Shirley A. Blanchard, PhD, ABDA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Shirley A. Blanchard, PhD, ABDA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Shirley A. Blanchard, PhD, ABDA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Medicine

Teaching Activity

  • Fall 2017 CO-IOR, OTD 564 Ignatian Tradition & Ethics, 3 Credits, 116 students
  • Fall 2017, IOR Health Conditions, 3 Credits, 116 Students
  • Fall 2017, IOR MSR 603 - Masters Science Rehabilitation /Masters Science Occupational Therapy, 3 Credits, 8 Students,
  • Fall 2017, POTD 500 – Introduction to Doctoral Studies (Co-Instructor), 1 Credity, 5 Students
  • Fall 2018, CO-IOR OTD 564 Ignatian Tradition & Ethics, 3 Credits, 116 Students
  • Fall 2018, Course Consultant OTD 215 Medical Terminology, 1 Credit, 215 Students
  • Fall 2018, IOR MSR/MSOT 603- Masters Science Rehabilitation/Masters Science Occupational Therapy, 3 Credits, 17 Students
  • Fall 2018, IOR OTD 306 Health Conditions and Pharmacology , 3 Credits, 120 Students
  • Fall 2019 IOR OTD 306 Health Conditions, 3 Credits, 114 Students
  • Fall 2019, IOR MSR / MSOT 603 Physical Rehabilitation I, # Credits, 8 Students
  • Spring 2017, CO-IOR, POTD 500 – Introduction to Doctoral Studies, 1 Credit, 10 Students
  • Spring 2018, IOR MSR/MSOT 623 - Masters Science REhabilitation/Occupational Therapy, 3 Credits, 8 Students
  • Spring 2018, IOR OTD 457 Physical Rehab III, 4 Credits, 120 Students
  • Spring 2019 IOR OTD 457 Physical Rehab III, 4 Credits, 116 Students
  • Spring 2019 IOR, MSR/MSOT 623 - Masters Science Rehabilitation/Masters Science Occupational Therapy, 3 Credits, 17 Studentss
  • Spring 2020 IOR OTD 602 Professional Competency, .5 Credit, 116 students
  • Spring 2020 MSR/MSOT 623 - Masters Science Rehabilitation/Masters Science Occupational Therapy, 3 Creditds, 8 students
  • Spring 2020 OTD 457 Physical Rehabilitation III Interventions, 4 credtis, 144 Students

Publications and Presentations

Articles


  • Blanchard, S., Rivers, R., Martinez, W., & Agodoa, L. (2019). Building the network of minority
    health research investigators: A novel program to enhance leadership and success of underrepresented minorities in biomedical research.  Ethnicity & Disease, 29(Suppl 1):119-122; doi:10.18865/ed.29.S1.119. Suppl 1: Strategic Partnerships to Advance Health Equity,

     , Ethnicity and Disease, 29(Suppl 1):119-122; doi:10.18865/ed.29.S1.119. Suppl 1, 119-122, 2019

  • Bahle, A., Gabriel, L., & Blanchard, S. (2019). Practice, knowledge and needs of occupational therapy practitioners providing services to parents with physical impairments: A pilot study., https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2019.1613707 , pp. 1-14, 2018

  • Jackson, H., Yates, B.C., Blanchard, S., Zimmerman, L., Hudson, D.B., & Pozehl, B. (2016). Behavior specific influences for physical activity among African American women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1-20. DOI:10.1177/0193945916640724.
     , Western Journal of Nursing Research, DOI:10.1177/0193945916640724., 1-20, 2016

