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Shirley James, PT, PhD, MS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department Statistician


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OKC, OK  2016
  • M.S., Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OKC, OK  2009

Societies and Organizations:

Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

  • APTA,  American Physical Therapy Association
  • OPTA, Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association


Professional Program:

  • PHTH 8133/OCTH 7143: Principles of Human Movement
  • PHTH 8393/OCTH 8392: Movement Science I
  • PHTH 9192: Movement Science II
  • PHTH/OCTH 8234: Neurorehabilitation for Adults
  • PHTH/OCTH 8292: Assistive Technology
  • AHS 6193: A Behavioral Approach to Motor Learning
  • PHTH 8282: Clinical Reasoning
  • PHTH 8152: Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy II

Research Interests:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurorehabilitation/Stroke/Parkinson’s

Select Publications:

  • White, A.H.; James, S.A., Paulson, S.W., & Beebe, L.A. (2018).  Sugar sweetened beverage consumption among adults with children in the home.  Frontiers in Nutrition, 04 May 2018
  • James, S.A., Meier, E.M., Wagener, T.L., Neas, B.R., & Beebe, L.A. (2016).  E-Cigarettes for immediate smoking substitution in women diagnosed with cervical dysplasia and associated disorders.  International Journal of Research in Public Health, 13(3), pii: E288. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13030288
  • James, S., Rhoades, R., Mushtaq, N., Paulson, S., & Beebe, L. (2015).  Longitudinal evaluation of the tobacco stops with me campaign.   American Journal of Preventive Medicine Special Supplement.  Jan;48(1 Suppl 1):S71-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.09.012.