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    Julie K Tilson, DPT, MS, NCS

    TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
    SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
    DepartmentBiokinesiology and Physical Therapy
    AddressCHP 155
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9006
    Phone+1 323 442 1281
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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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      2012Stroke Progress and Innovation Award

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      1. Lee JH, Baker LL, Johnson RE, Tilson J. Effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for management of shoulder subluxation post-stroke: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil. 2017 Mar 01; 269215517700696. PMID: 28343442.
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      2. Hershberg JA, Rose DK, Tilson J, Brutsch B, Correa A, Gallichio J, McLeod M, Moore C, Wu S, Duncan PW, Behrman AL. 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. PMID: 27977522.
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      3. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Moher D, Tilson J, Williams MT. 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. PMID: 27599967; PMCID: PMC5011880.
      4. Tilson J, Mickan S, Howard R, Sum JC, Zibell M, Cleary L, Mody B, Michener LA. 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. PMID: 27176726; PMCID: PMC4866278.
      5. Tilson J, Marshall K, Tam JJ, Fetters L. 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. PMID: 27101814; PMCID: PMC4840969.
      6. Tilson J, Loeb K, Barbosa S, Jiang F, Lee KT. 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. PMID: 26945431; PMCID: PMC4795099.
      7. Liphart J, Gallichio J, Tilson J, Pei Q, Wu SS, Duncan PW. 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. PMID: 25810426; PMCID: PMC4976443 [Available on 03/01/17].
      8. Ilic D, Nordin RB, Glasziou P, Tilson J, Villanueva E. A randomised controlled trial of a blended learning education intervention for teaching evidence-based medicine. BMC Med Educ. 2015 Mar 10; 15:39. PMID: 25884717; PMCID: PMC4358913.
      9. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Hammick M, Moher D, Tilson J, Williams MT. 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. PMID: 25081371; PMCID: PMC4128547.
      10. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Hammick M, Moher D, Tilson J, Williams MT. 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. PMID: 25060160; PMCID: PMC4113129.
      11. Mickan S, Atherton H, Roberts NW, Heneghan C, Tilson J. Use of handheld computers in clinical practice: a systematic review. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Jul 06; 14:56. PMID: 24998515; PMCID: PMC4099138.
      12. Tilson J, Mickan S. 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. PMID: 24965501; PMCID: PMC4085660.
      13. Tilson J, Mickan S, Sum JC, Zibell M, Dylla JM, Howard R. 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. PMID: 24965574; PMCID: PMC4080990.
      14. Ilic D, Nordin RB, Glasziou P, Tilson J, Villanueva E. Development and validation of the ACE tool: assessing medical trainees' competency in evidence based medicine. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jun 09; 14:114. PMID: 24909434; PMCID: PMC4062508.
      15. Ilic D, Bin Nordin R, Glasziou P, Tilson J, Villanueva E. 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. PMID: 24351113; PMCID: PMC3878342.
      16. Mickan S, Tilson J, Atherton H, Roberts NW, Heneghan C. 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. PMID: 24165786; PMCID: PMC3841346.
      17. Rose DK, Behrman AL, Nadeau SE, Martin AD, Schofield RS, Tilson J, Cen SY, Lu X, Wu SS, Azen S, Duncan PW. Does exercise tolerance testing at 60 days poststroke predict rehabilitation performance? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jul; 94(7):1223-9. PMID: 23548545.
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      18. Nadeau SE, Wu SS, Dobkin BH, Azen SP, Rose DK, Tilson J, Cen SY, Duncan PW. 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. PMID: 23504552.
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      19. Phillips AC, Lewis LK, McEvoy MP, Galipeau J, Glasziou P, Hammick M, Moher D, Tilson J, Williams MT. 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. PMID: 23347417; PMCID: PMC3599902.
      20. Tilson J, Wu SS, Cen SY, Feng Q, Rose DR, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Duncan PW. 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. PMID: 22246687; PMCID: PMC3265675.
      21. Tilson J, Kaplan SL, Harris JL, Hutchinson A, Ilic D, Niederman R, Potomkova J, Zwolsman SE. Sicily statement on classification and development of evidence-based practice learning assessment tools. BMC Med Educ. 2011 Oct 05; 11:78. PMID: 21970731; PMCID: PMC3221624.
      22. Duncan PW, Sullivan KJ, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Wu SS, Nadeau SE, Dobkin BH, Rose DK, Tilson J, Cen S, Hayden SK. Body-weight-supported treadmill rehabilitation after stroke. N Engl J Med. 2011 May 26; 364(21):2026-36. PMID: 21612471; PMCID: PMC3175688.
      23. Sullivan KJ, Tilson J, Cen SY, Rose DK, Hershberg J, Correa A, Gallichio J, McLeod M, Moore C, Wu SS, Duncan PW. Fugl-Meyer assessment of sensorimotor function after stroke: standardized training procedure for clinical practice and clinical trials. Stroke. 2011 Feb; 42(2):427-32. PMID: 21164120.
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      24. 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. Taking healthcare interventions from trial to practice. BMJ. 2010 Aug 13; 341:c3852. PMID: 20709714.
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      25. Tilson J. Validation of the modified Fresno test: assessing physical therapists' evidence based practice knowledge and skills. BMC Med Educ. 2010 May 25; 10:38. PMID: 20500871; PMCID: PMC2896364.
      26. Tilson J, Sullivan KJ, Cen SY, Rose DK, Koradia CH, Azen SP, Duncan PW. Meaningful gait speed improvement during the first 60 days poststroke: minimal clinically important difference. Phys Ther. 2010 Feb; 90(2):196-208. PMID: 20022995; PMCID: PMC2816032.
      27. Tilson J, Settle SM, Sullivan KJ. Application of evidence-based practice strategies: current trends in walking recovery interventions poststroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):227-46. PMID: 18647727.
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      28. Duncan PW, Sullivan KJ, Behrman AL, Azen SP, Wu SS, Nadeau SE, Dobkin BH, Rose DK, Tilson J. Protocol for the Locomotor Experience Applied Post-stroke (LEAPS) trial: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Neurol. 2007 Nov 08; 7:39. PMID: 17996052; PMCID: PMC2222229.