  • Blanchard, S., Chang, W. P., Heronema, A.M., Ramcharan, D.D., Stanton, K.L., & Stollberg, J.E. (December 2016). Common occupational therapy vision rehabilitation interventions for impaired and low vision associated with brain injury. Optometry & Visual Performance Journal, 4(6). , Optometry & Visual Performance Journal, 4(6), 2016
  • Blanchard, S. & Hydes, S. Gerontology dentistry and the role of occupational therapy. In K. Barney & M. Perkinson (Eds.), Occupational therapy with aging adults: enhancing quality of life through collaborative practice. St. Louis, Mo:, Elsevier, 2015
  • Coppard, B., & Blanchard, S. Orthotics, processes, tools, and techniques of splinting. In B. Coppard & H. Lohman (Eds.), Introduction to orthotics: A clinical-reasoning and problem-solving approach (4th Ed.). (Chapter 3) St. Louis, MO:, Mosby, 2015

  • Webb, F.J., Khubchandani, J., Doldren, M., Balls-Berry, J., Blanchard, S., Stanford, J., & Webster-Bass, S. (2014). African American women’s’ eating habits and intention to change: a pilot study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1: 199-206.
     , 1: 199-206, 199-206, 2014
  • Webb, F., Doldren, M., Blanchard, S. Winning over weight wellness: a culturally relevant, interactive health program for underserved faith-based groups. In V. Brennan, S. Kumanyika, & R. Zambrana (EDs), Obesity Interventions in underserved communities: evidence and directions., Johns Hopkins University Press, 214-220, 2014
  • Webb, F.J., Khubchandani, J., Doldren, M., Balls-Berry, J., Blanchard, S., Stanford, J., & Webster-Bass, S. African American women’s’ eating habits and intention to change: a pilot study., Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1, 199-206, 2014
  • Braden, B & Blanchard, S. Risk assessment in pressure ulcer prevention. In D.L., Krasner, Rodeheaver, R. & G. Sibbald (Eds.), Chronic wound care: A clinical source (5th Ed.)., HMP Communications, 593-608, 2013
  • Blanchard, S. (2012) Obesity societal statement, American Occupational Therapy Association, November/December 66, Number 6(Supplement), S82., American Journal of Occupational Therapy Association Official Documents, 2012
  • Swedeberg, L.M., & Blanchard, S. Occupational therapy in faith-based organizations. In M. Scaffa (Ed.), Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings. Philadelphia, PA:, F. A. Davis Publishers, 2012

  • Blanchard, S. & Mosley, L. (2011). Geriatric obesity. American Occupational Therapy Association Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 33(2), 1-4. (Invited Manuscript)
     , 100th Anniversary, American Thoracic Society, 33(2), 1-4 pages, 2011
  • Blanchard, S. A., Mosley, L. J. Geriatric obesity. (Invited Manuscript), Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 33(2), 1-4, 2011
  • Rahim-Williams, Bridgett, Tomar, Scott, Blanchard, Shirley, Riley, Joseph L. I. Influences of adult-onset diabetes on orofacial pain and related health behaviors., Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 70(2), 85-92, 2010

  • Blanchard, S., Chang, W. P., Heronema, A.M., Ramcharan, D.D., Stanton, K.L., & Stollberg, J.E. (December 2016). Common occupational therapy vision rehabilitation interventions for impaired and low vision associated with brain injury. Optometry & Visual Performance Journal, 4(6).  Accepted for publication Issue 6, December 2016.
     , 4(6)

Publications


  • Quisberg, J., & Blanchard, S. (2016). Wound healing fundamentals for the
                  occupational therapist. Western School: Smith Publishers (Invited).
     
