UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - Kristen Pickett

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Kristen A. Pickett

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Kristen A. Pickett

Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
Occupational Therapy (OT)

Education

Postdoctoral, Program of Physical Therapy and Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Section
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Ph D, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Neural Control
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Twin Cities, MN

MA, Kinesiology
Univeristy of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Twin Cities, MN

BS, Biology
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Platteville, WI


 

 

Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2016 - Functional Neuroanatomy
    Course Number: 508, Minimum Credit Hours: 4, Maximum Credit Hours: 4, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2016 - Sci Inq-OT III: Data Collection/Analysis
    Course Number: 673, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 1
     

Non-Credit Teaching

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: Washington University School of Medicine - Program in PT, Academic, Description: Lectures: Sensory Receptors & Sensory Pathways and Development of Motor Control
    Start Date: 2012, End Date: 2012

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: Washington University School of Medicine - Program in PT, Academic, Description: Lectures: Basal Ganglia and Brain Imaging
    Start Date: 2012, End Date: 2012

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: Washington University in St. Louis, Academic, Description: The Amygdala and Flashbulb Memory
    Start Date: 2011, End Date: 2011

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: University of Minnesota, Program in PT, Academic, Description: Lecture: Basal Ganglia
    Start Date: 2007, End Date: 2007

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 6/30/2016 - "Exploring Glassblowing As Movement Disorder Therapy," Awarded By: UW Graduate School, Grant Institution: UW Madison, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Helen Lee, Co-Principal.
    Abstract: The purpose of this proposal is to bridge the fields of glass art and movement science in order to better understand glassblowing as a movement-based practice, with the ultimate endeavor being to create a glassblowing focused therapeutic intervention for individuals with movement disorders, such as Parkinson disease.
  • 6/30/2016 - "Long-Term Implications On Daily Activities For Female Athletes With Repeated Concussions," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry Research Grant, Grant Institution: UW Madison, Sponsor Type: Private, .
  • 12/31/2015 - "First Person Video To Enhance Student Learning, Knowledge Retention And Future Clinical Application," Awarded By: Merit, UW Madison, Grant Institution: UW - Madison, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, .
  • "Examining The Effects Of Social Engagement On Exercise Outcomes: In-Home Cycling For Individuals With Parkinson Disease," Awarded By: Graduate School - Fall Competition, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kristen A. Pickett, Principal.
  • "Reaching Out To Underserved Women In Rural Wisconsin With Physical Activity And Technology," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry, Kristen A. Pickett, Principal.
    Abstract: This study will examine the effects of four months of tri-weekly in-home exercise on a small sample of rural Wisconsin women over the age of 65. This intervention will allow for the individuals enrolled to participate in regular exercise with the added benefits of socially motivated activity, which promotes cognitive engagement, socialization and introduces a level of meaningfulness to the exercise session that is not inherently present in the task alone.

