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OT Faculty Scholarship

Faculty members in the Department of Occupational Therapy regularly publish in leading academic and professional journals, present at conferences, and secure grants – all with the goal of improving techniques and care practices to help improve the lives of patients. Our faculty, a majority of whom are practicing clinicians in leading hospitals and health care centers, integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that will help them become better occupational therapists.

Publications

Erler K: "Acute Care Ethics Case Example: Sam." OT Practice.

Kennell B, Erler K & Ladin K: "Caring for the Bigoted Client." OT Practice.

Connor LT: “Models of Recovery and Community Participation for Stroke Survivors to Optimize the Delivery of Rehabilitation Interventions.” Presentation in the Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education course Neurorehabilitation 2018.

Fiorello P & Garrity L: "Pay Attention or You Might Forget (Attention and Memory Skill Strategies)." Presentation at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts 37th Annual Injury Conference.

Bellenis S '17, Smith D & Rejman S: "Occupational Therapy Delivery in Tanzania: A Program Evaluation of the Plaster House." Poster presented at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

Evenson ME & Zeman EA: "Mapping Interprofessional Core Competencies to an Occupational Therapy Curriculum: Focus on Entry to Practice Clinical Education." Short Oral presentation delivered at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ford A '18, Smith D & Banister G: "Effectiveness of Mentorship Programs: The Transition and Retention of Minority Women in Healthcare Careers and Leadership Roles within Healthcare." Poster presented at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

Schoessow KA, Wheeler E '17, Demberger C '17 & Costa N '17: "Promoting Occupational Justice Through Student Projects in the Entry-Level OTD Curriculum." Poster presented at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

Schoessow KA & Wolfman J: "A Model for a Low Vision Elective within Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Educational Programs." Poster presented at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

Schoessow KA, Doherty R, Campbell S '18 & Krimsky S '18: "Use of Simulated Patients and Video Feedback to Develop Therapeutic Use of Self in Occupational Therapy Students." Poster presented at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

Zeman EA & Evenson ME: "Embedding Koru Mindfulness into Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Preparatory Coursework: Supporting the Quadruple Aim." Short Oral presentation delivered at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

Erler KS, Juengst SB, Whiteneck GG, Locascio JJ, Bogner JA, Kaminski J & Giacino JT: "The Association of Rehospitalization with Participation 5 Years After Traumatic Brain Injury." The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Ferraro M, Fasoli S, Lin S & Chen C: Examining Occupational Therapy Treatments: A Systematic Approach to Characterize Content and Process. Short course at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Khalid GParental Report Versus Objective Measurement of Children's Sensory, Motor, and Praxis skills. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hobbs MRoadmap to Leadership: Skills for Leadership Sustainability. Workshop at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dabdoub K & Fairman ADExploring the Effectiveness of Preparatory Sensory-Based Strategies Delivered in a Multisensory Environment on Self-RegulationPoster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Evenson M, Zeman E & Mack APromoting Fieldwork in Home Care: Meeting Workforce and Society's Needs. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Schoessow K, Wheeler E, Demberger C & Costa N: Promoting Occupational Justice through Student Projects in the Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Curriculum. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Fasoli STransfer of Upper-Limb Robot-Assisted Training to Daily Activities After Stroke: Considerations for Patient-Targeted Home Programs. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Erler K, Kennell B & Ladin K: Caring for the Racist Client. Short course at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Mack A, Fink T, Garrity K & Arrigo M: Fatigue and Functional Outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation. Research panel at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Zeman E & Hurley L: Mindfulness Training for Children with Disabilities and its Impact on Parental Stress Levels. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Leslie C & Smith DWhat is the Health Literacy Skill Level of Practitioners Working with Families and Children in Early Intervention? A Systematic Review. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Fairman AD, Bendixen R & Deprey JDevelopment of the Interactive Mobile Health and Rehabilitation System: Version 2.0Technology lab at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Lin S: Exploring Career Pathways in Academia and Research. Presentation at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Lin S & Fasoli SUtilization of Outcome Measures in Stroke Rehabilitation by Occupational and Physical Therapists. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Evenson MCharting the Course: Sharing Options to Expand the Level I (Experiential) Landscape. Short course at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Millsap T & Zeman EExploring Mindfulness Interventions for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Scoping Review. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Sheau K & AlHeresh RMotor Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hildebrand MDeveloping Core Competencies and Evaluation Metrics of Performance and Learning for International Clinical Experiences. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Lin S & Fasoli SAre Online Resources About Stroke Outcome Measures Being Utilized Effectively? Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Schoessow K & Wolfman JA Model for a Low-Vision Elective Within Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Educational Programs. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Gaskin N & Hildebrand MOccupational Therapy in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Current Practices and Application to a Student-Run Occupational Therapy Center. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Randolphi DLPhysical Activity Interventions Post Stroke at Home and Methods of Assessing Adherence: A Systematic Review of the Randomized Controlled Trials. Poster at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hildebrand MCollaborative Goal Setting with Adults Post Stroke, Including Those with Communication Challenges. Workshop at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hobbs MGetting Past "No!"? Strategies to Overcome Client Resistance Using a Relational Cultural Theory Lens. Workshop at 2018 AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bean A ’18, Dabdoub K ’18, Henry M ’19, Devine H &Fairman AD: "Sensory Strategies for the Clinic, Home and Community." Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group Annual Meeting, Worcester, MA.

