PhD, The Ohio state University
Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
The effect of physical fitness prior to knee surgery and behavioral treatment of childhood obesity
Titles of Courses Recently Taught
Topp, R., Winchester, L., Sannes, S.H., Mink, A.M., Kaufman, J.S. & Jacks, D.E. (2009) A comparison of Biofreeze and ice on blood flow, pain and muscle function. The Industry Compendium of Chiropractic Research, 55(8), p 34.
Brown, K., J. A. Brosky, D. Pariser, R. Topp. (March 2010). Preoperative Exercise Boosts Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Outcomes. Lower Extremity Review. 2 (1), 53 - 61.
Lehna, C., Berger, J., Truman, A., Goldman, M. & Topp, R. (2010) Virtual Journal Club Connects Evidence to Practice: An Analysis of Participant Responses. Journal of Nursing Administration. 40(12), 522-528.
Topp, R., Edward, J.E., Ridner, S.L., Jacks, D.E., Newton, K., Kieffner, P., Woodall, D., & Conte, K. (2011) Fit Into College: A Program to Improve Physical Activity and Dietary Intake Lifestyles Among College Students. Recreational Sports Journal 35, 69-78.
Topp, R. Winchester, L. J., Sannes, S. H., Mink, A. M., Kaufman, J. S., & Jacks, D. E. (2011) A Comparison of Ice with 3.5% Menthol Gel on Blood Flow and Muscle Strength of the Lower Arm, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 20, 355-366.
Burnett D, Campbell-Kyureghyan N, Topp R, Quesada P. (2009) Asymmetry in vertical ground reaction force and hip range of motion in asymptomatic subjects and total knee arthroplasty patients either with or without back pain. Gait & Posture, Volume 30, Supplement 2, Pages S142-S143.
Skelton, K., Topp, R., Ng, A., Cybulski, A. & Papanek, P. A comparison of two formulations of Biofreeze on blood flow and vascular responses to exercise. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 7-10, 2013.
Topp, R., Ng, A., Cybulski, A., Skelton, K. & Papanek, P. A comparison of two formulations of Biofreeze on blood flow and vascular responses to exercise. TheraBand Research Advisory Council, St John’s New Foundland, July 23-25, 2012.
Topp, R., Brosky, J.A., & Pieschel, D. The effect of 3.5 % menthol gel on knee pain and functioning among patients with knee osteoarthritis. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Dearborn MI. April 13, 2012.
Grants or Awards
2010 - Topp, R (PI), Hygenic Research Fund, Hygenic Corporation, $5,000.
2010 - King, K. Ridner, SL, Jacks, D Topp, R (senior mentor), Fit Into College, Supporting Undergraduate iNnovation (SUN), $1,500.
2010 - King, K. Ridner, SL, Jacks, D Topp, R (senior mentor), Fit Into College, Ideas to Action (i2a) Implementation Grants, $1,000.
2010 - Chlebowy, D.O., (PI) Topp, R (Co-I), The effect of motivational interviewing on type II diabetes management of African-American (R34), National Institute of Nursing Research, $375,000.
2009 - Topp, R. (PI), Hygenic Research Fund, Hygenic Corporation, $11,000.