Daniel K. White, Sc.D., PT

Daniel K. White, Sc.D., PT

Title
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Email
dwtbn@bu.edu
Phone
617-638-4316
Education
M.Sc. School of Public Health, Boston University Epidemiology: 2013
Post-doc School of Public Health, Boston University, Post Doc Fellowship: 2009
Sc.D. Sargent College, Boston University, Rehab. Science: 2007
M.S. Sargent College, Boston University, Physical Therapy: 2000
B.S. Sargent College, Boston University, Health Sciences: 1998
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Scholarly and Practice Interests

My primary research interest is in the disablement process of older adults with musculoskeletal pathology. The specific focus of my research has been on factors associated with physical activity and functional limitation in older adults and people with knee osteoarthritis.

Scholarship

Recent Presentations

  • White, DK., et al. How many steps/day are associated with a community level gait speed among older adults with or at high risk of knee OA? American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Section Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013
  • White, DK., et al. Does unpredictable knee pain limit functional ability and walking frequency in knee OA? The MOST Study Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2012
  • White, DK., et al. How many steps/day are associated with a community level gait speed among older adults with or at high risk of knee OA? Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2012
  • White, DK., et al. Factors associated with achieving Physical Activity Guidelines among those who can meet them: The MOST StudyAmerican College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA, May 2012
  • Fitzgerald, GK, White, DK, Piva, S,  Associations Between Changes in Impairments and Treatment Response Following Exercise Therapy in People with Knee Osteoarthritis: An exploratory study.  Osteoarthritis Research Society International 2012 World Congress on Osteoarthritis.  Barcelona, Spain April 2012
  • Keysor, J, Gross, D, White, DK. National Osteoarthritis Datasets: Opportunities for Physical Therapists.  American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Section Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012
  • White, DK., et al. Factors associated with achieving Physical Activity Guidelines among those who can meet them: The MOST StudyAmerican Physical Therapy Association, Combined Section Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012
  • LaValley, M and White, DK. To P or Not to P? Knowing When the P-Value is Less than Useful: Time to Beat Up the P-value. Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2011
  • White, DK., et al. Is 10,000 Steps Enough to Meet Physical Activity Guidelines? The MOST Study Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2011
  • White, DK., et al. Is Knee Pain Relevant for Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines Among People with Knee OA Who Can Walk Already Walk At a Moderate Intensity? The MOST Study Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2011
  • White, DK., et al. “The Association of Symptomatic OA At Multiple Time Points with Functional Limitation Over 5 Years: The MOST StudyAssociation of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, November 2011
  • White, DK., et al. Habitual walking for people with or at high risk of knee OA: The MOST Study American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Section Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2011
  • White, DK., et al. Reasons for decline in walking despite improvements in knee pain: The MOST Study American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Section Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2011
  • White, DK., et al. Reasons for decline in walking despite improvements in knee pain: The MOST Study Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2010
  • White, DK., et al. Habitual walking for people with or at high risk of knee OA: The MOST Study Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2010
  • White, DK., et al. Age, Sex, and Birth Cohort Effects on the Incidence of Adhesive Capsulitis Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2010
  • White, DK., Felson, D., Niu, J., Keysor, J., Lewis, C., Torner, J., Nevitt, M., Neogi, T. Does it matter if both knees hurt?  The effect of bilateral knee pain on functional limitation: The MOST Study American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Section Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 2010
  • White, DK., Felson, D., Niu, J., Keysor, J., Lewis, C., Torner, J., Nevitt, M., Neogi, T. Do worsening knee radiographs mean more chance of poor functional outcome?: The MOST study Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2009
  • White, DK, Felson, DF, et al.  Minimal Detectible Change in Functional Limitation and Disability Over 30 Months among Older Adults with Knee Pain: The MOST Study. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Section Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2009
  • White, DK, Keysor, JJ, et al.  Better that matters.  Frequency and predictors of meaningful functional improvements:  The MOST Study.Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.  Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2008
  • Keysor, J, White, D, Prvu-Bettger, J.  The Environment-Disablement Link: Interpretation of the Evidence in Terms of Clinical Implications. Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Antonio, TX, 2008

