Occupational Therapy Faculty Scholarship

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.

Dr. Cindy Erb

Faculty Name: Cindy Erb, OTD, MSH, OTR/L, CNDT, CLT
Capstone Group: et al Laboratory

Dr. Matthew Foreman

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

Dr. Meredith Gronski

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

Dr. Dana Kolbfleisch

Faculty Name: Dana Kolbfleisch, OTD, OTR/L
Capstone Group: Women’s Health and Occupational Balance Laboratory

Professor Susan Misciagno

Faculty Name: Susan Misciagno, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, C/NDT
Capstone Group: Later-Life Occupation & Aging Lab (LOAL)

Dr. Amy Spence

Faculty Name: Amy Spence, OTD, OTR/L
Capstone Group: Adolescent Readiness for Independent living, Socialization, Employment, and Education (ARISEE) Laboratory