     , 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery, 2016
  • Blanchard, S. Highlight on student research., Center for Health Services and Patient Safety Newsletter, 6(1), 4, 2014
  • Blanchard, S. A., Steemken, J. Creighton University Faculty Members Present at National Conference, Center for Health Services and Patient Safety Newsletter, 2, 2011
  • Blanchard, S., & Steemken, J. Creighton University faculty members present at national conference., Creighton University Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety, 2(6), 2-3, 2011

Editing and Reviews

  • Atchison, B. & Dirette, D. Conditions in occupational therapy (5th Ed.). Baltimore, MD:, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015

Presentations

  • Julia Shin, Shirley Blanchard, Anna Domina
    Analyzing Occupational Therapy Program Outcomes Across 3 Years: Closing the Loop, University Assessment Symposium, 2019
  • Get Real! Use of Simulation
    and Reality-Based Learning and Assessment. Innovation in Occupational and Physical Therapy  Education Summit 2019, June 28, Harper Center, Room 3029.
     , 2019


  • Chakraborty, S. & Blanchard, S. (May 2018). Effect of Constraint Induced Movement  Therapy in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. American Occupational Therapy Association, World Federation Occupational Therapists, Cape Town South Africa (Author Only).
     , 2018

  • Blanchard, S., & Opere, C. (2019). Integrating Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics into an Occupational Therapy Health Conditions Course. Short Course, American Occupational Therapy Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA March 29, 2020, # 402. Conference Cancelled.
     , 2018

  • Hein, R., Els, J., O’Brien, K., Anasi, S., Pascuzzi, K., & Blanchard, S. (2018).  
    Effectiveness of Video Modeling in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pretest-Posttest. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2018
     
     , 2018

  • Jensen, L., Lally, K., Bracciano, A., Blanchard, S., Coppard, B., Domina, A., Lampe, A., Mayer, A., &  Qi, Yongyue (2018). Distance Education in Occupational Therapy: Comparison of On-Campus and Hybrid Student Outcomes. American Occupational Therapy Association, April 19, 2018.  
     , 2018
  • Colen, S.E., & Blanchard, S. (2018). Take Charge: A Diabetes and Wellness Program for Omaha Housing Authority. National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Network of Minority Research Investigators, Bethesda, MD, April 12.
     , 2018

  • Abramson, J. & Blanchard S. (2018). The Lived Experience of Intimacy Following Spinal Cord Injury. Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, Methodist Hospital, March 2018.
     
     , 2018

  • Lally, K. Patterson, A., Mu, K., Blanchard, S., Shin, J., & Qi, Y. (2018). Development of Culturally Relevant Needs Assessment. Creighton University St. Alberts Day, March 2018.
     , 2018


  • Colen, S.E., & Blanchard, S. (2017). Take Charge: A Diabetes and Wellness Program for Omaha Housing Authority. American Occupational Therapy Association. April 2017, Philadelphia, PA.
     , 2017

  • Blanchard, S., Nicholas, M., Sanchez, S. & Spies, T. & Munson, J. (2017). Upper Extremity Cumulative Trauma Associated with Adolescent Wheelchair Basketball Players. American Occupational Therapy Association. April 2017, Philadelphia, PA. Poster #1043.
     , 2017

  • Blanchard, S., Bollmann, E., Gaba, E., Larson, J., & Moss-Rumery, E. (2017). Physical and Social Wellness Outcomes for Patients Post-Stroke. American Occupational Therapy Association. April 2017, Philadelphia, PA.
     
     , 2017

  • Blanchard, S., & Jackson, L. (2017). Fostering Deeper Understanding and Application of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process Using a Structured Matrix. American Occupational therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2017, Short Course 410.

     , 2017

  • Blanchard, S. & Wilson, K. OD (2015). Visual Perception and Parkinson’s disease. American Parkinson’s disease Association Nebraska Chapter. Embassy Suites October 16, 2015. Invited Medical Professional Podium Presentation AM.
     
     
     , 2016
  • Jarding, G., Abbott, A., Alsharif, N., Blanchard, S., Budesheim, T. L., Paschal, K.A., Siracuse, M.V., & Kaufman, T. (2016). Development of Comparable Multidisciplinary Surveys to Sensitize Healthcare Providers in Delivering Care to Diverse Populations. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2016 Annual Meeting July 24th, 2016, Anaheim California.
     
