Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2357 | Department: 336-716-4101

Education & Training

  • B.S., Columbia University, 1973
  • M.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1978
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1991
Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Research Interests

aging, neurosciences/behavior, prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2357 | Department: 336-716-4101

Recent Publications

Liphart J, Gallichio J, Tilson JK, Pei Q, Wu SS, Duncan PW. Concordance and discordance between measured and perceived balance and the effect on gait speed and falls following stroke. Clin Rehabil. 2016;30(3):294-302.

Mahler SA, Burke GL, Duncan PW, Case LD, Herrington DM, Riley RF, Wells BJ, Hiestand BC, Miller CD. HEART pathway accelerated diagnostic protocol implementation: prospective pre-post interrupted time series design and methods. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016;5(1):e10.

Balasubramanian CK, Li CY, Bowden MG, Duncan PW, Kautz SA, Velozo CA. Dimensionality and item-difficulty hierarchy of the lower extremity Fugl-Meyer Assessment in individuals with subacute and chronic stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016;97(4):582-589.e2.

Fonarow GC, Liang L, Thomas L, Xian Y, Saver JL, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Peterson ED, Hernandez AF, Duncan PW, O'Brien EC, Bushnell C, Prvu Bettger J. Assessment of home-time after acute ischemic stroke in Medicare beneficiaries. Stroke. 2016;47(3):836-842.

Dean CM, Duncan PW. Preparing the next generation of physical therapists for transformative practice and population management: example from Macquarie University [editorial]. Phys Ther. 2016;96(3):272-274.

Reeves GR, Whellan DJ, Patel MJ, O'Connor CM, Duncan P, Eggebeen JD, Morgan TM, Hewston LA, Pastva AM, Kitzman DW. Comparison of frequency of frailty and severely impaired physical function in patients greater than or equal to 60 years hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure versus chronic stable heart failure with reduced and preserved. Am J Cardiol. 2016;117(12):1953-1958.

Condon C, Lycan S, Duncan P, Bushnell C. Reducing readmissions after stroke with a structured nurse practitioner/registered nurse transitional stroke program. Stroke. 2016;47(6):1599-1604.

Strowd RE, Wise SM, Umesi UN, Bishop L, Craig J, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Tegeler C, Arnan M, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD. Predictors of 30-day hospital readmission following ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Am J Med Qual. 2015;30(5):441-446.

Nadeau SE, Dobkin B, Wu SS, Pei Q, Duncan PW. The effects of stroke type, locus, and extent on long-term outcome of gait rehabilitation: the LEAPS experience. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015;():.

Bettger JP, Liang L, Federspiel J, Xian Y, Thomas L, Duncan PW, Fonarow GC, Peterson E. Impact of post-acute care setting on patients' days at home following a stroke [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):772.

Duncan PW, Bushnell C, Bettger JP. Pragmatic trial of transitional care with early supported discharge: design and methodology [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):277.

Barak S, Wu SS, Dai Y, Duncan PW, Behrman AL. Adherence to accelerometry measurement of community ambulation poststroke. Phys Ther. 2014;94(1):101-110.

Watkins FS, Williamson J, Craver K, Smith S, Duncan P. Initial readmissions data from a joint venture between an academic medical center and a national home health company [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S225-S226.

Dobkin BH, Nadeau SE, Behrman AL, Wu SS, Rose DK, Bowden M, Studenski S, Lu X, Duncan PW. Prediction of responders for outcome measures of Locomotor Experience Applied Post Stroke trial. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(1):39-50.

Nadeau SE, Lu X, Dobkin B, Wu SS, Dai YE, Duncan PW. A prospective test of the late effects of potentially antineuroplastic drugs in a stroke rehabilitation study. Int J Stroke. 2014;9(4):449-456.

Demons JL, Duncan PW. The role of primary care providers in managing falls [invited commentary]. N C Med J. 2014;75(5):331-335.

Duncan P. Home-based interventions for postacute rehabilitation of walking recovery - the evidence and recommendations for translating the evidence into clinical practice [abstract]. Int J Stroke. 2014;9(Suppl 3):4.

Nadeau SE, Rose DK, Dobkin B, Wu SS, Dai YE, Schofield R, Duncan PW. Likelihood of myocardial infarction during stroke rehabilitation preceded by cardiovascular screening and an exercise tolerance test: the Locomotor Experience Applied Post-Stroke (LEAPS) trial. Int J Stroke. 2014;9(8):1097-1104.

Bowden MG, Woodbury ML, Duncan PW. Promoting neuroplasticity and recovery after stroke: future directions for rehabilitation clinical trials. Curr Opin Neurol. 2013;26(1):37-42.

Callahan K, Kritchevsky S, Yaffe K, Miller ME, Hire D, Ayonayon H, Cawthon P, Duncan P, Harris T, Rosano C, Satterfield S, Williamson J. Preclinical cognitive impairment: a risk factor for rehospitalization [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(Suppl 1):S106.

Feng Q, Zhen Z, Gu D, Wu B, Duncan PW, Purser JL. Trends in ADL and IADL disability in community-dwelling older adults in Shanghai, China, 1998-2008. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2013;68(3):476-485.

Nadeau SE, Wu SS, Dobkin BH, Azen SP, Rose DK, Tilson JK, Cen SY, Duncan PW. Effects of task-specific and impairment-based training compared with usual care on functional walking ability after inpatient stroke rehabilitation: LEAPS Trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013;27(4):370-380.

Rose DK, Behrman AL, Nadeau SE, Martin AD, Schofield RS, Tilson JK, Cen SY, Lu X, Wu SS, Azen S, Duncan PW. Does exercise tolerance testing at 60 days poststroke predict rehabilitation performance?. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013;94(7):1223-1229.

Woodbury ML, Velozo CA, Richards LG, Duncan PW. Rasch analysis staging methodology to classify upper extremity movement impairment after stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013;94(8):1527-1533.

Tilson JK, Wu SS, Cen SY, Feng Q, Rose DR, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Duncan PW. Characterizing and identifying risk for falls in the LEAPS study: a randomized clinical trial of interventions to improve walking poststroke. Stroke. 2012;43(2):446-452.

Dobkin BH, Duncan PW. Should body weight-supported treadmill training and robotic-assistive steppers for locomotor training trot back to the starting gate?. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012;26(4):308-317.

Reeves GR, Patel MJ, Whellan DJ, O'Connor CM, Eggebeen JD, Duncan P, Hewston LA, Pastva A, Adams S, Thohan V, Kitzman DW. Elderly hospitalized heart failure patients have profound impairments in physical function [abstract]. J Card Fail. 2012;18(8 Suppl 1):S98.

Bettger JP, Alexander KP, Dolor RJ, Olson DM, Kendrick AS, Wing L, Coeytaux RR, Graffagnino C, Duncan PW. Transitional care after hospitalization for acute stroke or myocardial infarction: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(6):407-416.

Bowden MG, Embry AE, Perry LA, Duncan PW. Rehabilitation of walking after stroke. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2012;14(6):521-530.

Kaddumukasa M, Ddumba E, Duncan P, Goldstein LB. Poststroke hypertension in Africa. Stroke. 2012;43(12):3402-3404.

All Publications

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Professor, Neurology

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

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