As Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis (ENACT), Dr. Keysor’s research interests examine the intersection of function, environment, and psychology in the creation of disability and enhancement of participation among older adults and persons with arthritis. She uses clinical research methods in epidemiology to examine disablement and clinical trials to evaluate interventions designed to enhance participation (e.g., minimize disability) among elderly persons and adults with arthritis. Dr. Keysor collaborates with several interdisciplinary research groups including Boston University’s Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center, and the Caregiving and Health Aging research study.
Dr. Keysor recently received a $4 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to establish a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center RRTC) in Arthritis: Boston University’s Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis (ENACT). Dr. Keysor is the Principal Investigator of ENACT’s Project 1: Efficacy of a Modified Vocational Rehabilitation Intervention for Work Disability and the Multicenter Osteoarthritis-Knee Pain and Disability Study (MOST-KPAD) and is a co-investigator on the NIH funded Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study and the Caregiver SOF study. Dr. Keysor developed the Home and Community Environment Survey (HACE
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD
- University of North Carolina School of Public Health, PhD
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS
- University of Vermont, BS
- Published on 4/25/2018
Keysor JJ, LaValley MP, Brown C, Felson DT, AlHeresh RA, Vaughan MW, Yood R, Reed JI, Allaire SJ. Efficacy of a Work Disability Prevention Program for People with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Single-Blind Parallel-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jul; 70(7):1022-1029. PMID: 28941189.
- Published on 2/18/2018
Vaughan MW, LaValley MP, Felson DT, Orsmond GI, Niu J, Lewis CE, Segal NA, Nevitt MC, Keysor JJ. Affect and Incident Participation Restriction in Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Apr; 70(4):542-549. PMID: 28686817.
- Published on 1/23/2018
Chang FH, Jette AM, Slavin MD, Baker K, Ni P, Keysor JJ. Detecting functional change in response to exercise in knee osteoarthritis: a comparison of two computerized adaptive tests. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 01 23; 19(1):29. PMID: 29361920.
- Published on 1/1/2018
Maxwell J, Vaughan M, Ledingham A, Felson D, Keysor J. "Fear of the Known and Unknown": Factors Affecting Participation Following Knee Replacement Among Persons With Participation Restriction. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2018 Jan/Mar; 41(1):35-41. PMID: 27824655.
- Published on 6/2/2017
Vaughan MW, Felson DT, LaValley MP, Orsmond GI, Niu J, Lewis CE, Segal NA, Nevitt MC, Keysor JJ. Perceived Community Environmental Factors and Risk of Five-Year Participation Restriction Among Older Adults With or at Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jul; 69(7):952-958. PMID: 28129478.
- Published on 6/1/2017
AlHeresh R, LaValley MP, Coster W, Keysor JJ. Construct Validity and Scoring Methods of the World Health Organization: Health and Work Performance Questionnaire Among Workers With Arthritis and Rheumatological Conditions. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jun; 59(6):e112-e118. PMID: 28598938.
- Published on 7/27/2016
Alheresh R, Vaughan M, LaValley MP, Coster W, Keysor JJ. Critical Appraisal of the Quality of Literature Evaluating Psychometric Properties of Arthritis Work Outcome Assessments: A Systematic Review. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Sep; 68(9):1354-70. PMID: 26679938.
- Published on 6/14/2016
Keysor JJ, AlHeresh R, Vaughan M, LaValley MP, Allaire S. The Work-It Study for people with arthritis: Study protocol and baseline sample characteristics. Work. 2016 Jun 14; 54(2):473-80. PMID: 27315415.
- Published on 11/17/2015
Vaughan M, LaValley MP, AlHeresh R, Keysor JJ. Which Features of the Environment Impact Community Participation of Older Adults? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Aging Health. 2016 Sep; 28(6):957-78. PMID: 26578546.
- Published on 6/1/2015
AlHeresh RA, Keysor JJ. The Work Activity and Participation Outcomes Framework: a new look at work disability outcomes through the lens of the ICF. Int J Rehabil Res. 2015 Jun; 38(2):107-12. PMID: 25715231.
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