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NBCOT-Funded Grants From AOTF

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate this year’s grant recipients. NBCOT’s board of directors has approved significant funding to multiple grant programs from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). Visit AOTF’s website for more information on their grant programs.

Implementation Research Grant

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

Chiao-Ju Fang, PhD, MA, OTR/L
San Jose State University
Implementation of App-based Coaching Intervention (Social Participation and Navigation; SPAN) to Promote Participation of Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Mentor: Laurie Drabble, PhD
Angela Shierk, PhD, OTR
Texas Woman’s University
Implementation of Therapy Together, a Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Program, with Early Childhood Intervention
Mentor: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD
Aviva Wolff, EdD, OTR, CHT
Hospital for Special Surgery NYC
Implementation Science to Prevent and Reduce Musculoskeletal Occupational Injuries in Musicians
Mentor: Laura Robbins, PT, DPT

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.

Khalilah Johnson, PhD, MS, OTR/L
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Exploring Racism: Race, Context, and Healthcare Use among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Mentor: Kathleen C. Thomas, PhD
Corey Morrow, PhD, MOT, OTR/L
Whitworth University
Access to Tele-rehabilitation for Rural and Socially Disadvantaged Stroke Survivors during COVID-19
Mentor: Kit N. Simpson, DrPH