Research Projects

Professional Program in Occupational Therapy Student Research Projects

OT-GE 2725 Research Interpretation of Occupational Therapy

This course focuses on students’ knowledge development within occupational therapy both as a professional consumer of research & as a contributor to the growth of the profession. Students will learn to evaluate clinical literature, determine the evidence level of a clinical study & appraise the applications in everyday practice. In addition, students will work closely with seminar instructors throughout this semester to complete a scholarly report. A scholarly report can be, but not limited to a critical appraisal topic (CAT) in a specific clinical area, or a data-driven research project.

Is there an app for that?: Patient perspectives on mobile technology in stroke rehabilitation

Authors: Nicole MacWhirter; Stephanie Katz; & Hannah Cohen
Mentor: Grace Kim, Ph.D.

Actual Use of Affected Upper Extremity

Authors: Rebecca Ludwig; Jesse Simon; & Candice Healy
Mentor: Grace Kim, Ph.D.

A longitudinal study on recovery of cognitive deficits for adults with a concussion

Authors: Chia-Chen Chang; Moriah Le Springstead; Megha Patel; & Amanda Leigh Scala
Mentor: Gerald Voelbel, Ph.D.

The Effects of Cognitive Reserve on Cognitive Remediation

Authors: Allison Gurvitz; Emily Luong; Brooke Spund; & Samantha Kamphausen
Mentor: Gerald Voelbel, Ph.D.

Validity of Weekly Calendar Planning Activity for People with Multiple Sclerosis

Authors: Diane Rose Magpantay Allid; Melissa Orenstein; & Kassaundre Santayana
Mentor: Yael Goverover, Ph.D.

Manual Dexterity as a Screening Tool for Performance of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

Authors: Francine Cacciola; Lauren O'Connor; & Nicole Berk
Mentor: Yael Goverover, Ph.D.

The Relationship Between Cognitive, Motor, and Affective Symptoms and Computer Use in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

Authors: Shira Mechanic; Karen Horowitz; & Michele Rosati
Mentor: Yael Goverover, Ph.D.

Is long-term cognitive stimulation therapy an effective rehabilitation intervention for improving cognitive function and quality of life for patients with mild to moderate dementia?

Authors: Gabriela Oliveira; Monika Dworakowski; Brett Birkbeck; & Huiting Yong
Mentor: Ginelle John, Ph.D.

Examining the Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Interventions on Alleviating Caregivers Burden of Patients with Dementia

Authors: Sara Polanco; Julie Sendner; Naoko Komatsu; & Nadezhda Maltseva
Mentor: Ginelle John, Ph.D.

“I don’t have a magic wand”: Occupational therapists’ perspectives of why and how they engage in patient education

Authors:Kathryn Pelech; Promita Banik; Abigail Brody; Alisa Doshi; Emma Gentile; Emma Hecht; Prema Khan; & Joy Sarraf
Mentor: Brocha Stern, OTR/L

Inter-rater reliability of the Outdoor Fall Hazard Screening Tool (OFHST)

Authors:Amanda Amabile; Jaclyn Campanelli; Amanda Madoff; Alyssa Nezbeth; Kimberly Rosales; & Calvin Camot
Mentor: Tracy Chippendale, Ph.D.

Authors: Stephanie Smith; Victoria Maio; Melanie Pardun; & Paulina Laszczkowska
Mentor: Tracy Chippendale, Ph.D.

“The Challenges I Face”: A Qualitative Study of Occupational Injustices of Women with Disabilities in Sierra Leone

Authors: Valerie Aziegbe; Crystal Mulligan; Kimberly Byrne; Jillian Mongiove; Daniel Min; & Courtney Thomas
Mentor: Janet Njelesani, Ph.D.

Occupational therapist’s role in addressing bullying against students with disabilities

Authors: Aisha Faulkner; Hayden Jeon; & Beth Schweitzer
Mentor: Janet Njelesani, Ph.D.

