Congratulations to our 2023 Intervention Research Grant Recipients!
Congratulations to our 2023 Intervention Research Grant Recipients:
Emily Kringle, PhD, OTR/L, University of Minnesota
duoABLE: Feasibility of a Behavioral Activation-based Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior Among People with Stroke and Their Support Persons
Mentor: Beth Lewis, PhD
Pedro Almeida, OT, PhD, OTR, Boston University Sargent College
Developing a Client-centered, Occupational-based Joint-protection Protocol: The Feasibility of The CO-OP Approach for Clients Living with Hand Osteoarthritis
Mentor: Emily Rothman, ScD
Andrea Fairman, PhD, MOT, OTR/L, CPRP, ATP, Johnson & Wales University
Clinical Efficacy of CO-OP And Mhealth to Support Self-catheterization In Youth with Spina Bifida
Mentor: Douglass Clayton, MD
Mark Hardison, PhD, OTR/L, University of New Mexico
Assessing the Feasibility of the Restorative Occupational Approaches for Disordered Eating (ROADE) Program
Mentor: Catana Brown, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Kelle DeBoth, PhD, OTR/L, Cleveland State University Ohio
Building Resilience and Social-emotional Skills in Under-resourced Preschoolers with History of Trauma
Mentor: Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
The purpose of this grant program is to lay the necessary groundwork for larger intervention studies and for larger implementation studies and support the profession’s Vision 2025 of occupational therapy as an evidence-based profession. The intent of the IRG program is to provide seed funding for the development of new and/or novel ideas in order to generate preliminary data as proof of concept. Most larger funders, including federal sources and most of the major nonprofit foundations, require this data in order to apply to them, yet sources to fund this preliminary work are limited at best. The AOTF IRG occupies a very important niche and fills a critical gap by investing in the development of ideas and data in the early state of the occupational therapy research enterprise.
The Intervention Research Grant program receives donations from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the AOTF St. Catherine Challenge.