Publications from CGEC staff


Avin, KG., Hanke, TA., Kirk-Sanchez, N., McDonough, CM., Shubert, TE., Hardage, J., Hartley, G. Management of falls in community-dwelling older adults: clinical guidance statement from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Physical Therapist 2015 June, 95(6): 815-34 doi: 10.2522/ptj 20140415; Epub 2015 Jan 8.

Biese K., LaMantia M., Shofer F., McCall B., Roberts E., Stearns S., Principe S., Kizer S., Cairns C., Busby – Whitehead J.  (February, 2014).  Randomized trial exploring the effect of a telephone call follow-up on care plan compliance among older adults discharged home from the emergency department.  Academic Emergency Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 2:188-195.

Blackwood J., Shubert TE., Chase C., Fogerty K., The Influence of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Measures of Fall Risk in Community Dwelling Older Adults. Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston, MA, July 13-18, 2013.

Blackwood  J., Shubert TE., Chase C., Fogarty K., The Relationship Between Fall Risk and Executive Function in Community Dwelling Older Adults. Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, Southfield, MI. October 2013.

Blackwood J., Shubert TE., Chase C., Fogarty K., The Effect of a Computerized Cognitive Training Program on Fall Risk in a Group of Community Dwelling Older Adults. The Gerontological Society of America's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. November 2013.

Blackwood J., Shubert T., Chase C., Fogarty K. (2015, in press). Relationships Between Performance on Assessments of Executive Function and Fall Risk in Community Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 

Blackwood J., Shubert T., Fogarty K., Chase C.  (2015, in press).  The Impact of a Home-Based Computerized Cognitive Training Intervention on Fall Risk Measure Performance in Community Dwelling Older Adults, a Pilot Study. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. (in press). 2015.

Bomberger S.A., Ryan-Smith A., Marks B., Shubert TE., The Influence of Cognitive Function on Clinical Balance Assessments in Community-Dwelling Elderly. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol 45:5 Supplement.

Cameron K., Schneider E., Childress D., Gilchrist C. (2015). Falls Free®: 2015 National falls prevention action plan. Retrieved from

Cho J., Smith M. L., Shubert T. E., Jiang L., Ahn S., & Ory M. G. (2015). Gait speed among older participants enrolled in an evidence-based fall risk reduction program: A subgroup analysis. Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion;

Clarke C., Lowman S., DeWalt D., Busby-Whitehead J., Roberts E., An Innovative Approach to Teaching Health Literacy Using Standardized Patients. The Gerontologist Program Abstracts. November 2012, (Program Book), Abstract 720 (269): 116

Clarke C., Swager P., Maximizing Data Management Systems to Capture Educational Program Performance: Three Models of Qualitative and Quantitative Data.  Symposium Gerontological Society of America. New Orleans, LA. November 24, 2013.

DeSumma M., Shubert TE., Whitney S., Lopez-Lennon C., Geriatrics Balance and Falls SIG Balance in the Continuum of Care: Preventing Injuries and Re-Hospitalizations. American Physical Therapy Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

Ferguson B., Lowman S., Dewalt D., Assessing Literacy in Clinical Settings: The Patient Perspective, Journal of Health Communication, 2011; 16(2): 124-134.

Friedman D.B., Laditka J.N., Hunter R., Ivey S., Wu B., Laditka S.B., Tseng W., Corwin S., Liu R., Matthews A.E., Getting the Message Out About Brain Health, The Gerontologist 2009 49: S50-S60.

Hughes S L., Willams B, Molina L C., Bayles C, Bryant L, Harris J, Hunter R, Ivey S, Watkins K., Characteristics of physical activity programs for older adults, The Gerontologist 2005 45: 700-704.

Ladtika J.N., Beard R.L. Bryant L.L., Fetterman D., Hunter R., Ivey S., Logsdon R.G., Sharkey J.R., Wu B., Promoting Cognitive Health: A Formative Research Collaboration of the Healthy Aging Research Network, The Gerontologist 2009 49: S12-17.

LaMantia M., Platts-Mills T, Biese K., Khandelwal C., Forbach C., Cairns C., Busby-Whitehead J., Kizer J., Predicting hospital admission/returns to the emergency dept for elderly patients, Acad Emerg Med 2009; In Press.

LaMantia M, Scheunemann L.P., Vreia A., Busby-Whitehead J., Hanson L.C., Interventions to improve transitional care between nursing homes and hospital, J Am Geriatric Soc, 2010. In Press.

