Advancing the Science of OT

  • Kendra Heatwole Shank, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, Towson University
    MCI Intervention for Out-of-Home Participation
  • Allison L'Hotta, OTD, OTR/L, Washington University in St. Louis
    Cancer Survivors' Participation in Meaningful Activities
  • Elizabeth Munsell, PhD, OT, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    Employment Intervention for People with Early PD


Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Dr. Davies, director of the Brainwaves Research Laboratory at Colorado State University, focuses on understanding the development of neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie cognitive and motor behaviors in children with and without disorders. Davies holds joint appointments in the Departments of Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, and is a faculty member in the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrated Neuroscience Program. She is a member of three interdisciplinary research teams: one developing brain-computer interfaces, one applying universal design for learning and post-secondary opportunities for college students with disabilities, and one developing and implementing obesity prevention interventions for young children. Davies has served on editorial boards for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. Davies received her B.S. in occupational therapy...