Planning Grant Collectives












In the spring of 2017, AOTF began a series of Planning Grant Collectives; these workshops will bring together researchers to plan future studies in the field. The first collective will focus on promoting research relevant to occupational therapy's role in mental health care.  Supported by a generous donation from Bonita Kraft and Florence Stattel, this planning grant collective is scheduled for June 19-21, 2017. 

The workshop will involve a select group of researchers from occupational therapy and related disciplines having expertise in mental health research and/or service provision. The ultimate goal of the workshop will be to establish several research teams that will generate and work on specific research projects together (including securing grant funding and implementing a specific research study. 

Committee Members

Bette Bonder, PhD, FAOTA

Cleveland State University

Catana Brown, PhD, OTR

Midwestern University - Glendale

Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Boston University

Sharon Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Columbia University Medical Center

Bonita Kraft, OTR/L

Susan McGurk, PhD

Boston University



Planning Grant Attendees

Antoine Luc Bailliard, PhD, OTR/L

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Skye Pamela Barbic, PhD, OT

The University of British Columbia

M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Washington University in St. Louis


Katherine A. Burson, MS, OTR/L, CPRP

Independent Consultant

Judith A. Cook, PhD

University of Illinois at Chicago

Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH

Columbia University Medical Center, NYSPI

Jeffrey Krolick, MA

Options for Southern Oregon

Terry Krupa, PhD, MEd, BSc(OT)

Queens University

Nadine Lariviere, erg, OT(C), PhD

University of Sherbrooke

Penelope Moyers, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

St. Catherine University

Kim T. Mueser, PhD

Boston University

Nadine Revheim, PhD, OTR/L

St. Joseph's Medical Center

Mark Salzar, PhD

Temple University

Virginia (Ginny) Stoffel, PhD, OTR, BCMH, FAOTA

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Margaret Swarbrick, PhD, OTR, CPRP

Rutgers University and CSPNJ


Organizational Partners and Special Guests

Elizabeth Francis-Connolly, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

University of New England


Leslie J. Caplan, PhD


Theresa Cruz, PhD


Adam J. Haim, PhD



Mary C. Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

University of Southern California

Susan Noyes, PhD, OTR/L

University of Southern Maine


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