Linnan L.A., Arandia G., Jones J.L., Shubert, T.E., Bangdiwala SI. (2015, under review).  Feasibility of Assessing Falls Risk and Promotion Falls Prevention in Beauty Salons.  The Journal of Primary Prevention.

Lowman S., Hunter R., Reddy S., Immigrant Elders, North Carolina Medical Journal, 2008; 69(5): 389-392. (commentary).

Matthews A.E., Ladtika S.B., Ladtika J.N., Wilcox S., Corwin S.J., Liu R., Friedman D.B., Hunter R., Tseng W., Logsdon R.G., Older Adults' Perceived Physical Activity Enablers and Barriers, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2010; 18(2): 119-140.

McWilliams A., Rosemond C., Roberts E., Calleson D., Busby-Whitehead J., Home-based interdisciplinary service-learning experience, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 2008: 28(3): 89-104.

Ory M.G., St. John J., Beaudoin C. E., Shubert T., Rosemond C., Howell D., & Smith M. L. (2013). Developing, implementing, and disseminating a falls prevention curriculum for community health workers. Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, November 20-24, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Satariano W.A., Ivey S.L., Kurtovich E., Kealey M., Hubbard A.E., Bayles C.M., Bryant L.L., Hunter R.H., Prohaska T.R., Lower-Body Function, Neighborhoods, and Walking in an Older Population, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2010; 38(4), 419-428.

Schneider E.C., Bomberger S. A., Altpeter M., Smith M. L., Ory M. G., Shubert T., & Scheirer M. A. (2013). State-based fall prevention coalitions: Policies implemented, barriers encountered, successful strategies.  Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, November 20-24, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Schneider EC., Beattie BL.  Frontiers in Public Health.  April 27, 2015.

Schneider E., Beattie B.L. (2015). Building the older adult fall prevention movement—steps and lessons learned. Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion, 2:194. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00194.

Schneider E. C., Smith M. L., Ory M. G., Altpeter M., Beattie B. L., Scheirer M. A., & Shubert T. E. (2015, in press). State Fall Prevention Coalitions as systems change agents: An emphasis on policy. Health Promotion Practice.  

Schneider E. & Beattie B. (2007, revised 2014). Falls and fall-related injuries among older adults: A practical guide to state coalition building to address a growing public health issue. Available at

Schrodt LA, Garbe KC, Chaplin R, Busby-Whitehead J, Shubert T.E., An Effective Community–Academic Partnership to Extend the Reach of Screenings for Fall Risk . Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:120213. DOI:

Lori A. Schrodt, Kathie C. Garbe, and Tiffany E. Shubert, Trained Community Providers Conduct Fall Risk Screenings With Fidelity: An Effective Model for Expanding Reach. Health Promot Pract 1524839913514752, first published on December 27, 2013 doi:10.1177/1524839913514752

Shubert T.E., McCulloch K., Hartman M., Giuliani C.A., The Effects of an Exercise-Based Balance Intervention on Physical & Cognitive Performance for Older Adults, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Oct-Dec 2010; 33(4): 157-164

Shubert TE., Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription for Balance and Falls Prevention: A Current Review of the Literature, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, July-September 2011; 34(3): 100-108

Shubert TE., Clarke C. B., Bomberger S. A., Smith M. L., & Ory M. G. (2013). Evidence-based fall prevention for physical therapists: The reach, implementation and evaluation of an online training program on physical therapy practice. Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, November 20-24, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Shubert TE, Goto LS, Smith ML, Jiang L, Rudman H and Ory MG (2017) The Otago Exercise Program: Innovative Delivery Models to Maximize Sustained Outcomes for High Risk, Homebound Older AdultsFront. Public Health 5:54. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00054

Shubert TE., Rosemond C, Womack J, Fraser M, Clarke C, Busby-Whitehead J. EMS, The Department of Aging and UNC – An innovative model to link high risk fallers with evidence-based interventions and resources. (2013) The Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, November 20-24, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Shubert TE., Clarke C, Bomberger S, Roberts E, Busby-Whitehead J. Developing an online training program for evidence-based fall prevention: Physical Therapists and the Otago Exercise Program. (2013) The Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, November 20-24, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Shubert TE., Opportunities, Resources and Implementation of Evidence-based Fall Risk Management in the Clinical Setting. 5th Annual Older Adult Falls Prevention Webcast. Florida Department of Health, Injury, Prevention Program. September 2013. Tallahasee, FL.

