Health Sciences Campus

Faculty and Staff

Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Warren

Kelly Warren Harrell, Ph.D., M.P.T

Primary Specialty
Anatomical Education
Physical Therapy

Areas of Interest
Resident and Medical Student Education
Geriatric Rehabilitation

Board Certified
Physical Therapist (NC)

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
B.S. Kinesiology – Exercise Science
Honors Thesis: The relationship between body image, age, and physical activity in women

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL
- M.P.T

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
- Ph.D. – Anatomical science
- Dissertation: Membrane-bound matrix metalloproteinases influence reactive synaptogenesis following traumatic brain injury

My primary area of interest is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Previous work has focused on the role(s) that membrane-bound matrix metalloproteinases play in the process of reactive synaptogenesis. I am also interested in the impact that repetitive TBI, in sports for example, has on the progression of neurocognitive disorders.

Selected Publications
Warren, K.M., T.M. Reeves, and L.L. Phillips. 2012. MT5-MMP, ADAM-10, and N-cadherin act in concert to facilitate synapse reorganization after brain injury. J. Neurotrauma 29:1922-1940.

Norbury, J.W., J.C. Morris, K.M. Warren, A. L. Schreiber, C.E. Faulk, D.P. Moore, and S. Mandel. 2012. Diagnosis and management of piriformis syndrome. Pract. Neurol. 11:24-7.

Norbury, J.W., K.M. Warren, and D.P. Moore. 2013. Tarsal syndrome secondary to suture material within the tibial artery. Amy. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. In press.

Contact Information
Office: Brody 7W-41
Telephone: 252-744-1854