Publications

  • Peterson, D., Pickett, K.A., Duncan, R., Perlmutter, J., & Earhart, G. (2014). Brain activity during complex imagined gait tasks in Parkinson disease. Clinical Neurophysiology.
  • Peterson, D.S., Pickett, K.A., Duncan, R., Perlmutter, J., & Earlhart, G. (2014). Gait-related brain activity in people with Parkinson disease with freezing of gait. PLoS One. 9(3), e90634.
  • Williams, A., Peterson, D., Ionno, M., Pickett, K.A., & Earhart, G. (2013). Upper extremity freezing and dyscoordination in Parkinson's disease: effects of amplitude and cadence manipulations. Parkinson's Disease.
  • Pickett, K.A., Duncan, R., Paciorkoqski, A., Permutt, A., Marshall, M., Hershey, T., & Earhart, G. (2012). Balance impairment in individuals with Wolfram syndrome. Gait and Posture. 36(3), 619-624.
  • Kimberley, T., & Pickett, K.A. (2012). Differential activation in the primary motor cortex during individual digit movement in focal hand dystonia vs. healthy. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 30(3), 247-254.
  • Hershey, T., Lugar, H., Shimony, J., Rutlin, J., Koller, J., Perantie, D., Paciorkowski, A., Eisenstein, S., & Permutt, M. (2012). Early brain vulnerability in Wolfram syndrome. Plos One. 7(7), e40604.
    Abstract: Worked in collaboration with the Washington University Wolfram Study Group
  • Pickett, K.A., Duncan, R., Hoekel, J., Permutt, M., Marhsall, B., Hershey, T., & Earhart, G. (2012). Early presentation of gait impairment in Wolfram syndrome. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 7(92).
  • Peterson, D., Pickett, K.A., & Earhart, G. (2012). Effects of Levodopa on vividness of Motor Imagery in Parkinson Disease. Journal of Parkinson's Disease. 2(2), 127-133.
  • Pickett, K.A., Peterson, D., & Earhart, G. (2012). Motor imagery of gait tasks in individuals with Parkinson disease. Journal of Parkinson's Disease. 2(1), 19-22.
  • Nguyen, C., Foster, E.R., Paciorkowski, A.R., Viehoever, A., Considine, C., Bondurant, A., Marshall, B.A., & Hershey, T. (2012). Reliability and validity of the Wolfram Unified Rating Scale (WURS). Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 7(89).
  • Hirsiger, S., Pickett, K.A., & Konczak, J. (2012). The integration of size and weight cues for perception and action: Evidence for a weight-size illusion. Experimental Brain Research. 223(1), 137-147.
  • Olman, C., Pickett, K.A., Schallmo, M., & Kimberley, T. (2011). Selective BOLD responses to individual finger movement measured with fMRI at 3T. Human Brain Mapping. 33(7), 1594-1606.
  • Li, K., Pickett, K.A., Nestrasil, I., Tuite, P., & Konczak, K. (2010). The effect of dopamine replacement therapy on haptic sensitivity in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology. 257(12), 1992-1998.
  • Pickett, K.A., & Konczak, J. (2009). Measuring kinaesthetic sensitivity in children. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 51(9), 711-716.

Presentations

  • Lathrop, K., Presenter & Author, Sophie, G., Author Only, & Pickett, K.A., Author Only (2016). Effectiveness Of Group Exercise vs. Individual Exercise In Fall Prevention For Individuals With Parkinson Disease, Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Meeting - 2016, AOTA, Chicago, IL.
  • Sophie, G., Presenter & Author, Lathrop, K., Author Only, & Pickett, K.A., Author Only (2016). Occupation-Based Exercise Interventions for Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review., Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Meeting - 2016, AOTA, Chicago, IL.
  • Duncan, R., Pickett, K.A., & Earhart, G. (2014). The Effect of Levodopa on Accurately Identifying Fall Risk in Parkinson Disease, 28th Annual PSG Symposium on the Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders, St. Louis, MO.
  • Peterson, D., Pickett, K.A., Duncan, R., & Earhart, G. (2013). Neural activity during imagined walking in people with Parkinson disease, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Pickett, K.A., Peterson, D., Koller, J., Campbell, M., Snyder, A., Perlmutter, J., & Earhart, G. (2013). Resting state functional connectivity in the motor network in individuals with Parkinson disease, International Society for Posture and Gair Research, Akita, Japan.
  • Peterson, D., Pickett, K.A., & Earhart, G. (2013). Supra-spinal Control of Locomotion in Freezers and Non-freezers with Parkinson Disease, International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Akita, Japan.
  • Pickett, K.A. (2013). Research Progress Report: Neurophysiologic adaptations to tango dancing in individuals with PD, Parkinson Study Group 25th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Pickett, K.A. (2013). A Moving Story: A Kinesiologist's Approach to Movement Disorders Research, Department of Kinesiology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Pickett, K.A., Duncan, R., Hershey, T., & Earhart, G. (2012). Gait and balance impairment in Wolfram Syndrome, International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Peterson, D., Pickett, K.A., & Earhart, G. (2012). Cortical and subcortical brain activity during imagined gait tasks across age, International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Pickett, K.A. (2012). Differential brain activation following rotating treadmill training, Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
  • Pickett, K.A., Peterson, D., Perlmutter, J., & Earhart, G. (2011). Combining fMRI methods to investigate brain function during gair, 7th Annual Washington University Postdoc Scientific Symposium, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
  • Bondurant, A., Pickett, K.A., Nguyen, C., Grafeman, S., Lugar, H., Paciorkowski, A., Marshall, B., White, N., Wasson, J., Earhart, G., Permutt, A., & Hershey, T. (2011). Neuropsychological and Motor Function in Wolfram Syndrome, Diabetes Day, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
  • Pickett, K.A., Peterson, D., Perlmutter, J., Snyder, A., & Earhart, G. (2011). BOLD Signal Changes FOllowing Rotating Treadmill Training, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.
  • Peterson, D., Pickett, K.A., & Earhart, G. (2011). Cortical and Subcorical Brain Activity During Different Imagined Gait Tasks, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.
  • Chy, P., Li, K., & Pickett, K.A. (2011). The relationship between joint configuration and haptic sensitivity in patients with Parkinson's disease, XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Shanghai, China.
  • Pickett, K.A., Duncan, R., Permutt, A., Marshall, B., Hershey, T., & Earhart, G. (2011). Quantifying Motor Pathology in Wolfram Syndrome, Washington University School of Medicine, Neuroscience Retreat, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  • Pickett, K.A. (2011). Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD) Signal Changes Following Rotating Treadmill Training, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center colloquium.
  • Pickett, K.A. (2010). Kinaesthetic deficits in basal ganglia disease, Center for Clinical Movement Science colloquium series, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Pickett, K.A. (2010). Kinaesthetic deficits in basal ganglia disorders: Psychophysical sensitivity thresholds and brain imaging data, Movement Science Research Seminar, Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
  • Pickett, K.A. (2009). Continuing Education Program, Neuroanatomy Review with Clinical Correlation, Program in Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Novotny, S., Biltz, G., Wetzsteon, R., Witten, G., Swanson, K., Pickett, K.A., & Petit, M. (2009). Age Related Gait Variability in Children: A Preliminary Analysis by Sample Entropy Method, North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine.
  • Aman, J., Lu, C., Pickett, K.A., & Konczak, J. (2009). Visual-haptic integration for discriminating object size during grasping, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX.
  • Pickett, K.A., Olman, C., & Kimberley, T. (2009). Cortical mapping during indiciduated finger movements, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.
  • Lu, C., Aman, J., Pickett, K.A., & Konczak, J. (2009). Ingegrating visual-haptic cues: Is it better to first see of feel an object when determining its size?, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.
  • Sorensen, M., Herrmann, A., Pickett, K.A., Li, K., & Konczak, J. (2009). Just noticeable difference thresholds for kinesthetic sensitivity at the elbow, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.
  • Li, K., Pickett, K.A., Nestrasil, I., Tuite, P., & Konczak, J. (2009). The effect of levodopa therapy on the haptic perception of object curvature in Parkinson's disease, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.
  • Pickett, K.A., & Kimberley, T. (2009). 7th Bi-annual Minnesota Workshop on High Field Imaging, spectroscopy, and MR Imaging of Brain Function, University of MN - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Pickett, K.A., Li, K., Nestrasil, I., Tuite, P., & Konczak, K. (2009). The effects of levodopa medication on the haptic sense in Parkinson's disease, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.
  • Konczak, J., Vander Belden, H., Jaeger, L., & Pickett, K.A. (2008). How children learn to play violin: Motor learning by freezing the right degrees of freedom, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.

Departmental Service

  • DiverseOT - Faculty Advisor
    Dates of Membership: 2016 - Pres.
  • Faculty Advisor.

  • Space Facilities and Technology
    Dates of Membership: 2015 - Pres.
  • Committee Member.

Public Service

  • Tango for PD
    Dates of Membership: 2015 - Pres.

Awards and Honors

  • Loan Repayment Program Recipient
    Organization: National Institute of Health
    Date(s): 2011 - 2013

The following is a representative sample of media contributions.

"CELEBRATING HEALTHY AND PURPOSEFUL AGING," All About Living with Carol Koby, September 28, 2015.
Radio, Regional, Carol Koby,
CELEBRATING HEALTHY AND PURPOSEFUL AGING

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