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Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA

Program Director


Michael.Harris-Love@cuanschutz.edu​

Professional Qualifications

Georgetown University/Children’s National Hospital, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010

University of Indianapolis, Doctor of Health Science, 2004

Mayo School of Health Sciences, Masters of Physical Therapy, 1997

Northern Arizona University, BS in Exercise Science, 1995

Resume

Muscle Morphology, Mechanics, and Performance Laboratory


 
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 Accordion

 

 Research & Scholarship Interest

FUNDED/IN REVIEW GRANT ACTIVITY
1. 2018 – 2023 NIH/NCATS (GHUCCTS/Harvard Catalyst/CTSI-CN), Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01; PAR-15-172), “Mobile Muscle Health: the Utility of Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Screening and Management of Chronic Disease”, $5,000,000 (submission pending, Cycle III) 
Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT (DC VAMC/GW) 
Co-Principal Investigator – Brian Anthony, PhD (MIT/Harvard) 
Co-Principal Investigator – Marc Blackman, MD (DC VAMC/Georgetown) 
Co-Principal Investigator – Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH (GW) 
Co-Investigator – Howard Fink, MD (MVAHCS) 
Co-Investigator – Anthony Samir, MD (MGH/MIT) 
2. 2017 – 2020 VA Innovators Network, Washington DC VA Medical Center Site Application (VA/VACI – DC VAMC), $200,000 (advanced to 2nd round; in review) 
Co-Project Director – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT 
Co-Project Director – Shane Chanpimol, DPT
3. 2017 – 2019 NIH/NCATS, The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science Consortium (DC VAMC), TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program in Translational Biomedical Science (TL1TR001431), “Determining the association of body adiposity distribution with focal measures of myosteatosis in African American men”, $97,000 (funded)
Trainee – Donte Pennington, PhD
Mentor – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT
4. 2014 – 2019 VA HBCU Research Scientist Training Program (CDA-2; 1K2RX001854, VA/ORD/RR&D – DC VAMC/ Howard University), “Detection and Treatment of Sarcopenia and Myosteatosis in Older African Americans”, $1,100,000 (funded)
Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT
Co-Mentor – Marc Blackman, MD
Co-Mentor – Vernon Bond, EdD, FACSM
5. 2012 – 2020 Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Fellowship, VA Advanced Fellowships Program, VA Office of Academic Affiliations (funded) 
Project Directors – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT and Joel Scholten, MD

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 Completed

1. 2017 NIH CTSA (DC VAMC-Howard U.-MIT), Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies, The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science Consortium (UL1TR000101), “Mobile Muscle Health: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Screening African Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease”, $37,600 (funded)
Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT
2. 2016 VA Innovators Network, Spark-Spread-Seed Award (AM-251 12-11-2015, VA/VACI – DC VAMC/SF VAMC), “QUALITY Vets Project”, $46,000 (funded)
Co-Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT
Co-Principal Investigator – Cynthia Delgado, MD
3. 2017 NIH CTSA (DC VAMC-Howard U.-MIT), Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies, The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science Consortium (UL1TR000101), “Mobile Muscle Health: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Screening African Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease”, $37,600 (funded) 
Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT 
4. 2016 VA Innovators Network, Spark-Spread-Seed Award (AM-251 12-11-2015, VA/VACI – DC VAMC/SF VAMC), “QUALITY Vets Project”, $46,000 (funded) 
Co-Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT 
Co-Principal Investigator – Cynthia Delgado, MD
5. 2014 VISN 5 Pilot Research Grant, VHA/VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5; VA Station: 688), “Creating a Model of Proactive Geriatric Care within VISN 5: Screening for Age-Related Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction at the Washington DC VA Medical Center”, $30,000 (funded) 
Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT 
Co-Principal Investigator – Marc Blackman, MD 
6. 2014 NIH CTSA (GW- Children’s National), Innovative Strategies and Services Voucher Award (UL1TR000075), “Sarcopenia screening: development of a feedback-augmented, portable, ultrasound prototype”, $10,000 (funded) 
Principal Investigator – Catheeja Ismail, EdD, RDMS 
Co-Principal Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT 
7. 2008 Supplemental Equipment Grant in support of the VA Merit Award, “Extension of the MIME Robotic System for Stroke Rehabilitation”, $115,000 (funded) 
Principal Investigator – Peter Lum, PhD 
Co-Investigator – Alex Dromerick, MD 
Co-Investigator – Michael O. Harris-Love, DSc, MPT Harris-Love 16 
Project Mentors – Marian T. Hannan, DSc, MPH and James Hahn, PhD 
8. 1994 – 1995 Arizona/National Aeronautics Space Administration Grant, “The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Progressive Resistance Exercise on Ventilatory Capacity”, $5,000 (funded) 
Principal Investigator – Stan Lindstedt, PhD 
Associate Investigator – Michael O. Harris 
9. 1993 – 1994 National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant, Pulmonary Physiology; IBN 9317527, $5,000 (funded) 
Research Advisor – Stan Lindstedt, PhD 
Undergraduate Research Assistant – Michael O. Harris

