Skip to main content
Sign In

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Banner Image
 

Amitabh Jha, MD, MPH


Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Residency Program Director
   Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact

   Phone: 303-724-1264
   Fax:      303-724-0863
   Email: amitabh.jha@ucdenver.edu

Affiliations
   Craig Hospital
   Denver Health Medical Center

Board Certifications
   Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Central Nervous System Injuries and Disorders, General Rehabilitation

Interests:

Health services research in rehabilitation medicine and cost-effective analysis and quality of care provided to persons with disabilities

Active Research:

2007-

"Rocky Mountain Regional Traumatic Brain Injury System." Co-Project directors: Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD and Cynthia Harrison-Felix, PhD.
Role: Research physiatrist responsible for conducting physical exams on research subjects and assisting with data analysis, interpretation and publication.
Time and amount: 5% FTE; $426,720/yr x 5yrs.
Funding source: Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (#H133A070022).

2006-

Acupuncture for treatment of acute spinal cord injury.” Principal Investigator: Amitabh Jha, MD, MPH.
Role: Principal investigator.
Time and amount: 25% FTE; $240,000/yr x 2 yrs.
Funding source: NIH, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (#R21AT002763)

Improving Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes.” Principal Investigator: Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD.
Role: Local co-investigator responsible for implementing local data collection for this multi-center collaborative study.
Time and amount: Average 10% FTE; $900,000/yr x 5 yrs.
Funding source: Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (# H133A060103).

National Data and Statistical Center for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems.” Principal Investigator: Cynthia Harrison-Felix, PhD.
Role: Director of cultural competency core.
Time and amount: 10% FTE; $625,000/yr x 5 yrs.
Funding source: Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (# H133A060038).

Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury System (RMRSIS).” Project co-directors: Daniel P. Lammertse, M.D.; Susan Charlifue, PhD.
Project 1: A Comparison of High vs. Low Tidal Volumes in Ventilator Weaning
Individuals with Sub-acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries: A Site-Specific Randomized Clinical Trial. Co-PI: Mary L. Warner, MD; James J. Fenton, MD
Role: Research physiatrist responsible for assisting with the experimental design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and publication; coordination with consumer advisory board.
Time and amount: 15 % FTE; $350,000/yr x 5 yrs.
Funding source: Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (# H133N060005).

 

Medical School: University of Colorado

Residency: University of Washington

Fellowships: Research Fellow, University of Washington

                     Senior Fellow, University of Washington

Book chapters, invited articles, reports & reviews:

  1. Jha A, Lammertse D, Charlifue S, Clayton G.  “A review of current clinical trials for improving neurological outcomes.”  Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2006; 11(3):86-100.
  2. “Report to NIDRR And TBIMS Project Directors On Issues of Cultural Diversity and Competency in the TBIMS.”  Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, National Data and Statistical Center, December 2008.

Abstracts:

  1. Chan L, Doctor J, Jha A.  “The Relationship between Disability and the Provision of Primary Care in Health Maintenance Organizations.”[abstract]  Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1998; 77:181-2.
  2. Jha A, Chan L, Doctor J, MacLehose R, Patrick D.  “Disability and Dissatisfaction with Care in the Medicare Population.”[abstract]  Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2000; 79:211.
  3. Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, DeVivo M, Hammond F, Jha A.  “Mortality after rehabilitation in the traumatic brain injury model systems of care.”[abstract] Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2004; 85(8):E6 and Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2004; 18(4).
  4. Jha A, Cusick C, Harrison-Felix C, Morey C, Sendroy-Terrill M, Gerber D, Weintraub A.  “Factors Associated with Fatigue After Traumatic Brain Injury.”[abstract]  Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2004; 85(8):E1-2 and Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2004; 18(4)
  5. Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, Hart D, Jha A, DeVivo M, Hammond F. “Mortality Over 4 Decades After Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation.” [abstract]   Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2004; 86(10):E10.
  6. Jha A, Coll J, Lammertse D, Charlifue S, Whiteneck G, Worley G.  “Apolipoprotein E polymorphism and outcomes after spinal cord injury.” [abstract] J. Neurotrauma 2005; 22(10):1237.
  7. Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, Hart D, Jha A, DeVivo M, Hammond F. “Long-term Mortality After Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation.” [abstract]   J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006; 21(5):413.
  8. Williams K, Arango-Lasprilla J, Ketchum J, Kreutzer J, Copolillo A, Novack T, Jha A.  “Racial differences in employment outcomes after traumatic brain injury at 1, 2, 5 and 10 Years Postinjury.”[abstract] Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2008; 89(10):e7-8.
  9. Jha A, Sendroy-Terrill M, Natale A, Carlson N, Brooks C, Whiteneck G, Lammertse D.  “Ineligibility patterns for a clinical trial in subacute SCI.”[abstract] Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2008; 89(10):e43
  10. Arango-Lasprilla JC, Ketchum JM, Dezfulian T, Kreutzer JS, O’Neil-Pirozzi TM, Hammond F, Jha A. “Predictors of marital stability two years following Traumatic Brain Injury.[abstract] Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2008; 89(10):e29.
  11. Arango-Lasprilla JC, Ketchum JM, Williams K, Kreutzer JS, O’Neil-Pirozzi TM, Wehman P, Marquez C, Jha A. “The Influence of Minority Status on Job Stability after Traumatic Brain Injury.”[abstract] Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2008; 89(10):e29.
  12. Lammertse DP, Jones L, Charlifue S, Jha A, Grote M, Carlson NE, Snyder D.  “Autologous Incubated Macrophage Treatment in Complete SCI:  Results of the Multicenter Trial.”[abstract] J Spinal Cord Med. 2009;32(4):449.
  13. Jha A, Tripputi M, Whiteneck G, Musick D, Lammertse D.  “Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change in the ASIA exam after subacute incomplete SCI.”  [abstract] J Spinal Cord Med. 2009;32(4):470.

