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

Kathleen Doyle Lyons, ScD, OTR/L


Kathleen Lyons, ScD, OTR/L, is a Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Her research is focused on building the evidence base for occupational therapists working in oncology. She is trained in experimental design, mixed methods and implementation science. Her research program is designed to answer the following question: How can we support people living with cancer to fully participate in meaningful activities, life roles, and society through theory-driven and evidence-based rehabilitation? She designs and tests pragmatic interventions that blend occupational therapy with behavioral therapies. Her research is primarily community-based as she has developed both telehealth and home-based interventions.