Vanessa D. Jewell, PhD, OTR/L
Vanessa D. Jewell, PhD, OTR/L

Vanessa D. Jewell, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • OTD 336: Research Proposal II
  • OTD 601: Capstone
  • POTD 500: Introduction to Clinical Doctorate Studies
  • POTD 554: Research Proposal
  • POTD 555: Research Implementation
  • POTD 556: Manuscript Writing

Biography

Education

  • PhD in Occupational Therapy; Texas Woman's University; Denton, TX
  • MS in Occupational Therapy; Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO
  • BS in Psychology; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Certifications

Physical Agent Modalities
Brain Injury Specialist
Assessment of Motor and Process Skills

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Morawski, D.L., Padilla, R., & Jewell, V. (2018). Working with Elders Who Have Had Cerebrovascular Accidents.  In Lohman, H., Byers-Connon, S., & Padilla, R. Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA (4th ed.).  Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323498463, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA (4th ed.)., 2018

Articles

  • Watson, M., Jewell, V.D., Smith, S. (2018).  Journey Interrupted:  A Phenomenological Exploration of Miscarriage.  Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(3), Article 7. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1439, Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(3), Article 7, 2018
  • Swiatek, D., & Jewell, V.D. (submitted). LGBT Seniors: Including the Invisible Population. Occupational Therapy Practice, 23(6), 16-19.  https://doi.org/10.7138/otp.2018.2306.f2, OT Practice, 23(6), 16-19, 2018
  • Burgess, G., & Jewell, V.D. (2018).  Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on Binocular Diplopia in Neurorehabilitation: A National Survey.  Neurorehabilitation. 42, 223-233. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-172263, NeuroRehabilitation, 42, 223-233, 2018
  • Jewell, V.D., Pickens, N., Burns, S. (submitted).  Identification and effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions in skilled nursing facilities: A scoping review. Annals of International Occupational Therapy., Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 2018
  • Kerr, L., Jewell, V.D., & Jensen, L. (submitted).  Systematic Review of Stretching Interventions to Improve Post-Stroke Spasticity.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy., American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2018
  • Frigo, N., Hanneman, E., Kashale, A., Sutton, M., Wright, E., Jewell, V.D. (in progress). Utility of the Occupation-Centered Intervention for Level I Fieldwork.  International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health & Social Sciences, International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health & Social Sciences, 2018
  • Villasenor, R., Smith, S., & Jewell, V.D. (2018).  A Systematic Review of Sound-Based Interventions to Improve School-Related Abilities in Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction.  Journal of Occupational Therapy in Schools and Early Intervention, 11(2), 172-191, https://doi.org/10.1080/19411243.2018.1432444, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 11(2), 172-191, 2018
  • Boehne, T., & Jewell, V.D. (2017).  Impact on Quality of Life Following the Implantable Miniature Telescope Procedure.  Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 42(3), 197-209, https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2017.1398032, Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 42(3), 197-209, 2018
  • Russell, M., Jewell, V.D., Poskey, G., & Russell, A. (2017).  Enteral feeding and its impact on family mealtime routines for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: A mixed method study.  Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 65(1), 25-34, doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12418, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(1), 25-34, 2017
  • Jewell, V., & Pickens, N. (2017).  Psychometric Evaluation of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health. 37(2), 82-88. doi: 10.1177/153944921668619, OTJR: Occupation, Participation, & Health, 37(2), 82-88, 2017
  • Jewell, V.D., Pickens, N.D., Hersch, G., & Jensen, G. (2016). An exploration into occupation-centered practice in skilled nursing facilities. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 34(1), 43-56., Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 34(1), 43-56, 2016
  • Cappozzo, C., & Jewell, V. (Winter 2012-2013). Hands-on lab: Occupational therapy students embark on unique learning opportunity. University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse College of Science and Health Newsletter., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse College of Science and Health Newsletter, 8(1), 10-11, 2012
  • Jewell, V., & Schultz, S. (2010). Medicare reimbursement trends: Effect on access to skilled nursing facilities, services, and discharge outcomes. Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly., Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly, 33, 1-3, 2010