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 Publications (within the last five years)

PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS AND ABSTRACTS
McBride E, Mamyrova G, Harris-Love MO, Premkumar A, Koziol D, Yao L, Shrader J, Jain M, Joe G, Curiel RV, Miller FW, Rider LG: Preliminary validation of rectus femoris muscle ultrasound in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy patients. 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL; accepted. 
Gomes A, Harris-Love MO, Ismail C, Zabal J, Woletz P, DiPietro P, Gallo LH, Blackman MR: How does the magnitude and pattern of muscle echogenicity affect muscle strength in younger and older women? Osteoporosis 

International. 2018;29 (Supplement 1):S510. (doi-org.proxygw.wrlc.org/10.1007/s00198-018-4465-1) 
Gonzales TI, Hernandez HJ, Seamon BA, Pennington D, McIntosh V, Blackman MR, Harris-Love MO: Alterations in stepping kinetics and leg strength are associated with knee osteoarthritis asymmetries. Innovation in Aging. 2017;1 (Supplement 1):914. (doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.1619) 

Harris-Love MO, Hernandez HJ, Gonzales TI, Seamon BA, Pennington D, McIntosh V, Blackman MR: Muscle morphology measures from quantitative ultrasound are associated with knee arthritis status. Innovation in Aging. 2017;1 (Supplement 1):453. (doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.3272) 

Silva CT, Rodrigues EV, Gallo LH, Vojciechowski AS, Melo Filho J, Harris-Love MO, Gomes AR: Correlation between quadriceps cross-sectional area, fat infiltration, and torque in older women. Innovation in Aging. 2017;1 (Supplement 1): 1094-1095. (doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.4013) 

Newman AB, Mannini T, Correa-de-Araujo R, Miljkovic I, Fragala MS, Harris-Love MO, Anthony BW: Muscle quality in skeletal muscle function deficit and other aging-related muscle dysfunctions: the need for standardized assessment. Journal of Frailty & Aging. 2016;5(Supplement 1):15. 

Harris-Love MO, Hernandez HJ, McIntosh V, Leland A: The use of eccentric exercise as an intervention for a Veteran with knee osteoarthritis. Physical Therapy. 2015;95(5 - online supplement):1036. 
Geed S, Chan E, Harris-Love MO, Harris-Love ML: Reliability of corticomotor excitability in proximal upper-extremity muscles of severely-impaired chronic stroke patients. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015;96(10):e6. doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.014 

Harris-Love MO, Adams B, Ismail C, Hernandez HJ, McIntosh V, Yang J, Chacko L, Blackman MR, Garra BS: Ultrasound proxy measures of muscle quality are associated with strength and functional performance in older men. Journal of Frailty & Aging. 2015;4(Supplement 1):55-56. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1331.3763 

Harris-Love MO, Avila N, Adams B, Ismail C, Zaidi SH, Kassner CA, Liu F, Blackman MR: Ultrasound echogenicity at the rectus femoris predicts attenuation on computed tomography in the evaluation of thigh tissue composition. Journal of Frailty & Aging. 2015;4(Supplement 1):55. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3406.4488

McBride E, Mamyrova G, Harris-Love MO, Premkumar A, Koziol D, Yao L, Shrader J, Jain M, Joe G, Curiel RV, Miller FW, Rider LG: Preliminary validation of rectus femoris muscle ultrasound in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy patients. 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL; accepted. 

Gomes A, Harris-Love MO, Ismail C, Zabal J, Woletz P, DiPietro P, Gallo LH, Blackman MR: How does the magnitude and pattern of muscle echogenicity affect muscle strength in younger and older women? Osteoporosis 

International. 2018;29 (Supplement 1):S510. (doi-org.proxygw.wrlc.org/10.1007/s00198-018-4465-1) 
Gonzales TI, Hernandez HJ, Seamon BA, Pennington D, McIntosh V, Blackman MR, Harris-Love MO: Alterations in stepping kinetics and leg strength are associated with knee osteoarthritis asymmetries. Innovation in Aging. 2017;1 (Supplement 1):914. (doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.1619) 

Harris-Love MO, Hernandez HJ, Gonzales TI, Seamon BA, Pennington D, McIntosh V, Blackman MR: Muscle morphology measures from quantitative ultrasound are associated with knee arthritis status. Innovation in Aging. 2017;1 (Supplement 1):453. (doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.3272) 

Silva CT, Rodrigues EV, Gallo LH, Vojciechowski AS, Melo Filho J, Harris-Love MO, Gomes AR: Correlation between quadriceps cross-sectional area, fat infiltration, and torque in older women. Innovation in Aging. 2017;1 (Supplement 1): 1094-1095. (doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.4013) 

Newman AB, Mannini T, Correa-de-Araujo R, Miljkovic I, Fragala MS, Harris-Love MO, Anthony BW: Muscle quality in skeletal muscle function deficit and other aging-related muscle dysfunctions: the need for standardized assessment. Journal of Frailty & Aging. 2016;5(Supplement 1):15. 

