Kristin R. Archer, Ph.D., D.P.T.

Associate Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Phone
(615) 322-2732
Fax
(615) 875-1079

Research Description

Research Interests

Physical and psychological effects of reduced mobility and pain
Short-term and long-term postoperative outcomes following limb salvage and spinal procedures
Surgical and rehabilitation management of fractures
Exercise and bone health

My research focuses on the modifiable risk factors of poor long-term outcomes in medical and surgical patient populations in order to inform rehabilitation strategies. Ongoing projects are prospective cohort studies to quantify the contribution of psychosocial risk factors on postoperative outcomes following limb salvage and spinal procedures and a randomized trial to test the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy program in patients with degenerative spinal conditions. Additional research interests include the assessment of pain and psychological distress in patients during hospitalization and the early recovery period.

Current federal research support

1R21AR062880-01, NIH/NIAMS (2012-2014), PI
OR090346, DOD, (2010-1014), Co-Investigator
W81XWH0920108, DOD, (2009-2014), Johns Hopkins, Prime, Vanderbilt Subrecipient
W81XWH09PROPCA, DOD, (2010-2015), Johns Hopkins, Prime, Vanderbilt Subrecipient