James Graham, PhD, DC

James Graham, PhD, DC Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences;
Director, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program

Email: jegraham@utmb.edu | Influuent
Research Area: Rehabilitation outcomes, functional assessment, health disparities


  • BS 1992 University of Utah, Biology/Chemistry
  • DC 1996 Parker College of Chiropractic
  • MS 2000 Lamar University, Kinesiology
  • PhD 2006 University of New York at Buffalo, Rehabilitation Science

Current Funding

Source: Sealy Center on Aging Pilot Grant
Improving Healthcare for Elders during Disasters
Role: Principal Investigator 2015-2016

John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research
Online Training Modules for Analysis of Omics and Population Health Data
Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Heidi Spratt) 2015-2016

Grant# (R03 - AG046409) NIH: National Institute on Aging
Archiving Four New Datasets from the Longitudinal Hispanic EPESE Study
Role: Principal Investigator 2013-2015 (no cost extension)

Grant# R01 HD069443 (PI: K. Ottenbacher)
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Hospital Readmission and Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation
Role: Co-Investigator 2012-2016

Grant# P2C-HD065702 (PI: K. Ottenbacher) NICHD, NINDS, NIBIB, NIH, Dept of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
Center for Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets
Role: Co-Investigator 2015-2020

Grant# R24-HS022134 (PI: J. Goodwin)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), DHHS
Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly
Role: Co-Investigator 2013-2018

Recent Publications

  1. Kumar, A., Graham, J. E., Resnik, L., Karmarkar, A. M., Deutsch, A., Tan, A., ... Ottenbacher, K. J. (2016). Examining the association between comorbidity indexes and functional status in hospitalized medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Physical Therapy, 96(2), 232-240.
  2. Galloway, RV, Karmarkar, AM, Graham, JE, Tan, A, Raji, M, Granger, CV & Ottenbacher, KJ 2016, 'Hospital readmission following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation for older adults with debility' Physical Therapy, vol 96, no. 2, pp. 241-251.
  3. Fisher, SR, Graham, JE, Krishnan, S & Ottenbacher, KJ 2016, 'Predictors of 30-day readmission following inpatient rehabilitation for patients at high risk for hospital readmission' Physical Therapy, vol 96, no. 1, pp. 62-70.

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