Pierce Boyne

Pierce E Boyne

Assistant Professor

Professional Summary

Dr. Pierce Boyne, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise Science and Nutritional Sciences. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Cincinnati in 2010, Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2013 and his PhD in Epidemiology in 2017, examining aerobic exercise testing and training for people who have had a stroke. His current research aims to understand how the brain controls locomotion, how that control is affected by brain injuries like stroke and how to best intervene to facilitate walking recovery. Funding for this work has come from the UC Research Council, the Foundation for Physical Therapy, the American Heart Association, the Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Boyne also co-directs the UC Neurorecovery Laboratory located in the Medical Sciences Building with other interdisciplinary stroke recovery researchers Dr. Oluwole Awosika in the COM (Neurology) and Dr. Aimee Dietz in CAHS (Communication Sciences and Disorders).


PhD in Epidemiology , University of Cincinnati 2017

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Cincinnati 2010

BS in Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati 2007

Research and Practice Interests

stroke recovery and rehabilitation, neuroplasticity, aerobic exercise

Research Support

Grant: #R01HD093694 Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole; Boyne, Pierce; Carl, Daniel; Dunning, Kari; Gerson, Myron; Kissela, Brett 04-03-2018 -02-28-2023 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development High-Intensity Interval Training to Recover Walking Post-Stroke: HIT-Stroke Trial Role:PI $717,717.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #17MCPRP33670446 Investigators:Boyne, Pierce; Dunning, Kari; Kissela, Brett 07-01-2017 -06-30-2019 American Heart Association - National Chapter Priming the Brain for Stroke Recovery: Optimizing the Neurotrophic Effects of Aerobic Exercise Role:PI $76,786.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #EFIT Nexstim Investigators:Boyne, Pierce; Dunning, Kari; Kissela, Brett 02-01-2017 -01-31-2018 Nexstim, Inc. Efit Trial - Nexstim NBT System Role:Collaborator $356,523.75 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #AY2014-15 Investigators:Boyne, Pierce 05-01-2015 -04-30-2016 UC's University Research Council Optimizing Exercise Testing After Stroke Role:PI $12,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Roediger, Jan; Artusi, Carlo Alberto; Romagnolo, Alberto; Boyne, Pierce; Zibetti, Maurizio; Lopiano, Leonardo; Espay, Alberto J; Fasano, Alfonso; Merola, Aristide (2019. )Effect of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on posture in Parkinson's disease: A blind computerized analysis.Parkinsonism & related disorders, ,62 ,122-127

Boyne, Pierce; Meyrose, Colleen; Westover, Jennifer; Whitesel, Dustyn; Hatter, Kristal; Reisman, Darcy S; Cunningham, David; Carl, Daniel; Jansen, Connor; Khoury, Jane C; Gerson, Myron; Kissela, Brett; Dunning, Kari (2019. )Exercise intensity affects acute neurotrophic and neurophysiological responses poststroke.Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), ,126 (2 ),431-443

Boyne, Pierce; Maloney, Thomas; DiFrancesco, Mark; Fox, Michael D; Awosika, Oluwole; Aggarwal, Pushkar; Woeste, Jennifer; Jaroch, Laurel; Braswell, Daniel; Vannest, Jennifer (2018. )Resting-state functional connectivity of subcortical locomotor centers explains variance in walking capacity.Human brain mapping, ,39 (12 ),4831-4843

Boyne, Pierce; Billinger, Sandra; MacKay-Lyons, Marilyn; Barney, Brian; Khoury, Jane; Dunning, Kari (2017. )Aerobic Exercise Prescription in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Web-Based Survey of US Physical Therapists.Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT, ,41 (2 ),119-128

Carl, Daniel L; Boyne, Pierce; Rockwell, Bradley; Gerson, Myron; Khoury, Jane; Kissela, Brett; Dunning, Kari (2017. )Preliminary safety analysis of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in persons with chronic stroke.Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme, ,42 (3 ),311-318