Harris-Love MO, Hernandez HJ, McIntosh V, Leland A: The use of eccentric exercise as an intervention for a Veteran with knee osteoarthritis. Physical Therapy. 2015;95(5 - online supplement):1036. 

Geed S, Chan E, Harris-Love MO, Harris-Love ML: Reliability of corticomotor excitability in proximal upper-extremity muscles of severely-impaired chronic stroke patients. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015;96(10):e6. doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.014 

Harris-Love MO, Adams B, Ismail C, Hernandez HJ, McIntosh V, Yang J, Chacko L, Blackman MR, Garra BS: Ultrasound proxy measures of muscle quality are associated with strength and functional performance in older men. Journal of Frailty & Aging. 2015;4(Supplement 1):55-56. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1331.3763 

Harris-Love MO, Avila N, Adams B, Ismail C, Zaidi SH, Kassner CA, Liu F, Blackman MR: Ultrasound echogenicity at the rectus femoris predicts attenuation on computed tomography in the evaluation of thigh tissue composition. Journal of Frailty & Aging. 2015;4(Supplement 1):55. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3406.4488

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 Published Manuscripts

Refereed manuscripts († designates papers with MHL as the lead, co-lead, or senior author) 

Gollie JM, Harris-Love MO, Patel SS, Argani S: Chronic kidney disease: considerations for monitoring skeletal muscle health and prescribing resistance exercise. Clinical Kidney Journal. 2018;11:Epub ahead of print. (doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfy054) 

†Hernandez HJ, Obamwonyi G, Harris-Love MO: Physical therapy considerations for chronic kidney disease and secondary sarcopenia. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2018;3(1):1-8. (doi:10.3390/jfmk3010005) 

Schiffenbauer A, Sawhney M, Castro C, Pokrovnichka A, Joe G, Shrader J, Cabalar I, Harris-Love MO, Plotz P, Miller F, Gourley M: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of infliximab in refractory polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2017;47:Epub ahead of print. (doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.10.010) 

†Falcon L, Harris-Love MO: Sarcopenia and the new ICD-10-CM code: screening, staging, and diagnosis considerations for the VA health care system. Federal Practitioner. 2017;34(7):24-32. (PMCID: 5576154) 
Chanpimol S, Seamon BA, Hernandez HJ, Harris-Love MO, Blackman MR: Using Xbox Kinect motion capture technology to improve clinical rehabilitation outcomes for balance and cardiovascular health in an individual with chronic TBI. Archives of Physiotherapy. 2017;7(6):1-11. (doi: 10.1186/s40945-017-0033-9) 

†Harris-Love MO, Seamon BA, Gonzales TI, Hernandez HJ, Pennington D, Hoover B: Eccentric exercise program design: a periodization model for rehabilitation applications. Frontiers in Physiology – Exercise Physiology. 2017;8(87):1-16. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00112) 

†Correa-de-Araujo R*, Harris-Love MO*, Miljkovic I, Fragala MS, Anthony BW, Mannini T: The need for standardized assessment of muscle quality in skeletal muscle function deficit and other aging-related muscle dysfunctions: a symposium report. Frontiers in Physiology – Striated Muscle Physiology. 2017;8(112):1-19. (doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.00087) *corresponding authors 

Seamon BA, Harris-Love MO: Clinical assessment of fatigability in multiple sclerosis: a shift from perception to performance. Frontiers in Neurology. 2016;7 (Article 194):1-4. (doi: 10.3389/fneur.2016.00194) 

†Harris-Love MO, Ismail C, Monfaredi R, Hernandez HJ, Pennington D, Woletz P, McIntosh V, Adams B, Blackman MR: Manual and automated quantitative ultrasound: interrater and criterion-based reliability using transducer force feedback. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e2146:1-17. (doi: 10.7717/peerj.2146) 

†Harris-Love MO, Seamon BA, Teixeira C, Ismail C: Ultrasound estimates of muscle quality in older adults: reliability and comparison of Photoshop and ImageJ for the grayscale analysis of muscle echogenicity. PeerJ. 2016;4:e1721:1-23. (doi: 10.7717/peerj.1721) 

