Julie K Tilson, DPT, MS, NCS

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical Physical Therapy
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of Usc
AddressCHP 155
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9006
Phone+1 323 442 1281
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    2012Stroke Progress and Innovation Award

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    Dr. Tilson is Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC) Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She specializes in understanding the most effective methods for translating rehabilitation research into clinical practice. Dr. Tilson teaches Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in USC’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and to clinicians nationally and internationally. Her curricula emphasize the integration of scientific research, clinical expertise, and patient perspectives into clinical decision making. Dr. Tilson is co-author of Evidence Based Physical Therapy (FA Davis, 2012) and is the Guidelines and Cochrane Reviews tabs editor for PTNow.org. She has specialty training in and teaches vestibular rehabilitation in the USC DPT program and nationally for practicing clinicians. Dr. Tilson is a Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine in Oxford, UK.

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    1. Use of the knowledge to action model improved physical therapist adherence to a common clinical practice guideline across multiple settings: a multisite case series. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Dec 01; 22(1):1462. Tilson JK, Martinez CA, MacDowell S, D'Silva LJ, Howard R, Roth HR, Skop KM, Dannenbaum E, Farrell L. PMID: 36456945.
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    2. On "Storm Clouds on the Horizon: The 3 Perils of Unconstrained Academic Growth in Physical Therapist Education." Deusinger SS, Landers MR. Phys Ther. 2022;102:pzac046. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzac046. Phys Ther. 2022 11 06; 102(11). Gordon J, Tilson JK. PMID: 36190504.
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    3. Using Biofeedback to Reduce Step Length Asymmetry Impairs Dynamic Balance in People Poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2021 Aug; 35(8):738-749. Park S, Liu C, Sánchez N, Tilson JK, Mulroy SJ, Finley JM. PMID: 34060926; PMCID: PMC8349786.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Controlled comparison of a flipped classroom evidence-based practice course delivered online or on-campus. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2021 10; 26(5):219-223. Martinez C, Tilson JK. PMID: 33402329.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Ten papers for teachers of evidence-based medicine and health care: Sicily workshop 2019. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2021 Oct; 26(5):224-227. Nunan D, Lindblad A, Widyahening IS, Bernardo WM, Chi CC, Cowdell F, Becker K, Constantine S, East C, Myrhaug HT, Johnson SG, Jack E, Thompson R, Achilleos H, Berg RC, Snibsøer AK, Puscasiu L, Bartelink ME, van Peet PG, Berti F, Tilson J, Tikkinen KA, Albarqouni L, Hoegen P. PMID: 33172938.
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    6. The ecosystem of evidence cannot thrive without efficiency of knowledge generation, synthesis, and translation. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019 06; 110:90-95. Cartabellotta A, Tilson JK. PMID: 30708174.
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    7. Locomotor Training and Strength and Balance Exercises for Walking Recovery After Stroke: Response to Number of Training Sessions. Phys Ther. 2017 Nov 01; 97(11):1066-1074. Rose DK, Nadeau SE, Wu SS, Tilson JK, Dobkin BH, Pei Q, Duncan PW. PMID: 29077960; PMCID: PMC6075074.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for management of shoulder subluxation post-stroke: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil. 2017 Nov; 31(11):1431-1444. Lee JH, Baker LL, Johnson RE, Tilson JK. PMID: 28343442.
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    9. The Interface of Clinical Decision-Making With Study Protocols for Knowledge Translation From a Walking Recovery Trial. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2017 Jan; 41(1):59-67. Hershberg JA, Rose DK, Tilson JK, Brutsch B, Correa A, Gallichio J, McLeod M, Moore C, Wu S, Duncan PW, Behrman AL. PMID: 27977522; PMCID: PMC5161105.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Development and validation of the guideline for reporting evidence-based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET). BMC Med Educ. 2016 Sep 06; 16(1):237. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Moher D, Tilson JK, Williams MT. PMID: 27599967; PMCID: PMC5011880.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 62     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Promoting physical therapists' use of research evidence to inform clinical practice: part 3--long term feasibility assessment of the PEAK program. BMC Med Educ. 2016 May 12; 16:144. Tilson JK, Mickan S, Howard R, Sum JC, Zibell M, Cleary L, Mody B, Michener LA. PMID: 27176726; PMCID: PMC4866278.
