C. Jayne Brahler, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Health Sciences and Director of Online Learning
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Office of the Dean, Department of Physical Therapy

  • Location: College Park Center, Room 209C
  • Phone: 937-229-5608
  • Email: Contact
  • Curriculum Vita: View CV


  • Ph.D., Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program: Statistics and Research Design, Education, Physiology, Washington State University
  • M.S., Exercise Science, Washington State University
  • B.S., Education, Montana State University

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Brahler; CJ, Donahoe-Fillmore; B,  Mrowzinski; S, Aebker; S, Kreill, M. (2012). Numerous Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 Do Not Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children 6–10 Years of Age. WJOT Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 5(1).
  • Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Chorny, W., Brahler, C.J., Ingley, A., Kennedy, J., & Osterfeld, V. (2011). A Comparison of Two Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs in Females with Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study. Journal of Applied Research. In Clinical and Applied Therapeutics, 11(2).
  • Merriman, H. L., Brahler, C. J., & Jackson, K. (2011). Systematically controlling for the influence of age, sex, hertz and time post-whole-body vibration exposure on four measures of physical performance in community-dwelling older adults: A randomized cross-over study. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2011, 747094. doi:10.1155/2011/747094 Read >>
  • Burnett, R., Cornett, N., Rekart, G., Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Brahler, C. J., Aebker, S., & Kreill, M. (2011). Investigating the associations between core strength, postural control and fine motor performance in children. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research, 4(2):40-47.
  • Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Brahler, C. J., Fisher, M. I., & Beasley, K. (2010). The effect of yoga postures on balance, flexibility and strength in healthy adolescent females. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, 34(1):10-17.
  • Quitadamo, I. J., Brahler, C. J., & Crouch, G. J. (2009). Peer-led team learning: A prospective method for increasing critical thinking in undergraduate science courses. Science Educator, 18(1):29-39.
  • Brahler, C. J., Stephens, W. R., & Donahoe-Fillmore, B. (2009). Field testing adolescent females for cardiovascular disease risk. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 12(3):24-33.
  • Merriman, H. L., Brahler, C. J., Dinan, L. J., & Finzer, L. E. (2008). Gender differences in motivation to resolve eating and body image concerns in college students. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 11(5):24-34.
  • Jackson, K. J., Merriman, H. L., Vanderburgh, P. M., & Brahler, C. J. (2008). Acute effects of whole-body vibration on lower extremity muscle performance in persons with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 32(4):171-176.
  • Brahler, C. J., & Walker, D. (2008). Learning scientific and medical terminology with a mnemonic strategy using an illogical association technique. Advances in Physiology Education, 32(3):219-224. doi:10.1152/advan.00083.2007
  • Pinnell, M., Blust, R., Brahler, J., & Stevens, M. (2008). Can service-learning in K-12 math and science classes affect a student's perception of engineering and their career interests? Proceedings of the 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Spring, NY.  1-4.
  • Pinnell, M., Blust, R., Brahler, J., & Stevens, M. (2008). Making connections between service and engineering in K-12 education. Proceedings of the 2008 Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, New York City, NY.  1-5.
  • Brahler, C. J., & Cropper, J. (2008). The mind-body connection: The association between adolescent locus of control and indicators of physical health. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 11(1):1-8.
  • Brahler, C. J., Wilson, C., & Baer, J. (2007). High dietary fat intake is not associated with high levels of circulating lipoproteins or total cholesterol. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 10(1):7-11.
  • Brahler, C. J., Harden, J., McHone, M., Soules, M., Evans, E., Alyanak, A., & Vanderburgh, P. (2006). Disaggregating the relative influence of genetic, environmental and individual factors on LCL and HDL cholesterols and BMI for a sample of African American (AA) mothers and daughters. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 9(1):24-31.
  • Hines, S., Quitadamo, I., Collins, P., Brahler, C., Knudson, C., & Crouch, G.  (2005).  ATLes: The strategic application of web-based technology to address learning objectives and enhance classroom discussion in a veterinary pathology course.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 32(1):103-112.
  • Brahler, C. J., Bainbridge, W., & Stevens, M. (2004). Can professional development programs improve overall state criterion reference test scores and help close the achievement gap? Educational Research Service, 22(3):33-38.
  • Miklos, E. A., Brahler, C. J., Baer, J. T., & Dolan, P. (2004). Dietary deficiencies and excesses: A sample of African American mothers and daughters eligible for nutrition assistance programs. Family & Community Health, 27(2):123-129.
  • Murray, B., Brahler, C. J., Baer, J., & Marotta, J. (2003). Correlations between activity and blood pressure in African American women and girls. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 6(3), 38-44.
  • Brahler, C. J. (2004). QTc is associated with obesity and physical activity level for african american females. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 7(2):16-24.
  • Sheridan, K., Brahler, C. J., Baer, J., Dolan, P. A., & Poeschl, N. (2003). Dietary iron intakes and circulating levels of hemoglobin are low for African American women and their biological daughters. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 18(1):54-57.
  • Brahler, C. J., Quitadamo, I. J., & Johnson, E. C. (2002). Student critical thinking is enhanced by developing exercise prescriptions using online learning modules. Advances in Physiology Education, 26(1-4):210-221.
  • Henson, A. B., Fridley,  K. J.,  Pollock, D. G., & Brahler, C. J. (2002). Efficacy of interactive Internet based education in structural timber design. Journal of Engineering Education, 91(4):371-378.
  • Olson, K., Hirano, K., Heiss, C. J., Beerman, K., & Brahler, C. J. (2001). Body fat distribution and resting energy expenditure in obese premenopausal women. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 16(3):61-69.
  • Hirano, K., Olson, K., Heiss, C. J., Beerman, K., & Brahler, C. J. (2001). A comparison of calculated and measured energy expenditure in obese women. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 16(3):70-79.
  • Brahler, C.J. & Johnson, E.C.  (1999). Pedagogy: A primer on education theory for technical professionals. Microsoft Online Learning Resource Kit.
  • Brahler, C. J., Peterson, N. S., & Johnson, E. C. (1999). Developing on-line learning materials for higher education. Educational Technology & Society, 2(2).
  • Case, K. O., Brahler, C. J., & Heiss, C. (1997). Resting energy expenditures in Asian women measured by indirect calorimetry are lower than expenditures calculated from prediction equations. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 97(11):1288-1292. doi:10.1016/S0002-8223(97)00308-8
  • Blank, S. E., Jones, T. B., Lee, E. G., Brahler, C. J., Gallucci, R. M., Fox, M. L., & Meadows, G. G. (1997). Modulation of NK cell cytolytic activity by macrophages in chronically exercise-stressed mice. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985), 83(3):845-850.
  • Brahler, C. J., & Blank, S. E. (1995). VersaClimbing elicits higher VO2max than does treadmill running or rowing ergometry. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27(2):249-254.

