, 2019. DOI:
  16. Sood P, Kletzel SL, Krishnan S, Devos H, Negm A, Hoffecker L, Machtinger J, Hu X, Heyn PC. (2019) Nonimmersive Brain Gaming for Adults With Cognitive Impairment: A Scoping Review, The Gerontologist, gny164,DOI:
  17. Baer H, Thomas S, Pan Z, Tagawa A, Carollo JJ, Heyn P:  Self-reported physical function is associated with walking speed in adults with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Jun: doi: 10.3233/PRM-180585. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID: 31227669.
  18. Heyn P, Thomas S, Tagawa A, Pan Z, Carollo JJ: Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. Apr; 61(4):477-483, 2019. doi: 10.1111/dmcn. 14148. Epub 2019 Jan 20. PMID: 30663044.
  19. Driskell LD, York MK, Heyn PC, Sanjak M, MacAdam C. (2018) A Guide to Understanding the Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Treatment. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 100 (3), 583-586.  : PubMed PMID: 30029769. 
  20. Hirsch MA, van Wegen EEH, Newman MA, Heyn PC. (2018) Exercise-induced increase in brain-derived neurotrophic factor in human Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Transl Neurodegener. 2018;7:7. PubMed PMID: 29568518. DOI: 10.1186/s40035-018-0112-1. eCollection 2018.
  21. Krishnan S, Anderson D, Chan S, Kim S, Reistetter T, Sood P, Mortera MH, Heesakker JM, Heyn PC.(2018)  Overview of Common Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain: A Guide for Patients With Chronic Pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Nov;99(11):2393-2394. PubMed PMID: 30055791. DOI:
  22. Hu Xiaolei, Heyn PC, Schwartz J, Roberts P. (2017). What is Mild Stroke?  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 98(11): 2347-2349. DOI: tp://
  23. Krishnan S, York MK, Backus D, Heyn PC (2017) Coping with caregiver burnout when caring for a person with neurodegenerative disease: A guide for caregivers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol.98 (4): pp.805-807. DOI:
  24. Kletzel S,Cary M, Ciro C, Berbrayer D, DawsonD, Hoffecker L, Thai M, Heyn PC (2016).   Brain Gaming: An Abridged User’s Guide.Arch Phys Med Rehabilitation, July 2016, Vol. 97, Issue 7, p1399–400. (DOI:
  25. Heyn PC, Hirsch M, York MK, Backus d. (2016) Physical activity literacy and recommendations for the aging brain: a clinician guide. Arch Phys Med Rehabilitation, June 2016, Vol. 97, Issue 6, p1045–1047 (DOI:
  26. Barlow, C., Katz, R., Reynolds, G., Greely H., Small, S., Heyn, P., Strobel, G., McArthur, R., & McInerney, M. (2009). Alzheimer research forum live discussion: Can we (should we?) develop “smart drugs” to stave off age-related memory loss?, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 17(2), 449-452.
  27. Heyn, P.C., & Onofrei, L. (2009). Evidence-based practice for early cognitive impairment detection on older individuals with metabolic syndrome, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(10), e21-e22.
  28. Heyn, P.C., Johnson, K.E., & Kramer, A.F. (2008). Endurance and strength training outcomes on cognitively impaired and cognitively intact older adults: a meta-analysis, Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 12(6), 401-409. PMID: 18548179
  29. Kinoshita, J., Heyn, P., Fagan, A., Marlatt, M., Rasgon, N., De la Monte, S., & Lombardo, N.E. (2006). Insulin resistance: a common axis linking Alzheimer’s, depression, and metabolism? Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 9(1), 89-93. PMID: 16761360
  30. Howard, F., Tang, J., Longo, F., Michaelis, E., Eckstein, J., Strobel, G., Heyn, P.C., Teller, J., Koehn, K.R., Joyce, C., Brewer, G., Kamrini, E., & Kinoshita, J. (2006). Lost in translation? Charting the course in preclinical therapeutic development, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 9(4), 449-457.
