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Lisa VanHoose
School of Allied Health
NURS 149
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Lisa VanHoose, PhD
Professor, Physical Therapy
Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program



2015, Master of Public Health
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Ph D

2011, Rehabilitation Science
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas


1996, Physical Therapy
University of Central Arkansas


1995, Health Science
University of Central Arkansas

Biographical Sketch

Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH is a Professor and Program Director in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Dr. VanHoose received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

She completed fellowships at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PRIDE Summer Institute with an emphasis in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology. Her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of Science in Physical Therapy were completed at the University of Central Arkansas.

Licensure & Certification

Physical Therapist LA, . (Present)
Physical Therapist AR, . (2015 - Present)
National Provider, . (2006 - Present)
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncological Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist. (2019 - 2029)
Certified Edema Specialist, Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association. (2017)
Physical Therapist VA, . (2015 - 2016)
Physical Therapist MO, . (1997 - 2015)
Physical Therapist KS, . (1997 - 2015)
Kinesio-Taping, Kinesio Taping Association International, Kansas City, Kansas. (2013 - 2014)
NHLBI, PRIDE Summer Institute-Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri. (2011 - 2012)
Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association. (2009)
National Lymphology and Lymphedema Certification, Lymphology Association of North. (2008)
Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association. (2008)
Wound Care Certification, National Alliance of Wound Care. (2007)
Resident Assessment Certification, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. (2005)
BSN-JOBST Certified Fitter, . (2004)
Lymphedema Certification, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. (2004)

Research Interests

Dr. VanHoose has practiced oncologic physical therapy since 1996. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. As a NIH, PCORI, and industry funded researcher, Dr. VanHoose investigates cancer related side effects with an emphasis on minority and rural cancer survivorship using the socioecological model. Investigations of distress in cancer survivors revealed that African American women were concerned about provider bias and other racial issues during their care. She expanded that work to explore physical and psychosocial factors responsible for health disparities in diverse groups of cancer survivors. Her team published a systematic review explaining the impact of perceived racism on health outcomes for a variety of medical conditions and diseases affecting African American women. Other work includes qualitative investigations into community identified risk factors of cardiovascular disease in African American men.

She served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff work group for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She served on the Special Populations: Nursing Home subcommittee for Gov. John Bel Edwards Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. She has been an advocate for movement of all persons, including the elimination of social policies and practices that are barriers to movement friendly environments.

