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Houston, TX
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August 15, 2012

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Theresa (Tisa) Nalty

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Houston, TX 77035

Cell: 206-***-****

pprn1t@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2005 (3.9 GPA)

Area of Study: Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design

Dissertation: The Neurodevelopmental Theory of Autism

Master of Science, Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX 1992

Area of Study: Physical Therapy

Thesis: Do Anterior and Posterior Cervical Rotators Fatigue at Similar Rates?

Bachelor of Science with Honors, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX 1983

LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS

Physical Therapy, Texas license # 1084044 active

Washington license # 025208 PT00007932 inactive

Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapy # 187*-****-****

Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapy # 135**-****-****

National Provider Identification # 182*******

STATISTICAL SKILLS & SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

• Hierarchical linear models

• Structural equation models

• Growth mixture models

• Latent class analysis

• Path analysis, Causal models

• Logit and binary models

• Log-linear and non-linear models • Multivariate statistics (PCA, FA, DFA)

• Item Analysis, Measurement Theory

• Correlation methods

• Analyses of variance and covariance

• Power analysis

• Regression methods

• Statistical Inference

• Mplus

• HLM

• EQS

• Stata

• SPSS

• SAS

• R

• SQL • IDVD, Imovie, Final Cut Pro

• Dream Weaver, Poser

• PowerPoint

• Access, Excel

• SigmaPlot

• EMG and Motion analysis software

• Balance and force plate software

• Isokinetic testing software

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical 1993-present

Hospitals, private practice settings, home health

• Programmed automated billing software based on current reimbursement unit rate

• Designed and programmed clinical software for scheduling, coding, billing, and invoicing

• Developed treatment protocols, home exercise hand-outs, and multi-lingual translations

• Participated in the following multi-disciplinary teams: Marketing, Quality Assurance, Education Council, Cardiac Rehab Critical Pathway Development and CABG / length of stay Research

• Performed business planning, profit analysis, cost-management, equipment purchases

• Performed physical therapy evaluations and treatments

Academic 1995-2005

University of Washington, Bastyr University, Green River CC, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

• Course development and instruction: Statistics, Computer Software applications, Neuroscience, Neuro-rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Motor Control, Biomechanics, Patient Care, Patient Evaluation, Electrotherapy, Gait Analysis, etc

• Initiated and maintained collaborative efforts with local hospitals and clinics for patient assessment demonstrations during course instruction at the University of Texas HSCSA

• Mentored student research (question, design, IRB approval, data coding, analysis)

• Completion of research leading to US patent 6,616,456, International patent PCT/US99/05272, and European Patent EP1062011

• Publication of McGraw-Hill book on Electrotherapy

Research 1985-present

The Methodist Hospital (Houston), University of Washington (Seattle), Baylor College of Medicine

• Performed basic science research using biochemical, immunological, pharmacological, and molecular biology techniques

• Assisted in animal and cadaver research to evaluate intramedullary canal implants and total joint replacements

• Developed clinical outcome assessment tools and performed statistical analyses of results

• Server and database management of individual research items with file merging as needed

• Programmed in SQL and Access to automate standardized scoring of clinical assessments

• Generated graphs and tables in publication quality format

• Assisted residents, physicians, scientists, college students, and educators with research design, statistical analyses, software use, publications, and presentations

HONORS AND AWARDS

• Henderson Research Award (co-recipient) Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

• Harrington Award (co-recipient) for Scoliosis research

• Scholarships: Mensa Education & Research, Health Careers, McDonald, Neihuss, Baby Data Autism Research (most renewed multiple times)

• Tri Beta Honor and Omega Rho Alpha honor societies, Dean’s list, honor roll (multiple listings)

PATENTS as Inventor

US patent 6,616,456 issued 2003

International patent PCT/US99/05272 filed 1999

European Patent EP1062011 filed 1999

International publication patent WO 99/46022 publ 1999

US patent 60/077,580 filed 1998

BOOKS

Nalty, T. (2005). The Neurodevelopmental Theory of Autism. ProQuest.