Non-peer-reviewed publication

  • Brahler, C.J., MacGowan, J., Kapper, M., Murphy, K., Pequignot, M., Seidelson, C., Denlinger, V., & Crites, C.  (2001).  A disengaging metal spike and putting green quality.  Golf Course Management, 69(11):54-57.

Peer-reviewed scientific and professional presentations/abstracts

  • Brahler, CJ, Hess, N, Lorenzo, B, Fisher, MI, Donahoe-Fillmore, B, Glenn, T. (2012). Adolescents Engaged In At Least Five Hours Of Physical Activity Weekly Show Numerous Health Benefits." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(5): S.
  • Merriman, H., Barth, E., Rhein, K., Brahler, J., & Jackson, K. (February 9-13, 2011). Acute effects of whole body vibration on counter movement jump, timed one-legged stance, timed get-up-and-go, and sit-and-reach tests. American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA.
  • Brahler, C.J., Donahoe-Filmore, B., & Chorney, W. (February 9-13, 2011). A Comparison of Two Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs in Females with Stress Incontinence: A Pilot Study. American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA.
  • Brahler, C.J., Donahoe-Filmore, B., & Fisher, M.I. (February 9-13, 2011). Changes in critical thinking ability in doctoral physical therapy students following 12 weeks of problem-based learning. American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), New Orleans, LA.
  • Brahler, C.J. & Anloague, P.A. (2011). Influence of Three Different Soccer Cleat Configurations on Knee Joint Loading and Running Performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(5), S215.Brahler, C.J. & Donahoe-Filmore, B. (February 17-20, 2010). Developing a clinical prediction rule for screening adolescent females for cardiovascular disease risk in the school setting. American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA.
  • Brahler, C.J. & Donahoe-Filmore, B. (February 9-13, 2010). The Effects of Home-based vs. Class-based Pilates in Healthy College Age Females.  American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA.
  • Brahler, C.J., Smith, C.N., Glenn, T., & Anloague, P. (February 17-20, 2010). Do Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patients Demonstrate Significant Improvements in Six-Minute Walk Distance? American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA.
  • Rayburn, J., Johnson, K., Riner, J., Jackson, K., Brahler, J., & Merriman, H. (February 17-20, 2010). Acute effects of varied treatment duration and frequency of whole-body vibration on balance, muscular strength, and muscular power in healthy elderly individuals: a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial. American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA.
  • Brahler, C.J. (2008). Field Testing Adolescent Females for Cardiovascular Disease Risk. American College of Sport Medicine.
  • Copenhefer, J.A., Anderson, K.E., & Brahler, C.J. (April 8-12, 2008). Walking for Fitness: A Class, a Philosophy, a Lifestyle. AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition. Ft. Worth, TX.
  • Brahler, C.J. (October 2007). Accountability for Service Learning Outcomes through Rigorous Assessment. 7th International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Tampa, Florida.
  • Crecelius, A.R., Sedlacek, R.A., Berning, D.A., & Brahler, C.J. (2007). A novel two-stage validation process using field testing to identify cardiovascular disease risk in adolescents. Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton OH 45469.
  • Hicks, M.C., Doll, L.M., & Brahler, C.J. (2007). Type II diabetes risk analysis for Xenia, Ohio adolescents. Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469.
  • Mychkovsky, L., Bennett, K., & Brahler, C.J. (2007). Cardiovascular risk profile for high-risk adolescents at xenia high school.  Dept. Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469.
  • Brahler, J., McAndrews, M., Gibson, M., Sherer, T., & Gibson, C. (2004). Lower fitness test scores and childhood obesity are associated with elevated blood pressure values. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5): S469.
  • Stauber, M., Manella, J., Daniel, J., King, A., Bowersock, T., & Brahler, C.J. (2004). Predictors for lower back pain for 41 Inner City Kindergarten thru Third Grade Students. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5): S472.
  • Daprano, C.M. & Brahler, C.J. (2003). Building Awareness of Diversity and Community Through Service Learning and Physical Activity. OAHPERD 2003 Meeting Abstracts.
