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Dr. Leigh Murray

Leigh Murray

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

B.S., Methodist College; B.S.P.T., Winston-Salem State University; M.A. and Ph.D., Kent State University

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Dr. Leigh Murray has been working in the physical therapy profession for over 15 years. Her experience includes positions in a variety of settings including acute care, orthopedics, home health, and she has managed an outpatient orthopedic clinic. She still sees patients in the home health setting.
Dr. Murray received her bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. In addition, she holds a master's and doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University.

Her primary research interests include the influence of exercise on the quality of life, fatigue, strength and body composition of cancer survivors. She has collaborated on several major research projects with The Gathering Place, a non-profit organization in Cleveland who provides community programming to cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. She also has an interest in the most effective teaching techniques for doctoral of physical therapy students and has several national presentations and publications on the topic.

She currently teaches in the areas of clinical exercise, biomechanics, musculoskeletal impairments, and community health. Her service to the profession includes past chair of the East Central District of the OPTA, APTA Education Section Conference committee for CSM, and service on a variety of institutional committees including Human Subjects Review and Faculty Senate.

Awards:

  • 2012 Nominee – OPTA Service Award
  • 2011 Nominee – OPTA Service Award
  • 2010 Alumni Achiever Award – Winston-Salem State University
  • 2009 Research Award – Walsh University

Grants:

Murray, L., Heyman, E., Roth, E. (September, 2013) The Cleveland Foundation: The Leonard Krieger Foundation. Short and long-term impact of functional strength training on exercise adherence, compliance, body composition, fatigue, and quality of life in prostate cancer survivors on ADT. (Funded - $50,000)

McCallum, C., Murray, L., & Paz, J. (July, 2011) APTA – Physical Activity, Exercise, and Heath Promotion Grant. The Development of a Physical Activity and Health Promotion Screening Toolkit. (Unfunded - $10,000)

Cook, C., Donaldson, M., & Murray, L. (November, 2011) Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA). The Effect of Augmented Exercises on a Temporal Neurophysiological Response from Manual Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Funded - $1,000)

Murray, L., Heyman, E., Galvin, D., Roth, E., Bornstein, M. (March, 2008) The Cleveland Foundation; The Leonard Krieger Foundation. Effects of resistive exercise training on symptoms of Cancer Related Fatigue in individuals who are within 12 months of completing primary treatment for a cancer diagnosis. (Funded - $22,578)

Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Glickman, EL., Collinsworth, T., & Murray, L. Exercise Testing and Prescription in the Enhancement of Physiologic and Overall Well Being in the Older Adult. The Forum on Public Policy Online, Fall 2006 Edition.http://www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/archive06/glickman.pdf (accessed January 3, 2007).

Gunstad, J., Benitez, A., Smith, J., Glickman, E., Spitznagel, M.B., Alexander T., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., & Murray, L. (2008) Serum-brain derived neurotrophic factor is associated with cognitive function in healthy older adults. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.21:166. originally published online 23 May 2008 DOI: 10.1177/0891988708316860

Gunstad, J., Spitznagel, M., Glickman, E., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Smith, J., Collinsworth, T., & Murray, L. (under review). Physical Fitness and Cognitive Function in Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. (Manuscript ID # JAPA-2007-0009)

Stanek, K., Gunstad J., Leahey, T., Glickman, E., Alexander, T., Spitznagel, M., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., & Murray, L. (under review). Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor is associated with reduced appetite in healthy older adults. Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging.

Spitznagel, M., Gunstad, J., Glickman, E., Alexander, T., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Walter, K., & Murray, L. (2008). Serum amyloid beta is associated with reduced cognitive function in healthy older adults. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 20:327-330.

Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Kamimori, G., & Glickman, EL. (in press) Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Thermal and Metabolic Variables of Males During Recovery from Acute Cold Exposure. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.

Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Elco, H., & Glickman, EL. (under review) Evaluating Physiological Strain in Males During Acute Cold Exposure That Have Been Fed Varying Dosages of Aspirin. Perceptual Motor Skills and Psychological Reports.

Yadavalli, S., Gunsted, J., Glickman, E., Alexander, T., Spitznagel, MB, Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Murray, L., Collinsworth, T. (under review) Increased S100 is associated with reduced cognitive function in healthy older adults. Neuropsychobiology.

Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Kalinski, M., & Glickman, EL. (in progress) Effects of Aspirin Ingestion on Thermoregulatory Responses in Males During Acute Cold Exposure.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND PROCEEDINGS

Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Glickman, EL, Kamimori, G. (2005). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Thermal and Metabolic Variables After Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (37) 5, S213.

Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Kalinski, M., Glickman, EL. (2005). Effect of Aspirin on Thermoregulatory Responses in Males During Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (37) 5, S212.