  31. Heyn PC, Cassidy JL, Bodine C. (2015). The rehabilitation engineering research center for the advancement of cognitive technologies. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.  Feb;30 (1): 6-12.DOI: 10.1177/1533317514531444. PMID: 24771762
  32. Raji, M., Tang, R.A., Heyn, P., Yong-Fang, K., Owen, S.V., Singh, S., & Ottenbacher, K.J. (2005). Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults attending an eye clinic, Journal of National Medical Association, 97(6), 809-814. PMID: 16035580
  33. Heyn P, Abreu BC, Ottenbacher KJ (2004). The effects of exercise training on elderly persons with cognitive impairment and dementia: a meta-analysis. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 85 (10), 1694-1704
  34. Heyn, P. (2003). The effects of a multi-sensory exercise program on engagement, behavior, and selected physiological indexes in persons with dementia, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 18(4), 247-251. PMID: 12955790.
  35. Negm, A. M., Salopek, A., Zaide, M., Meng, V. J., Prada, C., Chang, Y., Zanwar, P., Santos, F. H., Philippou, E., Rosario, E. R., Faieta, J., Falvey, J. R., Kumar, A., Reistetter, T. A., Dal Bello-Haas, V., Bean, J. F., Bhandari, M., & Heyn, P. C. (2021). Rehabilitation Care at the Time of Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Scoping Review of Health System Recommendations. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13, 781271.
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Uma Kelekar, Ph.D., Publications
  1. Das Gupta D, Kelekar U, Turner SC, Sule AA, Jerman TG (2021) Interpreting COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents in the US: The changing role of facility quality over time.” PLoS ONE 16(9): e0256767.
  2. Kelekar U. D. Das Gupta, J. Shepherd, A. Sule (2021) “Risk factors of fall-related emergency department visits by fall location of older adults in the US” The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine – Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, 22 (4).
  3. Naavaal S, Kelekar U, Shah S. (2021), “Opioid and non-opioid analgesic prescriptions for dental visits in the Emergency Department in the United States, 2015-2017 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 2015-2017”, Preventing Chronic Disease 2021;18: 200571. 
  4. Claiborne, D. M., Kelekar U, Shepherd, J. G., & Naavaal, S. (2021). “Emergency Department use for non-traumatic dental conditions among children and adolescents: NEDS 2014-2015” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.
  5. Shepherd, J. G., Kelekar, U., Naavaal, S., & Claiborne, D. (2021). “Recommendations for exploring the impact of the opioid epidemic: a proposed management framework”, The Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 23(2), 184-188.
  6. Das Gupta D, Kelekar U, & Rice, D. (2020). “Associations between living alone, depression, and falls among community-dwelling older adults in the US”, Preventive Medicine Reports, 20, 101273.
  7. Naavaal S., & Kelekar U., (2020), “Opioid prescriptions in Emergency Departments: Findings from the 2016 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey”, Short Communication, Preventive Medicine.
  8. Kelekar, U. & Naavaal, S. (2019), “Dental visits and associated Emergency-Department charges in the United States: National Emergency Department Sample, 2014”, The Journal of American Dental Association, 150(4), pp.305-312.
  9. Naavaal, S & Kelekar U, (2018) “School hours due to acute/unplanned dental care”, Health Behavior and Policy Review, 5(2), pp. 66-73.
  10. Kelekar, U. & Naavaal, S. (2018), “Hours lost due to planned and unplanned dental visits among US adults”, Preventing Chronic Disease, 15.
  11. Kelekar, U. (2017) “Oral Health Matters in Bending the cost curve”, World Medical and Health Policy, 9(3), pp. 377-88.
  12. Kelekar, U., Eisenhardt, A. (2015)Prevention is better than cure- an eye health campaign in Peru”. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54(1), 2-11.
  13. Kelekar, U, Llanto, G. (2014) “Evidence of horizontal and vertical fiscal interactions in healthcare spending in the Philippines”, Health Policy and Planning, 30(7), pp. 853-862.
