Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Hile PT, PhD
Dr. Hile has been at the OUHSC since 2014. She completed a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and post-doctoral training in mobility and aging research at the NIA P30 Pitt Pepper Center. She also holds a Master of Science in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, and Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry. Dr. Hile also directs the linked Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, specializing in prospective and prehabilitative service models. As a licensed physical therapist (PT), she is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and Board-certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Dr. Hile views her career as an opportunity to serve cancer survivors through translational research and clinical administration.
Program Manager/ Senior Research Coordinator: Fox
Ashley Fox has held Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified personal trainer and certified group fitness instructor certifications for over 6 years, and is finishing a yoga4Cancer certification. Ashley completed a M.S. in Exercise Physiology at OU Norman, and was voted by students among the top 10% of Graduate Teaching Assistants. Ashley also earned a B.S. in Human Health and Performance at the University of Tennessee. Her exercise training experience ranges from D2 athletes to geriatrics. Ashley plans to pursue a PhD focused on the impact of exercise prescription on cancer survivors’ quality of life and cancer recurrence.
PT Interventionist: Rachel Neuhold PT, DPT, CES
PT Interventionist: Desirae Woodford PT, DPT, CLT
Research Coordinator: Abby Cha
Abby Cha holds a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in Health and Exercise Science and minored in Biology. Abby joined the SCC CRRL team in 2020, as a Student Research Assistant while also serving as a Teaching Assistant for the Human Physiology course on the OU Norman campus. Abby enjoys learning about the human body, and loves to help others.