Glickman, EL., Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Elco, H. (2005). Evaluating Physiological Strain in Males During Acute Cold Exposure Following Aspirin Ingestion. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (37) 5, S213.

Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Glickman, EL. (2006). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Blood Coagulation Variables After Acute Cold Exposure in Healthy Males. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (38) 5, S423.

Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Kalinski, M., Glickman, EL. (2006). Effect of Aspirin on Hematologic Responses of Males During Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (38) 5, S423.

Glickman, EL., Murray, L., Otterstetter, R. (2006). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Thermal Sensation During and Following Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (38) 5, S423.

Farnell, G., Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Elco, H., Glickman, EL. (2006). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Energy Substrate Utilization During Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (38) 5, S423.

Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Farnell, G., Collinsworth, T., Otterstetter, R., Glickman, E.L. (2007). Effect of Fitness Level on Thermoregulatory Variables in Healthy Males After Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (39) 5, S276.

Pierce, K., Murray, L., Farnell, G., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Collinsworth, T., Glickman, E.L. (2007) Effect of Aspirin Ingestion on Epinephrine and Norepinehprine Levels Following Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (39) 5, S275.

Glickman, E.L., Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, Otterstetter, R., Farnell, G. (2007). Effect of Aspirin Ingestion and Fitness Level on Thermal Sensation Following Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (39) 5, S275.

Collinsworth, T., Farnell, G., Pierce, K. Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Glickman, E.L. (2007). The Influence of Ethnicity on Thermoregulation Following Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (39) 5, S276.

Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Kamimori, G., Glickman, E.L. (2007). Effects of Aspirin on Catecholamine Responses of Males During Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (39) 5, S276.

Farnell, G., Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Glickman, E.L. (2007). Effects of Body-weight Dependent Aspirin Dosage on Substrate Utilization Following Acute Cold Exposure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (39) 5, S276.

Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Gunstad, J., Collinsworth, T., Murray, L., Pierce, K., Glickman, E.L. (2007). Cognitive Ability and Timed "8-foot Up-and-Go Test" Performance in the Older Adult. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (39) 5, S163.

Presentations

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Glickman, EL, Kamimori, G. (2005). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Thermal and Metabolic Variables After Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 52nd Annual National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Kalinski, M., Glickman, EL. (2005). Effect of Aspirin on Thermoregulatory Responses in Males During Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 52nd Annual National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Glickman, EL., Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Elco, H. (2005). Evaluating Physiological Strain in Males During Acute Cold Exposure Following Aspirin Ingestion. American College of Sports Medicine 52nd Annual National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Glickman, EL. (2006). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Blood Coagulation Variables After Acute Cold Exposure in Healthy Males. American College of Sports Medicine 53rd Annual National Conference, Denver, Colorado.

Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Kalinski, M., Glickman, EL. (2006). Effect of Aspirin on Hematologic Responses of Males During Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 53rd Annual National Conference, Denver, Colorado.

Glickman, EL., Murray, L., Otterstetter, R. (2006). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Thermal Sensation During and Following Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 53rd Annual National Conference, Denver, Colorado.

Farnell, G., Murray, L., Otterstetter, R., Elco, H., Glickman, EL. (2006). Effect of Varying Doses of Aspirin on Energy Substrate Utilization During Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 53rd Annual National Conference, Denver, Colorado.

Glickman, E.L. & Murray, L. (2006) Exercise testing, exercise prescription and exercise programming in the enhancement of physiologic and overall well being in the older adult. Oxford Round Table, August, 2006, Oxford, England.

Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Farnell, G., Collinsworth, T., Otterstetter, R., Glickman, E.L. (2007). Effect of Fitness Level on Thermoregulatory Variables in Healthy Males After Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Otterstetter, R., Murray, L., Kamimori, G.H., Glickman, E. (2007). Effects of Aspirin on Catecholamine Responses of Males During Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Farnell, G., Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Glickman, E.L. (2007). Effects of Body-Weight Dependent Aspirin Dosage and Fitness on Substrate Utilization Following Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Pierce, K., Murray, L., Farnell, G., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Collinsworth, T., Glickman, E.L. (2007) Effect of Aspirin Ingestion on Epinephrine and Norepinephrine Levels Following Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Glickman, E.L., Murray, L., Demes, R., Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Pierce, K., Collinsworth, T., Otterstetter, R., Farnell, G. (2007). Effect of Aspirin Ingestion and Fitness Level on Thermal Sensation Following Acute Cold Exposure. American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Juvancic-Heltzel, J., Gunstad, J., Collinsworth, T., Murray, L., Pierce, K., Glickman, EL. (2007). Cognitive Ability and Timed "8-Foot Up-and-Go Test" Performance in the Older Adult. American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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