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Shauna Dudley-Javoroski, PT, PhD

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Associate Research Scientist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office
0716B Colloton Pavilion (JCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-8203

Education

BS, Biology/Psychology, Millikin University
MPT, Physical Therapy, The University of Iowa
PhD, Rehabilitation Science [Neuromuscular], The University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Physical Therapist #03205 - Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Professional Licensure (Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy)

Publications

Shields, R. K., Lee, J., Buelow, A., Petrie, M. A., Dudley-Javoroski, S., Cross, S., Gutmann, L. & Nopoulos, P. C. (2020). Myotonic dystrophy type 1 alters muscle twitch properties, spinal reflexes, and perturbation induced trans-cortical reflexes. Muscle Nerve, 61(2), 205-212. PMID: 31773755.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Lee, J. & Shields, R. K. (2020). Cognitive function, quality of life, and aging: relationships in individuals with and without spinal cord injury. Physiother Theory Pract, 1-10. PMID: 31914347.

Cole, K. R., Yen, C. L., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2019). NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery in young and older adults: Reliability and relationship to adiposity and physical activity. J Geriatr Phys Ther,(10.1519/JPT.0000000000000244). PMID: 31567883.

Cole, K. R., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2019). Hybrid stimulation enhances torque as a function of muscle fusion in human paralyzed and non-paralyzed skeletal muscle. J Spinal Cord Med, 42(5), 562-570. PMID: PMC29923814.

Oza, P. D., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2019). Sustained submaximal contraction yields biphasic modulation of soleus post-activation depression in healthy humans. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 29(7), 944-951. PMID: 30892718.

Lee, J., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2019). Motor demands of cognitive testing may artificially reduce executive function scores in individuals with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med, 1-9. PMID: 30943119.

Woefel, J. R., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2018). Precision physical therapy: Exercise, the epigenome, and the heritability of environmentally-modified traits. Phys Ther, 98(11), 946-954. PMID: 30388254.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S., Sass, K. J. & Becker, M. (2018). Benchmarking the Academic Physical Therapy Environment to Understand the Student Experience. Phys Ther, 98(8), 658-669. PMID: 29684180.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. (2018). Physiotherapy education is a good financial investment, up to a certain level of student debt: an inter-professional economic analysis. J Physiother, 64(3), 183-191. PMID: 29914805.

Oza, P. D., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2017). Dynamic fatigue does not alter soleus h-reflexes conditioned by homonymous or heteronymous pathways. Motor Control, 21(3), 345-358. PMID: 27736308.

Yen, C. L., McHenry, C. L., Petrie, M. A., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2017). Vibration training after chronic spinal cord injury: Evidence for persistent segmental plasticity. Neurosci Lett, 647, 129-132. PMID: 28315725.

Oza, P. D., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2017). Modulation of H-reflex depression with paired-pulse stimulation in healthy active humans. Rehabil Res Pract, 2017, 5107097. PMID: 29225972.

Becker, M., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2017). Professionalism values in health science education: Self- and peer-assessment of faculty, staff, and students. J Allied Health, 46(3), 178-184. PMID: 28889168.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Petrie, M. A., McHenry, C. L., Amelon, R. E., Saha, P. K. & Shields, R. K. (2016). Bone architecture adaptations after spinal cord injury: Impact of long-term vibration of a constrained lower limb. Osteoporos Int, 27(3), 1149-1160. PMID: 26395887.

Zhorne, R., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2016). Skeletal muscle activity and CNS neuro-plasticity. Neural Regen Res, 11(1), 69-70. PMID: 26981083.

Shields, R. K., Pizzimenti, M. A., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Schwinn, D. A. (2015). Fostering interprofessional teamwork in an academic medical center: Near-peer education for students during gross medical anatomy. Anat Sci Educ, 8(4), 331-337. PMID: 24888728.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Amelon, R., Saha, P. K. & Shields, R. K. (2014). High bone density masks architectural deficiencies in an individual with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med, 37(3), 349-354. PMID: 24621022.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. (2013). Fatigue modulates synchronous but not asynchronous soleus activation during stimulation of paralyzed muscle. Clin Neurophysiol, 124(9), 1853-1860. PMID: 23673062.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Shields, R. K. (2013). Active-resisted stance modulates regional bone mineral density in humans with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med, 36(3), 191-199. PMID: 23809588.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Saha, P. K., Liang, G., Li, C., Gao, Z. & Shields, R. K. (2012). High dose compressive loads attenuate bone mineral loss in humans with spinal cord injury. Osteoporos Int, 23(9), 2335-2346. PMID: 22187008.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Shields, R. K. (2012). Regional cortical and trabecular bone loss after spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev, 49(9), 1365-1376. PMID: 23408218.