Erler KS"Problems with Potentiality: The Uncertainties of Prognostication and Meaningful Recovery." American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience.

Erler KS, Whiteneck GG, Juengst SB, Locascio JJ, Bogner JA, Kaminski J & Giacino JT: “Predicting the Trajectory of Participation after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Longitudinal Analysis.” Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Erler KS, Juengst SB, Smith DL, O'Neil-Pirozzi TM, Novack TA, Bogner JA, Kaminski J, Giacino J & Whiteneck GG: "Examining Driving and Participation 5 Years After Traumatic Brain Injury." Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.

Juengst SB, Osborne CL, Erler KS & Raina KD: "Effects of Fatigue, Driving Status, Cognition, and Depression on Participation in a Chronic Sample of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury." Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Keysor JJ, LaValley MP, Brown C, Felson DT, AlHeresh RA, Vaughan MW, Yood R, Reed J & Allaire SJ: "Efficacy of a Work Disability Prevention Program for People with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Conditions: The Work It Study Trial." Arthritis Care & Research.

Erler K, Juengst S, Locascio J, Whiteneck G, Bogner J, Kaminski J & Giacino J: "The Influence of Sustained Poor Health on Participation After Traumatic Brain Injury." Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Bendixen RM, Fairman AD, Karavolis M, Sullivan C & Parmanto B: "A User-Centered Approach: Understanding Client and Caregiver Needs and Preferences in the Development of mHealth Apps for Self-Management." JMIR mHealth uHealth.

Fasoli S: "Transfer of Robotic Therapy to Daily Activities After Stroke: Considerations for Patient-Targeted Home Programs." Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Fasoli S, Chavakula V, Brandman D, Vargas-Irwin C, Saab J, Hosman T, Franco B, Simeral J, Hochberg L: "Intracortical Brain-Computer Interface (IBCI) to Control Multiple End Effectors: Effects of Context." Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Norton JM, Dodson JL, Newman DK, Rogers RG, Fairman AD, Coons HL, Star RA & Bavendam TG: "Nonbiologic Factors that Impact Management in Women With Urinary Incontinence: Review of the Literature and Findings From a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop." International Urogynecology Journal.

Bendixen RM, Fairman AD, Karavolis M, Sullivan C & Parmanto B: "A User-Centered Approach: Understanding Client and Caregiver Needs and Preferences in the Development of mHealth Apps for Self-Management." Journal of Medical Internet Research Mobile Health and University Health.

Norton JM, Dodson JL, Newman DK, Rogers RG, Fairman AD, Coons HL & Bavendam TG: "Nonbiologic Factors that Impact Management in Women With Urinary Incontinence: Review of the Literature and Findings from a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop." International Urogynecology Journal.

AlHeresh R, LaValley MP, Coster W & Keysor JJ: "Construct Validity and Scoring Methods of the World Health Organization: Health and Work Performance Questionnaire Among Workers With Arthritis and Rheumatological Conditions." Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Carter AR, Martin C, Pioppo A, Foreman M, Fitterer S, Connor LT & Engsberg J: "Inducing Visuomotor Adaptation Using Virtual Reality Gaming with a Virtual Shift as a Treatment for Unilateral Spatial Neglect." Journal of Intellectual Disability: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Fairman AD: Chapter 15, "Professionalism and Ethics in Research." Professionalism Across Occupational Therapy Practice.

