Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, MCR - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, MCR

Email: cameromi@ohsu.edu
Telephone: 503.220.8262, x57018

Current appointments:

  • Research investigator, NCRAR
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, OHSU
  • Staff Neurologist and Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Director, VAPORHCS

Research interests:

  • Falls, imbalance and functional mobility in multiple sclerosis

Research projects:

  • Pilot randomized controlled trial of methylphenidate for imbalance, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction in MS
  • Validation study of a lower extremity strength testing protocol in MS
  • Pilot randomized controlled trial of the effects of assistive device training on functional mobility and functional brain connectivity in MS
  • Randomized controlled trial of the Free From Falls multidimensional fall prevention program in MS

Selected publications:

Hugos C, Frankel D, Tompkins SA, Cameron MH. Community delivery of a comprehensive fall prevention program improves balance and walking in people with MS: A retrospective observational study. International Journal of MS Care. In press.

Cameron MH, Vingara L, Hoang P, Bourdette D, Lord S. Medications are associated with falls in people with MS: A prospective cohort study. International Journal of MS Care. In press.

Mazumder R, Lambert W, Nguyen T, Bourdette D, Cameron M. Fear of falling is associated with recurrent falls in people with multiple sclerosis: A longitudinal cohort study. International Journal of MS Care. In press.

Nilsagard Y, Gunn H, Freeman J, Hoang P, Lord S, Mazumder R, Cameron M. Falls in people with MS - an individual data meta-analysis from studies from Australia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. June 16 2015, 21(1):92-100.

Cameron MH, Sosnoff J, Coote S. Whom to target for falls-prevention trials: recommendations from the International MS Falls Prevention Research Network. International Journal of MS Care. 2014,16(4):203-208.

Finlayson M, Cattaneo D, Cameron M, Coote S, Matsuda P, Peterson E, Sosnoff J. Applying the RE-AIM framework to inform development of a multiple sclerosis falls-prevention intervention. International Journal of MS Care. 2014, 16(4):192-197.

Lewis MS, McMillan G, Hutter M, Folmer R, Wilmington D, Casiana L, Fitzpatrick M, Lilly D, Bourdette D, Overs S, Cameron M, Fausti S. Does interferon beta-1a impact pure-tone hearing sensitivity among individuals with multiple sclerosis? Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 2014, 46(6):351-360.

Fling BW, Gera-Dutta G, Schlueter H, Cameron MH, Horak FB. Associations between proprioceptive neural pathway structural connectivity and balance in people with multiple sclerosis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2014, 8: 814.

Mazumder R, Murchison C, Bourdette D, Cameron MH. Falls in people with multiple sclerosis compared with falls in healthy controls. PLOS ONE. 2014, DOI10.1371.

Cameron MH, Bethoux F, Davis N, Frederick M. Botulinum toxin for symptomatic therapy in multiple sclerosis. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2014, 14:463.

Cameron MH, Fitzpatrick M, Overs S, Murchison C, Manning J, Whitham M. Dalfampridine improves walking speed and endurance, and participation, in MS: A cohort study. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 2014, 20(6):733-738.

Yadav V, Bever CT, Bowen JD, Bowling A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Cameron M, Bourdette D, Gronseth G, Narayanaswami P. Summary of evidence-based guideline: Complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2014;82(12)1083-92.

Hoang PD, Cameron MH, Gandevia SC, Lord SR. Neuropsychological, balance and mobility risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014; 95(3):480-486.

Cameron MH, Peterson V, Boudreau E, Downs A, Lovera J, Kim E, McMillan G, Turner A, Haselkorn J, Bourdette D. Fatigue is associated with poor sleep in people with multiple sclerosis and cognitive impairment. Multiple Sclerosis International. 2014; Article ID 872732.

Cameron MH, Mazumder R, Murchison C, King L. Mini Balance Evaluation Systems Test in people with multiple sclerosis: reflects imbalance but may not predict falls. Gait and Posture. 2014;39(1):669.

Selected Presentations:

MS Symptom Management June, 2015. Cameron MH, OHSU On the Frontier, Portland, OR

The international MS falls prevention research network: development and directions June, 2015.
Finlayson M, Cattaneo D, Cameron M, Coote S, Freeman J, Gunn H, Jonsdottir J, Matsuda P, Peterson E, Sosnoff J
Poster at Rehabilitation in MS annual meeting, Milan, Italy
Poster at OT Summit of Scholars, Los Angeles, CA
Presentation at Consortium of MS Centers annual meeting
Abstract in Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 2015;21(4): 520.

MS Gait and Balance Symposium Summary May, 2015. Cameron MH, Zacksowski K, Consortium for MS Centers annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Practical Management of Progressive MS: Management of Physical Impairment May, 2015. Cameron MH, Consortium for MS Centers annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Bladder Dysfunction is a Risk Factor for Falls in People with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. May, 2015
Zelaya JE, Murchison C, Cameron M.
Poster at OHSU Research Week, Portland, Oregon.
Winner of Student Poster Award at OHSU Research Week 2015

Symptom Management in MS: Depression and Cognitive Dysfunction April, 2015
Cameron MH
Presentation at American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, Washington, DC

Longitudinal evaluation of falls and fall prevention strategies in multiple sclerosis April, 2015
Cameron MH, Finlayson M, Asano M, Peterson E
Poster at American Academy of Neurology annual meeting

Falls in individuals with multiple sclerosis: predictors, consequences and prevention Oct, 2014
Cameron M, Peterson E, Sosnoff J, Finlayson M
Platform presentation at American College of Rehabilitation Medicine annual meeting

Putting it all together: The role of cognition in gait and balance in MS Oct, 2014
Cameron M, Wagner J, Zackowski K
Presentation at the 4th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis

Effects of a very low fat, plant-food-based diet on fatigue in multiple sclerosis: report of a pilot trial. Sept, 2014
Yadav V, Lovera J, Murchison C, Kim E, Overs S, Cameron M, Spain R
Poster at Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS annual meeting

Botulinum toxin in MS Aug 2014
Cameron MH, Howard I
Platform presentation at Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit meeting

Reduced structural connectivity of proprioceptive neural pathways in Multiple Sclerosis
Fling BW, Cameron MH, Horak FB
Poster at International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress July 2014
Poster at 4th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis October, 2014

Rate of falls among people with multiple sclerosis and healthy controls: A comparative study. May 2014 
Cameron MH, Mazumder R, Murchison C
Poster at Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Validating an electronic method for prospective fall counting in people with MS. April 2014
Downs AS, Murchison C, Cameron MH
Poster at American Academy of Neurology annual meeting

Prospective assessment of falls among people with multiple sclerosis and healthy matched controls. April 2014
Mazumder R, Murchison C, Cameron MH
Poster at American Academy of Neurology annual meeting