Research

 

 

2019-present: Doctoral Student

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University,

Philadelphia, PA

•   Examine the biopsychosocial contributions to pain in individuals with spinal cord

     injury through qualitative and quantitative inquiry across the lifespan.

•   Collect psychometric and quantitative pain measures to examine biopsychosocial

     factors related to pain development in individuals with spinal cord injury.

•   Collaborate with interdisciplinary research development group to examine effects

     of community-based exercise participation in individuals with spinal cord injury.

2013-2016: Research Specialist, Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, University of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia, PA

  • Administered cognitive tests and analyzed group level structural MRI data to determine factors related to development of frontotemporal dementia and related disorders.

  • Liaison to Pennsylvania Hospital Movement Disorders Clinic.

  • Prepared and presented research data for posters and publication.

2012-2013: Research Specialist, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia, PA

  • Examined primary neuronal cultures to elucidate circuit level mechanism in traumatic brain injury.

  • Performed animal surgery to determine functional and histological impact of traumatic brain injury.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Heim S, McMillan C, Clark R, Baehr L, Ternes K, Olm C, Min N, Grossman M. How the brain learns how few are “many”: an fMRI study of the flexibility of quantifier semantics. Neuroimage. 2016;125:45-52. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.035.

 

Bisbing T, Olm C, McMillan C, Rascovsky K, Baehr L, Ternes K, Irwin D, Clark R, Grossman M. Estimating frontal and parietal involvement in cognitive estimation: a study of focal neurodegenerative diseases. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 2015;9:317. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00317.

 

PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS

 

McMillan C, Irwin D, Baehr L, Ternes K, Olm C, Van Deerlin V, Lee V, Trojanowski J, Grossman M. “Neuroimaging-based staging of pathological spread in patients with known tau pathology.” American Academy of Neurology, AAN 67th Annual Meeting, 4/18-4/25/15, Washington, DC.

 

Rascovsky K, Moran E, Baehr L, Irwin D, McMillan C, Grossman M. “Utility and neuroanatomical correlates of the FTLD-NACC neuropsychology module in the differential diagnosis of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and alzheimer’s disease.” American Academy of Neurology, AAN 67th Annual Meeting, 4/18-4/25/15, Washington, D.

 

Baehr L, McMillan C, Rascovsky K, Powers J, Burkholder L, Grossman M. “Strategic problem solving in behavioral variant frontotemporary dementia.” American Academy of Neurology, AAN 66th Annual Meeting, 4/26-5/3/14, Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Baehr L. Physical Activity and Quantitative Pain Measures: A Scoping Review. Drexel University Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference, 4/23/2020, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Baehr L. Treatment considerations for chronic pain in spinal cord injury. MossRehab Main Campus Outpatient Physical Therapy Inservice, 5/1/19, Elkins Park, PA.

 

Baehr L. Student perceptions of community-based exercise for individuals with non-communicable diseases. Temple University College of Public Health Research Day, 4/5/19, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Baehr L. Student perceptions of community-based exercise for individuals with non-communicable diseases. Temple University Doctor of Physical Therapy Evidence Based Practice Day, 10/19/18, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Baehr, L. “Dance for PD: why movement matters for parkinson’s.” 13th Annual Jean Feldman Memorial Conference, 11/6/15, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Baehr L. “Modeling Musca behavior on a visual discrimination task.” Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Research Conference, 4/21/12, Allentown, PA.           

 

 

AWARDS/HONORS

 

Drexel University Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference, 2020

Provost’s Award: Second Place Oral Research Presentation

 

Invited Alumna Panelist, Muhlenberg Dance Wellness Symposium, 2020

 

Graduate College Fellowship, Drexel University, 2019

            Awarded to highly qualified doctoral students in support of pre-candidacy work

 

College of Public Health Graduation Speaker, Temple University, 2019

 

Outstanding Original Research Presentation Award, Temple University, 2018

            Community-Based Exercise for Individuals with Non-Communicable Diseases

            Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, PT, PhD

 

Hyman Dervitz Scholarship, Temple University, 2018

For high performance in academics, collaborative leadership, volunteerism, social conscience, health endeavors

 

Invited Panelist, Visionaries and Innovators: Joys and Challenges of Being a Woman in STEM, Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families, 2013

           

Best Oral Presentation in Neurosciences, Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience, 2012

            Modeling Musca behavior on a visual discrimination task

            Mentor: Dr. Patrick Williams

 

Seena Marcus Arts Scholarship, Muhlenberg College, 2012

 

Muhlenberg Presidential Merit Scholarship, Muhlenberg College, 2008-2012

 

Talent Grant (Dance), Muhlenberg College, 2008-2012

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Member, American Physical Therapy Association, 2016-present                                     

Research/Orthopedics/Neurology Sections

 

Member, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, 2016-present

 

Vice President, Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Association, 2016-2019

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