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Mary Slavin, PhD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Law, Policy & Management
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-1987
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-1288-4280
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Mary Slavin is the Director of Education and Dissemination at the Health & Disability Research Institute (HDR). She is a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation field, serving as a clinician, educator and researcher. Dr. Slavin's interests include promoting evidence-based practice in rehabilitation and use of appropriate measures to assess rehabilitation outcomes. 

 Publications
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  1. Belliveau T, Jette AM, Seetharama S, Axt J, Rosenblum D, Larose D, Houlihan B, Slavin M, Larose C. Developing artificial neural network models to predict functioning one year after traumatic spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 May 18. PMID: 27208647.
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  2. Mulcahey MJ, Slavin MD, Ni P, Vogel LC, Thielen CC, Coster WJ, Jette AM. The Pediatric Measure of Participation (PMoP) short forms. Spinal Cord. 2016 May 17. PMID: 27184917.
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  3. Slavin MD, Ni P, Tulsky DS, Kisala PA, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Fyffe DC, Graves DE, Marino RJ, Morse LR, Rosenblum D, Tate D, Worobey LA, Dawson MB, Jette AM. The Spinal Cord Injury-Functional Index/Assistive Technology Short Forms. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Apr 28. PMID: 27133356.
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  4. Coster WJ, Ni P, Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Nandakumar R, Mulcahey MJ, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Differential item functioning in the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pediatric Short Forms in a sample of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Apr 21. PMID: 27098277.
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  5. Fyffe D, Kalpakjian CZ, Slavin M, Kisala P, Ni P, Kirshblum SC, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Clinical interpretation of the Spinal Cord Injury Functional Index (SCI-FI). J Spinal Cord Med. 2016 Sep; 39(5):527-34. PMID: 26781769.
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  6. Slavin MD, Mulcahey MJ, Calhoun Thielen C, Ni P, Vogel LC, Haley SM, Jette AM. Measuring activity limitation outcomes in youth with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2016 Jul; 54(7):546-52. PMID: 26572606.
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  7. Reeve BB, Thissen D, DeWalt DA, Huang IC, Liu Y, Magnus B, Quinn H, Gross HE, Kisala PA, Ni P, Haley S, Mulcahey MJ, Charlifue S, A Hanks R, Slavin M, Jette A, Tulsky DS. Linkage between the PROMIS(®) pediatric and adult emotional distress measures. Qual Life Res. 2016 Apr; 25(4):823-33. PMID: 26424169.
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  8. Mulcahey MJ, Slavin MD, Ni P, Vogel LC, Kozin SH, Haley SM, Jette AM. Computerized Adaptive Tests Detect Change Following Orthopaedic Surgery in Youth with Cerebral Palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Sep 16; 97(18):1482-94. PMID: 26378264.
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  9. Mulcahey MJ, Haley SM, Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Ni P, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Ability of PROMIS Pediatric Measures to Detect Change in Children With Cerebral Palsy Undergoing Musculoskeletal Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jun 5. PMID: 26057065.
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  10. Jette AM, Slavin MD, Ni P, Kisala PA, Tulsky DS, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Tate DG, Fyffe D, Morse L, Marino R, Smith I, Williams S. Development and initial evaluation of the SCI-FI/AT. J Spinal Cord Med. 2015 May; 38(3):409-18. PMID: 26010975.
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  11. Sinha R, Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Ni P, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Functional ability level development and validation: providing clinical meaning for Spinal Cord Injury Functional Index scores. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Aug; 96(8):1448-57. PMID: 25431830.
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  12. Pardasaney PK, Ni P, Slavin MD, Latham NK, Wagenaar RC, Bean J, Jette AM. Computer-adaptive balance testing improves discrimination between community-dwelling elderly fallers and nonfallers. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jul; 95(7):1320-1327.e1. PMID: 24685388.
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  13. Slavin MD. Invited commentary. Phys Ther. 2014 Mar; 94(3):321-2. PMID: 24586066.
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  14. Pardasaney PK, Slavin MD, Wagenaar RC, Latham NK, Ni P, Jette AM. Conceptual limitations of balance measures for community-dwelling older adults. Phys Ther. 2013 Oct; 93(10):1351-68. PMID: 23704036.
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  15. Kratz AL, Slavin MD, Mulcahey MJ, Jette AM, Tulsky DS, Haley SM. An examination of the PROMIS(®) pediatric instruments to assess mobility in children with cerebral palsy. Qual Life Res. 2013 Dec; 22(10):2865-76. PMID: 23543391.
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  16. Jette AM, Tulsky DS, Ni P, Kisala PA, Slavin MD, Dijkers MP, Heinemann AW, Tate DG, Whiteneck G, Charlifue S, Houlihan B, Williams S, Kirshblum S, Dyson-Hudson T, Zanca J, Fyffe D. Development and initial evaluation of the spinal cord injury-functional index. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Oct; 93(10):1733-50. PMID: 22609635.
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  17. Tulsky DS, Jette AM, Kisala PA, Kalpakjian C, Dijkers MP, Whiteneck G, Ni P, Kirshblum S, Charlifue S, Heinemann AW, Forchheimer M, Slavin MD, Houlihan B, Tate DG, Dyson-Hudson T, Fyffe DG, Williams S, Zanca J. Spinal cord injury-functional index: item banks to measure physical functioning in individuals with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Oct; 93(10):1722-32. PMID: 22609299.
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  18. Pardasaney PK, Latham NK, Jette AM, Wagenaar RC, Ni P, Slavin MD, Bean JF. Sensitivity to change and responsiveness of four balance measures for community-dwelling older adults. Phys Ther. 2012 Mar; 92(3):388-97. PMID: 22114200.
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  19. Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Jette AM, Tulsky DS. Developing a contemporary functional outcome measure for spinal cord injury research. Spinal Cord. 2010 Mar; 48(3):262-7. PMID: 19841635.
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  20. Nabulsi M, Harris J, Letelier L, Ramos K, Hopayian K, Parkin C, Porzsolt F, Sestini P, Slavin M, Summerskill W. Effectiveness of education in evidence-based healthcare: the current state of outcome assessments and a framework for future evaluations. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2007 Dec; 5(4):468-76. PMID: 21631807.
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  21. Haley SM, Ni P, Hambleton RK, Slavin MD, Jette AM. Computer adaptive testing improved accuracy and precision of scores over random item selection in a physical functioning item bank. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006 Nov; 59(11):1174-82. PMID: 17027428.
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  22. Latham NK, Jette DU, Slavin M, Richards LG, Procino A, Smout RJ, Horn SD. Physical therapy during stroke rehabilitation for people with different walking abilities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Dec; 86(12 Suppl 2):S41-S50. PMID: 16373139.
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  23. Jette DU, Latham NK, Smout RJ, Gassaway J, Slavin MD, Horn SD. Physical therapy interventions for patients with stroke in inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Phys Ther. 2005 Mar; 85(3):238-48. PMID: 15733048.
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  24. Dejong G, Horn SD, Gassaway JA, Slavin MD, Dijkers MP. Toward a taxonomy of rehabilitation interventions: Using an inductive approach to examine the "black box" of rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Apr; 85(4):678-86. PMID: 15083447.
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  25. Laughton CA, Slavin M, Katdare K, Nolan L, Bean JF, Kerrigan DC, Phillips E, Lipsitz LA, Collins JJ. Aging, muscle activity, and balance control: physiologic changes associated with balance impairment. Gait Posture. 2003 Oct; 18(2):101-8. PMID: 14654213.
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  26. Jette DU, Slavin MD, Andres PL, Munsat TL. The relationship of lower-limb muscle force to walking ability in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Phys Ther. 1999 Jul; 79(7):672-81. PMID: 10416576.
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  27. Slavin MD, Jette DU, Andres PL, Munsat TL. Lower extremity muscle force measures and functional ambulation in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1998 Aug; 79(8):950-4. PMID: 9710168.
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