Nalty, T. (1999). A Clinical Handbook of Electrotherapy. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Noble, P. C., Alexander, J.W., Lindahl, L., Nalty, T.J., and Tullos, H.S. (1989). The Geometry of the Proximal Femur and the Design of Hip Endoprosthesis. In H. G. Willert, and Buccorn, G.H. (Ed.), Technical Principle, Design and Safety of Implants. Bern Switzerland: H. Huber.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

O’Donnell, S., Deitz, J., Kartin, D., Nalty, T., Dawson G. (2011). Sensory Processing, Problem Behavior, and Adaptive Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Accepted for publication.

Perme, C., Nalty, T., Lettvin, C.,Winkelman, C.,Morris, P.,Nawa, R. (2011). A new tool to assess functional mobility in critically ill patients: The Perme ICU Mobility Score. Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress. Abstract # 506 Critical Care Medicine supplement.

Webb, S., Nalty, T., Munson, J., Brock, C., Abbott, R., and Dawson, G. (2007). Rate of head circumference growth as a function of autism diagnosis and history of autistic regression. J Child Neurology, 22(10), 1182-1190.

Dawson, G., Munson, J., Webb, S.J., Nalty, T., Abbott, R., and Toth, K. (2007). Rate of head growth decelerates and symptoms worsen in the second year of life in autism. Biol Psychiatry, 61(4), 458-464.

Nalty, T. (1998). The Get-Up and Go Test and the Timed Up and Go Test. Geri Notes, 5(4), 5-6.

Gann, N., and Nalty, T. (1998). Vertical patellar dislocation: A case report. JOSPT, 27(5), 368-370.

Dickson, J.H., Mirkovic, S., Noble, P.C., Nalty, T.J., and Erwin, W.D. (1995). Results of operative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in adults. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 77-A(4), 15-23.

Tan, S. B., Kozak, J.A., Dickson, J.H., and Nalty, T.J. (1994). Effect of operative position on sagittal alignment of the lumbar spine. Spine, 19(3), 14-18.

Nalty, T. J., Taylor, C.W., and Yeoman, L.C. (1988). Variation in cystolic protein expression between human colon tumors that differ with regard to differentiation class. Clinical Chemistry, 34, 71-75.

Nalty, T. J., and Yeoman, L.C. (1988). Transfer of proteins from acrylamide gels to nitrocellulose paper after silver stain detection. Journal of Immunological Methods, 107, 143-149.

MEETINGS AND PROCEEDINGS

Perme, C., Nalty, T., Lettvin, C.,Winkelman, C.,Morris, P.,Nawa, R.(2011). A new tool to assess functional mobility in critically ill patients: The Perme ICU Mobility Score. Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress. Abstract # 506 Accepted for poster presentation Feb 5, 2012 and Professor Walk Rounds Feb 6, 2012, Houston, TX.

Perme, C., Nalty, T, Masud, F. (2011). The development of a functional mobility scale (IFMS) tool for patients in the ICU. Presentation at the 4th International Congress of ICU Rehab – May 3, Denver, CO.

Nalty, T. (2008). Commercialization of a mechanical device to perform hippotherapy: The 3D Mover. National Council of Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer presentation in collaboration with the University of Texas system. May 15, Seattle, WA.

Nalty,T. (2005). The neurodevelopmental theory of autism. University of Washington. Seattle, WA .

Nalty, T. (2004). Growth mixture modeling to identify early predictors for children with autism. Candidacy presentation at The University of Washington. Seattle, WA.

Nalty, T. (1998). Physical therapy role in the intensive care unit. Presented at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Patient Care. San Antonio, TX.

Nalty, T., Karlin, C., Hardy, C., Wilson, L., Saunders, C., and Mabrey, J. (1998). Use of the Tinetti scores for total knee arthroplasty patients. Paper presented at the Texas Physical Therapy Association. Houston, TX.

Nalty, T. (1996). Development sequence: Mobility to skill. (Invited speaker seminar) presented at the Area Health Education Center, Padre Island, TX.

Nalty, T. (1995). Scoliosis: Functional outcome of surgical and non-surgical patients. Paper presented at the Texas Physical Therapy Association. Houston, TX.

Nalty, T., Walker, C., and Cherry, G. (1992). Enhanced midline orientation of the child with Dandy-Walker Malformation. Paper presented at the Texas Physical Therapy Association. Houston, TX.