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    12. A bibliometric analysis of statistical terms used in American Physical Therapy Association journals (2011-2012): evidence for educating physical therapists. BMC Med Educ. 2016 Apr 22; 16:118. Tilson JK, Marshall K, Tam JJ, Fetters L. PMID: 27101814; PMCID: PMC4840969.
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    13. Use of Tablet Computers to Promote Physical Therapy Students' Engagement in Knowledge Translation During Clinical Experiences. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2016 Apr; 40(2):81-9. Tilson JK, Loeb K, Barbosa S, Jiang F, Lee KT. PMID: 26945431; PMCID: PMC4795099.
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    14. Concordance and discordance between measured and perceived balance and the effect on gait speed and falls following stroke. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Mar; 30(3):294-302. Liphart J, Gallichio J, Tilson JK, Pei Q, Wu SS, Duncan PW. PMID: 25810426; PMCID: PMC4976443.
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    15. A randomised controlled trial of a blended learning education intervention for teaching evidence-based medicine. BMC Med Educ. 2015 Mar 10; 15:39. Ilic D, Nordin RB, Glasziou P, Tilson JK, Villanueva E. PMID: 25884717; PMCID: PMC4358913.
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    16. A Delphi survey to determine how educational interventions for evidence-based practice should be reported: stage 2 of the development of a reporting guideline. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jul 31; 14:159. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Hammick M, Moher D, Tilson JK, Williams MT. PMID: 25081371; PMCID: PMC4128547.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. A systematic review of how studies describe educational interventions for evidence-based practice: stage 1 of the development of a reporting guideline. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jul 24; 14:152. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Hammick M, Moher D, Tilson JK, Williams MT. PMID: 25060160; PMCID: PMC4113129.
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    18. Use of handheld computers in clinical practice: a systematic review. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Jul 06; 14:56. Mickan S, Atherton H, Roberts NW, Heneghan C, Tilson JK. PMID: 24998515; PMCID: PMC4099138.
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    19. Promoting physical therapists' of research evidence to inform clinical practice: part 1--theoretical foundation, evidence, and description of the PEAK program. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jun 25; 14:125. Tilson JK, Mickan S. PMID: 24965501; PMCID: PMC4085660.
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    20. Promoting physical therapists' use of research evidence to inform clinical practice: part 2--a mixed methods evaluation of the PEAK program. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jun 25; 14:126. Tilson JK, Mickan S, Sum JC, Zibell M, Dylla JM, Howard R. PMID: 24965574; PMCID: PMC4080990.
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    21. Development and validation of the ACE tool: assessing medical trainees' competency in evidence based medicine. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jun 09; 14:114. Ilic D, Nordin RB, Glasziou P, Tilson JK, Villanueva E. PMID: 24909434; PMCID: PMC4062508.
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    22. Implementation of a blended learning approach to teaching evidence based practice: a protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC Med Educ. 2013 Dec 19; 13:170. Ilic D, Bin Nordin R, Glasziou P, Tilson JK, Villanueva E. PMID: 24351113; PMCID: PMC3878342.
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    23. Evidence of effectiveness of health care professionals using handheld computers: a scoping review of systematic reviews. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Oct 28; 15(10):e212. Mickan S, Tilson JK, Atherton H, Roberts NW, Heneghan C. PMID: 24165786; PMCID: PMC3841346.
