Eileen Fowler, Ph.D., PT

Tarjan Center at UCLA
Tarjan Center at UCLA
22-70 Rehab Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1795
 
Phone: 310-825-4028
Email: efowler@mednet.ucla.edu
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Last Updated: February 04, 2016

Eileen Fowler
 

Discipline Coordinators: Physical Therapy
Specialty Resource Contacts: Cerebral Palsy
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Center for Cerebral Palsy
 
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

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NAME

Fowler, Eileen

POSITION TITLE

Professor, Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery

eRA COMMONS USER NAME

EFOWLER2

EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

YEAR(s)

FIELD OF STUDY

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

B.S.

1979

Physical Therapy

University of California at Los Angeles, CA

M.S.

1986

Biomechanics

University of California at Los Angeles, CA

Ph.D.

1990

Major: Biomechanics

Minor: Motor Control

         

 

•A.     Positions and Honors.

 

Positions and Employment

1994-1998                     Instructor, UCLA Multi-campus Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training Program

1994-2001                     Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

1995-date          Faculty, Tarjan Center for Disabilities at UCLA: A University Center for Excellence, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital

1995-date                      Director, Kameron Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,

UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy

2000-date                      Director of Research and Education, UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy

2002-date                      Professor, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

2006-date                      Faculty, UCLA Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

1998                 Member of a Task Force to develop Guidelines for Exercise for Persons with Disability coordinated by United Cerebral Palsy Education and Research Foundation.

2004-2007         Member of Taskforce on Childhood Motor Disorders supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Child Health and Development

2004                 Organizing Committee, Promotion of Fitness and Prevention of Secondary Complications for Children with Cerebral Palsy sponsored by the Pediatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

2000-2007         Member of American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Adapted Sports and Recreation Committee

Host Site Committee for 2001, 2004

                                          Program Committee, 2005, 2006

                                          Chair, Instructional Courses, Program Committee, 2006

1979-2007                     Member of American Physical Therapy Association

                                          Research Committee, 2006, 2007

1990-2007                     American Society of Biomechanics

                                          Nominating Committee, 1997

                                          Program Committee, 1998

1991-2007                     Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society

                                          Research Committee, 2003-2007

 

Honors

1988-1989                     UCLA Fellowship Award for Women in Science

1989-1990                     UCLA Fellowship Award

2001                             Jack Walker Award for best article on clinical research published in   Physical Therapy presented by the

American Physical Therapy Association

2003                 White Swan Award in recognition of achievements as Director of Research and Education for UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy, presented by AbilityFirst Foundation, Inc.

2006                             Award from the American Physical Therapy Association Section on    Pediatrics for Outstanding Sustained Research Efforts Pertaining to Pediatric Physical Therapy.

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Board of Directors, 2009-2011
Second Vice President 2013
First Vice President 2014

American Physical Therapy Association, Research Committee, 2006-2012

American Society of Biomechanics, Nominating Committee, 1997, Program Committee, 1998
Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Research Committee, 2003-2008

•B.     Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).

1.       Greenan-Fowler E, Powell C, Varni J. Behavioral Treatment of Adherence to Therapeutic Exercise by Children with Hemophilia. Arch. Phys. Med. & Rehabil. 1987; 12: 846-849.

2.       Fowler EG, Gregor RJ, Roy RR. Differential Kinetics of Fast and Slow Ankle Extensors During the Paw-Shake in the Cat. Exp. Neurol. 1988; 99:219-224.

3.       Fowler EG, Gregor RJ, Hodgson JA, Roy RR. Relationship between Ankle Muscle and Joint Kinetics during the Stance Phase of Locomotion in the Cat. J. Biomech. 1993; 26:465-483.

4.       Harada N, Damron-Rodriguez J, Fowler E, Siu A, Reuben DB. Screening for balance and mobility impairment in elderly individuals living in residential care facilities. Phys. Ther. 1995; 75:462-469.

5.       Harada N, Chiu V, Fowler E and Reuben DB. Physical Therapy to Improve Functioning of Older People in Residential Care Facilities. Phys. Ther. 1995; 75:830-839.

6.       Fowler E, Zernicke R, Setoguchi Y and Oppenheim W. Energy Expenditure During Walking in Children with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. J. Bone & Joint Surg. 1996; 78: 1857-1862.

7.       Fowler EG, Irvine D, Zernicke R, Setoguchi Y and Oppenheim W. Mechanics during Walking in Patients with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. J. Pediatr. Orthop. 1999; 19:720-731.

8.       Fowler EG, Nwigwe A, Ho TW. The Sensitivity of the Pendulum Test for Assessing Spasticity in Persons with Cerebral Palsy. Dev. Med. Child Neurol. 2000; 42:182-189.

9.       Fowler EG, Ho TW, Nwigwe A, Dorey F. The Effect of Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Strengthening on Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Phys. Ther. 2001; 81:1215-1223. (Award for Best Clinical Paper 2001)

10.   Galarza M, Fowler E., Chipps L, Padden T, Lazareff J. Functional Assessment of Children with Cerebral Palsy following Limited (L4-S1) Selective Posterior Rhizotomy. Acta Neurochir. 2001; 143:865-872.

11.   Fowler E, Graves M, Wetzel G, Spencer M. Pilot trial of albuterol in Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy Neurology. 2004; 62:1006-1008.

12.   Sanger TD, Chen D, Delgado MR, Gaebler-Spira D, Hallett M, Mink JW and the Taskforce on Childhood Motor Disorders. Definition and classification of negative motor signs in childhood. Pediatrics 2006; 118:2159-2167.

13.   Ali O, Shim M, Fowler E, Greenberg M, Perkins D, Oppenheim W, Cohen P. Growth hormone therapy improves bone mineral density in children with cerebral palsy A preliminary pilot study. J. Clin. Endocrinol.and Metab. 2007 Mar. (Epub 2006 Dec. 19); 93:932-937.

