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

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • 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., 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. 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

Publications

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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., 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
  • 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

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