Nalty, T., Noble, P.C., and Tullos, H.S. (1991). The influence of porosity, drug purity and surface morphology on the elution of antibiotics from PMMA. (Platform) Paper # 17 presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Anaheim, CA.

Noble, P.C., Davis, P., Nalty, T., Landon, G., and Tullos, H.S. (1990). The rhyme and reason of stress shielding following cemented hip replacement. Exhibit presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA.

Nalty, T., Noble, P.C., Landon, G.C., and Tullos, H.S. (1990). Factors affecting the pharmacokinetics of drug delivery from PMMA \ Antibiotics Composites. (Platform) paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA.

Higgens, D.L., Landon, G.C., Nalty, T., Noble, P.C., and Tullos, H.S. (1990). Factors influencing thromboembolism and embolization following total hip arthroplasty. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA.

Nalty, T., Noble, P.C., Auleta, D.G., Alexander, J.W., and Tullos, H.S. (1989). The effects of porosity on the performance of PMMA antibiotic delivery systems. (Platform) paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of Society for Biomaterials, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Mirkovic, S., Dickson, J.H., Nalty, T., Erwin, W.D., Noble, P.C., and Tullos, H.S. (1989). Results of surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in adults older than forty years of age. (Platform) paper presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV. Recipient of the Harrington award.

Nalty, T.J., Noble, P.C., Mirkovic, S., Dickson, J.H., and Tullos, H.S. (1989). Quantification of musculo-skeletal disability: A new assessment method. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV.

Mirkovic, S., Dickson, J.H., Nalty, T., Erwin, W.D., Noble, P.C., and Tullos, H.S. (1989). Results of surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in adults older than forty years of age. (Platform) paper presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. Bermuda. Recipient of the Henderson award.

Taylor, C.W., Nalty, T.J., and Yeoman, L.C. (1987). Identification of phospholipid-sensitive, calcium dependent protein kinase C substrates in human colon adenocarcinoma. Paper #175 presented at the Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Yeoman, L.C., Nalty, T.J., and Taylor, C.W. (1986). Establishment of a human colon tumor cystolic protein data base and identification of proteins that are characteristic of tumor differentiation. Paper #181 presented at the Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research.

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Nalty, T. (2008). Handling and lifting techniques for the disabled child in the school setting, Shelton, WA.

Nalty, T. (2008). How teachers can help improve motor skills in the classroom, Shelton, WA.

Nalty, T. (2008). Fall predictors and fall prevention. Presented at the AmeriCorp VISTA Training.

Nalty, T. (2004). Growth mixture modeling to identify early predictors for children with autism. (PhC) University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Nalty, T. (2004). Study skills to enhance memory and learning, Issaquah, WA.

Nalty, T. (1999). Pelvic width of horse to pelvic width of child with spastic diplegia: Effect on hippotherapy outcome. University of Texas Health Science Center. San Antonio, TX.

Nalty, T. (1995). Injury Prevention Seminar. Daughters of Charity, San Antonio, TX.

Nalty, T. (1993). Plyometrics, isokinetics and sports medicine protocols for the knee patient. Presented at the Dallas Sports Medicine Clinic. Dallas, TX.

Nalty, T. (1993). Risk factors for thromboembolism after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Presented at Memorial NW Hospital. Houston, TX.

Nalty, T. (1992). Differential diagnosis in child suspected of having metal toxicity. Presented at the Texas Children's Hospital Education Seminar. Houston, TX.

Nalty, T. (1991). The etiology, incidence, differential diagnosis and prognosis of the Dandy-Walker syndrome. Presented at the United Cerebral Palsy Center, Houston, TX.

REPORT

UTHSCSA. (1998). The Mission. 25th Anniversary Issue. Miracles in the Community and Beyond.

Taking a ride helps learning to walk - Hippotherapy, p. 50. San Antonio: University of Texas Health Science Center

ELECTRONIC MEDIA / VIDEOS

Nalty, T. (Writer) (2006). The 3D Mover as a hippotherapy device [DVD]. In T. Nalty (Producer).

Samson, W., Nalty, T., and Hubbard S. (Writer) (1999). Horses, Hearts, and Heroes. Hippotherapy at UTHSCSA [VHS]: UTHSCSA.