Wallace SE, Donoso-Brown EV, Fairman AD, Beardshall K, Olexsovich A, Taylor A & Schreiber JB: "Validation of the Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition with Neurotypical Adults." NeuroRehabilitation.

Wallace SE, Donoso-Brown EV, Fairman AD, Beardshall K, Olexsovich A, Taylor A & Schreiber JB: "Validation of the Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition with Neurotypical Adults." NeuroRehabilitation.

Kublin S, Bis S, Smith D & Maust S: "Positioning Interventions to Facilitate Fine Motor Skills in Children with CHARGE Syndrome and/or Deafblindness." Deafblind International Review.

Zeman E & Harvison N: "Burnout, Stress, and Compassion Fatigue in Occupational Therapy Practice and Education: A Call for Mindful, Self-Care Protocols." National Academy of Medicine.

Zeman E"How Do You Deal with Professional Burnout?" Education Resources, Inc.

Presentations

Fasoli S: "A Paradigm Shift in Rehabilitation Robotics: Moving Toward More Functional Outcomes After Stroke?" Poster presentation at the meeting of the World Congress of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India.

Evenson M & Zeman E: "An Innovative Model to Support Level I Fieldwork in Emerging Areas." AOTA Education Summit, Fort Worth, TX.

Evenson M & Zeman E: "Incorporating a Standardized Mindfulness Program in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Preparatory Coursework: Enhancing Professionalism and Socialization." AOTA Education Summit, Fort Worth, TX.

McKinnon S & Erler K: "Optimizing Leadership Capacity by Addressing Ethics in Occupational Therapy Practice: An Interactive Discussion Using Case Studies and Simulations." MOTA Annual Conference, Norwood, MA.

Evenson M & Zeman E: "Innovative Collaborations for Level I Fieldwork in Emerging Areas." MOTA Annual Conference, Norwood, MA.

Fasoli S: "Robot Assisted Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Theory-Based Approach to Improve Upper Limb Function." Presentation at the International Symposium on Wearable & Rehabilitation Robotics, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston.

Mack A, Fink T, Garrity K & Arrigo M: "Fatigue and Functional Outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation." MOTA Annual Conference, Norwood, MA.

Roberts A, MacLean J & Doherty R: "Infusing Standardized Measures: Clinical Utility of the COPM and MoCA in an Outpatient Occupational Therapy Setting." MOTA Annual Conference, Norwood, MA.

Zeman E & Evenson M: "Incorporating Koru, a Standardized Mindfulness Program, in Fieldwork Preparatory Coursework." MOTA Annual Conference, Norwood, MA.

Evenson ME & Zeman EA: "An Innovative Model to Support Level I Fieldwork in Emerging Areas." Poster presented at the AOTA Ed Summit, Fort Worth, TX.

Fairman A: "Facilitating Health Self-Management and Independence Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Disabilities: The Development, Efficacy, Integration, and Sustainability of Mobile Technology to Support the Transition Process." Panel presentation at TIKTOC (Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice) RERC (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center) State of the Science Conference, Arlington, VA.

Lu R, Lloyd-Randolfi D, AlHeresh R, & Connor L: "Physical Activity Interventions Post-stroke at Home and Methods of Assessing Adherence: A Systematic Review." American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Arrigo M, Fink T, Garrity K & Mack A: "Fatigue and Functional Outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation." American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Mack A, Fink T, Garrity K & Arrigo M: "Fatigue and Functional Outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation." Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Norwood, MA.

Mack A: "Developing Safety Skills in Entry-Level OT Students." Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Norwood, MA.

Zeman EA & Evenson ME: "Incorporating a Standardized Mindfulness Program in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Preparatory Coursework: Enhancing Professionalism and Socialization." Panel Presentation at the AOTA Ed Summit, Fort Worth, TX.

AlHeresh R, Lee A, Price A, Driban J, Harvey W & Wang C: "Construct Validity and Responsiveness for the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Sleep Disturbance Short Form among Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis." Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Boston, MA.

Awards/Honors

Susan E. Fasoli received the Catherine Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research at the MOTA Annual Conference, Norwood, MA.

Baothy Huynh, OTD '19, participated in the ALS Assistive Technology Hackathon at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge. Her team received a grant for their low-cost Automatic Pressure Controller for pneumatic cushions.

Susan Fasoli presented "Outcome Measurement: Administration of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment after Stroke" to the MGH Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery.