Valerie Hill

Valerie Ann Hill

Assistant Professor

Professional Summary

Valerie A. Hill, PhD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the RENS new Occupational Therapy program. She is a rehabilitation scientist with experience in physical and neurological rehabilitation, primarily stroke rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury community programming. She has also worked in a variety of clinical settings including, rehab, acute care, and skilled nursing, worked in research here at UC CAHS, and has even taught at Xavier University for many years. Valerie recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship at University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy where she concurrently worked with the University of California, Los Angeles in the Stroke Prevention and Intervention Research Program. There, she also served as a Project Manager for the "Outpatient Transformation Through Community-Based Care Delivery and Utilization of Peer Mentors" program for patients with spinal cord injury. In February 2016, she was the first occupational therapist to ever be awarded a NIH K99/R00 grant, entitled “Live Well after Stroke: A Community-based Intervention for Individuals with Stroke” from NIMHD. Now at UC, she will continue her research (R00) and develop other research interests in community-based life management interventions, mitigating disease risk factors, and improving quality of life for individuals from multiple populations. 

Education

Ph.D. of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013 (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)

M.S. of Health Sciences Education, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana, 2005 (Health Sciences Education)

B.S. of Occupational Therapy, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana, 2004 (Occupational Therapy)

Research and Practice Interests

Community-based intervention for stroke rehabilitation

Research Support

Grant: #AHA 09CRP2400022 Investigators:Hermann, Valerie Ann 07-01-2009 -06-30-2011 American Heart Association - National Chapter Robotically Aided Affected Arm Training in Moderately Impaired Stroke Role:PI $120,612.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R00MD010471 Investigators:Hill, Valerie; Wheeler, Steven 01-01-2018 -12-31-2020 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Live Well after Stroke Role:PI $223,884.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Page, Stephen J; Levin, Linda; Hermann, Valerie; Dunning, Kari; Levine, Peter (2012. )Longer versus shorter daily durations of electrical stimulation during task-specific practice in moderately impaired stroke.Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, ,93 (2 ),200-6

Page, Stephen J; Murray, Colleen; Hermann, Valerie; Levine, Peter (2011. )Retention of motor changes in chronic stroke survivors who were administered mental practice.Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, ,92 (11 ),1741-5

Page, Stephen J; Murray, Colleen; Hermann, Valerie Affected upper-extremity movement ability is retained 3 months after modified constraint-induced therapy. The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, ,65 (5 ),589-93

Page, Stephen J; Dunning, Kari; Hermann, Valerie; Leonard, Anthony; Levine, Peter (2011. )Longer versus shorter mental practice sessions for affected upper extremity movement after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.Clinical rehabilitation, ,25 (7 ),627-37

Beckelhimer, Sarah C; Dalton, Ann E; Richter, Charissa A; Hermann, Valerie; Page, Stephen J Computer-based rhythm and timing training in severe, stroke-induced arm hemiparesis. The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, ,65 (1 ),96-100

Wu, Andy J; Hermann, Valerie; Ying, Jun; Page, Stephen J Chronometry of mentally versus physically practiced tasks in people with stroke. The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, ,64 (6 ),929-34

Hardy, Kathleen; Suever, Kacia; Sprague, Amie; Hermann, Valerie; Levine, Peter; Page, Stephen J Combined bracing, electrical stimulation, and functional practice for chronic, upper-extremity spasticity. The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, ,64 (5 ),720-6

Sleight, Alix G; Cogan, Alison M; Hill, Valerie A; Pyatak, Elizabeth A; Díaz, Jesus; Floríndez, Lucía I; Blanchard, Jeanine; Vigen, Cheryl; Garber, Susan L; Clark, Florence A (2019. )Factors Protecting Against Pressure Injuries in Medically Underserved Adults With Spinal Cord Injury: A Qualitative Study.Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, ,25 (1 ),31-40

Hill, Valerie A; Vickrey, Barbara G; Cheng, Eric M; Valle, Natalie P; Ayala-Rivera, Monica; Moreno, Lilian; Munoz, Cynthia; Dombish, Heidi; Espinosa, Annaliese; Wang, Debbie; Ochoa, Dina; Chu, Allison; Heymann, Rebecca; Towfighi, Amytis (2017. )A Pilot Trial of a Lifestyle Intervention for Stroke Survivors: Design of Healthy Eating and Lifestyle after Stroke (HEALS).Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, ,26 (12 ),2806-2813

Hill, Valerie A; Towfighi, Amytis (2017. )Modifiable Risk Factors for Stroke and Strategies for Stroke Prevention.Seminars in neurology, ,37 (3 ),237-258

Towfighi, Amytis; Cheng, Eric M; Ayala-Rivera, Monica; McCreath, Heather; Sanossian, Nerses; Dutta, Tara; Mehta, Bijal; Bryg, Robert; Rao, Neal; Song, Shlee; Razmara, Ali; Ramirez, Magaly; Sivers-Teixeira, Theresa; Tran, Jamie; Mojarro-Huang, Elizabeth; Montoya, Ana; Corrales, Marilyn; Martinez, Beatrice; Willis, Phyllis; Macias, Mireya; Ibrahim, Nancy; Wu, Shinyi; Wacksman, Jeremy; Haber, Hilary; Richards, Adam; Barry, Frances; Hill, Valerie; Mittman, Brian; Cunningham, William; Liu, Honghu; Ganz, David A; Factor, Diane; Vickrey, Barbara G (2017. )Randomized controlled trial of a coordinated care intervention to improve risk factor control after stroke or transient ischemic attack in the safety net: Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED).BMC neurology, ,17 (1 ),24

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267