  • Brahler, C.J., Daprano, C.M., & Leggs, C. (2003). Expanding A Physical Education Program for Urban Elementary Students Through an Interdisciplinary Service Learning Approach OAHPERD 2003 Meeting Abstracts.
  • Brahler, C.J. (2003). Adaptive online computer-based model for interpreting ECG tracings.
  • Baer, J.T. & Brahler, C.J. (2003). African American Daughters Resemble their Mothers' Nutrient Intakes. Experimental Biology 2002: Meeting Abstracts.
  • Brahler, C.J., Shah, A., & Johnson, E.C. (2002). QTc is related to obesity and physical activity level for African American females. Experimental Biology 2002: Meeting Abstracts, A1134.
  • Brahler, C.J., Dolan, P.A., & Baer, J.T. (2002). Low Intake of Minerals Associated with Growth and Reproduction in 110 Inner-City African American Mothers and their Daughters. Experimental Biology 2002: Meeting Abstracts.
  • Brahler, C.J., Dolan, P.A., & Baer, J.T. (2002). High Fat Diets are Not Associated With High Blood Lipids for Normal Weight, Overweight, and Obese African American Mothers and their Daughters. Experimental Biology 2002: Meeting Abstracts.
  • Brahler, C.J., Harden, J.J., McHone, M.L., Gohl, A., Goshen, A., & Johnson, E.C. (2002). QT interval duration is related to obesity and physical activity level for African American women and children.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5): S111.
  • Phillipi, M.A., Murray, B., Johnson, E.C., & Brahler, C.J. (2002). Bloodlipid levels are related to physical activity levels for African American women and children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5): S20.
  • McHone, M.L., Harden, J.J., Johnson, E.C., & Brahler, C.J. (2002). Blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels inchildren significantly correlate with BMI and maternal lipid levels. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5):
  • Brahler, C.J., Hines, S., & Johnson, E.C. (2000). Online adaptive learning modules for developing exercise prescription plans and systemic pathology diagnostic plans. Experimental Biology 2000, San Diego, CA.

Scholarship not listed includes more than 200 abstracts co-presented with University of Dayton students at state-level Ohio Dietetics Association State Conferences and the University of Dayton Stander Research Symposia. All posters undergo peer review.

Professional Activities

  • Ignite! Assessment contract between SOEAP and Ignite! developers of educational software (Texas) to assess the effect of IGNITE!computer-assisted instructional (CAI) modules on American History knowledge for urban middle school children.
  • Collaborative 21 Assessment contract between SOEAP and the Montgomery County Educational Services Center to develop and implement a study to assess the impact of a multifaceted/year-long professional development program on student achievement.
  • Making Standards Work Assessment contract with Montgomery County Educational Services Center to assess the effect of professional development program on student achievement.
  • Oakwood Integrated Math Program Evaluation contract with Oakwood Board of Education to assess the effect of the integrated math program on student math achievement.
  • A plan for LIFE: Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant Assessment contract with Xenia School District for a multifaceted health study.
  • 21st Century Assessment contract with Xenia School District to assess effect of SOAR program for low-SES, low-performing students on academic achievement, civic engagement and leadership skills.
  • Ohio Reading First Trotwood-Madison Assessment contract with Trotwood-Madison Reading First, a competitive grant that uses  scientifically-based reading research and proven instructional strategies to ensure that children in low-performing, high-poverty schools can read at or above grade level by third grade.
  • Ohio Reads: Montgomery County External evaluator for a project that uses volunteer tutors to assist children in learning to read.

Service Activities

  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2008-present, Chair for two years
  • Stander Symposium AdvisoryCommittee, 2009-2011
  • Institutional Review Board, 2002-2010
  • University Academic Advisory Center, 2000-2006, Chair for three years
  • Program coordinator Pre-Physical Therapy Program, 2000-2006
  • Faculty advisor for Pre-Physical Therapy Club, 2000-2006