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

Byrd, Rebecca, Patrick Smith, Omar Mohamedaly, Laurie D. Snyder, and Amy M. Pastva. “A 1-Month Physical Therapy-Based Outpatient Program for Adults Awaiting Lung Transplantation: A Retrospective Analysis of Exercise Capacity, Symptoms, and Quality of Life..” Cardiopulm Phys Ther J 30, no. 2 (April 2019): 61–69. https://doi.org/10.1097/CPT.0000000000000087.

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30983916
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Hobson-Webb, Lisa D., Paul J. Zwelling, Ashley N. Pifer, Carrie M. Killelea, Mallory S. Faherty, Timothy C. Sell, and Amy M. Pastva. “Point of Care Quantitative Assessment of Muscle Health in Older Individuals: An Investigation of Quantitative Muscle Ultrasound and Electrical Impedance Myography Techniques..” Geriatrics (Basel) 3, no. 4 (December 16, 2018). https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics3040092.

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31011127
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Warraich, Haider J., Dalane W. Kitzman, David J. Whellan, Pamela W. Duncan, Robert J. Mentz, Amy M. Pastva, M Benjamin Nelson, Bharathi Upadhya, and Gordon R. Reeves. “Physical Function, Frailty, Cognition, Depression, and Quality of Life in Hospitalized Adults ≥60 Years With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction..” In Circ Heart Fail, Vol. 11, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005254.

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30571197
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Duncan, Pamela W., Rica M. Abbott, Scott Rushing, Anna M. Johnson, Christina N. Condon, Sarah L. Lycan, Barbara J. Lutz, et al. “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). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.004444.

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30354371
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Bushnell, Cheryl D., Pamela W. Duncan, Sarah L. Lycan, Christina N. Condon, Amy M. Pastva, Barbara J. Lutz, Jacqueline R. Halladay, et al. “A Person-Centered Approach to Poststroke Care: The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services Model..” J Am Geriatr Soc 66, no. 5 (May 2018): 1025–30. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15322.

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29572814
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Kanach, Frances A., Amy M. Pastva, Katherine S. Hall, Juliessa M. Pavon, and Miriam C. Morey. “Effects of Structured Exercise Interventions for Older Adults Hospitalized With Acute Medical Illness: A Systematic Review..” J Aging Phys Act 26, no. 2 (April 1, 2018): 284–303. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2016-0372.

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28605230
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Penland, Kristen N., Cheryl D. Bushnell, Amy M. Pastva, Matthew A. Psioda, Samantha M. Levy, Sara B Jones Berkeley, Rica M. Abbott, Janet P. Bettger, Janet K. Freburger, and Pamela W. Duncan. “Disparities in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Services Delivery: Preliminary Findings From the COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study.” In Stroke, Vol. 49. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Pastva, Amy M., Pamela W. Duncan, Gordon R. Reeves, M Benjamin Nelson, David J. Whellan, Christopher M. O’Connor, Joel D. Eggebeen, et al. “Strategies for supporting intervention fidelity in the rehabilitation therapy in older acute heart failure patients (REHAB-HF) trial..” Contemp Clin Trials 64 (January 2018): 118–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.10.014.

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29079391
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Pastva, Amy M., and Julia K. L. Walker. “Commentary: Central-acting therapeutics alleviate respiratory weakness caused by heart failure-induced ventilatory overdrive..” Front Physiol 9 (2018). https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00554.

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29875676
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Duncan, Pamela W., Cheryl D. Bushnell, Wayne D. Rosamond, Sara B. Jones Berkeley, Sabina B. Gesell, Ralph B. D’Agostino, Walter T. Ambrosius, et al. “The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study: design and methods for a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial..” Bmc Neurol 17, no. 1 (July 17, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-017-0907-1.

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28716014
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