     , 2016

  • Essen, E., Blanchard, S., Bracciano, A., Bertoni, J. M., Torres-Russotto, D., & Bhatti, D.  (2016). Effectiveness of Structured Game Play for Parkinson’s disease. A Pilot Study. 1st Annual University of Nebraska Medical Center Neurological Sciences Resident / Fellow Research Day. Thursday, June 9, 2016, Michael Sorrell Center 1001 A-B, 2016

  • Jarding, G., Siracuse, M., Alsharif, n., Abbott, A., Blanchard, S., Paschal, K., & Budesheim, T. (2016). Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations. American Public Health Association. Accepted 2016.
     , 2016
  • Blanchard, S., Brennan, A., Milbert, K., Samuelson,S . & Scharn,B. The Need for Accessibility in Playgrounds for Children with Disabilities. American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference Chicago, IL, Poster Presentation., 2016
  • Chakraborty, S. & Blanchard, S. (2016). Effect of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference Chicago, IL April 8, 2016, 3-5 PM, Poster Presentation. Chakraborty, S. & Blanchard, S. Effect of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference Chicago, IL, Poster Presentation., 2016
  • Blanchard, S., Altahif, R., Crivellone,C., Palmiscno, J. & Zellner, K. An Exploration of the Neurotechnology Used Within Occupational Therapy. American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference Chicago, IL, Poster Presentation., 2016
  • Jarding, G., Abbott, A., Alsharif, N., Blanchard, S., Budesheim, T., Paschal, K., & Siracuse, M. (2016). Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations. American Pharmacists Association Annual meeting. Baltimore, MD, March 5-6, 2016.
     , 2016


  • Blanchard, S. & Wilson, K. OD (2015). Visual Perception and Parkinson’s disease. American Parkinson’s disease Association Nebraska Chapter. Embassy Suites October 16, 2015. Invited Patient Presentation Podium PM.
     , 2015
  • Paschal, K., Crawford, S., Blanchard, S., Raynovich, B, Galt, K., Kasha, T. Access to, Management and Use of Immunization Information in Three Rural Nebraska Towns. Immunize Ne – 2015 conference, Omaha, NE, Poster/Paper Presentation., 2015
  • Blanchard, S., Heronema, A., Ramcharan, Stanton, K. Stollberg, J. & Chang, W.P. Common Vision Rehabilitation Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation association, International, Inc. 24th Annual NORA Multi-Disciplinary Conference, Renaissance Denver Hotel, (Poster Presentation)., 2015
  • Blanchard, S., Rodriguez, M., Chang, W., Ashley, J., Choe, S., & Chavez, V. Occupational therapists Addressing Intimacy Needs With in the Population of Spinal Cord Injury. American Occupational Therapy Association, National Conference, Nashville, TN, Poster Session., 2015
  • Altahif, R., Crivellone, C., Palmiscno, J., Zellner, K., & Blanchard, S. An Exploration of the Neurological Technology Used within Occupational Therapy. St. Albert’s Research Day Creighton University. (Poster), 2015
  • Blanchard, S, Kirkpatrick, B., Geis, A., Pauley, A., Uhl, M. Correlation of Perceived Quality of Life and Occupational Therapy for Persons Post Traumatic Brain Injury. American Occupational Therapy Association, National Conference, Baltimore, MD, Poster Session., 2015