Boyne, Pierce; Welge, Jeffrey; Kissela, Brett; Dunning, Kari (2017. )Factors Influencing the Efficacy of Aerobic Exercise for Improving Fitness and Walking Capacity After Stroke: A Meta-Analysis With Meta-Regression.Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, ,98 (3 ),581-595

Boyne, Pierce; Reisman, Darcy; Brian, Michael; Barney, Brian; Franke, Ava; Carl, Daniel; Khoury, Jane; Dunning, Kari (2017. )Ventilatory threshold may be a more specific measure of aerobic capacity than peak oxygen consumption rate in persons with stroke.Topics in stroke rehabilitation, ,24 (2 ),149-157

Fulk, George D; He, Ying; Boyne, Pierce; Dunning, Kari (2017. )Predicting Home and Community Walking Activity Poststroke.Stroke, ,48 (2 ),406-411

Boyne, Pierce; Dunning, Kari; Carl, Daniel; Gerson, Myron; Khoury, Jane; Rockwell, Bradley; Keeton, Gabriela; Westover, Jennifer; Williams, Alesha; McCarthy, Michael; Kissela, Brett (2016. )High-Intensity Interval Training and Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training in Ambulatory Chronic Stroke: Feasibility Study.Physical therapy, ,96 (10 ),1533-1544

Boyne, Pierce; Buhr, Sarah; Rockwell, Bradley; Khoury, Jane; Carl, Daniel; Gerson, Myron; Kissela, Brett; Dunning, Kari (2015. )Predicting Heart Rate at the Ventilatory Threshold for Aerobic Exercise Prescription in Persons With Chronic Stroke.Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT, ,39 (4 ),233-40

Boyne, Pierce; Dunning, Kari; Carl, Daniel; Gerson, Myron; Khoury, Jane; Kissela, Brett (2015. )Within-session responses to high-intensity interval training in chronic stroke.Medicine and science in sports and exercise, ,47 (3 ),476-84

Billinger, Sandra A; Boyne, Pierce; Coughenour, Eileen; Dunning, Kari; Mattlage, Anna (2015. )Does aerobic exercise and the FITT principle fit into stroke recovery?.Current neurology and neuroscience reports, ,15 (2 ),519

Page, Stephen J; Fulk, George D; Boyne, Pierce (2012. )Clinically important differences for the upper-extremity Fugl-Meyer Scale in people with minimal to moderate impairment due to chronic stroke.Physical therapy, ,92 (6 ),791-8

Boyne, Pierce; Israel, Susan; Dunning, Kari (2011. )Speed-dependent body weight supported sit-to-stand training in chronic stroke: a case series.Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT, ,35 (4 ),178-84

Badke, Mary Beth; Sherman, Jack; Boyne, Pierce; Page, Stephen; Dunning, Kari (2011. )Tongue-based biofeedback for balance in stroke: results of an 8-week pilot study.Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, ,92 (9 ),1364-70

Fulk, George D; Ludwig, Miriam; Dunning, Kari; Golden, Sue; Boyne, Pierce; West, Trent (2011. )Estimating clinically important change in gait speed in people with stroke undergoing outpatient rehabilitation.Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT, ,35 (2 ),82-9

Boyne, Pierce; Dunning, Kari; Levine, Peter; Hermann, Valerie Hill; Page, Stephen J (2010. )Orthotic functional electrical stimulation following botulinum toxin for a young adult with severe hand impairment due to childhood stroke.Physiotherapy theory and practice, ,26 (4 ),267-74

Fulk, George D; Ludwig, Miriam; Dunning, Kari; Golden, Sue; Boyne, Pierce; West, Trent How much change in the stroke impact scale-16 is important to people who have experienced a stroke?.Topics in stroke rehabilitation, ,17 (6 ),477-83

Boyne, Pierce; Dunning, Kari; Carl, Daniel; Gerson, Myron; Khoury, Jane; Kissela, Brett High-intensity interval training in stroke rehabilitation.Topics in stroke rehabilitation, ,20 (4 ),317-30

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building - Rm 267
3225 Eden Avenue
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-7499
Fax: 513-558-7474