Chang, S. H., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2011). Gravitational force modulates muscle activity during mechanical oscillation of the tibia in humans. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 21(5), 847-853. PMID: 21708472.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Oza, P. D. (2011). Low-frequency H-reflex depression in trained human soleus after spinal cord injury. Neurosci Lett, 499(2), 88-92. PMID: 21640787.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Littmann, A. E., Chang, S. H., McHenry, C. L. & Shields, R. K. (2011). Enhancing muscle force and femur compressive loads via feedback-controlled stimulation of paralyzed quadriceps in humans. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 92(2), 242-249. PMID: 21272720.

Adams, C. M., Suneja, M., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2011). Altered mRNA expression after long-term soleus electrical stimulation training in humans with paralysis. Muscle Nerve, 43(1), 65-75. PMID: 21171097.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., McMullen, T., Borgwardt, M. R., Peranich, L. M. & Shields, R. K. (2010). Reliability and responsiveness of musculoskeletal ultrasound in subjects with and without spinal cord injury. Ultrasound Med Biol, 36(10), 1594-1607. PMID: 20800961.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Shields, R. K. (2010). Longitudinal changes in femur bone mineral density after spinal cord injury: effects of slice placement and peel method. Osteoporos Int, 21(6), 985-995. PMID: 19707702.

Reece, D., Shivapour, E. T., Wahls, T. L., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2009). Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and dietary interventions to reduce oxidative stress in a secondary progressive multiple sclerosis patient leads to marked gains in function: a case report. Cases J, 2, 7601. PMID: 19918474.

Bai, E. W., Cai, Z., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2009). Identification of a modified Wiener-Hammerstein system and its Application in electrically stimulated paralyzed skeletal muscle modeling. Automatica (Oxf), 45(3), 736-743. PMID: 23467426.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. (2009). Musculoskeletal Plasticity after SCI: A Conceptual Framework Based on Plasticity, Adaptation, and Outcome. In E. Field-Fote (Eds.) In: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation. pp. 39-62. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Shields, R. K. (2008). Asymmetric bone adaptations to soleus mechanical loading after spinal cord injury. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 8(3), 227-238. PMID: 18799855.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Littmann, A. E., Iguchi, M. & Shields, R. K. (2008). Doublet stimulation protocol to minimize musculoskeletal stress during paralyzed quadriceps muscle testing. J Appl Physiol (1985), 104(6), 1574-1582. PMID: 18436697.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Shields, R. K. (2008). Dose estimation and surveillance of mechanical loading interventions for bone loss after spinal cord injury. Phys Ther, 88(3), 387-396. PMID: 18202080.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Shields, R. K. (2008). Muscle and bone plasticity after spinal cord injury: review of adaptations to disuse and to electrical muscle stimulation. J Rehabil Res Dev, 45(2), 283-296. PMID: 18566946.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. (2007). Musculoskeletal adaptations in chronic spinal cord injury: effects of long-term soleus electrical stimulation training. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 21(2), 169-179. PMID: 17312092.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Cole, K. R. (2006). Feedback-controlled stimulation enhances human paralyzed muscle performance. J Appl Physiol (1985), 101(5), 1312-1319. PMID: 16809630.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S., Boaldin, K. M., Corey, T. A., Fog, D. B. & Ruen, J. M. (2006). Peripheral quantitative computed tomography: measurement sensitivity in persons with and without spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 87(10), 1376-1381. PMID: 17023249.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Littmann, A. E. (2006). Postfatigue potentiation of the paralyzed soleus muscle: evidence for adaptation with long-term electrical stimulation training. J Appl Physiol (1985), 101(2), 556-565. PMID: 16575026.

Shields, R. K., Chang, Y. J., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Lin, C. H. (2006). Predictive model of muscle fatigue after spinal cord injury in humans. Muscle Nerve, 34(1), 84-91. PMID: 16634064.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. (2006). Musculoskeletal plasticity after acute spinal cord injury: effects of long-term neuromuscular electrical stimulation training. J Neurophysiol, 95(4), 2380-2390. PMID: 16407424.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Frey Law, L. A. (2006). Electrically-induced muscle contractions influence bone density decline after spinal cord injury. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 31(5), 548-553. PMID: 16508550.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Shields, R. K. (2006). Assessment of physical function and secondary complications after complete spinal cord injury. Disabil Rehabil, 28(2), 103-10. PMID: 16393840.

Shields, R. K., Schlechte, J., Dudley-Javoroski, S., Zwart, B. D., Clark, S. D., Grant, S. A. & Mattiace, V. M. (2005). Bone mineral density after spinal cord injury: A reliable method for knee measurement. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 86(10), 1969-1973. PMID: 16213240.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. (2005). Monitoring standing wheelchair use after spinal cord injury: A case report. Disabil Rehabil, 27(3), 142-6. PMID: 15823996.

Shields, R. K., Dudley-Javoroski, S. (2003). Musculoskeletal deterioration and hemicorporectomy after spinal cord injury. Phys Ther, 83(3), 263-275. PMID: 12620090.