  • Blanchard, S. (2015). Visual Perception and Parkinson’s disease. Creighton University Global Health Conference. January 31, 2015. Podium.
     , 2015
  • Blanchard, S., Brennan, A., Milbert, K., Samuelson, S., & Scharn, B. The Need for Accessibility in Playgrounds for Children with Disabilities. Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference 2015, Poster Session., 2015
  • Blanchard, S., Brummer, K., Miranda, L., & Squire, A. Dance as Weight Management for Adolescent Girls. American Occupational Therapy Association, National Conference, San Diego, CA, Poster Session., 2013
  • Blanchard, S., Joyner-Wood, K., & Wilson, K. Artificial Retina: Neuro-technology for Enhancing Interprofessional Rehabilitation. Poster Presentation Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Conference, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Blanchard, S., Brummer, K., Miranda, L., & Squire, A. Dance as Weight Management for Adolescent Girls. National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Network of Minority Research Investigators, Bethesda, MD, Poster Session., 2013
  • Blanchard, S. Occupational Therapy Seating and Positioning Implications for Wheelchair Prescription and Coding. Invited Presentation Medicare Contractors of Nebraska; Creighton University. (Short Course)., 2013
  • Blanchard, S., Joyner-Wood, K., Wilson, K. Artificial Retina: Neuro-technology for Enhancing Interprofessional Rehabilitation. Poster Presentation Creighton University Saint Albert’s Day., 2013
  • Blanchard, S. Parkinson’s disease: Success with Exercise. Advances with Parkinson’s: Reasons for Optimism. University of Nebraska Medical Center First annual Parkinson’s Conference. (Invited Podium Presentation)., 2012
  • Ohri, LK, Paschal, KA, Crawford, SE; Blanchard, S, Raynovich, W, Galt, KA, Access to Management and Use of Immunization Information in Three Rural Nebraska Communities, Poster Presentation. Public Health Association of Nebraska Annual Meeting, Grand Island, NE., 2012
  • Blanchard, S. Dentistry and Occupational Therapy Interprofessional Collaborative Care for Persons with Disabilities. Creighton University Department of Dentistry (Boyne 137)., 2012
  • Blanchard, S. & Mosley, J. Geriatric Obesity: Achieving Planned Energy Expenditure Through Occupation Based Intervention and Assistive Technology for the Bariatric Client. American Occupational Therapy Association’s 92nd Annual Conference, Geriatric Special Interest Section. (Invited Podium Presentation)., 2012
  • Houston, W., Watanabe-Galloway, S. (Author Only), Muchiri, ASTP, J. (Author Only) & Blanchard, S. Black Family Health and Wellness: Raising Health Awareness. National Institute of Health, Network of Minority Research Investigators, National Institute of Health National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease, Creighton University (Poster Presentation)., 2012

  • Blanchard, S. & Mosley, J. (2012). Geriatric Obesity: Achieving Planned Energy Expenditure Through Occupation Based Intervention and Assistive Technology for the Bariatric Client. American Occupational Therapy Association’s 92nd Annual Conference, Geriatric Special Interest Section April 26, 2012. Invited Podium.
     