Presentations

  • Jewell, V., Reynolds, M., & Hackett, E. Learning the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment (workshop). International Occupation-Centered Symposium. Fort Collins, CO., 2016
  • Dewan, H., & Jewell, V. Identification of Barriers and Training Needs in Low Vision: A Survey of Low Vision Therapists (poster session). American Occupational Therapy Association. Chicago, IL., 2016
  • Jewell, V., Reynolds, M., & Swartzer, C. Occupation-Based and Occupation-Focused Interventions: A Practice Guide to Implementing Authentic Occupational Therapy (workshop). American Occupational Therapy Association. Nashville, TN., 2015
  • Jewell, V., & Pickens, N. Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment: A Tool to Capture Occupation-Centered Practice (poster session). Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model Symposium. Tokyo, Japan., 2014
  • Jewell, V. Exploration of a Home-Based Client-Centred mCIMT Program (poster session). Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy National Conference. Victoria, B.C., Canada., 2013
  • Jewell, V. Guide to Authentic Occupational Therapy: A Tool for Designing Occupation-Based Interventions (oral presentation). Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference. University Center, MI., 2013
  • Waldgovel, P., Webber, C., Jewell, V., & McCannon, R. Development of a Worksite Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Example (poster session). Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference. University Center, MI., 2013
  • Jewell, V., & Cappozzo, C. Green House Model Nurtures Occupational Engagement with Older Adults (poster session). Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference. University Center, MI., 2013
  • Jewell, V. Identification and Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Interventions in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Systematic Review (poster session). Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference. Kalamazoo, MI., 2012
  • Jewell, V., Einck, C. & Naiberg, J. Evidence for a Client Centered Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Program (poster session). American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference. Indianapolis, IN., 2012
  • Whisner, S., Thom, C. & Jewell, V. OT-Clinical Improvement Measure (workshop). Iowa Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Des Moines, IA., 2010
  • Jewell, V. Medicare Reimbursement Trends: Effect on access to skilled nursing facilities, services, and discharge outcomes. Iowa Occupational Therapy Association fall conference (poster session). Des Moines, IA., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Occupation-centered practice; Type 1 diabetes and family quality of life; postacute care

Current Research Projects

  • 1. Supporting the Professional Development of Occupational Therapy Students from Fieldwork to Clinical Practice.
    2. Inter-rater Reliability of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment in Adult Physical Rehabilitation.
    3. Effectiveness of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment to Improve Client-Centered Practice and Client Satisfaction in Inpatient Rehabilitation.
    4.  Utility of the OCIA in Alaska Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Settings.
    5.  Validity and Utility of the OCIA in Mental Health Occupational Therapy Practice.
    6.  Exploration of the Occupational Therapists' Role for Children with Type 1 Diabetes. 
     

Grant Funding Received

  • Jewell, V., Knezevich, E., Naber, L., & Dowd, M. (2018). Building Rural Stakeholder Involvement in Type 1 Diabetes Research. PCORI; Eugene Washington Engagement Award. $236,000
  • Jewell, V. (2017-2018). Effectiveness of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment to Improve Client-Centered Practice and Client Satisfaction in Inpatient Rehabilitation. HealthSouth Therapy Grant. $5965.00 [Funded].
  • Jewell, V. (2017). Use of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment to Improve Professional Reasoning in Occupational Therapy Students. AAdvantage Global Scholars Travel Grant. $1400 [Funded].
  • Jewell, V., Harris, B., Laughlin, A., & White, N. (2017). Identification of Family Needs to Improve Quality of Life for Families Living with Type 1 Diabetes. George Haddix Grant. $15,000.00
  • Jewell, V., Smith, S., Dowd, M., & Naber, L. (2016). Improving the Quality of Life of Families with Children with Type 1 Diabetes with Occupational Performance Coaching. Pipeline to Proposal Awards Independent Tier III – Proposal Development Project. $50,000.00
  • Jewell, V., Madigan, C., & Smith, S. (2016). Occupational Performance Coaching for Families with Children with Type 1 Diabetes. School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Fellowship (Carrie Madigan). $3000.
  • Jewell, V., Lohman, H., & Stoffer, K. (2015-2016). Blending Client-Centered Care and Critical Pathways with Acute Orthopedic Clients. School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Fellowship (Katherine Stoffer). Funded. $3000.00 [Funded].
  • Jewell, V. & Gronwaldt, V. (2012). Use of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills to Develop Student Clinical Reasoning in a Student Run Clinic. Faculty Development Grant. $14,796.86

Awards and Honors

  • Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholarship Award, 2012