Department of OT Scholarship Updates
Department of OT Scholarship Updates

Occupational Therapy LogoThe Department of Occupational Therapy has produced numerous publications for their grant research from Type 1 diabetes, to global health, to the scope of educational practice. Below are projects since March 2020.

Grants Awarded (since March 2020)

Grant Awarded

Primary Investigator

Secondary Investigator


Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship – Committed Investigator

Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L (PI)

Marion Russell, OTD, Julia Shin, EdD, OTR/L, Emily Knezevich, PharmD, Amy Abbott, DNP, Andrea George, MD, & Yongyue Qi.

A RCT Pilot Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Telehealth Occupation-Based Coaching for Families with a Child with T1D

Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship – New Investigator

Amy Abbott, PhD, RN (PI)

Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L, Marion Russell, OTD, Emily Knezevich, PharmD, Yongyue Qi, Julia Shin, EdD, OTR/L, & Andrea George, MD.

Establishing Inter-rater Reliability of a Fidelity Measure for Occupation-Based Coaching Telehealth Interventions Delivered to Caregivers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship – New Investigator

Angela Lampe, OTD, OTR/L (PI)

Alison Maloy, MS, Brenda Coppard, PhD, OTR/L

Interprofessional experiences of accounting and occupational therapy students at a midwestern university: A mixed method’s study.

Creighton President’s Distinguished Curriculum Innovation and Pedagogical Research Grant

Angela Patterson, OTD, OTR/L (PI)

Cathy Carrico, DNP, Becky Davis, SNP, Naser Alsharif, PharmD, PhD, Alexander Rödlach, PhD and Jessica Niski, DPT. 

Collaborative Global Health Education: Learning Modules Based in Ignatian Pedagogy

Creighton Teaching and Learning Center Anne Schoening, PhD, RN, CNE and Joy Doll, OTD NA Developing Interprofessional Education (IPE) Champions in Phoenix: A Faculty Development Initiative
Creighton Teaching and Learning Center Diana Feldhacker, OTD, OTR/L Bobbi Greiner, OTD, OTR/L, BCP Creating Significant Learning Experiences for a Blended Cohort
Creighton Teaching and Learning Center Helene Lohman, OTD Shirley Blanchard, PhD, Angela Patterson, OTD,  Miranda Little, OTD,  Kathleen Flecky, OTD Colleen Spellman, OTD Applicants’ learning expectations and reasons for choosing to attend the entry level occupational therapy clinical doctorate program at Creighton University: A mixed method study
Creighton Teaching and Learning Center Julia Shin, EdD, OTR/L Lisa Bagby, OTD, OTR/L; Anna Domina, OTD, OTR/L The Effectiveness of Attribution Retraining Program in Enhancing Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student Outcomes: A Randomized Control Trial
George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund Sarbinaz Bekmuratova, PhD; Shirley Blanchard, PhD, OTR/L NA Exploration of Minor Sex Trafficking Among Vulnerable Youth in a Midwestern State
Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Alaska INBRE) Curriculum Development Award Cary Moore, OTR/L; Virginia Miller, MPH, PhD NA Interdisciplinary Approaches to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Best Practices in Alaska


1. Junker, J. & Sleeth, K. (2019). Supporting aging in place through community–based services, OT Practice. September (9), 17–20. Available: 

2. Lampe, A.M., Jewell, V.D., Dunn, R., Lawson, T., Stewart, E., & Linhart, J. (2020). Post-Professional Doctoral Experiential Component: Career Goals and Student Perceptions. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education4(2).

3. Feldhacker, D., & Molitor, W.L. (2020). Improving visual field awareness among collegiate softball athletes: A randomized trial. Rehabilitation Medicine, 30(1), 26-33.

4. Doll, J. & Domina, A. (2020). Program Design and Implementation. In OT in Community-Based and Population Health Practice, 3rdEdition. F.A. Davis.