2021 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, OTD, OTR/L

Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, OTD, OTR/L

Northern Arizona University

Easing the Transition: Occupational Therapy Life Skills Curriculum for Former Foster System Youth
Mentor: Heather Williamson, DrPH

Jewel Elias Crasta, PhD, OTR/L

Jewel Elias Crasta, PhD, OTR/L

Ohio State University

Characterizing Occupational Therapy Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mentor: Amy Darragh, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Areum Han, OTR/L, PhD

Areum Han, OTR/L, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A Guided Eight-Week Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intervention for Distressed Family Caregivers of People with Dementia: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study
Mentor: Hon Yuen, PhD, OTR/L

Grace Kim, PhD, OTR/L

Grace Kim, PhD, OTR/L

Grace Kim, PhD, OTR/L

Promoting Adherence in Upper Extremity Home-Based Rehabilitation Through Motivational Interviewing and Ecological Momentary Assessment: A Feasibility Study
Mentor: Yael Goverover, PhD, OTR/L

Marion Russell, OTD, OTR/L

Marion Russell, OTD, OTR/L

Creighton University

Impact of COVID-19 on Family Quality of Life and Healthcare Access for Families with a Child with Diabetes
Mentor: Vanessa Jewel, PhD, OTR/L

2020 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Namrata Grampurohit, PhD, OTR/L

Namrata Grampurohit, PhD, OTR/L

Thomas Jefferson University

Post-Discharge Support for Caregivers of Adults with Stroke Through Telehealth Coaching-in-Context
Mentor: Mary Jane Mulcahey

Danbi Lee, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Danbi Lee, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

University of Washington

Return to Life After Stroke: Motivational Interviewing and Self-Management Support in Early Stroke Rehabilitation
Mentor: Chuck Bombardier 

Janet Njelesani, PhD, OTR/L

Janet Njelesani, PhD, OTR/L

New York University

An Occupation-Based Intervention to Address Bullying Against Students with Disabilities
Mentor: Kristie Koenig 

Emily Somerville, OTD, OTR/L

Emily Somerville, OTD, OTR/L

Washington University- St. Louis

A Tailored Medication Management Intervention for Older Adults
Mentor: Susan Stark

Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT

Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT

Washington University- St. Louis

Feasibility of Mobile Self-Management Intervention for Mild Stroke
Mentor: Carolyn Baum 

2019 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Kelly Anderson, PhD, OTR/L   East Carolina University
The Role of Success and Failure in the "Just Right Challenge"  (Mentor: Anne Elizabeth Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, SCEDCM, FAOTA, FGSA)

Karen Atler, PhD, OTR/L   Colorado State University
Merging Yoga, Occupational Therapy and Education in Diabetes Management  (Mentor: Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR/L)

Kris Barnekow, PhD, OTR/L, IMH-E   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Healthy Transitions from NICU to Home: A Pilot Study of the SMILE Curriculum  (Mentor: Deborah Brandon, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN)

Annemarie Connor, PhD, OTR/L   Florida Gulf Coast University
A Peer-mediated Vocational Social Skills Program for College Students with Autism  (Mentor: Connie Sung, PhD, CRC, LPC)

Candice Osborne, PhD   University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Facilitated Learning in Stroke Rehabilitation: Using Problem Solving and Technology to Address Health and Risk Factors (Mentor: Kathleen Bell, MD)

2018 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Angela Caldwell, PhD, OTR/L, CLT     University of Pittsburgh
Partnering for Prevention: Promoting Healthy Habits in Underserved Communities (Mentor: Roxanna Bendixen, PhD, OTR/L)

Susan Fasoli, ScD, MS, OTR/L      MGH Institute of Health Professions
A Paradigm Shift: Rehabilitation Robotics, Cognitive Skills Training and Function (Mentor: Teresa Jacobson Kimberly, PhD, PT )

Anne Kirby, PhD, OTR/L      University of Utah
Pilot Study of the MAPSS (Maximizing Adolescent Post-Secondary Success) Intervention (Mentor: Himle Michael, PhD )

Lauren Little, PhD, OTR/L      Rush University
Bridging a Service Gap in Autism: A Hybrid Education-Coaching Intervention (Mentor: Winifred Dunn, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA)

Rachel Proffitt, OTD, OTR/L     University of Missouri
Feasibility of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment(R)-BIG Intervention in Stroke (Mentor: Timothy Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA)

2017 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Evan Dean, PhD, OTR/L- University of Kansas
Supporting Employment Through Self-determination for Young Adults with ASD (Mentor: Karrie Shogren, PhD)

Leah Stein Duker, PhD, OTR/L- University of Southern California
Environmental Barriers for Adults with ASD During Primary Care Health Encounters (Mentor: Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA)

Kathleen Lyons, ScD, OTR/L- Dartmouth College
Supporting Caregivers of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: A Feasibility Study of the Ready to CARE program (Mentor: Stephen Bartel, MD, MS)

Maureen Russell, PhD, OTR/L, MHI- Northern Arizona University
Sleep Interventions for Caregivers and Their Young Children in Part C Programs (Mentor: Carol Baldwin, PhD, RN, NCC, CT, AHN-BC, FAAN)

Heather Williamson, DrPH, MBA, OTR/L, CPH- Northern Arizona University
Health Equity for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Mentor: Julie Ann Baldwin, PhD)

2016 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR/L     University of Illinois at Chicago
Feasibility Test of a Pediatric Web-Based Care Planning Guide (Mentor: Mary Law, PhD, FCAOT)

Mansha Mirza, PhD, OTR/L, MSHOR     University of Illinois at Chicago
Piloting an Occupational Therapy Intervention in a Primary Care Clinic (Mentor: Anders Kottorp, PhD)

Juleen Rodakowski, OTD, MS, OTR/L    University of Pittsburgh
Empowering Caregivers after Stroke (Mentor: Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L)

2015 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Winifred Dunn, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA    University of Kansas Medical Center
Feasibility of Telehealth Coaching for Rural Families of Children with Autism

Simone Gill, PhD, OTR/L     Boston University
Use of Motor Learning Principles to Reduce Fall Risks After Surgical Weight Loss

Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L     Boston University
An Environment Problem-Solving Strategy for Parents of Youth with Disabilities

Elizabeth Larson, PhD, OTR, FAOTA     University of Wisconsin-Madison
5Minutes4Myself: Motivational Occupational Coaching & Mindfulness for Caregivers

Susan Magasi, PhD     University of Illinois at Chicago
Negotiating the Healthcare System: a Peer-OT Lead Intervention

Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L     Virginia Commonwealth University
Effects of Deep Pressure on Arousal and Performance in Person with Autism

Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L FAOTA     Thomas Jefferson University
Testing Outcomes of a Manualized OT Intervention for Children with Autism

2014 Intervention Research Grant Recipients

Erin R. Foster, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L      Washington University School of Medicine
Feasibility and Optimization of a Cognitive Intervention for Parkinson Disease

Sandy Magaña, PhD, MSW     University of Illinois at Chicago
Promoting Participation Among Latino Children with ASD

Beth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP     Temple University
Manualization of an Intervention to Improve Work Environments for Adults with ASD

Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR     Colorado State University 
Merging Yoga and group Occupational Therapy (MY-OT)

Mary Ellen Stoykov, PhD, MS, OTR/L     Rush University
Bilateral Priming for Upper Extremity Hemiparesis in Older Adults