     , 2012
  • Paschal, K.A., Crawford, S. Blanchard, S. Ohri, L, Raynovich, W., & Galt, K. The Role of Community Infrastructure in Promoting Rural Residents’ Access and use of Health Information: A multi-case Study. Poster session at National Rural Health Association – 35th annual Rural Health Conference, Denver, CO., 2012
  • Houston, W., Watanabe-Galloway, S. (Author Only), Muchiri, ASTP, J. (Author Only) & Blanchard, S. Black Family Health and Wellness: Raising Health Awareness. National Institute of Health, Network of Minority Research Investigators, National Institute of Health National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease, Creighton University, Regional conference (Poster Presentation)., 2011
  • Blanchard, S. Occupational Therapy, Architectural Barriers and Transfers for Dentistry: Creighton University Department of Dentistry, (Boyne 137)., 2011
  • Covello, D., & Blanchard, S. Occupational Justice within Home Health Care, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (Poster Presentation)., 2011
  • Blanchard, S. Obesity 360, Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and the Continuing Medical Education Division, A Comprehensive Review of Obesity, Harper Center (Conference Moderator)., 2011
  • Blanchard, S., & Chakraborty, S. Effect of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Midwest Dean's Conference, Saint Louis University, (Author Only)., 2011
  • Blanchard, S. Occupational Therapy, Architectural Barriers and Transfers for Dentistry: Creighton University Department of Dentistry, (Boyne 137)., 2010
  • Blanchard, S., Elsasser, N., Kleinschmit, B., Shannon, K., Smith, E., & Khandalavala, B.N. Quality of Life Following Bariatric Surgery: Preliminary Results. Creighton University, St. Albert’s Day., 2010
  • Blanchard, S., Elsasser, N., Kleinschmit, B., Shannon, K., Smith, E., & Khandalavala, B.N. Quality of Life Following Bariatric Surgery: Preliminary Results. National Institute of Health, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD (Poster Presentation)., 2010
  • Blanchard, S. Health Disparities & African American Women, Greater Saint Paul Church of God in Christ, Women’s Health Day, Omaha, NE., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Alsharif, N., Siracuse, M., Abbot, A., Blanchard, S., Paschal, K., & Budesheim, L. April, 2015-April 2017. Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations. Haddix Presidential Grant. Funded $15,500. Co-PI
  • Galt, K., Abbott, A., Bauerly, C., Blanchard, S., Bramble, J., Chen, S., Clark, B., Crawford, S., Drincic, A., Latta, M., & Mu, K. Creighton Research Infrastructure Program to Achieve Sustainability Project. Funded $1,478,623, October 1, 2009 – September 1, 2012 (5% Effort Co-Investigator).
  • Bekmuratova, S., & Blanchard, S. Co-Principal Investigators. (2019). Exploration of Minor Sex Trafficking Among Vulnerable Youth in a Midwestern State, March 1, 2020 – June 1, 2021, Funded $4,800

Awards and Honors

  • S.J. Ignatian Teaching Award, 2014
  • Educator of the Year Clinical Doctorate Class of 2014, Creighton University, 2014
  • Educator of the Year Clinical Doctorate class of 2014, Creighton University, 2013
  • Recipient Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Teaching Award for Teaching Achievement, 2011
  • Recognition for Mentorship of Women, 2011
  • Educator of the Year Clinical Doctorate Class of 2012, Creighton University, 2010
  • Educator of the Year Clinical Doctorate Class of 2011, Creighton University, 2010
  • 1996 Educator of the Year, B.S.O.T. Class of 1996, Creighton University, BS OT Class 1996, 1996
  • Educator of the Year, Creighton University, B.S.O.T. Class of 1997, 1997
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Creighton University, 1997, 1997
  • Excellent CUSOTA Advisor, Creighton University Student Occupational Therapy Association , 1998
  • Educator of the Year, B.S.O.T.,, Class of 2000, 1999
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Creighton University, Class 2000, 2000
  • 2001 Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2002, Creighton University, 2001
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2003, Creighton University, 2002
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2004, 2004
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2006, 2006
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2007, Creighton University, 2007
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2008, 2008
  • Gamma Phi Beta Outstanding Faculty Award, Creighton University, Gamma Phi Beta, 2008
  • Father Don D. Driscoll, S.J. Ignatian Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Government, 2009
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2011, 2010
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2011, Creighton University, 2010
  • Educator of the Year, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2015, 2013
  • Father Don D. Driscoll, S.J. Ignatian Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Government , 2014
  • Educator of the Yea, Clinical Doctorate Class of 2014, 2014
  • Educator of the Year, Distance Teaching Class of 2017, 2017
  • Father Don D. Driscoll, S.J. Ignatian Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Government, 2017
  • Educator of the Year, Doctorate of OT Class of 2021 , 2019
  • Mary Lucretia Creighton Award, Creighton University Status of Women, 2004
  • Recognition for Mentorship of Women, Creighton Lieben Center for Women, 2011
  • Community Volunteer Award, Minority Health Education Research Office Omaha, 2006
  • Excellence in Translational Research, National Institute of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases , 2009
  • Roster of Fellows, The American Occupational Therapy Association, 2009
  • Health Disparities Research Fellow, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 2015
  • Consultant Wheelchair Prescription, 2019