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

Vanessa D. Jewell, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Occupational Therapy Department
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Associate Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Administration

Teaching Activity

  • OTD 302: Introduction to Occupation and Occupational Therapy
  • POTD 530: Grant Writing
  • POTD 651: Research Proposal
  • POTD 701: Research Implementation
  • POTD 702: Manuscript Writing

Biography

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

  • Fields, B., Rodakowski, J., Jewell, V.D., Arthanat, S., Park, M., Pierson, C., Schepens-Niemiec, S., Womack, J., & Mroz, T. Informal Caregiving and Aging in Place: Advancing the Value of Occupational Therapy, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(6), 2021
  • Wienkes, T.L., Jewell, V.D., Chang, I., Dickerson, S., & Watson, C. Clinical Utility of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment for Occupational Therapy Mental Health Practice., Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 2021
  • Novak, L., Jewell, V.D., & Gerg, M. An exploration of functional maintenance programs in long-term care, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 2021
  • Jewell, V.D., Phillips, S., & Griswold, LA. Professional Reasoning after Level II Fieldwork and the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment., Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2021
  • Wienkes, T.L., & Jewell, V.D. The what, why, and how of occupation-centered practice in the classroom., AOTA Special Interest Section Quarterly Practice Connections, 6(2), 11-13, 2021
  • Jackson, M., & Jewell, V.D. (2021). Educational practices for providers of trauma-informed care: A scoping review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2021.04.029, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 60, 130-138, 2021
  • Lally, K., Messer, M., & Jewell, V.D. Understanding the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Dominican Republic, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 2021
  • Shin, J., Jewell, V.D., Abbott, A.A., Russell, M., Carlson, K., & Gordon, M. Fidelity protocol for a telehealth type 1 diabetes occupation-based coaching intervention., Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2021
  • Hinkley, E., Leach, C., Wienkes, T., & Jewell, V.D. Utility of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment in pediatric occupational therapy practice, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 2021
  • Abbott, A., Jewell, V.D., Boyle, E., & Knezevich, E. Patient-Centered Research: A Model for Stakeholder Engagement., Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2021
  • Lavine, D., Greiner, B., & Jewell, V.D. Preliminary exploration of caregiver stress responses after a child's premature delivery. Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools & Early Intervention. https://doi.org/10.1080/19411243.2021.1875387, Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools & Early Interventions, 2021
  • Bonzani, P., Jewell, V.D., & White, B. A comparison of modified team-based learning and lecture-based instruction in occupational therapy education. https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol4/iss4/6, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4(4), 2020
  • Morrow, N., Townsend, B., Jewell, V.D., & Lampe, A. Retrospective Analysis of Graduates’ Outcomes in a Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol4/iss4/12, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4(4), 2020
  • Lally, K., Schultze, M., Ehresman, H., Akai, L., Russell, K., Lohman, H., & Jewell, V.D. Bundling Initiative and Quality of Care in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasties, Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 8(3), 1-11, 2020
  • Jewell, V.D., Capistran, K., Flecky, K., Qi, Y., & Fellman, S. Use of the Morse Fall Risk Assessment to Predict Falls in Acute Care Hospitals. https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2020.1815928, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 34(4), 307-319, 2020
  • Lampe, A., Jewell, V.D., Dunn, R., Lawson, T., Stewart, E., & Linhart, J. (2020). Post-professional doctoral experiential component: Career goals and student perceptions. https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol4/iss2/11, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4(2), 2020
  • Kerr, L., Jewell, V.D., & Jensen, L. A Systematic Review of Stretching Interventions for Post-Stroke Spasticity, Hand Function, and Functional Tasks. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2020.029454., American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(5), 7405205050p1-7405205050p15, 2020
  • Jewell, V.D., Russell, M., Feiten, B., & Ludwig, E. Occupation-based coaching as a novel intervention for families with a young child with type 1 diabetes., Occupational Therapy Practice, 25(7), 16-19, 2020
  • Belarmino, J., Smith, S., & Jewell, V.D. Exploring the usage of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health in Pediatric Occupational Therapy. https://doi.org/10.3928/24761222-20191125-01, Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 3(2), 69-77, 2020
  • Swiatek, D., & Jewell, V.D. Cognitive Evaluation: Is It Time to Require Standardized Assessments? Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1883&context=ijahsp, Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 18(1), Article 12, 2020
  • Bennett, L., Jewell, V.D., Scheirton, L., McCarthy, M. & Muira, B. Productivity standards and the impact on quality of care in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. , Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7(4), 1-11, 2019
  • Watford, P., Jewell, V.D., & Atler, K. Increasing Meaningful Occupation for Women Who Provide Care for their Spouse: A Pilot Study.   https://doi.org/10.1177/1539449219829849, OTJR: Occupation, Participation, & Health, 39(4), 213-221, 2019
  • Jewell, V.D., Pickens, N., & Burns, S.  Identification and effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions in skilled nursing facilities: A scoping review. Annals of International Occupational Therapy,  https://doi.org/10.3928/24761222-20190218-03, Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 2(2), 79-90, 2019
  • Frigo, N., Hanneman, E., Kashale, A., Sutton, M., Wright, E., Jewell, V.D. 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, 7(1), 64-74, 2019
  • Reynolds, M., Volkmer, K., Jewell, V.D., & Russell, M. Strategies for Successful Implementation of Authentic Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Continuing Education Article., Occupational Therapy Practice, 2019
  • Watson, M., Jewell, V.D., Smith, S.  Journey Interrupted:  A Phenomenological Exploration of Miscarriage.  https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1439, Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(3), Article 7, 2018
  • Swiatek, D., & Jewell, V.D.  LGBT Seniors: Including the Invisible Population. https://doi.org/10.7138/otp.2018.2306.f2, OT Practice, 23(6), 16-19, 2018
  • Burgess, G., & Jewell, V.D.  Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on Binocular Diplopia in Neurorehabilitation: A National Survey. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-172263, NeuroRehabilitation, 42, 223-233, 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
  • Villasenor, R., Smith, S., & Jewell, V.D.  A Systematic Review of Sound-Based Interventions to Improve School-Related Abilities in Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction.   https://doi.org/10.1080/19411243.2018.1432444, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 11(2), 172-191, 2018
  • Russell, M., Jewell, V.D., Poskey, G., & Russell, A. Enteral feeding and its impact on family mealtime routines for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: A mixed method study. https://doi.org//10.1111/1440-1630.12418, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(1), 25-34, 2018
  • Boehne, T., & Jewell, V.D.  Impact on Quality of Life Following the Implantable Miniature Telescope Procedure.  https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2017.1398032, Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 42(3), 197-209, 2018
  • Jewell, V., & Pickens, N.  Psychometric Evaluation of the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment.  doi: 10.1177/153944921668619, OTJR: Occupation, Participation, & Health, 37(2), 82-88, 2017
  • Jewell, V.D., Pickens, N.D., Hersch, G., & Jensen, G.   An exploration into occupation-centered practice in skilled nursing facilities.  https://doi.org//10.3109/02703181.2015.1114062, 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, 8(1), 10-11, 2012
  • Jewell, V., & Schultz, S.  Medicare reimbursement trends: Effect on access to skilled nursing facilities, services, and discharge outcomes. , Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly, 33, 1-3, 2010

