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About Courtney D. Hall


2011 - Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Physical Therapy, College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
2011 - Present Research Health Scientist, East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Present Professor, East Tennessee State University College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Curriculum Vitae


2019 - 2021 Rock Steady- a Mobile, Gamified Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy App for Older Adults With Complaints of Dizziness
NIH/NIDCD Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant - R44DC016245
Role: Co-Investigator
2017 - 2020 Factors Associated with Outcomes in Patients with Vestibular Symptoms Related to Traumatic Brain Injury
CDMRP Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program - PT160140
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Akin, Pugh
2016 - 2020 The Effect of Noise Exposure on the Vestibular system
VA Rehabilitation RR&D - C1986R
Merit Review Grant
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Akin
2017 - 2018 Identification of Individuals at Risk for Falls with Drug-Based Indices
ETSU Research Development Committee - 18-005ID
Interdisciplinary Grants Program
Role: Primary Investigator
2017 Rock Steady- a mobile, gamified vestibular rehabilitation therapy app for older adults with complaints of dizziness
NIH/NIDCD - R43DC016245
Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research Grant
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Flynn
2012 - 2017 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Otolith Dysfunction
VA Rehabilitation RR&D - C2058-P
Small Projects in Rehabilitation Research
Role: Primary Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Member, Research & Development Committee, James H. Quillen VAMC
2010 - Present Editorial Board, Frontiers in Neuro-otology
2005 - Present Editorial Board, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
2000 - Present Member, Gerontological Society of America
1989 - Present Member, American Physical Therapy Association
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Honors and Awards

  • 1996 - Graduate Student Research Award, University of Oregon
  • 1996-1997 - Systems Physiology Training Grant Fellowship, University of Oregon
  • 1997-1999 - A.D. Hutchison Fellowship, University of Texas
  • 1998 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Texas
  • 1998 - Graduate Student Professional Development Award, University of Texas
  • 1999 - Technical Assistance Workshop Fellow, National Institute on Aging
  • 2009 - Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
  • 2011 - ERRIS (Enhancing Rehabilitation Research in the South) Intensive Workshop on Grant Writing in Rehabilitation, Research Fellow
  • 2011 - Golden Synapse Award for best article (“Efficacy of gaze stability exercises in older adults with complaints of dizziness”) published in Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2010
  • 2018 - Distinguished Faculty Award in Research (College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, ETSU)
  • 2018 - Distinguished Faculty Award in Research (ETSU)
  • 2018 - Article of the Year, Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (American Physical Therapy Association)


  • Neurotherapeutics I
  • Clinical Correlates II (1-credit graduate course)
  • Clinical Correlates I (1-credit graduate course)
  • Case Study in Physical Therapy (1-credit graduate course, Capstone project)
  • Introduction to Research (1-credit graduate course)
  • Scientific Inquiry for Physical Therapists (1-credit graduate course)


2000 PhD, Kinesiology, University of Texas at Austin
1997 MS, Exercise and Movement Science, University of Oregon
1990 BS, Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1984 BS, Mathematics, Davidson College

Contact Information

PO Box 70624
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: 238 Ed Allen Hall (VA Building 2)
Phone: 423-439-8793


Scientific Publications (38)