Louis N. Hunter, PT, DPT

Associate Professor
Director, Experiential Learning and Global Initiatives

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Contact

901 Walnut Street
Room 513
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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215-503-6017
215-503-3499 fax

Louis N. Hunter, PT, DPT

Associate Professor
Director, Experiential Learning and Global Initiatives

Education

DPT Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
MS Physical Therapy, Boston University
BS Health Studies, Boston University

Recent Publications

Select Publications

  1. Middleton DM, Mohamed FB, Barakat N, Hunter LN, Sphoorti S, Finsterbusch J, Faro SH, Pallav S, Samdani AF, Mulcahey MJ.  An Investigation of Motion Correction Algorithms for Pediatric Spinal Cord DTI in Healthy Subjects and Patients with Spinal Cord Injury.  Magn Reson Imaging 2014; 32(5): 433-39.
  2. Mulcahey MJ, Gaughan JP, Betz RR, Samdani AF, Barakat N, Hunter LN.  Neuromuscular Scoliosis in Children with Spinal Cord Injury.  Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2013; 19(2):96-103.
  3. Barakat N, Mohamed FB, Hunter LN, Shah P, Faro SH, Samdani AF, Finsterbusch J, Betz R, Gaughan J, Mulcahey MJ.  Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Normal Pediatric Spinal Cord Using an Inner Field of View Echo-Planar Imaging Sequence.”  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2012; 33: 1127-33.
  4. Mohamed FB, Hunter LN, Barakat, N, Chia-Shang JL, Sair, H, Samdani, AF, Betz, RR, Faro, SH, Gaughan, J, Mulcahey, MJ.  Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Pediatric Spinal Cord: Preliminary Results of Children with Spinal Cord Injury as Compared to Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis at 1.5T.  AJNR 2011; 32(2): 339-45.

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy with focus on Neurologic Populations
  • Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE)
  • Community-Based Rehabilitation for Underserved Populations
  • Local and Global Interprofessional Service-Learning
  • Global Health Education and Training for Healthcare Professionals

Grants & contracts

National Institutes of Health 1R01NS079635-01A1 (5 year-grant)
Neuroimaging Based on DTI as a Biomarker for Spinal Cord Injury in Children
PI: Feroze B. Mohamed, PhD
October 2014-present: Collaborator

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research H133N110021:
Model SCI Systems Grant (5 year-grant)

Understanding the Health Care Needs of Individuals Aging with Spinal Cord Injury
PI: Stephen B. Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
June 2011-June 2016: Co-Investigator

Select Presentations

  1. Wilcox M, Leon L, Hunter LN, Szajna A.  The Algorithm for Service: Service-Learning and Other Educational Resources for Students and Faculty Interested in Setting Up New Experiences.  Panel presentation at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ Global Learning Colloquium: Health Professions; 2018 May 30th; Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Bisesti B, Eckert T, Gibson C, Resendiz S, Hunter LN.  A Preliminary Analysis of the Jefferson Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic.  Poster presentation at Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Physical Therapy, DPT Class of 2018 Presentation Day; 2017 February 16th; Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Hunter LN.  Implementing Global Health Curricular and Co-Curricular Opportunities within a Graduate Healthcare Professional Program.  Invited oral presentation at the University of Maryland Baltimore President’s Symposium and White Paper Project Speaker Series; 2017 November 13th; Baltimore, MD.
  4. Pilling LB, Bogen J, Hunter LN, Simmons R, Leon N, Plumb JD, Derman RJ.  Building Interprofessional Global Health Infrastructure at a University and Health System: Navigating Challenges and Scaling Successes.  Poster presentation at the 8th Annual Global Health Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH); 2017 April 6th-9th; Washington, DC.
  5. Bilski L, Clancy K, Dean V, Melfi D, Reardon K, Hunter LN. Application of Dual Task Performance in Pediatrics and Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review.  Poster presentation at the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA) Annual Conference; 2016 June 26th-28th; Lancaster, PA.
  6. DelSanto S, Endriss K, Kirby B, Larson J, Warren K, Hunter LN.  The Feasibility of Improving Global Health Utilizing Service-Learning and Pro Bono Physical Therapy: A Systematic Review.  Poster presentation at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); 2016 February 17th-20th; Anaheim, CA.
  7. Kern SB, Hunter LN, Marino R, Duff SV, Berzins D, Riekena H, Andrews M, Skaria J, Turoff D, Lenzo A, Nelson K.  Understanding the Healthcare Needs of Individuals Aging with Spinal Cord Injury.  Poster presentation at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); 2016 February 17th-20th; Anaheim, CA.               

Select Professional & Community Service

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
February 2016-present
Nominating Committee Member (elected position), Global Health Special Interest Group

Consortium of Universities for Global Health
December 2014-present
Member, Scientific Program Advisory Committee

Clinical Practice

Physical Therapist at the Jefferson Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Awards & Honors

  • Poster Presentation Award (2nd place)- presented by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA) at the BIAPA Annual Conference; 2016 June 26th-28th; Lancaster, PA.*

    *Bilski L, Clancy K, Dean V, Melfi D, Reardon K, Hunter LN. Application of Dual Task Performance in Pediatrics and Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review.  Poster presentation at the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA) Annual Conference; 2016 June 26th-28th; Lancaster, PA.
  • Social Responsibility Award- presented by the Global Health Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Physical Therapy (APTA) at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA; 2016 February 17th-20th; Anaheim, CA.*

    *DelSanto S, Endriss K, Kirby B, Larson J, Warren K, Hunter LN.  The Feasibility of Improving Global Health Utilizing Service-Learning and Pro Bono Physical Therapy: A Systematic Review.  Poster presentation at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); 2016 February 17th-20th; Anaheim, CA.