  14. Kelekar U, & Xiang, L. (2013)Why should geography matter to public health managers?” International Journal of Business Performance Management, 14(4), 413-34.
  15. Kelekar U, (2012) “Do Local Government Units (LGUs) interact fiscally while providing public health services in the Philippines” World Medical and Health Policy, 4(2), 1-33.
    • Kelekar, U. (2013). Reprint. Book Chapter: “Do Local Government Units (LGUS) Interact Fiscally While Providing Public Health Services in the Philippines?” In Conflicts in Health Policy: Regulation, Rhetoric, Theory, and Practice, Edited by Bonnie Stabile, Westphalia Press.
Uma Kelekar Ph.D., Reports And Book Chapters
  1. Kelekar, U. (2018),  Assessment of BMI for Arlington Elementary Schools, 2014-2018, Prepared for the Arlington Health Department.
  2. Kelekar U. and Das Gupta D. (2015) Book Chapter: “Analyzing health and health care in developing countries”, In: Striving for Cultural Competency in Healthcare:  Content and Learning Tools, Navigating Differences, Improving Disparities. Invited.
  3. Kelekar U, and Xiang, L. (2013). Book Chapter: “Geographic Information System Applications in Public Health – A Decision-Making Tool for Public Health Managers in the Philippines”, In Capability Building for Organizational Transformation: Management Cases from Multiple Disciplines, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd, pp. 71-84.
Julie Ries, Ph.D., PT  Publications
  1. Ries JD. A framework for rehabilitation for older adults living with dementia. Archives of Physiotherapy. 2022: In Press. DOI: 10.1186/s40945-022-00134-5
  2. Ries JD, Carroll M. Feasibility of a Small Group Otago Exercise Program for Older Adults Living with Dementia. Geriatrics. 2022; 7(2):23.
  3. Ries JD. Ambulation: Impact of age-related changes on functional mobility (Chapter 9). In Geriatric Physical Therapy, 4th ed. Avers & Wong, eds. Elsevier: St. Louis; 2020. Update of the previous edition (2012).
  4. Klatt BN, Ries JD, Dunlap PM, Whitney SL, Agrawal Y. Vestibular physical therapy in individuals with cognitive impairment: a theoretical framework. Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy; 2019, 43 Suppl 2, Special Supplement International Conference on Vestibular Rehabilitation; S14-S19 doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000266.
  5. Ries JD & Negley K. Early rehabilitation in lower-extremity dysvascular amputation (Chapter 26). In Orthotics & Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 4th ed. Chui, Yen, Jorge, & Lusardi, eds. Elsevier Saunders: St. Louis; 2019. Update of previous editions (2013, 2007, 2000).
  6. Ries JD. Rehabilitation for Individuals with Dementia: Facilitating Success. Current Geriatric Reports. 2018;7(1):59-70.
  7. Ries JD. Test and Measure Summary: Gait Speed for Individuals with Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or Cognitive Impairment. PTNow. APTA Online Resource; 2017.
  8. Ries JD, Hutson J, Maralit LA, Brown MB. Group balance training specifically designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease: Impact on Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go, Gait Speed, and Mini-Mental Status Exam. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy; 2015. 38(4):183-193.
  1. Ries JD. Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management, 2nd (Home Study Course, 3 contact hours). Elite Learning, 2020. Update of the previous edition (2015).
  1. Ries JD, Drake JM, Marino C. A small-group functional balance intervention with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease: A pilot study. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy; 2010. 34:3-10.
  2. Ries JD, Echternach J, Nof L, Gagnon Blodgett M. Test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change scores for the timed “up & go” test, the six-minute walk test, and gait speed in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Physical Therapy; 2009. 89(6):569-79.
Sara T. Pappa, Ph.D., MCHES,  Publications
  1. Pappa, Sara T., Elrod, Cathy, and Wong, Rita. You Can SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) Outside, too! Peer-reviewed Ignite session: NCOA Age+Action Virtual Conference, June 7 – 10; 2021.