Shubert TE., Smith ML., Prizer LP., Ory MG., Complexities of Fall Prevention in Clinical Settings: A Commentary. Gerontologist. July 25 2013

Shubert TE., Research to Community-The Evolution of a Sustainable Fall Risk Management Partnership. National Institute of Senior Centers NISC Award Webinar. September 2013. Washington, DC.

Shubert TE.,  Smith MA., Ory MG., Clarke CB., Bomberger SA., Roberts E., Busby-Whitehead J.  Translation of the Otago Exercise Program for adoption and implementation in the United States.  Frontiers in Public Health.  April 27, 2015.

Shubert T.E. (2014).  Village or Tribe? Expectations, roles, and responsibilities for effective fall prevention efforts.  Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion,

Shubert, T. E., M. L. Smith, L. Jiang and M. G. Ory (2016). "Disseminating the Otago Exercise Program in the United States: Perceived and Actual Physical Performance Improvements From Participants." J Appl Gerontol.

St. John JA., Shubert TE., Smith ML., Rosemond CA., Howell DA., Beaudoin CE., Ory MG., Developing and evidence-based fall prevention curriculum for community health workers. Frontiers in Public Health.  April, 27, 2015.

Wilson L., Roberts E., Waller N., Biese K., Caprio T., Busby-Whitehead J. (2013). Three standardized patient cases to teach the confusion assessment method to diagnose delirium. MedEdPORTAL.


Presentations from CGEC Staff

Schneider E., & League Patti. “Falls and using the Matter of Balance evidence-based program.” Volunteers of America Conference, Los Angeles, CA. June 27, 2015.

Schneider E. “State coalitions: Making connections, building momentum.” National Council on Aging Center for Healthy Aging CDSME and Falls Prevention National Resource Centers Meeting, Arlington, VA. April 29, 2015.

Schneider E. “National and North Carolina falls prevention initiatives: What’s happening?” NC Falls Prevention Summit, Chapel Hill, NC. April 15, 2015.

Schneider E., Cameron K. “Implementing effective fall prevention in your community through integrated programming.” American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL. March 26, 2015.

Schneider E. “The impact of webinar training and technical assistance on policies and activities of state-based fall prevention coalitions.”  Gerontological Society of America Conference, Washington, D.C. November 9, 2014.

Schneider E. “Older adult mental health and substance use--North Carolina’s response.”  Senior Tar Heel Legislature, Raleigh, NC. October 10, 2014.

Schneider E. “National Council on Aging--falls and flu prevention.” Flu and Fall Prevention Awareness Day, Miami, FL. September 23, 2014.

Schneider E. “National falls prevention initiatives: How Tennessee can contribute.” Keynote, Tennessee Falls Prevention Summit, Nashville, TN. July 23, 2014.

Shubert T.E. “Implementation of the Otago Exercise Program: Lessons Learned.” The National Council on Aging Grantees Conference, April 27 – 29, Washington, DC.

Ory M.G., Schneider E., Smith M.L., Altpeter M., Bomberger  S., T.E. Shubert.  “State Coalitions: A Critical Policy-level Behavior Change Intervention for Fall Prevention.”  Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 22-25, 2015, San Antonio, TX.

Shubert T.E. ” Implementation of the Otago Exercise Program in North Carolina.” North Carolina Statewide Fall Prevention Summit, April 15, 2015. Chapel Hill, NC.

Shubert T.E., Altpeter, M. “Changing Patient Behavior For Better Outcomes.”  American Physical Therapy Combined Sections Meeting, February 5 -8, 2015 Indianapolis, ID. 

Shubert T., Clarke C. B., Bomberger S. A., Busby-Whitehead JB. Smith, M. L., & Ory, M. G. “Fall Prevention for Physical Therapists: Outcomes from an Initiative to Change Practice using an Online Training Program.” (2014) Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, November 6-10, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Ory M., St. John J., Clarke C., Beaudoin C., Rosemond C., Howell D., Smith M., Shubert T.E. “Evaluating a Real-Time and Online Fall Prevention Curriculum for Community Health Workers.” (2014) Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, November 6-10, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Blackwood J., Shubert T., Chase C., Fogarty K. “The Influence of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Measures of Fall Risk in Community Dwelling Older Adults.” Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, Kalamazoo, MI. October, 2014.