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    24. Does exercise tolerance testing at 60 days poststroke predict rehabilitation performance? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jul; 94(7):1223-9. Rose DK, Behrman AL, Nadeau SE, Martin AD, Schofield RS, Tilson JK, Cen SY, Lu X, Wu SS, Azen S, Duncan PW, LEAPS Investigative Team. PMID: 23548545.
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    25. Effects of task-specific and impairment-based training compared with usual care on functional walking ability after inpatient stroke rehabilitation: LEAPS Trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 May; 27(4):370-80. Nadeau SE, Wu SS, Dobkin BH, Azen SP, Rose DK, Tilson JK, Cen SY, Duncan PW, LEAPS Investigative Team. PMID: 23504552.
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    26. Protocol for development of the guideline for reporting evidence based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET) statement. BMC Med Educ. 2013 Jan 25; 13:9. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Hammick M, Moher D, Tilson J, Williams MT. PMID: 23347417; PMCID: PMC3599902.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Characterizing and identifying risk for falls in the LEAPS study: a randomized clinical trial of interventions to improve walking poststroke. Stroke. 2012 Feb; 43(2):446-52. Tilson JK, Wu SS, Cen SY, Feng Q, Rose DR, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Duncan PW. PMID: 22246687; PMCID: PMC3265675.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Sicily statement on classification and development of evidence-based practice learning assessment tools. BMC Med Educ. 2011 Oct 05; 11:78. Tilson JK, Kaplan SL, Harris JL, Hutchinson A, Ilic D, Niederman R, Potomkova J, Zwolsman SE. PMID: 21970731; PMCID: PMC3221624.
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    29. Body-weight-supported treadmill rehabilitation after stroke. N Engl J Med. 2011 May 26; 364(21):2026-36. Duncan PW, Sullivan KJ, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Wu SS, Nadeau SE, Dobkin BH, Rose DK, Tilson JK, Cen S, Hayden SK, LEAPS Investigative Team. PMID: 21612471; PMCID: PMC3175688.
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    30. Fugl-Meyer assessment of sensorimotor function after stroke: standardized training procedure for clinical practice and clinical trials. Stroke. 2011 Feb; 42(2):427-32. Sullivan KJ, Tilson JK, Cen SY, Rose DK, Hershberg J, Correa A, Gallichio J, McLeod M, Moore C, Wu SS, Duncan PW. PMID: 21164120.
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    31. Taking healthcare interventions from trial to practice. BMJ. 2010 Aug 13; 341:c3852. Glasziou P, Chalmers I, Altman DG, Bastian H, Boutron I, Brice A, Jamtvedt G, Farmer A, Ghersi D, Groves T, Heneghan C, Hill S, Lewin S, Michie S, Perera R, Pomeroy V, Tilson J, Shepperd S, Williams JW. PMID: 20709714.
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    32. Validation of the modified Fresno test: assessing physical therapists' evidence based practice knowledge and skills. BMC Med Educ. 2010 May 25; 10:38. Tilson JK. PMID: 20500871; PMCID: PMC2896364.
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    33. Meaningful gait speed improvement during the first 60 days poststroke: minimal clinically important difference. Phys Ther. 2010 Feb; 90(2):196-208. Tilson JK, Sullivan KJ, Cen SY, Rose DK, Koradia CH, Azen SP, Duncan PW, Locomotor Experience Applied Post Stroke (LEAPS) Investigative Team. PMID: 20022995; PMCID: PMC2816032.
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    34. Application of evidence-based practice strategies: current trends in walking recovery interventions poststroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):227-46. Tilson JK, Settle SM, Sullivan KJ. PMID: 18647727.
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    35. Protocol for the Locomotor Experience Applied Post-stroke (LEAPS) trial: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Neurol. 2007 Nov 08; 7:39. Duncan PW, Sullivan KJ, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Wu SS, Nadeau SE, Dobkin BH, Rose DK, Tilson JK, LEAPS Investigative Team. PMID: 17996052; PMCID: PMC2222229.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 73     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
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