Professional Bio

Education
  • Ph.D., Philosophy- Research Methods and Statistics, University of Denver, 2016
  • MS/BS, Physical Therapy, D’Youville College, 2000

Throughout my career as an educator and practitioner, I have strived to embody elements specific to a Jesuit education (leadership, value-centered education, service, social justice, and research and scholarship) into my practice.  In using such elements as a guide, I have been able to model a positive impact on students that inspires them to become conscientious clinicians as well as preparing them to live in a mature and responsible manner. In addition, by integrating questions of meaning, ethics, and values into my teaching and work, I have been able to implement more appropriate and challenging learning experiences to promote further social and cultural growth of students and patients alike. Through multiple service opportunities, I have extended my knowledge and skills to underserved communities of the world and have come to understand the importance of social justice and sustainability.  Finally, by furthering my education in the area of research and statistics, I am able to postulate and investigate a multitude of research questions.  As a research educator I am able to provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to advance their knowledge base in research; thus allowing for further dissemination of pertinent research outcomes across the Physical Therapy profession and abroad. 

Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • Professional License: Physical Therapist, State of Colorado, DORA, Division of Professions and Occupations, License #: PTL.0010296
  • American Heart Association, BLS

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Research, Neurological and Education Sections
  • American Evaluation Association (AEA)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Trauma Exposure Response: Advocacy for Practitioners and Patients
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Recent Publications

Hofmann, M.C. (2016). Assessment of acute trauma exposure response for FIRE-EMS personnel. J Appl Meas, 17 (4), 458-475.

Dahdah, M. N., Hofmann, M., Pretz, C., Barnes, S. A., Bennett, M., Dreer, L., Bergquist, T., and Shafi, S (2016). Factors associated with rehabilitation outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury: Comparing functional outcomes between TBIMS centers using hierarchical linear modeling, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000270

Kowalski, R. G., Haarbauer-Krupa, J. K., Bell, J., Corrigan, J. D., Hammond, M. D., Torbey, M. T, Hofmann, M. C., Dams-O’Connor, K., Miller, C. A., and Whiteneck, G. G. “Acute ischemic stroke following moderate to severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Incidence and impact on outcome”, Stroke, in process.

Harrison-Felix, C., Morey, C., Hawley, L., Newman, J., Phillippus, A., Braden, C., and Hofmann, M. C. “Characteristics of adults with self-identified social competence problems after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Civilian and Military/Veteran Cohort”, Brain Injury, in process

Recent Presentations

Hofmann, M. C. (2015, April). Assessment of acute trauma exposure response for FIRE-EMS personnel. Paper presented at the International Outcomes Measurement Conference, Chicago, IL.

Carlson, J & Hofmann, M. C. (2017, February). Validation of a nursing swallow screen for detection of dysphagia in acute stroke patients. Poster presented at the International Stroke Conference, Houston, TX.

Hofmann, M. C. (2015, April). Assessment of Acute Trauma Exposure Response for FIRE-EMS personnel. Poster presented at the University of Denver Research Day, Denver, CO.

Hofmann, M. C. (2015, January). Assessment of Acute Trauma Exposure Response for FIRE-EMS personnel. Poster presented at the University of Denver Research and Performance Summit, Denver, CO.

Hofmann, M. C. (2014, October). Assessment of Acute Trauma Exposure Response for FIRE-EMS personnel. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Awards & Recognition

Awards

  • University of Denver Graduate Dean Scholarship 2012-2014
  • Wallace Research Scholarship 2012-2014
  • Most Outstanding Poster, University of Denver Research and Performance Summit, Denver, CO 2015

Community Involvement & Service

Service to College

  • Service Learning Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Regis University
  • SOPT Research Committe
  • SOPT Collaboration Research Committee

Service to Community

  • 9-Health Fair, Spring 2017
  • Project Homeless Connect, Spring 2016, Denver, CO, Regis University
  • Physical Therapy Volunteer, Haiti Earthquake