Peer reviewed articles:

  1. Chan L, Doctor J, MacLehose R, Lawson H, Rosenblatt R, Baldwin L, Jha A.  “Do Medicare Patients With Disabilities Receive Preventive Services?  A Population-Based Study.”  Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999; 80:642-646.
  2. Chan L, Beaver S, MacLehose R, Jha A, Maciejewski M, Doctor J.  “Disability and Health Care Costs in the Medicare Population.”  Arch Phys Med Rehabil.2002; 83:1196-1201.
  3. Jha A, Patrick D, MacLehose R, Doctor J, Chan L.  “Dissatisfaction with Medical Services Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Disabilities.”  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002; 83:1335-1341.
  4. Hoffman J, Doctor J, Chan L, Whyte J, Jha A, Dikmen S.  “Potential Impact of the New Medicare Prospective Payment System on Reimbursement for Traumatic Brain Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation.”  Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2003; 84:1165-72.
  5. Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, DeVivo M, Hammond F, Jha A.  “Mortality following Rehabilitation in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems of Care.”  NeuroRehabilitation 2004; 19(1):45-54.
  6. Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, DeVivo M, Hammond F, Jha A.  “Causes of Death 1 Year Post-injury Among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury.” J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006;21(1):22-34.
  7. Godleski M, Jha A, Coll J.  “Exploring Access to and Satisfaction with Health Services.” Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2007; 12(3):56-65.
  8. Jha A, Weintraub A, Coll JR, Morey C, Cusick C, Noble K, Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, Gerber D.  “A Randomized Trial of Modafinil for the Treatment of Fatigue and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury.” J Head Trauma Rehabil.  2008;23(1):52-63.
  9. Jha A, Lammertse DP, Coll JR, Charlifue S, Coughlin CT, Whiteneck GG, Worley, G. “Apolipoprotein E є4 Allele and Outcomes of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.” J Spinal Cord Med. 2008;31(2):171-6.
  10. Arango-Lasprilla JC, Ketchum JM, Dezfulian T, Kreutzer JS, O’Neil-Pirozzi TM, Hammond F, Jha A. “Predictors of marital stability two years following Traumatic Brain Injury.” Brain Injury. 2008:22(7-8):565-574.
  11. Arango-Lasprilla JC, Ketchum JM, Williams K, Kreutzer JS, O’Neil-Pirozzi TM, Wehman P, Marquez C, Jha A. “The Influence of Minority Status on Job Stability after Traumatic Brain Injury.”  PM&R. 2009:1(1):41-49. 
  12. Whiteneck GG, Dijkers M, Gassaway G, Jha A.  “New approach to study the content and outcomes of spinal cord injury rehabilitation: The SCIRehab Project.”  J Spinal Cord Med. 2009:32(3):251-9.
  13. Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, Jha A, DeVivo M, Hammond F, Hart D.  “Mortality Over Four Decades Following Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Cohort Study.”Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009;90:1506-13.
  14. Williams KW, Arango-Lasprilla JC, Ketchum JM, Kreutzer JS, Copolillo A, Novack TA, Jha A.  “Racial differences in employment outcomes after traumatic brain injury at 1, 2, and 5 Years Postinjury.”  Arch Phys Med Rehabil  2009;90:1699-707.

Manuscripts and abstracts submitted/in preparation:

  1. Kirshblum S, Botticello A, Lammertse D, Marino R, Chiodo A, Jha A.  “The Impact of Sensory Sparing in Motor Complete Spinal Cord Injury.”  Submitted Arch Phys Med Rehabil.
  2. Jha A.  “ASIA Impairment Scale.” In Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology.