Research Summary

Dr. Smoot's research encompasses two related areas: 1) The effects of breast cancer treatment on physical function and 2) the assessment and treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Education

San Francisco State University, BA, 05/81, Biology
University of California, San Francisco, Post-baccalaureate Certif., 09/83, Physical Therapy
University of California, San Francisco, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Science, 06/09, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
American College of Sports Medicine, Certification, 09/08, Cancer Exercise Trainer
Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, Certification, 10/10, Lymphedema Therapist
University of California, San Francisco, Masters of Advanced Studies, 06/15, Clinical Research

Honors & Awards

  • 2009
    Graduate Student Distinguished Achievement Award, San Francisco State University
  • 2010
    Norton School of Lymphedema, Medi Certified Lymphedema Therapist Scholarship
  • 2010
    American Association of Anatomist Training Program Scholarship
  • 2011
    California Physical Therapy Association Research Publication Award
  • 2012
    Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2013
    Essential Core Teaching Award Commitment to Teaching
  • 2013
    UCSF-Kaiser Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health K12 Award
  • 2014
    First Time Writers Award, Journal of Hand Therapy, American Society of Hand Therapists
  • 2016
    Alumni of the Year Awardee; Graduate Program in Physical Therapy/Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2017
    Foundation for Physical Therapy Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant to study breast cancer-related lymphedema

Selected Publications

  1. Wilcoxon A, Kober KM, Viele C, Topp K, Smoot B, Abrams G, Chesney M, Paul SM, Conley YP, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Association Between Physical Activity Levels and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Severity in Cancer Survivors.  View on PubMed
  2. Jordan Waite, Derek Harmon, Kimberly Topp, Betty Smoot, Gary Farkas Sex-based Differences in Visual-Spatial Reasoning Do Not Impact Exam Performance in Musculoskeletal Anatomy Among Physical Therapy Students.  View on PubMed
  3. Kohler C, Chang M, Allemann-Su YY, Vetter M, Jung M, Jung M, Conley Y, Paul S, Kober KM, Cooper BA, Smoot B, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Katapodi MC Changes in Attentional Function in Patients From Before Through 12 Months After Breast Cancer Surgery.  View on PubMed
  4. Mazor M, Paul SM, Chesney MA, Chen LM, Smoot B, Topp K, Conley YP, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Perceived stress is associated with a higher symptom burden in cancer survivors.  View on PubMed
  5. Petrovchich I, Kober KM, Wagner L, Paul SM, Abrams G, Chesney MA, Topp K, Smoot B, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Hammer M, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Deleterious Effects of Higher Body Mass Index on Subjective and Objective Measures of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer Survivors.  View on PubMed
  6. Jordan G Waite, Gary J Farkas, Kimberly S Topp, Betty Smoot, Derek Harmon Assessing Determinants of Musculoskeletal Anatomy Success in First-year Physical Therapy Students.  View on PubMed
  7. Knisely MR, Conley YP, Smoot B, Paul SM, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Associations Between Catecholaminergic and Serotonergic Genes and Persistent Arm Pain Severity Following Breast Cancer Surgery.  View on PubMed
  8. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Abrams G, Topp K, Smoot B, Kober KM, Chesney M, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Hammer M, Cheung S, Borsook D, Levine JD Contribution of Loss of Large Fiber Function to Pain in 2 Samples of Oncology Patients.  View on PubMed
  9. Kober KM, Olshen A, Conley YP, Schumacher M, Topp K, Smoot B, Mazor M, Chesney M, Hammer M, Paul SM, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Expression of mitochondrial dysfunction-related genes and pathways in paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer survivors.  View on PubMed
  10. Mazor M, Smoot BJ, Mastick J, Mausisa G, Paul SM, Kober KM, Elboim C, Singh K, Conley YP, Mickevicius G, Field J, Hutchison H, Miaskowski C Assessment of local tissue water in the arms and trunk of breast cancer survivors with and without upper extremity lymphoedema.  View on PubMed
  11. Kober KM, Mazor M, Abrams G, Olshen A, Conley YP, Hammer M, Schumacher M, Chesney M, Smoot B, Mastick J, Paul SM, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Phenotypic Characterization of Paclitaxel-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer Survivors.  View on PubMed
  12. Correll S, Field J, Hutchinson H, Mickevicius G, Fitzsimmons A, Smoot B RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE HALO DIGITAL GONIOMETER FOR SHOULDER RANGE OF MOTION IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS.  View on PubMed
  13. Mazor M, Cataldo JK, Lee K, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Smoot BJ, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Mastick J, Conley YP, Miaskowski C Influence of Menopausal Status on the Symptom Experience of Women Before Breast Cancer Surgery.  View on PubMed
  14. Bernas M, Thiadens SRJ, Smoot B, Armer JM, Stewart P, Granzow J Lymphedema following cancer therapy: overview and options.  View on PubMed
  15. Knisely MR, Conley YP, Kober KM, Smoot B, Paul SM, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Associations Between Catecholaminergic and Serotonergic Genes and Persistent Breast Pain Phenotypes After Breast Cancer Surgery.  View on PubMed
  16. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Abrams G, Topp K, Smoot B, Kober KM, Chesney M, Mazor M, Mausisa G, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Sabes JH, Cheung S, Wallhagen M, Levine JD Associations Between Perceived Stress and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Otoxicity in Adult Cancer Survivors.  View on PubMed
  17. Mazor M, Cataldo JK, Lee K, Dhruva A, Cooper B, Paul SM, Topp K, Smoot BJ, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Conley YP, Miaskowski C Differences in symptom clusters before and twelve months after breast cancer surgery.  View on PubMed
  18. Mazor M, Lee K, Dhruva A, Cataldo JK, Paul SM, Melisko M, Smoot BJ, Levine JD, Elboim C, Conley YP, Miaskowksi C Menopausal-Related Symptoms in Women One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery.  View on PubMed
  19. Miaskowski C, Mastick J, Paul SM, Abrams G, Cheung S, Sabes JH, Kober KM, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Topp K, Smoot B, Mausisa G, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD Impact of chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicities on adult cancer survivors' symptom burden and quality of life.  View on PubMed
  20. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Smoot B, Abrams G, Kober KM, Cheung S, Henderson-Sabes J, Chesney M, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD Hearing loss and tinnitus in survivors with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.  View on PubMed

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