Elizabeth Hile PT, PhD, NCS, CLT

Elizabeth Hile

Assistant Professor 

Director of Cancer Rehabilitation Science Program, OUHSC Stephenson Cancer Center

E-mail: Elizabeth Hile

(405) 271-2273

Post-doctoral Scholar, Aging Research, Pittsburgh Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (NIH/NIA P30AG024827, PI/Mentor: Stephanie Studenski MD, MPH) 2010-2012

PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2010

MS, Physical Therapy with Neuromuscular Focus, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999

MPT, Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996

BS, Biochemistry, SUNY at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY 1994

 

Professional Program:
PHTH 8282 Clinical Reasoning in PT I (Group Facilitator)
PHTH 9152 Clinical Reasoning in PT II (Group Facilitator)
PHTH 8312 Differential Diagnosis (instructor for oncology content)
OCTH/PHTH 9391 Interprofessional Case Management (Project Facilitator)
PHTH 7990 Oncology Rehabilitation Special Studies (Primary Instructor and Coordinator)

Translational Science

  • BMSC 5221 Interdisciplinary Journal Club on Pancreas Cancer Translational Science (Faculty Discussant, rodent models of exercise in pancreatic tumor progression)
  • Frontiers in Translational Science (Lecturer, rodent models of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy)

 

 

Articles

Hile E. (2016) Fracture Risk in Gynecologic Cancer Survivors.  Research Round-up from the Research Committee.  Rehab Oncology, 34(1).

Hile E, Levangie P, Ryans K, Gilchrist L. (2015) Oncology Section Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: Clinical Measures of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy – A Systematic Review.  Rehab Oncol. 33(3):32-41.

Hile E. (2015)  Screening for Imbalance and Falls in Older Cancer Survivors: An Evidence-Informed Model for Clinical Assessment. Top Geriatr Rehabil. 31(4). NIHMS715610.

Hile E. (2014) Accelerated Aging of Postural Control Systems in Cancer Survivors: A Call to Action for Clinicians and Researchers.  Research Round-up from the Research Committee.  Rehab Oncology, 32(1).

Schneider M, Ammendolia C, Murphy D, Glick R, Piva S, Hile E, Tudorascu D, Morton SC. (2014) Comparison of Non-Surgical Treatment Methods for Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Chiropr Man Therap. May 10;22(19): PMID:24872875.

Hornyak V, Brach JS, Wert DM, Hile E, Studenski S, VanSwearingen JM.  (2013) What is the relation between fear of falling and physical activity in older adults?  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 94(12):2529-34. PMID: 23816923.

Hile ES, Brach JS, Perera S, Wert DM, VanSwearingen J, Studenski SA.  (2012) Interpreting the Need for Initial Support to Perform Tandem Stance Tests of Balance. Phys Ther. 92(10): 1316-1328.PMID: 22745198.

Newell AM, VanSwearingen JM, Hile E, Brach JS. (2012) The Modified Gait Efficacy Scale: Establishing the Psychometric Properties in Older Adults. Phys Ther. 2012, 92(2): 318-28. PMID: 22074940.

Brach JS, Perera S, VanSwearingen JM, Hile E, Wert D, Studenski SA. (2011) Challenging Gait Conditions Predict 1-Year Decline in Gait Speed in Older Adults with Apparently Normal Gait. Phys Ther. 2011, 91(12):1857-64. PMID: 22003167.

Hergenroeder A, Wert D, Hile E, Studenski S, Brach J. (2011) Association of Body Mass Index with Self-Report and Performance-Based Measures of Balance and Mobility. Phys Ther. 2011, 91(8):1223-34. PMID: 21680770.

Studenski S, Perera S, Hile E, Keller V, Spadola-Bogard J, Yang Y, Garcia J. (2010) Interactive Video Dance Games for Healthy Older Adults. J Nutr Health Aging. 2010; 14(10):850-2. PMID: 21125204.

Hile ES, Fitzgerald GK, Studenski SA. Incident Persistent Mobility Disability after Neurotoxic Chemotherapy: A Case Report. (2010) Phys Ther. 2010, 90(11):1649-57. PMID: 20813818.

Articles in Preparation
Hile E, Brach JS, Yang M, Studenski SA, Boudreau RM, Caserotti P, Satterfield S, Schwartz AV, Simonsick E, Ferrucci L, Harris TB, Newman AB, Strotmeyer ES.  Sensory & Motor Nerve Function Differentially Relate to Gait Parameters: the Health ABC Study

Abstracts

Hile ES, Mick ME, Daughenbaugh A. (2014) Treadmill Training Improves Pain and Mobility in a Case of Persistent CIPN.  Oral paper, American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 2014.

Mick ME, Brandfass K, Zeleznik H, Fedor S, Studenski SA, Hile ES. (2013) Lessons from an On-Site Balance Screening Program for Breast Cancer Survivors. Presidential Poster, Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Grapevine, TX, May 2013. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013; 61:S112.

Stein T, Zheng Y, Perera S, van Londen G, Studenski SA, Hile ES. (2012) Balance Confidence Declines in Older Adults on Neurotoxic Chemotherapy, Presidential Poster, Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Seattle, May 2012. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; 60:S106.

Hile E, Brach JS, Yang M, Studenski SA, Boudreau RM, Caserotti P, Satterfield S, Schwartz AV, Simonsick E, Ferrucci L, Harris TB, Newman AB, Strotmeyer ES.  (2012) Sensory & Motor Nerve Function Differentially Relate to Gait Parameters: the Health ABC Study.  Epidemiology Oral Session, Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Seattle, WA, May 2012. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; 60:S11.

Hile ES, VanSwearingen J, Perera S, Brach JS, Zickmund S, Studenski S.  (2012) Self-Report of Mobility Decline Over Time is Superior to Repeated Measures of Current Mobility in Detecting Performance Decline. Presidential Poster, Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Seattle, May 2012. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; 60:S100.

Hile ES, Zickmund S, VanSwearingen J, Wert D, Brach JS, Studenski SA. (2010) Perspectives on Mobility and Balance Among Older Adults. Poster Presentation, Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Orlando, FL, May 2010. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010; 58:S219.

Wert DM, Brach JS, Hile E, VanSwearingen J, Studenski S. (2010) Meaningful Change and Responsiveness of Psychological Fall-Related Factors In Older Adults. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb 2010. J of Geriatr Phys Ther, 2010; 33(Suppl).

Hile ES, Brach JS, Perera S, Wert DM, VanSwearingen J, Studenski S.  (2010) Influence of Light Support on Tandem Stance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb 2010. J of Geriatr PhysTher, 2010; 33(Supplement).

Brach JS, VanSwearingen JM, Hornyak V, Wert DM, Hile E, Studenski SA.  (2010) Exploring the Role of Step Width Variability in Mobility and Physical Function. Oral Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb 2010. J Geriatr PhysTher, 2010;33(Suppl).

Brach JS, Hile E, Wert D, Studenski SA.  (2010) Challenging Gait Conditions Predict 1-Year Decline In Gait Speed In Older Adults With Apparently Normal Gait. 3rd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function, Feb 2010.

Hergenroeder A, Wert D, Hile E, Studenski S, Brach JS. (2009) The Association of Body Mass Index with Self-Report and Performance-Based Measures of Balance and Mobility. Annual Conference of the APTA,Baltimore, MD, June 2009.

Hess R, VanSwearingen JM, Wert D, Hile E, Studenski S, Brach JS.  (2009) Expectations of Aging and Mobility in Community-dwelling Older Adults. Presidential Poster, Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Chicago, IL, Apr 2009. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009;57:S110-111.

Robertson JA, VanSwearingen JM, Wert D, Hile E, Studenski SA, Brach JS. (2009) Association of Executive Function Domains with Curved and Straight Path Walking. Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Chicago, IL, Apr 2009. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009;57:S16-17.

Hile ES, Perera S, McGurl DJ, Wert DM, VanSwearingen JM, Brach JS, Studenski SA. (2009) Measuring Self-perceived Change in Mobility and Balance. Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Chicago, IL, Apr 2009. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009;57:S41-42.