Publications

  • Jewell, V.D., Jessen, R., & Richardson, H. (2020). #5. Don't provide cognitive-based interventions (e.g., paper-and-pencil tasks, table-top tasks, cognitive training software) without direct application to occupational performance. AOTA Choosing Wisely., American Occupational Therapy Association, 2020

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. A Randomized Control Pilot Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Telehealth Occupation-Based Coaching for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes
    2. Use of the Dexcom G6 to Measure Time-In-Range as an Outcome Measure for Occupation-Based Coaching via Telehealth for Blood Glucose Control for Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes
    3.  Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy Interventions Delivered via Telehealth
    4. Impact of COVID-19 on Family Quality of Life and Healthcare Access for Families with a Child with Diabetes
    5. A descriptive analysis of occupation-based coaching interventions for caregivers with a young child with type 1 diabetes
    6. Exploration of caregiver perceptions of a 12-week telehealth occupational therapy intervention for families with a young child with type 1 diabetes
    7. Scoping Review of Occupational Therapy Assessments for Caregivers of Young Children with Diabetes

Grant Funding Received

  • Jewell, V., Knezevich, E., Naber, L., & Dowd, M. (2018-2020). Building Rural Stakeholder Involvement in Type 1 Diabetes Research. PCORI; Eugene Washington Engagement Award. $247,020
  • 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
  • Jewell, V., & Flecky, K. (2018). Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Review. IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.
  • Jewell, V., Russell, M. (2018). A Randomized Control Pilot Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Occupation-Based Coaching via Telehealth for Rural Families with a Young Child with Type 1 Diabetes. IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network
  • Jewell, V., Abbott, A., & Knezevich, E. (2019-2020). Building Rural Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Type 1 Diabetes Research. Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS) New Investigator Award. Creighton University
  • Abbott, A., Jewell, V., Knezevich, E., & Russell, M. (2019-2020). Recruiting Rural Families with Children Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. LB 692 New Initiatives Grant. Creighton University.
  • Knezevich, E., Jewell, V., Russell, M., Shin, J., Abbott A., Qi, Y., & George, A. (2019-2021). Use of Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to Assess Time in Range following delivery of Occupation-Based Coaching via Telehealth for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes. Dexcom, Inc.
  • Jewell, V., Russell, M., Knezevich, E., Abbott, A., Qi, Y., & George, A. (2019-2021). A Randomized Control Pilot Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Telehealth Occupation-Based Coaching for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes. Health Science Strategic Investment Faculty Development Fund. Creighton University
  • Feldhacker, D., Jewell, V.D., Lohman, H., & Russell, M. (2019-2020). A Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy Telehealth Interventions. SPAHP Research Fellowship. Creighton University.
  • Knezevich, E., Jewell, V., & Hoffman, S. (2019-2020). Building a Patient-Centered Research Agenda for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes. SPAHP Research Fellowship. Creighton University.
  • Abbott, A., Jewell, V., Russell, M., Knezevich, E., Qi, Y., Shin, J., & George, A. (2019-2021). Efficacy of Occupation-Based Coaching for Rural Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Sigma Theta Tau – Iota Chapter. Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch Research Award.
  • Schultes, S., Jewell, V., Abbott, A., & Knezevich, E. (2020). Barrier Identification for Type 1 Diabetes Management: A Rural Challenge. CURAS Student Travel Grant for the Midwest Nursing Research Society: Advancing Nursing Research with Diverse Populations.
  • Shin, J., Mu, K., Jewell, V., Qi, Y., Lohman, H., & Lampe, A. (2020-2021). Development of Certificate Programs to Support Life-Long Learning of Occupational Therapy Students and Alumni: A Participatory Mixed Methods Study. President’s Distinguished Curriculum Innovation and Pedagogical Research Grant.

Awards and Honors

  • Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholarship Award, 2012