ELECTRONIC ARTICLES

Samson, W., Hubbard, S., and Nalty, T. (1998). Horse riding helps children with cerebral palsy. University of Texas Health Science Center News. Retrieved from http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/releases/nrel09Feb98_25.htm

Samson, W., Hubbard, S., and Nalty, T. (1998). Taking a ride helps learning to walk - Hippotherapy. Journal, 25th Anniversary Issue. Miracles in the Community and Beyond. Retrieved from http://www.uthscsa.edu/mission/spring98/horsestr.html

UTHSCSA. (1998). The Mission. 25th Anniversary Issue. Miracles in the Community and Beyond.

Taking a ride helps learning to walk - Hippotherapy, p. 50. San Antonio: University of Texas Health Science Center

GRANTS

Perme, C., Nalty, T., Throckmorton, T., Morris, P., Masud, F. (2011). Reliability and validity of Perme ICU Mobility Score. ($15,325.00). The Methodist Hospital Multidisciplinary Research Grant.

Chung., H., Coralic, A., Nalty, T., Malecha, A., Kaldis, T. (2009). Utilization of a multidisciplinary fall risk assessment in hospitalized medical patients. ($9,650.00).The Methodist Hospital Multidisciplinary Research Grant.

Perme, C., Masud, F., Nalty, T., Clark, T., Ruppert C., Macapagal, R. (2009). Safety and efficacy of mobilizing ICU patients who have femoral catheters. ($7,860.00).The Methodist Hospital Multidisciplinary Research Grant.

Nalty, T. as Principal Investigator, Singh, Y., McDonough, W. (2008). Exchangeable cams for controlling limits of three-dimensional movement in an apparatus for performing hippotherapy ($25,000.00). OR, WA, TX: Proof of Concept: Short Proposal to Accelerate Research Commercialization, South Texas Technology Management (STTM).

Nalty, T. as Principal Investigator. (1998-1999). Fabrication of a Hippotherapy Device ($10,000.00). University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: University of Texas Institutional Research Grant.

Nalty, T. as Principal Investigator. (1998). Balance and Function of Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients with Posterior Cruciate Sacrificing versus Posterior Cruciate Sparing Prosthesis ($250.00) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Medrec.

Nalty, T., as Principal Investigator. (1997-1999). Functional Outcome of Patients with Total Knee Arthroplasty ($5,000.00) University of Texas Health Science Center: Texas Physical Therapy Association.

Nalty, T., as Principal Investigator. (1997). Balance and Function of Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients with Diabetes and Obesity ($500.00). University of Texas Health Science Center: Medrec.

Nalty, T., Singh, Y., McDonough, W. (2008). Development of a full-size model based on a working prototype ($ 98,400.00). WA, OR, TX: Submitted Texas Ignition Fund (TIF).

Nalty, T. as Principal Investigator. (2007). Physical Medicine Therapeutic Device to Enhance Dynamic Postural Control ($110,000.00). WA, OR, NE: NIH, Small Business Innovation Research, Phase I. Priority Score: 324. Reviewers strongly recommended resubmission with minor revisions. Full budget approved.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Spring 2005 EdPsych 594

University of Washington Computer applications for multivariate analysis

Winter 2005 EdPsych 593

University of Washington Computer applications for ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA

Winter 2004 EdPsych 593

University of Washington Computer applications for ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA

