NBCOT’s board of directors is committed to supporting research with the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). We would like to acknowledge the recipients of the Intervention Research Grant, Implementation Research Grant, and Health Services Research Grant.

Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients! Visit www.aotf.org for more information on their grant programs.

Intervention Research Grant

This grant provides funding for the development of new and/or novel ideas in order to generate preliminary data as proof of concept.

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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

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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

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Janet Njelesani, PhD, OTR/L
New York University
“An Occupation-Based Intervention to Address Bullying Against Students with Disabilities”
Mentor: Kristie Koenig

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Emily Somerville, OTD, OTR/L 
Washington University – St. Louis
“A Tailored Medication Management Intervention for Older Adults”
Mentor: Susan Stark

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Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
Washington University – St. Louis
“Feasibility of Mobile Self-Management Intervention for Mild Stroke”
Mentor: Carolyn Baum

Implementation Research Grant

This grant supports research that is focused on helping occupational therapists take evidence-informed practice from theory to reality in their practice setting. The grant develops and evaluates the processes used to implement, sustain, or scale-up evidence-based practice into routine care with an end goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of care.

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Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR/L
University of Illinois at Chicago
“Implementation of Electronic Shared Decision-Making Support for Families to Design and Monitor Participation-Focused Early Intervention”
Mentor: Natalie Leland

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Chiung-ju Liu, PhD, OTR/L, FGSA
University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions
“Implementing 3-Step Workout for Life to Improve ADL Outcomes in Home Health”
Mentor: Michael Marsiske

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Kelly Tanner, PhD, OTR/L, BCP 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Implementing Parent Coaching in Occupational Therapy for Young Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Multi-Site Project”
Mentor: Nathalie Maitre

Health Services Research Grant

This grant supports research that examines how people get access to health care, how and what care is delivered, the cost of that care, and what happens to patients as a result of receiving or not receiving care.

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Amber Angell, PhD, OTR/L 
University of Florida
“Health Services Utilization of Autistic Youth: Are Therapeutic Services Associated with Reduced Acute Psychiatric Care?”
Mentor: Timothy Reistetter

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Alison Cogan, MA, PhD, OTR/L
Washington DC VA Medical Center
“Using EHR Data to Monitor Functional Recovery in Adults with Brain Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation”
Mentor: Trudy Mallinson

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Mi Jung Lee, PhD, BSOT
University Florida
“Predicting Individuals’ Functional Difficulties at Home Using Statistical Machine Learning”
Mentor: Craig Velozo

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Chih-Ying “Cynthia” Li, PhD, OTR/L
University of Texas Medical Branch
“OT Service Intensity in Home Health and Impact on Health Outcomes”
Mentor: Kenneth Ottenbacher