†Ismail C, Zabal J, Hernandez HJ, Woletz P, Manning H, Teixeira C, DiPietro L, Blackman MR, Harris-Love MO: Diagnostic ultrasound estimates of muscle mass and muscle quality discriminate between women with and without sarcopenia. Frontiers in Physiology – Striated Muscle Physiology. 2015;6 (Article 302):1-10. (doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00302) Harris-Love 26 

†Hernandez HJ, McIntosh V, Leland A, Harris-Love MO: Progressive resistance exercise with eccentric loading for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Medicine – Geriatric Medicine. 2015; 2 (Article 45):1-11. (doi: 10.3389/fmed.2015.00045) 

†Davenport T, Benson K, Baker S, Gracey C, Racocevic G, McElroy B, Dalakas M, Shrader S, Harris-Love MO: Lower extremity peak force and gait kinematics in individuals with inclusion body myositis. Arthritis Care & Research. 2015; 67(1):94-101. (doi: 10.1002/acr.22468) 

†Harris-Love MO, Joe G, Davenport T, Koziol D, Abbett Rose K, Shrader JA, Vasconcelos OM, McElroy B, Dalakas M: Reliability of the Adult Myopathy Assessment Tool in adults with myositis. Arthritis Care & Research. 2015;67(4):563-570. (doi: 10.1002/acr.22473) 

†Harris-Love MO, Adams B, Hernandez HJ, DiPietro L, Blackman MR: Disparities in the consequences of sarcopenia: implications for African American veterans. Frontiers in Physiology – Striated Muscle Physiology. 2014;5(Article 250):1-5. (doi:10.3389/fphys.2014.00250) 

†Harris-Love MO, Monfaredi R, Ismail C, Blackman MR, Cleary K: Quantitative ultrasound: measurement considerations for the assessment of muscular dystrophy and sarcopenia. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2014;6(Article 172):1-4. (doi:10.3389/fnagi.2014.00172) 

†Harris-Love MO, Fernández-Rhodes LE, Joe G, Shrader JA, Freeman BK, Auh S, Kokkinis AD, La Pean A, Chen C, Lehky TJ, Levy EW, Davenport T, Di Prospero NA, Fischbeck KH: Assessing function and endurance in adults with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy: validity of the Adult Myopathy Assessment Tool. Rehabilitation Research and Practice. 2014; Article ID 873872, 16 pages. (doi:10.1155/2014/873872) 

†Davenport T, Shrader J, McElroy B, Rakocevic G, Dalakas M, Harris-Love MO: Validity of the single-limb heel raise test to predict lower extremity disablement in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2014;36(26):2270-2277. (doi: 10.3109/09638288.2014.904447) 

†Harris-Love MO, Shrader J, Davenport T, Joe G, Rakocevic G, McElroy B, Dalakas M: Are repeated single-limb heel raises and the manual muscle test associated with peak plantarflexion force in people with inclusion body myositis? Physical Therapy. 2014;94(4):543-552. (doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130100)

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 Honors and Awards

2019- APTA Eugene Michaels New Investigator Award 
2018- Program Acceptance, Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR), National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NIH (T15), Medical University of South Carolina (2019 cohort)
2017- Dale Shaffer Outstanding Alumnus Award, Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy Alumni Association
2014 – 2019 VA Historically Black College and University Research Scientist Training Award, VA/ORD/RR&D (CDA-2, IK2RX001854)
2013- Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institute on Aging, NIH (inaugural class)
2008 – 2010 Fellowship Award, DC Clinical Research Training Consortium, Georgetown University/Children’s National Hospital, NIH/NCRR, (Grant number: 5K30RR022272)
2006 – 2007 United States Bone and Joint Decade: Young Investigator Initiative Fellowship Award
2005- NIH Intramural Loan Repayment Program Award, General Research LRP, “Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies – Assessment of Motor Function and Efficacy of Pharmacological and Rehabilitation Interventions.” (declined by recipient due to change in employment)
2004- Award for Academic Excellence, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis (Doctoral thesis award)
1999, 2004- Special Act Award, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, NIH Clinical Center
1998- Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Health Professions, Northern Arizona University
1997- Erik J. Aasen Award, Physical Therapy Program, Mayo School of Health Sciences
1996 – 1997 Minorities in Medicine Scholar, Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation, Mayo Foundation
1995- Exercise Science Graduate of the Year, College of Health Professions, Northern Arizona University
1995- Senior Scholar Award, Northern Arizona University
1995- President, Black Honor Society, Northern Arizona University
1994 – 1995 NASA, Arizona Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Internship, Biology Department, Northern Arizona University
1994- Junior Scholar Award, Northern Arizona University
1993-1994 National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant recipient, Biology Department, Northern Arizona University
1993- General Motors Volunteer Spirit Award
1991- Motorola Inc. Community Service Award, Arizona Council of Black Engineers and Scientists, Summer Program - Arizona State University

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