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Wendy Shore, Ph.D.

wendy shore

B.A., Physical Education. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
M.A., Physical Education. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Ph.D., Applied Physiology & Wellness. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Johns Hopkins University

Selected Professional Memberships:

Current: Research faculty, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

American College of Sports Medicine
The Gerontological Society of America
International Society for Aging and Physical Activity

Research Interests:
I am interested in furthering the understanding of the benefits of regular physical activity. Older women are a particularly interesting group on which to focus, since they have specific needs which have not been adequately addressed in most exercise research. In addition to the physical benefits of exercise, I am interested in investigating the effects of exercise on perception of quality of life and in identifying motivational factors involved with persistence to exercise in older populations. As a fundamental indicator of many aspects of health, from fitness level and psychological attitude to specific diseases and impairments, gait is also a fascinating area of study.

Selected publications:

A Comparison of Gait Assessment Methods: Tinetti and GaitRite Electronic Walkway. Shore WS, de Lateur BJ, Kuhlemeier KV, Imetyez H, Rose G, Williams MA Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 2005 Nov; 53(11):2044-5

Relative Strength Predicts Function Even in the Obese. de Lateur BJ, Shore W, Morozova O, Lee J, Buchner D Journal of the American Geriatric Society, July 2006; 54(7):1158-1159.

Prevention and Treatment of Frailty in the Postmenopausal Woman. Shore WS, de Lateur BJ Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2007 Aug;18(3):609-21, xii. Review.

Objective Assessment of Gait in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Williams MA, Thomas G, de Lateur BJ, Imteyaz H, Rose JG, Shore W, Kharkar S, Rigamonti D. Am J Phys Med Rehabil Jan: 2008; 87:39-45.

Doing Well: A SEM Analysis of the Relationships Between Activities of Daily Living and Geriatric Well-Being Katt, J; Speranza, L; Shore, W; Witta, E.L.; Saenz, K. Journal of Genetic Psychology Volume 170, Number 3 / 2009: 213-226

Exercise Following Burn Injury. DeLateur, BJ and Shore, W. In: PM&R Clinics of North America. In press.

Quantification of Forearm Muscle Tone through Filtered Random Perturbations. Kanderian SS, Shore W, de Lateur BJ, Rose JG, Carson C, Whitcomb LL: Validation of a Portable Device for Quantification of Forearm Muscle Tone. PM&R In press

A robotic system for quantification of forearm muscle tone in spasticity using filtered random perturbations. Technical Report, The Johns Hopkins University, 2011, Kanderian SS, de Lateur BJ, Rose JG, Carson KA, Shore WS, and Whitcomb LL. Available online at

Prevention and Management of Contractures. In Melvin JL, Stam H, Stucki G: Handbook of Acute Medicine Rehabilitation. deLateur, BJ and Shore, W In Press.

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