Advancing the Science of OT

  • Grant Recipient, Jewel Elias Crasta, PhD, OTR/L, Ohio State University
    Characterizing OT Intervention for Children with ASD
  • Promoting Occupational Therapy Research and Training to Advance Lives
    Building Research Capacity
  • Grant Recipient, Adam Kinney, PhD, OTR/L, Univ. of Colorado
    Access to OT Services among Veterans


Support Your 2023 St. Catherine Challenge Participating School!

St Catherine Challenge Participate


Give a gift by March 13th to:

  • Improve delivery of quality care by supporting evidence-based practice.
  • Earn prizes and national recognition for your school at the AOTA Annual Conference.
  • Support AOTF grants that are essential first-round funding necessary to collect and analyze data, publish findings, apply for larger grants, and conduct future studies.

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Anne M. Bryden, PhD, OTR/L


Anne Bryden PhD, OTR/L is the Director of Clinical Trials and Research for the Institute for Functional Restoration (IFR) of Case Western Reserve University, a non-profit organization with the mission of restoring function to people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and other paralytic disorders. Additionally, she is part-time lecturer in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program at Cleveland State University and Staff Scientist in the MetroHealth Center for Rehabilitation Research. Anne received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Cleveland State University, and PhD in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. Anne has over 25 years of experience specializing in upper limb management of people with tetraplegia. Her research interests include upper extremity assessment, surgical interventions, outcomes measurement, and the social determinants of health and wellness in people with chronic, physical disability. Her current work focuses on the utility of human...