Spring 2004 EdPsych 594

University of Washington Computer applications for multivariate analysis

Spring 2003 EX3139

Bastyr University Introduction to Biomechanics

New course in curriculum

Winter 2002 EX 4120

Bastyr University Motor Learning & Development

New course in curriculum

Summer 2000 PT 211

Green River CC Pediatrics

Winter 2000 HSC 101

Green River CC Neuroscience & Neurology

Winter 2000 PT 211

Green River CC Pediatrics

New course in curriculum

Spring 1999 PHYT 6116

University of Texas Neurological Patient II

Spring 1999 PHYT 6005

University of Texas Medical Lectures

Fall 1998 PHYT 6108

University of Texas Neurological Patient I

Fall 1998 PHYT 5091-7

University of Texas Intro to Hippotherapy

Summer 1998 PHYT 5091-14

University of Texas Gait Analysis

New course in curriculum

Spring 1998

PHYT 6116

University of Texas Neurological Patient II

New course in curriculum

Spring 1998 PHYT 6009

University of Texas Motor Control

Spring 1998 PHYT 5011

University of Texas Patient Care II

Spring 1998 PHYT 5091-15

University of Texas Electrotherapy

New course in curriculum

Fall 1997 PHYT 5091-7

University of Texas Intro to Hippotherapy

Fall 1997 PHYT 6108

University of Texas Neurological Patient I

New course in curriculum

Fall 1997 PHYT 6100

University of Texas Case Studies III

New course in curriculum

Spring 1997 PHYT 6011

University of Texas Patient Care III

Spring 1997 PHYT 5091-7

University of Texas Hippotherapy

New course in curriculum

Fall 1996 PHYT 6009

University of Texas Motor Control

New course in curriculum

Spring 1996 PHYT 5019

University of Texas Neuroscience II

Fall 1995 PHYT 5009

University of Texas Neuroscience I

Fall 1995 PHYT 40428

University of Texas PT Management of the Neurological Patient

Summer 1995 PHYT 40426

University of Texas Principles of Neurological Assessment

STATISTICAL COURSEWORK COMPLETED (University of Washington in Seattle)

EDPSY 591 Methods of Research

Primary focus on hypothesis development, experimental design, use of controls, data analysis and interpretation.

EDPSY 590 Computer Utilization in Research

Computer utilization in solution of research problems, data reduction to forms amenable to computer solution, appropriate framing of problems for solutions by computer. Using an interactive system, editors, and program packages

CS&SS 506 Computer Environments for the Social Sciences

Familiarizes graduate students in the social sciences with modern environments for statistical computing. Provides an overview of available resources and a description of fundamental tools used in quantitative courses and doctoral research. Topics include interfaces to Web-based resources, UNIX-based computing, and major statistical packages (R, SPLUS, SAS, and SPLUS).

EDPSY 588 Survey Research Methodology and Theory

Survey research, research, theory, and methodology. Probability theory, sampling, human subjects considerations, instrumentation, and analysis techniques. Review and critique by students of theoretical issues in survey research and development of a survey instrument.

EDPSY 593 Experimental Design and Analysis

Experimental design with emphasis on the analysis of variance.

Q SCI 482 Statistical Inference in Applied Research

Analysis of variance and covariance; chi square tests; nonparametric procedures multiple and curvilinear regression; experimental design and power of tests. Application to biological problems. Use of computer programs in standard statistical problems.

PSYCH 526 Multivariate Statistics

Statistical modeling; interactive data analyses; use of regression, ANOVA, logistic regression, and log-linear models in explanatory studies.

EDPSY 592 Advanced Measurements

Theory of measurement; an examination of assumptions involved in test theory, errors of measurement, factors affecting reliability and validity, and item analysis and standards for educational and psychological tests.

EDPSY 594 Advanced Correlational Techniques

Multivariate analysis, including regression and multiple correlation; matrix algebra; factor analysis.

EDPSY 575 Structural Equation Modeling

Theory and data analysis using linear structural equation models. Application to data in educational research.

NMETH 587 Methods of Theory Testing:

Causal Modeling with Path Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling

Includes causal inferencing and theory testing through causal modeling with path analysis and structural equations modeling. Students learn to evaluate theory models and to apply the content by developing and testing models

EDPSY 576 Hierarchical Linear Models

Theory and data analysis for research models where random factors are nested, such as multi-level data, growth curve analysis, and meta-analysis

CS&SS 536 Log-Linear Modeling and Logistic Regression for the Social Sciences

Log-linear modeling of multidimensional contingency tables. Logistic regression. Applied and computing focus.

PSYCH 504 Core Concepts in Behavioral Neuroscience

Historical and contemporary perspectives in behavioral neuroscience. Current methodologies and research strategies. May include sensory processing, genetics, behavioral neuroendocrinology, developmental neural plasticity, neurobiology of learning and memory, lifespan perspectives on behavioral neurobiology, and psychopharmacology.

PSYCH 527 Mathematical Modeling for Psychology and the Neurosciences

Introduces a collection of mathematical models increasingly important to research in psychology and neuroscience, including random walks, differential equations, linear systems theory, Fourier analysis, nonlinear systems, and neural modeling.



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