Amy Martha Pastva, PhD

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Research Professor in Cell Biology
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus mail 2200 West Main Street, Suite B-230, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 681-3595
Email address amy.pastva@dm.duke.edu

The major themes that embody Dr. Pastva's scholarly pursuits include:  a) mechanisms of physical reserve and resilience; b) rehabilitation strategies for improving the health and function of individuals living with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and/or surviving critical illness; and c) pedagogical strategies that will optimize health professions curricula to address clinical practice expectations in aging and acute or critical illness. In addition to her faculty appointments, she is a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, a Duke Pepper Older American Independence Center (OAIC) Scholar, and a member of the Center’s Physical Measures Core. She serves as an advisor in Duke Health's Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Residency Program and on the Steering Committee of Chancellor Washington's Translating Duke Health Initiative in Cardiovascular Health. She also serves on the American Physical Therapy Association’s ICU Rehabilitation Clinical Guideline Development Group and on the Research Committee of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004

Publications

Duncan, PW, Abbott, RM, Rushing, S, Johnson, AM, Condon, CN, Lycan, SL, Lutz, BJ, Cummings, DM, Pastva, AM, D'Agostino, RB, Stafford, JM, Amoroso, RM, Jones, SB, Psioda, MA, Gesell, SB, Rosamond, WD, Prvu-Bettger, J, Sissine, ME, Boynton, MD, Bushnell, CD, and COMPASS Investigative Team, . "COMPASS-CP: An Electronic Application to Capture Patient-Reported Outcomes to Develop Actionable Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Care Plans." Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 11, no. 8 (August 2018): e004444-null.

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30354371
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Bushnell, CD, Duncan, PW, Lycan, SL, Condon, CN, Pastva, AM, Lutz, BJ, Halladay, JR, Cummings, DM, Arnan, MK, Jones, SB, Sissine, ME, Coleman, SW, Johnson, AM, Gesell, SB, Mettam, LH, Freburger, JK, Barton-Percival, B, Taylor, KM, Prvu-Bettger, J, Lundy-Lamm, G, Rosamond, WD, and COMPASS Trial., . "A Person-Centered Approach to Poststroke Care: The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services Model." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66, no. 5 (May 2018): 1025-1030.

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29572814
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Penland, KN, Bushnell, CD, Pastva, AM, Psioda, MA, Levy, SM, Berkeley, SBJ, Abbott, RM, Bettger, JP, Freburger, JK, and Duncan, PW. "Disparities in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Services Delivery: Preliminary Findings From the COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study." American-Heart-Association/American-Stroke-Association International Stroke Conference / State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium. Los Angeles, CA. January 24, 2018 - January 26, 2018.: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Pastva, AM, Duncan, PW, Reeves, GR, Nelson, MB, Whellan, DJ, O'Connor, CM, Eggebeen, JD, Hewston, LA, Taylor, KM, Mentz, RJ, Rosenberg, PB, and Kitzman, DW. "Strategies for supporting intervention fidelity in the rehabilitation therapy in older acute heart failure patients (REHAB-HF) trial." Contemporary Clinical Trials 64 (January 2018): 118-127.

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29079391
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Pastva, AM, and Walker, JKL. "Commentary: Central-acting therapeutics alleviate respiratory weakness caused by heart failure-induced ventilatory overdrive." Frontiers in Physiology 9 (January 2018): 554-null.

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29875676
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Duncan, PW, Bushnell, CD, Rosamond, WD, Jones Berkeley, SB, Gesell, SB, D'Agostino, RB, Ambrosius, WT, Barton-Percival, B, Bettger, JP, Coleman, SW, Cummings, DM, Freburger, JK, Halladay, J, Johnson, AM, Kucharska-Newton, AM, Lundy-Lamm, G, Lutz, BJ, Mettam, LH, Pastva, AM, Sissine, ME, and Vetter, B. "The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study: design and methods for a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial." Bmc Neurology 17, no. 1 (July 17, 2017): 133-null.

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28716014
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Kanach, FA, Pastva, AM, Hall, KS, Pavon, JM, and Morey, MC. "Effects of Structured Exercise Interventions for Older Adults Hospitalized with Acute Medical Illness: A Systematic Review." Journal of aging and physical activity (June 12, 2017): 1-54.

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28605230
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Reeves, GR, Whellan, DJ, O'Connor, CM, Duncan, P, Eggebeen, JD, Morgan, TM, Hewston, LA, Pastva, A, Patel, MJ, and Kitzman, DW. "A Novel Rehabilitation Intervention for Older Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: The REHAB-HF Pilot Study." May 2017.

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28285121
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Reeves, GR, Whellan, DJ, O'Connor, CM, Duncan, P, Eggebeen, JD, Morgan, TM, Hewston, LA, Pastva, A, Patel, MJ, and Kitzman, DW. "A Novel Rehabilitation Intervention for Older Patients With Acute Decom ensated Heart Failure The REHAB-HF Pilot Study." JACC-HEART FAILURE 5, no. 5 (May 2017): 359-366.

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Reeves, GR, Whellan, DJ, Duncan, P, O'Connor, CM, Pastva, AM, Eggebeen, JD, Hewston, LA, Morgan, TM, Reed, SD, Rejeski, WJ, Mentz, RJ, Rosenberg, PB, Kitzman, DW, and REHAB-HF Trial Investigators, . "Rehabilitation Therapy in Older Acute Heart Failure Patients (REHAB-HF) trial: Design and rationale." American heart journal 185 (March 2017): 130-139.

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28267466
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