Recent Publications

Ashforth, K., Vanhoose, L. (2011). A new treatment for breast soft tissue fibrosis. The Journal of Lymphoedema.
VanHoose, L., Sawyers, Y., Loganathan, R., Vacek, J., Stehno-Bittel, L., Novikova, L., Al-Jarrah, M., Smirnova, I. V. (2010). Electrocardiographic changes with the onset of diabetes and the impact of aerobic exercise training in the Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rat. Cardiovascular Diabetology.
Calys, M., Vanhoose, L. (2011). Exercise across the cancer continuum. The Oncology Nurse.
VanHoose, L., Sawyers, Y., Loganathan, R., Stehno-Bittel, L., Novikova, L., Smirnova, I. V. (2011). . The impact of diabetes on the heart’s lymphatic system and the protective role of exercise training. LymphLinks.
Marchese, V. G., Morris, S., Gilchrist, L., Ness, K., Wampler, M., VanHoose, L., Galantino, M. L. (2011). Screening for chemotherapy late effects. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.
Searls, Y., Smirnova, I. V., VanHoose, L., Fegley, B., Loganathan, R., Stehno-Bittel, L., Bunag, R. D. (2012). Time-dependent alterations in rat macrovessels with type 1 diabetes. Experimental Diabetes Research.
VanHoose, L. (2014). Lymphedema risk reduction practices: Applying the Putting Evidence into Practice (PEP®) model. LymphLinks.
Colgrove, Y., Walton, L., VanHoose, L. (2015). The effects of intraprofessional collaborative case based learning: A cohort study of DPT and PTA student perceptions of the PTA’s Role. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education.
Black, L., Johnson, R., VanHoose, L. (2015). The relationship between perceived racism/discrimination and health among Black American women: A review of the literature from 2003-2013. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Adagarla, B., Connolly, D. W., McMahon, T. M., Nair, M., VanHoose, L. (2015). SEINE: Methods for electronic data capture and integrated data repository synthesis with patient registry use cases. Division of Medical Informatics Scholarly Works.
VanHoose, L., Sabata, D., Twumasi-Ankrah, P., Doty, K., Taylor, S., Johnson, R. (2015). An analysis of the Distress Thermometer problem list and distress in patients with cancer. Supportive Care Cancer..
Johnson, R., Larson, C., Black, L., Doty, K. G., VanHoose, L. (2016). . Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
Colgrove, Y., VanHoose, L. (2017). DPT student perceptions of the physical therapist assistant’s role: collaborative case-based learning compared to traditional content delivery and clinical experience on. Journal of Allied Health.
Stehno-Bittel, L., Vanhoose, L. (2018). . Capsule commentary on Woodard et al., Impact of patient-centered medical home implementation on diabetes control in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of General Internal Medicine..
Lairamore, C., Reed, C. C., Damon, Z., Rowe, V., Baker, J., Griffith, K., VanHoose, L. (2019). The effect of peer teaching during an interprofessional simulation experience. . Clinical Simulation in Nursing..
Odom, B., Yates, C., Lowe, L., VanHoose, L. (2020). Pediatric tracheostomy wound healing: a retrospective cohort study. Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
Odom, B., Lowe, L., VanHoose, L., Rainey, J., Yates, C. (2020). Examining factors that contribute to delayed wound healing in children with tracheostomy wounds. Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
Moore, K. D., Hardin, A., VanHoose, L., Huang, H. (2020). Current wound care education in entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curricula. Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
Ryans, K., Davies, C. C., Gaw, C., Lambe, C., Henninge, M., VanHoose, L. (2020). Incidence and predictors of axillary web syndrome and its association with lymphedema in women following breast cancer treatment: a retrospective study. Supportive Care in Cancer.
Rawal, S., Alothman, S., VanHoose, L. (2020). Effect of Exercise Intervention on Insulin, IGFs, and IGFBPs in Cancer Patients: 1247 Board #373. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Rapport, M. J., Chesbro, S., Bannister, R., Ellerbe, R. W., VanHoose, L. (2020). . Exploring the relationship of race and ethnicity to other characteristics within residency applicants: An analysis of RF-PTCAS data from 2013 to 2018. Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
Embry, A., Jackson, D., Mitchell, M., Collier, T., Gaugis, V., VanHoose, L., Varnado, K. The Black Rehabilitation Manifesto.
Fowler, L. H., Bates, A., Thomas, J., VanHoose, L., Schneider, C., Tate, K. The Disproportionate Impact COVID-19 had upon LA Nursing Home Residents: Preliminary Findings. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

Research Grants

VanHoose, L. (Co-Principal), "National Institute of Health, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities R13 Conference Support Grant Application" (Awarded, Not Yet Funded), Sponsored By Health Equity in Rehabilitation Summit, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $49,703. (August 2020 - Present).
VanHoose, L. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Development Grant" (Funded), Sponsored By University of Central Arkansas, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1,300. (2018).
VanHoose, L. (Principal), "Community building to address cancer distress screening and care" (Funded), Sponsored By patient-Centered outcomes Research Institute, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $49,940. (2017 - 2018).
VanHoose, L. (Other), "Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Junior Faculty Development Award" (Funded), Sponsored By Health Resources & Services Administration Chernoff (PI), External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $40,000. (2017).
VanHoose, L. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Development Grant" (Funded), Sponsored By University of Central Arkansas, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1,500. (2017).
VanHoose, L. (Principal), Harvey, . (Co-Principal), Samuels, . (Co-Principal), "CVD Among rural African American men using the Jackson Heart Study" (Funded), Sponsored By NIH – NIMHD U54MD008621-01, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $95,000. (2015).

Awards & Honors

2020 Management and Leadership Institute Fellow .

2018 Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Alumna.

2016 Jeri F. Walton Service Award.

2014 Ruby Award.

2013 Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research (IWHR) Scholar.

2011 James P. Cooney Leadership Award.

2010 New Investigator Award.

Courses Taught