    Recent Publications

      • White DK, Tudor-Locke C, Felson D, Gross KD, Niu J, Nevitt M, Lewis C, Torner J, Neogi T.  Walking to meet physical activity guidelines in knee OA:  Is 10,000 steps enough? Arch Phys Med Rehab. 2012; In press.
      • White DK, Tudor-Locke C, Felson D, Gross KD, Niu J, Nevitt M, Lewis C, Torner J, Neogi T.  Do radiographic disease and pain account for why people with or at high risk of knee osteoarthritis do not meet Physical Activity Guidelines? Arthritis Rheum. 2012; In press.
      • White DK, Neogi T, Nevitt M, Peloquin C, Zhu Y, Boudreau R, Cauley J, Ferrucci L, Harris T, Satterfield S, Simonsick E, Strotmeyer E, Zhang Y.  Trajectories of gait speed predict mortality in well-functioning older adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012; In press.
      • White DK, Niu J, Zhang Y. Is symptomatic knee osteoarthritis a risk factor for a fast decline in gait speed?  Results from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Care Res. 2012; In press.
      • Fitzgerald GK, White DK, Piva S.  Associations for change in physical and psychological factors and treatment response following exercise in knee osteoarthritis: An exploratory study.  Arthritis Care Res. 2012; In press. doi: 10.1002/acr.21751
      • White DK, Keysor JJ, Neogi T, Felson D, LaValley M, Gross KD, Niu J, Nevitt M, Lewis C, Torner J, Fredman L. When it hurts a positive attitude may help: The association of positive affect with daily walking in knee OA: The MOST Study. Arthritis Care Res. 2012; In press. doi: 10.1002/acr.21694
      • White DK, Neogi T, Zhang Y, Felson D, LaValley M, Niu J, Nevitt M, Lewis C, Torner J, Gross KD.  The association of obesity with walking independent of knee pain: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study.  J Obes.  2012; 2012:261974.  PMID: 22645666
      • White DK, Choi H, Peloquin C, Zhu Y, Zhang Y. The secular trend of adhesive capsulitis. Arthritis Care Res. 2011;63:1571-5. PMID: 22034118
      • White DK, Felson D, Niu J, Lewis CE, Torner J, Nevitt, M, Neogi T. Reasons for functional decline despite improvements in knee pain: The MOST Study. Physical Therapy. 2011;91:1849-56.  PMID: 22033168.
      • White DK, Wilson, J, Keysor J. Measures of adults general function status. Arthritis Care Res. 2011;63:S297-S307. doi: 10.1002/acr.20638
      • White DK, Zhang Y, Niu J, Keysor J, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Torner J, Neogi T. Do worsening radiographs mean greater chance of severe functional limitation? The MOST Study. Arthritis Care Res. 2010; 62:1433-9. PMID: 20506398
      • White DK, Zhang Y, Felson D, Niu J, Keysor J, Nevitt M, Lewis C, Torner J, Neogi T. The independent effect of pain in one versus two knees on the presence of low physical function: The MOST Study. Arthritis Care Res. 2010;62(7):938-943. PMID: 20191572
      • White DK, Jette AM, Felson DT, Lavalley MP, Lewis CE, Torner JC, Nevitt MC, Keysor JJ. Are features of the neighborhood environment associated with disability in older adults? Disability and Rehabilitation. 2010;32(8):639-45. PMID: 20205576
      • White DK, Keysor JJ, Lavalley MP, Lewis CE, Torner JC, Nevitt MC, Felson DT. Clinically important improvement in function is common in people with or at high risk of knee OA: the MOST study. J Rheum. 2010;37(6):1244-51. PMID: 20395640
      • Lew HL, Garvert DW, Pogoda TK, Hsu PT, Devine JM, White DK, & Myers P. Auditory and Visual Impairments in Patients with Blast-Related Traumatic Brain Injury: Effect of Dual Sensory Impairment on Functional Independence Measure. J Rehabil Res Dev, 2009;46:819-26. PMID: 20104405
      • White DK, Wagenaar RC, Ellis TD, Tickle-Degnen L. Changes in walking activity and endurance following rehabilitation for people with Parkinson disease. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2009;90(1):43-50. PMID: 19154828
      • Ellis, T., Katz, D., White, DK., DePeiro, T., Hohler, A., Saint-Hilaire, M. Effectiveness of an Inpatient Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Program for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease.  Phys Ther. 2008;88:812-19. PMID: 18436568
      • White, DK., Wagenaar, R., Del Olmo, M., Ellis, T. Test re-test reliability of 24 hours of activity monitoring in individuals with Parkinson’s disease in the home and community settings. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2007;21:327-40. PMID: 17369513
      • White, DK., Wagenaar, R., Ellis, T. Monitoring activities in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A validity study.  Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy;  2006;30:12-21. PMID: 16630367
      • Katz, D., White, DK., Alexander, MP, Klein, RB. Recovery of Ambulation after Traumatic Brain Injury.  Arch Phys Med Rehab.2004;85:865-869. PMID: 15179637

       

       

      Book Chapters

      • Keysor, JJ, White, D (2009) Community Participation and the Environment: Theoretical, Assessment and Clinical Implications. In G. Stucki (ed) 5th Edition, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principle and Practice. In Press.
      • White, D, Katz DI, Ellis, T. (2004) Rehabilitation of patients with atypical Parkinsonian disorders.  In I. Litvan (ed)  Atypical Parksionian Disorders. Humana Press, Totwa, NJ.

        Recent Activities

        Ad hoc reviewer:

          • 2009-present Arthritis Research & Therapy
          • 2009-present Disability and Rehabilitation
          • 2009-present Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
          • 2010-present Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
          • 2011-present  Arthritis Care and Research
          • 2011-present  Physiotherapy
          • 2012-present  American Journal of Preventive Medicine
          • 2012-present  Arthritis and Rheumatism
          • 2012-present  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
          • 2012-present  Geriatric Nursing
          • 2012-present  Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

            Professional Activities

              • 2013-2015 Orthopedic Section, Research Committee Vice President
              • 2011-2012  Orthopedic Section, Research Committee Member
              • 2007-2010 Section on Research, Finance Committee Member
              • 2007-2010  Neurology Section, SIG Nominating Committee
              • 2006-2007 American Board of PT Specialties: Scientific Advisory Board

                Recent Grant Activity

                • NCMRR through the Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center Pilot Grant: “Identifying disability in older adults using accelerometery: Can we do better than self-report?” 2012-2013 – $30,000
                • American College of Rheumatology: Research and Education Foundation, Rheumatology Investigator Award: “Factors associated with change in daily walking in knee osteoarthritis” 2011-2014 Amount – $375,000
                • American Physical Therapy Association: The Foundation for Physical Therapy, Geriatric Research Grant: “Factors associated with daily walking in older adults with knee osteoarthritis” 2011-2013 Amount – $40,000
                • NIH-NIAMS Loan Repayment Program Award 2010-2012
                • Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center: Research Career Development Award 2010-2012 Amount – $60,000

                Awards

                • 2010 Notable Poster at the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

                Licenses and Certifications

                • Physical Therapy: Massachusetts
                • Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties: 2005-2015