Hewston, Leigh Ann
Leigh Ann Hewston, PT, MEd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-3499 fax
PhD Candidate, Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
MEd, Exercise Physiology/Physical Education, Temple University
BS, Physical Therapy, West Virginia University
Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA), Geriatric Section APTA, 2009
Research and Clinical Interests
Interprofessional education activities -especially as it relates to older adults with chronic conditions
Evaluation of interprofessional education
Heart failure and physical therapy interventions
HRSA/Bureau of Health Professions, 2010-2015
Eastern PA and Delaware Geriatric Education Center (EPaD GEC) Center
Jefferson School of Health Professions, 2011, $25,000
Rehabilitation and Exercise Training after Hospitalization: Assessing Benefit in Acute Heart Failure (REHAB-HF) Pilot Study
Co-Investigator at TJU/TJUH site
Presentations (peer reviewed)
Hewston LA, Warriner M, Palaio A, Arenson CA, Rose MA. A composite view of health mentors who volunteer to participate in a chronic disease interprofessional program for medical and health professional students. Presented at: Collaborating Across Borders, III: 3rd Biennial International Conference; November 2011; Tucson, AZ.
Hewston LA, Arenson CA, Rose MA, Antony RR, Smith K, Umland EM, Giordano C, Lyons KJ, Veloski J, Kern SB. A method of evaluation of an interprofessional program goal. Presented at: Collaborating Across Borders, III: 3rd Biennial International Conference; November 2011;
Rose MA, Gilman FH, Hewston LA, Antony RR, Arenson CA. Development of modular IPE curriculum: process and evaluation. Presented at: Collaborating Across Borders, III: 3rd Biennial International Conference; November 2011; Tucson, AZ.
Arenson CA, Collins LG, Hewston LA, Kern SB, Umland EM, Jerpbak CM, Antony RR, Rose MA. The Jefferson Health Mentors Program as a model for continuous quality improvement of campus-wide IPE curriculum. Presented at: Collaborating Across Borders, III: 3rd Biennial International Conference; November 2011; Tucson, AZ.
Giordano C, Lyons KJ, Rose MA, Arenson CA, Smith K, Hewston LA, Veloski J, Collins LG. Program evaluation and its role in guiding an interprofessional program. Presented at: Collaborating Across Borders, III: 3rd Biennial International Conference; November 2011;
Hewston LA, Levinson M. Jefferson Health Mentor Program. Interprofessional education: all aboard. Presented at: Pre-Conference to APTA Meeting; June 7, 2011; Baltimore, MD.
Arenson CA, Collins LG, Jerpbak CM, Hewston LA, Antony RR, Umland EM, Kern SB, Rose MA. The health mentors program early outcomes of a longitudinal, patient-centered interdisciplinary team-based curriculum. Presented at: 44th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Spring Conference; April 27 to May 1, 2011; New Orleans, LA.
Freeman, DL and Hewston LA. Use of electro-physical agents to maximize clinical outcomes in the treatment of chronic conditions in the older adult. Presented at: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 12, 2011; New Orleans, LA.
Hewston LA, Gilman FH, Larkins K, Arenson CA. Improving patient safety through communication: interprofessional education learning sessions. Presented at: The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals Annual Conference; October 21, 2010; Charlotte, NC.
Hewston LA, Gilman F. Improving patient safety through communication: an interprofessional education learning session with radiologic science and physical therapy students. Presented at: Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century Conference; March 13, 2010; Thomas Jefferson University.
Arenson C., Rattner S., Borden C, Collins L, Kern S, Hewston LA, Veloski J.
Assessment of medical and nursing students' attitudes toward chronic illness care. Presented at: Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century Conference; March 12-13, 2010; Thomas Jefferson University.
Arenson CA, Rattner S, Borden C, Collins L, Kern SB, Hewston LA, Veloski JJ, Antony RR. Attitudes toward chronic illness: outcomes of a 2-year interprofessional curriculum. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 8, 2009; Philadelphia, PA.
Collins L, Arenson C, Rose M, Borden C, Kern S, Hewston,LA, Antony R, Necky J. A longitudinal inter-professional mentor program: a new model for chronic illness care education, year two. Presented at: The Model Geriatric Programs: Materials and Methods Swap at The American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting; May, 2009.
Arenson CA, Rattner S, Borden C, Collins LG, Kern SB, Hewston LA, Veloski J. Attitudes toward chronic illness care. Presented at: Collaborating Across Borders II: Building Bridges Between IPE and Practice; May 2009; Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Professional and Community Service
Falls Assessment Clinic, Philadelphia Senior Center, 2009- Present
Jefferson Interprofessional Care Practicum Workshop Leader, 2009-Present
PT 553 Modalities and Physical Agents
PT 611 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
PT 774 Clinical Decision Making in Geriatrics
Awards and Honors
2011 Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education
Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- A Novel Rehabilitation Intervention for Older Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: The REHAB-HF Pilot Study
- Rehabilitation Therapy in Older Acute Heart Failure Patients (REHAB-HF) trial: Design and rationale
- Strategies for supporting intervention fidelity in the rehabilitation therapy in older acute heart failure patients (REHAB-HF) trial
- Comparison of Frequency of Frailty and Severely Impaired Physical Function in Patients ≥60 Years Hospitalized with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Versus Chronic Stable Heart Failure with Reduced and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
- The health mentors program: Three years experience with longitudinal, patient-centered interprofessional education
- Myocardial hypoperfusion/reperfusion tolerance with exercise training in hypertension