VanSwearingen J, Brach JS, Perera S, Hile E, Talkowski JB, Huang W, Wert D, Studenski S. (2008) An RCT to Improve Motor Control in Walking Among Older Adults with Step Length Variability.  Presidential Poster Session, Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Wash, D.C., May 2008. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:S187-188.

VanSwearingen J, Perera S, Brach JS, Hile E, Talkowski JB, Huang W, Wert D, Studenski S. (2008) An RCT to Improve the Energy Cost of Walking. Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Washington, D.C., May 2008. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:S16-17.

Hile ES, Perera S, Roumani Y, Studenski SA.  (2008) A simple quantitative test of limb movement speed for clinical use.  Presidential Poster, Annual Scientific Meeting of the AGS, Washington, DC, May 2008. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:S208-209.

Hile ES, Perera S, Studenski SA. (2007) Onset of mobility disability in an 81 year old woman on neurotoxic chemotherapy. Oral presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Boston MA, February 2007.  J of Geriatr Phys Ther, 2007; 29(3):06.

VanSwearingen JM, Brach JS, Studenski SA, Hile E, Berlin J, Rao G. (2005) Skill-based Gait Intervention for Older Adults with Progressive Walking Disability: A Pilot Clinical Trial. J Amer Geriatr Soc 2005; 53(S1). 

Book Chapters

Hile ES & Studenski SA.  (2007) Instability and Falls, Book Chapter In: Practice of Geriatrics, 4th ed.  Duthie, Katz and Malone (eds.) 2007, Saunders Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA. pp. 195 – 218.

 

Presbyterian Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Development Award. Preoperative Exercise and Nutrition to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes by Targeting Sarcopenia: A Translational Pilot RCT. Role: PI, 2016-2017, $75,000.

Komen Central & Western OK Community Grants Program, UNHE9-00005, Prevention, Education, and Rehabilitation for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema, Balance, and Shoulder Dysfunction. Role: Project Director, 2015-2016, $124,473.

Stephenson Cancer Center Seed Funding. Pilot RCT of Exercise and Nutrition Prehabilitation During Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers. Role: PI, 2015-17, $100,000.

OUHSC College of Allied Health Research Seed Grant. Creating a Nutritional Counseling Program in Neoadjuvant Chemo for Ovarian, Pancreatic and Colorectal Cancers. Role: Mentor/Co-I (PI: Leah Hoffman PhD), 2015-2016, $7,000.

Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation. Pilot Study of Falls and Near Falls in Women with Ovarian Cancer Receiving Neurotoxic Chemotherapy. Role: Consultant (PI: Grace Campbell PhD, MSW, RN), 2014-2016. $10,000.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), A Comparison of Non-Surgical Treatment Methods for Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, R01 equivalent. co-I (5%), 2013-2015, $1,500,000.

Pittsburgh Pepper Center NIH/NIA P30AG024827, Exercise to Prevent or Rehabilitate Taxol-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in a Rat Model: A Translational Feasibility Pilot, Large Pilot Study. co-PI, 2013-2014, $25,000.

Pittsburgh Pepper Center NIH/NIA P30AG024827, Instrumented Analysis of Mobility and Postural Sway in Older Breast Cancer Survivors with Aromatase Inhibitor-Related Pain (B-SWAID), Large Pilot Study. co-PI, 2011-2013, $33,430.

Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, Enhancing Multidisciplinary Supportive Care for Women with Breast Cancer through Balance Screening and Fall Risk Education, Large Grants Program. PI, 2012-2014, $47,250.

Pittsburgh Pepper Center NIH/NIA P30AG024827, Research Career Development Award, Post-Doctoral Scholar, 2010-2012, 75% Salary Support.

Pittsburgh Pepper Center NIH/NIA P30AG024827, Exploring how older adults respond to current state and transition-based questions of change in mobility, balance, and vigor, Junior Scholars Pilot. PI, 2008-2010, $3,000.

Balance and Gait Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors (special interest in Chemotherapy-Induced Neurotoxicity)

Prospective Surveillance and Rehabilitation of Side-Effects of Cancer Treatments

Measurement of and Interventions for Balance and Mobility Decline in Older Adults

Exercise and Nutrition Pre-Surgical Rehabilitation (Prehab) for Improved Survival Outcomes in Cancer