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Dr. Yolanda Rainey Dr. Yolanda Rainey Associate Professor Location:Phenix Hall201C Phone:757-727-5092 Expertise:Physical therapy/rehabilitation; Geriatrics/Aging

Dr. Rainey joined the faculty at Hampton University in the Department of Physical Therapy in July 2009. She has more than 35 years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist including direct patient care, rehabilitation management, and 15 years in physical therapy education. Dr. Rainey has previously served as an on-site evaluator for CAPTE accreditation. Her teaching duties include Test and Measurements, Case Management I & II, and Teaching & Learning. She assists with NeuroManagement I & II, and Basic Skills. Scholarly interests center on Aging in minority elderly, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Adult education, and Distance education. Dr. Rainey has served as co-investigator on clinical research projects concerning Exercise and Breast Cancer Reduction. She was also successful in securing NIH grant funds for a study on Balance, Gait and Falls in African-American Elderly with Hypertension.

Education

  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy (transitional), Rocky Mountain Univ. of Health Professions
  • M.S., Education, University of Kentucky
  • Certificate of Proficiency, Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Physical Education, Hampton University

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT)
  • Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA)

Presentations

  • Managed Care and the Elderly: It’s Time to Shift Your Paradigm; American Academy of Physical Therapy Annual Conference; Atlanta, GA. (1995)
  • Effects of Normal Aging; Alabama PT Association Spring Conference; Orange Beach, AL (1994)
  • Geriatrics and Physical Therapy: A review and an update; PT Association of GA, Winter Conference; Decatur, GA (1994)
  • Geriatric Patient Care: Concepts and Principles of Decision Making; “Geriatric Physical Therapy: An Advanced Level Tutorial” APTA Combined Sections Mtg.; Pre-Conference Instructional Course (1991)

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

  • Radwan, H., Rainey, Y., Cowie, R.”Increasing the number of minority physical therapy students to reduce health disparities in North Carolina.”World Confederation of Physical Therapy, (Vancouver, Canada) June, 2007.
  • Kute T, Rainey Y, Foust G, Johnson A, Paige T, Parraway E., “ Regulation of IGF-1 through moderate exercise: A collaboration between Winston Salem State and Wake Forest Universities.” American Academy of Physical Therapy and National Society of Allied Health Annual Conference, (Atlanta, GA) March 2007.

Grants

  • Rainey, Y., Foxworth, J., Prybylo, S., “Assessing Balance, Gait, and Falls in Elderly African-Americans with Hypertension” (2008)Funded: NIH Grant Center for Research to Improve Minority Health and Eliminate Health Disparities (P20)
  • Kute T, Rainey Y, Foust G, Johnson A, Paige T, Parraway E, “Effect of Chronic Resistance Training on the production of Natural Killer cells in the prevention of Breast Cancer in African-American and non-African American Women” (2008)
  • Kute T, Sonntag W, Rainey Y, David S, Hedin J, Kreger A, Lang B. “Cancer Prevention Trial by Growth Hormone Regulation through Mild Exercise” (2006)Funded: Piedmont Alliance for Cancer Research and Education (PACRE)
  • Rainey Y. “Reducing Health Disparities In North Carolina Related To Heart Disease in Community-Based Minority Elderly”(2006)

Research Activity

  • Kute T, Rainey Y, Foust G, Johnson A, Paige T, Parraway E., “Role of Exercise in the Prevention of Breast Cancer By Modulating the Immune system: A Pilot Study” (WSSU IRB #2986-08-0028)
  • Rainey Y, Fann M, Idol K. “Assessment of North Carolina Physical Therapist Assistant Students’ Knowledge and Confidence About Their Preparation To Provide Culturally Competent Treatment To Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Patient Populations” (WSSU IRB #2986-07-0031)
  • Kute T, Rainey Y, Gilbert E, Vernon S, Wilson S. “The Effects of an Acute Episode of Strenuous Exercise on Growth Factors and Growth Factor Binding Proteins In Young Adult Females” (WSSU IRB #2986-07-0028)
  • Kute T, Sonntag W, Rainey Y, David S, Hedin J, Kreger A, Lang B. “Cancer Prevention Trial by Growth Hormone Regulation through Mild Exercise” (WSSU IRB #2986-06-0002)