The Effects of Physical Exercise and Cognitively Stimulating Activities on Cognitive Remediation After Acquired Brain Injury

Authors: Shayna Buchalter, Ashley Conroy, Hannah Lindsey & Guilia Mercuri
Mentor: Gerald Voelbel, Ph.D.

The Effects of Cognitive Remediation on Breast Cancer Survivors Post-Chemotherapy: A Pilot Study

Authors: Elsabeth Alemayehu, Kiah Atkinson, Ashlee Evertsz, Jessica Warren, Hannah Lindsey, Giulia Mercuri, Julia Smith, & Sylvia Adams
Mentor: Gerald Voelbel, Ph.D.

Examining the Association between performance in the WCPA and Performance in the D-KEFS in persons with MS

Authors: Lauren Baff, Lille Cook, & Sally Elhanafi
Mentor: Yael Goverover, Ph.D.

The Association Between Executive Functions and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis

Authors: Naomi Apuhin, Mark Arroz, Jane Cho, & Kyu-Chul Lee
Mentor: Yael Goverover, Ph.D.

“My way of Staying Connected:” Adults with Multiple Sclerosis as Everyday Technology Users
Authors: Samantha Gelon, Ilana Goss, Batsheva Becher, Stephanie Tufano, & Kathryn Ross
Mentor: Brocha Stern, OTR/L

Realization of the rights of people with disabilities in Rwanda: A scoping review

Authors: Jenna Siegel & Emily Ullrich
Mentor: Janet Njelesani, Ph.D.

Living outside the family home: A scoping review of models of alternative care for children with disabilities (Multimedia Presentation)

Author: Ching-Han Chen
Mentor: Janet Njelesani, Ph.D.

School violence against children with disabilities in low-and middle-income countries

Authors: Lesley Lai & Joseph Pfeifer
Mentor: Janet Njelesani, Ph.D.

A Qualitative Study to Assess the Content Validity Occupational Repertoire Development Measure- Parent (ORDM-P)

Authors: Claire Sherman, Hadeil Almohaya, Anna Goldstein, Briana Teasley, & Norah Almoammar
Mentor: Janet Njelesani, Ph.D.

The effect of a girls' afterschool math program on attendance rates and academic achievement

Author: Aicha Haider, Shaina Joyandeh, Charlotte Meringoff, & Amanda Sireno
Mentors: Martha Monty & Neila Sage

The effect of girls’ after-school clubs on academic self-perception, social self-efficacy, and self-efficacy
Authors: Vidya Vidyasagarrajan, Melissa Colon, Jessica Betancourt, & YingDong Wu
Mentors: Martha Monty & Neila Sage

Establishing Content and Face Validity of a Survey Exploring the Attitudes and Usage of Mobile Technology for Individuals with Stroke

Authors: Anne Borromeo, Soyul Park, Michelle Urbina, & Angelica Visaggio
Mentor: Grace Kim, Ph.D.

A Systematic Review of the Use of Accelerometers in Upper Extremity Stroke Rehabilitation

Authors: Sean Flynn, Rachael Kim, Amanda Romano, & Sharon Thomas
Mentor: Grace Kim, Ph.D.

Employee Satisfaction Survey with NYU OT Graduates: A descriptive Analysis

Authors: Leah Takahashi, Aimee Chua, Connie Jung, Taylor Velardi, & Carol Kizzia
Mentor: Ginelle John, Ph.D.

Examining the Effectiveness of Occupational-Based Intervention on Performance of Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: A systematic review
Authors: Eloise Hardy, David Borst, Ching-Han Tseng, & Alexia Santiago
Mentor: Ginelle John, Ph.D.

Test-retest reliability of the Outdoor Falls Questionnaire

Authors: Christina Gonzalez, Gabielle Realmuto, Alex Likitsakos, Corrine Wayman, Emily Maxwell, Kathryn Dimmock, Chelsea Roszak, Robert Barros, & Michael Van Orden
Mentor: Tracy Chippendale, Ph.D.

 

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