B.S. Physical Education, Colorado State University
B.S. Physical Therapy, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), State University of New York at Stony Brook
Pursuing PhD studies at UMDNJ
2008-present: Assistant Professor
Acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home care, and outpatient orthopaedics. Concentration in geriatric care.
Virtual reality and cycling on Parkinson's Disease
Balance in the older adult
Gallagher R, Southard V, Stith N. Evaluation of the Missouri Alliance for Home Care Fall Risk Assessment Tool and Home-Based “Balanced Approach” Fall Reduction Initiative. Project has been accepted for publication in the journal Home Healthcare Management and Practice.
Southard V, Gallagher R, Stith, N. Validity of the Six Minute Walk Test and the use of a Pedometer to Assess Walking Distance and Speed in Determining Exercise Tolerance. Project has been published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Vol 36,(2) April-June 2013.
Southard V, Gallagher R, Stith N. (2012) Validity of the Six Minute Walk Test and the use of a Pedometer to Assess Walking Distance and Speed in Determining Exercise Tolerance (abstract). Journal of Frailty & Aging. Vol 1(2)79.