Our departmental faculty scholarship agenda seeks to build quality evidence that spans the depth and breadth of the occupational therapy profession. The OTD program faculty, in collaboration with our students, strive to advance the profession through scholarly engagement, enrichment, and empowerment. Collectively, our scholarly work will create a well-rounded, creative, and collaborative environment that uses a multidisciplinary approach to incorporate the basic and applied sciences, including rehabilitation science, health and wellness, social sciences, and engineering. Pragmatically, our research is grounded in theory (e.g. PEOP), molded by the grant writing process (e.g. NIH), and executed in clinical and community-engaged settings. Simultaneously, our faculty scholarship agenda coincides with the evidence-based practice and research course series, allowing us to build a strong peer-mentor relationship with our OTD students and foster student-led capstone scholarship. The ultimate goals of our work are to create evidence-driven occupational therapists and scientists who will contribute to advancing human health and wellness through participation in everyday life activities.

Charlotte Navarro

Faculty Name: Charlotte Evans Navarro, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS
Scholarly Agenda

Matthew Foreman

Faculty Name: Matthew Foreman, PhD
Capstone Group: Motion Analysis Laboratory
Scholarly Agenda

Meredith Gronski

Faculty Name: Meredith Gronski, OTD, OTR/L, CLA, FAOTA
Capstone Group: Early Childhood Health and Occupations (E.C.H.O) Laboratory
Scholarly Agenda

Amy Haynes

Faculty Name: Amy Haynes, OTD, OTR/L
Capstone Group: Pursing Leisure for Health Management and Participation (PuLse), Schools, One World
Scholarly Agenda

Dr. Nikki Kardouni

Faculty Name: Nikki Kardouni, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Capstone Group: Exploring the impact of fine motor function as a determinant of quality of life for individuals with a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Scholarly Agenda

Dr. Annabeth Knight

Faculty Name: Annabeth Knight, OTD, OTR/L, ATP
Capstone Group: MATCH (Military, Assistive Technology, and Caregiver Health)

Scholarly Agenda

Sheryl Michel

Faculty Name: Sheri Michel, OTD, OTR/L
Capstone Group: Emerge Lab
Scholarly Agenda