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Joyce White

Joyce White
Joyce WhiteAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPhysical Therapy
  • Phone(978) 934-4414

Research Interests

Research Interests: reliability and validity of examination procedures for musculoskeletal disorders: range of motion, muscle strength, muscle length, and special tests. Effectiveness of physical therapy treatment procedures for musculoskeletal disorders. Risk factors and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders.


  • Other: D.Sc., Epidemiology, (1996), Boston University - Boston MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Musculoskeletal Disorders Related to Cigarette Smoking and Tobacco Use"
  • MS: Physical Therapy, (1980), Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effects of Postural Drainage Positions and Percussion on the Blood Pressure of Normal Human Subjects
  • BS: Physical Therapy, (1974), University of Connecticut - Storrs, Connecticut

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award -- Department of Physical Therapy (2005), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Who's Who in Health Sciences Academia (2005), Leadership - Who's Who in Health Sciences Academia
  • Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award (1984), Scholarship/Research - American Physical Therapy Association


  • Norkin, C., White, J. (2016) "Measurement of joint motion: a guide to goniometry," F.A. Davis Co 5
  • White, J. (2014) "Musculoskeletal Examination," FA Davis 6 pp. 124-160
  • White, J., Coppola, L., Mitchell-Rekrut, E., Skomurski, A. (2014) "The Influence of Age and Gender on Normative Range of Motion Values of the Carpometacarpal Joint of the Thumb," Journal of Hand Therapy 27: pp. e1
  • White, J., Talay, M.B., Shi, L.H., Columbia, B. (2007) "GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: DRIVERS AND OUTCOMES," Marketing Theory and Applications pp. 158
  • Engberg, S.J., White, J. (1998) "Can Computers Help Us Teach Clinical Decision Making to Advanced Nursing Specialists," Nursing and Computers pp. 611-613
  • Cothran, M.M., White, J. (1995) "Update on human papillomavirus," Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 7:12 pp. 583-589
  • White, J., Valentine, V.L. (1993) "Computer Assisted Video Instruction & Community Assessment," Nursing and Health Care 14:7 pp. 349-53
  • White, J., Nativio, D.G., Kobert, S.N., Engberg, S.J. (1992) "Content and Process in Clinical Decision-Making by Nurse Practitioners," Journal of Nursing Scholarship 24:2 pp. 153-158
  • White, J. (1990) "Embedding Learning About Women's Health Care in Computer-based Simulations," SPONS AGENCY REPORT NO PUB DATE
  • White, J., Kellinger, K.G. (1989) "Teenagers perceptions of unplanned adolescent pregnancies and oral contraceptive use," Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 1:2 pp. 55-62
  • White, J. (1988) "Is Holistic Care Possible in the" Real Life" Clinical Setting?," Journal of Holistic Nursing 6:1 pp. 11-15
  • White, J. (1987) "Menopausal Hot Flashes and Osteoporosis," The Nurse practitioner 12:11
  • White, J. (1986) "Osteoporosis: strategies for prevention," The Nurse practitioner 11:9 pp. 36-51

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Effects of Bronchial Drainage and Adjunct Physical Therapy on Cardiovascular Function Following Open Heart Surgery (1981), Grant - New Faculty Research Support, Boston University
  • Idursulfase Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (2003), Grant - Transkaryotic Therapies
  • PI: Boston Area Heavy and Highway Construction Workers Health and Safety Project (1996), Contract - Center to Protect Workers' Rights.
  • Graduate Traineeship Grant (1987), Grant - Foundation for Physical Therapy