  2. Pappa, Sara T., Elrod, Cathy, and Wong, Rita. Collaborating to Embed Falls Prevention Programs into the Community: Transitioning in the Presence of COVID-19. Peer-reviewed platform presentation: Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging, May 24-27, (virtual); 2021.
  3. Pappa, Sara T., and Elrod, Cathy. Improving Quality of Life Through Falls Prevention. Invited platform presentation: American Association of Service Coordinators, Sept. 2, (virtual); 2020.
  4. Pappa, Sara T., Elrod, Cathy, and Wong, Rita. (2020). Evaluating a multi-sector, academic-community partnership using the RE-AIM framework: Lessons Learned from the 100+ member Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance (NVFPA). Peer-reviewed poster presentation: Aging in America Conference, March, (virtual); 2020.
  5. Pappa, Sara T. (2020). Deep Breathing for Stress Management. Invited webinar presented to APHA, June 4; 2020.
  6. Pappa, Sara T., Elrod, Cathy, and Wong, Rita. (2020). Evaluating a multi-sector, academic-community partnership using the RE-AIM framework: Lessons Learned from the 100+ member Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance (NVFPA). Peer-reviewed poster presentation: Aging in America conference, March (virtual); 2020.
  7. Tripken, Jennifer and Pappa, Sara T. (2019). Developing Implementation Fidelity and Quality Assurance Measures for Evidence-Based Programs. Peer-reviewed poster presentation: Aging in America conference, April.
  8. Pappa, Sara T., and Elrod, Cathy. (2019). Staff Inservice, Home Instead caregivers. May.
  9. Pappa, Sara T. (2019). Falls Prevention. Inova Falls Prevention Awareness Conference. Invited platform presentation, September.
  10. Pappa, Sara T., and Elrod, Cathy. (2018). Falls Prevention in the Community. Regional Workshop, Senior Services of Alexandria, November.
  11. Pappa, Sara T. Falls Prevention in the Community. Various community sites are ongoing; 2018+.
  12. Pappa, Sara T.; Barcelo, Bruce; Stanley, Anita; Meyer, Cheryl. Improving the Effectiveness of a Tobacco Control Coalition. National Conference on Tobacco or Health; 2009.
  13. Pappa, Sara T.; Barcelo, Bruce; Stanley, Anita; Meyer, Cheryl. Successful Program Evaluation with an Outside Evaluator. National Conference on Tobacco or Health; 2007.
  14. Pappa, Sara T.; Barcelo, Bruce; Stanley, Anita; Meyer, Cheryl. Operation TACTIC: Differences in Tobacco-Related Attitudes, Knowledge and Behavior between Junior and High School Students Following a Smokeless Tobacco Prevention Program. American Public Health Association; 2007.
  15. Pappa, Sara T.; Barcelo, Bruce; Sherman; Meyer, Cheryl. Reconsidering the Current Age-Appropriateness of Tobacco Prevention and Intervention Programs.  World Conference on Tobacco or Health; 2006.
  16. Pappa, Sara T.; Barcelo, Bruce; Sherman; Meyer, Cheryl. Youth Winning TACTICS in the Fight Against Smokeless Tobacco Use.  World Conference on Tobacco or Health; 2006.
  17. Pappa, Sara T.; Barcelo, Bruce; Sherman, Maitreyee; Stanley, Anita; Meyer, Cheryl. Age, Gender and Smoking History Differences in Smokeless Tobacco Use Attitudes and Behaviors: An Analysis of TACTIC, Teens Against Chewing Tobacco in the Community. American Public Health Association; 2006.
  18. Pappa, Sara T.; Barcelo, Bruce; Sherman, Maitreyee; Stanley, Anita; Meyer, Cheryl. Employer-Provided NRT: Does Providing Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Enhance the Success of Worksite Smoking Cessation Programs. American Public Health Association; 2006.
Sara T. Pappa, Ph.D., MCHES, Book Publications
  1. Fairfax County Health Department: Community Food Assessment. Co-author. Retrieved from
  2. Fairfax County Health Department: Richmond Highway Transit Center Health Impact Assessment. Co-author. Copy available upon request.