14.   Fowler EG, Knutson LM, DeMuth SK, Sugi M, Siebert K, Simms V, Azen SP , Winstein CJ. Pediatric Endurance and Limb Strengthening for Children with Cerebral Palsy (PEDALS) - A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol for a Stationary Cycling Intervention [NCT00401154]. BMC Pediatr. 2007;7:14-22.

15.   Fowler EG, Kolobe THA, Damiano DL, Thorpe DE, Brunstrom JE, Coster WJ, Henderson RC, Morgan DW, Pitetti KH, Rimmer JH, Rose J, Stevenson RD, APTA Pediatric Research Summit Participants and Pediatric Section Research Committee Task Force. Promotion of Physical Fitness & Prevention of Secondary Conditions for Children with Cerebral Palsy: APTA Pediatric Research Summit Proceedings. Phys. Ther. (in press).

16.   Ali O, Shim M, Fowler E, Cohen P, Oppenheim W. Spinal bone mineral density, IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 in children with cerebral palsy. Hormone Research (in press).

17.   Skura CL, Fowler EG, Wetzel GT, Graves M, Spencer MJ. Albuterol Increases Lean Body Mass in Ambulatory Boys with Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystrophy. Neurology (in press).

18.   Winstein C, Pate P, Ge T, Ervin C , Baurley J, Sullivan K, Underwood SJ, Fowler E, Mulroy S, Brown D , Kulig K, Gordon J, Azen S, Physical Therapy Clinical Research Network (PTClinResNet) (2006) The Physical Therapy Clinical Research Network (PTClinResNet): Methods, Efficacy and Benefits of a Rehabilitation Research Network American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (in press).

19. Goldberg E, Requejo P, Fowler EG. Effect of direct measurement versus cadaver estimates of anthropometry in the calculation of joint moments during above-knee prosthetic gait in pediatrics. J Biomech. 41:695-700, 2008.

20. Fowler EG and Goldberg E. The effect of lower extremity selective voluntary motor control on intersegmental coordination in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Gait and Posture 29:102-107, 2009.

21. Fowler EG, Staudt LA, Greenberg MB, Oppenheim WL. Selective Voluntary Motor Control Assessment of the Lower Extremities (SCALE): Evidence of validity of a clinical tool for patients with cerebral palsy. Dev. Med. Child Neurol. 51:607-614, 2009.[22. Siebert K, DeMuth SK, Knutson LM, Fowler EG. A Stationary Cycling Intervention for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Report on Two Children. Phys. & Occupational Ther. Pediatr. 30:125-138, 2010.

23. Fowler EG, Knutson LM, DeMuth SK, Siebert KL, Simms VD, Sugi MH, Souza RB, Karim R, Azen SP for the Physical Therapy Clinical Research Network (PTClinResNet). Pediatric Endurance and Limb Strengthening for Children with Cerebral Palsy (PEDALS) Utilizing Stationary Cycling: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Phys. Ther. 90:367-381, 2010.

24. Fowler EG, Staudt LA, Greenberg MB. Lower Extremity Selective Voluntary Motor Control in Patients with Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Increased Distal Motor Impairment. Dev. Med. Child Neurol. 52: 264-269, 2010.

25. Sanger TD, Chen D, Fehlings DL, Hallett M, Lang AE, Mink JW, Singer HS, Alter K, Ben-Pazi H, Butler EE, Chen R, Collins A, Dayanidhi S, Forssberg H, Fowler E, Gilbert DL, Gorman SL, Gormley ME Jr, Jinnah HA, Kornblau B, Krosschell KJ, Lehman RK, MacKinnon C, Malanga CJ, Mesterman R, Michaels MB, Pearson TS, Rose J, Russman BS, Sternad D, Swoboda KJ, Valero-Cuevas F. Definition and classification of hyperkinetic motor signs in childhood. Mov. Disord. 25:1538-1549, 2010.

26. Goldberg EJ, Requejo P, Fowler EG. Joint moment contributions to swing knee extension acceleration during gait in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy. J. Biomech. 43:893-899, 2010.

27. Fowler EG. Concepts in spasticity and selective motor control in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Technology and Disability 22:207-214, 2011.

28. Goldberg EJ, Requejo P, Fowler EG. Joint moment contributions to swing knee extension acceleration during gait in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Gait and Posture. 33:66-70, 2011.

29. Verschuren O, Ketelaar M, Keefer D, Wright V, Butler J, Ada L, Maher C, Reid S, Wright M, Dalziel B, Wiart L, Fowler E, Unnithan V, Maltais DB, van den Berg-Emons R, Takken T. Identification of a core-set of exercise tests in children with cerebral palsy: a Delphi survey of researchers and clinicians. Dev. Med. Child Neurol 53:449-456, 2011.

30. Mulroy S, Winstein CJ, Kulig K, Benecke G, Fowler E, Demuth S, Sullivan K, Brown D, Lane C. The Effect of Physical Therapy on the Disablement-Enablement Process: Insights from the PTClinResNet Database. Phys. Ther. 91: 1766-1779, 2011.

31. Goldberg EJ, Fowler EG, Oppenheim WL Case Reports: The influence of selective voluntary motor control on gait after hamstring lengthening surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 470:1320-1326, 2012.

32. DeMuth SK, Knutson LM, Fowler EG. The PEDALS stationary cycling intervention and health-related quality of life in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial. Dev. Med. Child Neurol 54:654-61, 2012.

33. Health-Related Physical Fitness for Children With Cerebral Palsy. Maltais DB, Wiart L, Fowler E, Verschuren O, Damiano DL. J Child Neurol. 29:1091-1100, 2014