C. Brahler, Ph.D.

Contact Information

C. Jayne Brahler, Ph.D.

Executive Associate to the Dean for Distance Education and Health Sciences and Associate Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

Degrees

  • 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

Carmosino, K., Grzeszczak, A., McMurray, K., Olivo, A., Slutz, B., Zoll, B., Donahoe-Fillmore, B., & Brahler, C. J. (2014). Test items in the complete and short forms of the BOT-2 that contribute substantially to motor performance assessments in typically developing children 6-10 years of age. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research, 7(2), 32-43.

Garrity, C., Merriman, H., & Brahler, C. J. (2013). Whole-Body Vibration Improves Functional Mobility, Flexibility, and Relative Risk for Falling in the Assisted Living Elderly: A Case Series. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research, 6(1), 28-37.

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 article >>

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

Majestic, E.,Brahler, C. J., Ayele, M., Shattuck, K., & Frey, M . (2013, October 2). 50 minute QM focused research session: A new model for training public health professionals. Quality Matters 5th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Brahler, C. J., Merriman, H., Price, S., Duncan, M., Pertner, A., Hahn, H., Anaya-Cisneros, M., & Thakker, P. (2014, March 1). Physical activity, BMI and smoking history affect QT interval duration in cardiac patients. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.

Brahler, C. J., Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Fisher, M., & Anloague, P. (2013, January 21-24). Critical thinking and academic performance are associated with NPTE scores in doctor of physical therapy program graduates. American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting(CSM), San Diego, CA.

Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Brahler, C. J., Burgei, J., Domsitz, A., Hamm, M., Lies, K., & Strayer, S. (2013, January 21-24). The effect of yoga postures on balance, strength, coordination and flexibility in typical children ages 10-11 years. American Physical Therapy association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA.

Barrios, J., Brahler, C. J., Cornell, A., Steinmetz, E., & Wimberly, C. (2013). The influence of an artificial turf overlay on ground reaction forces during overground running and cutting. American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA.

Brahler, C. J., Merriman, H., Price, S., Duncan, M., Pertner, A., Hahn, H., Anaya-Cisneros, M., & Thakker, P. (2013). Physical Activity, BMI and Smoking History Affect QT Interval Duration in Cardiac Patients. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

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):
S20.

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 SEHS 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 SEHS 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