Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Online


  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Length


Program Type

  • Online

Doctoral Project-Related Peer-Reviewed Publications


Nirmul, U., Talero Cabrejo, P. & Smith Reyes, C. (2023, in press). Leadership Development of Women of Color in Occupational Therapy in the United States: A Qualitative Intersectional Analysis. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Lorino, A., Talero Cabrejo, P., & Coppola, S. (2023). Occupational Experiences of Medication Management Among Adults Living with Multiple Chronic Conditions. OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.

Schaaf, R. C., Wright, K. A., Mailloux, Z., Grady, P., Parham, L. D., Roley, S. S., & Bundy, A. (2023). Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration®(EASI) Tactile Perception Tests: Construct Validity and Internal Reliability. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy77(1). 

Frye, S. K., & Bell, A. (2023). Heart Smart: A Virtual Self-Management Intervention for Homebound People with Heart Failure: A Pilot Study. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 35(1):13-20.

Henrichon, K. A., & Toth-Cohen, S. E. (2022). Perspectives and Influences on Occupation-Based Hand Therapy. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 89(3), 294-306.

Roan, C., Mailloux, Z., Carroll, A., Schaaf, R.C(2022). A Parent Guidebook for Occupational Therapy using Ayres Sensory Integration.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76 (5). 

Shaw, A., Cabrejo, P. T., Adamczyk, A., & Mulcahey, M. J. (2022). Reducing hospital readmissions of older adults pursuing postacute care at skilled nursing facilities: A scoping review. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy76(1).

Trewin, A., Mailloux, Z., & Schaaf, R. C. (2022). Evaluation of MealSense©: A Sensory Integration–Based Feeding Support Program for Parents. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy76(3).

Blakely, T., Potvin, M. C., & Iwama, M. (2021). The Kawa Model’s Value for Level II Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education5(4), 14.

Bozec, E., Gorska, J., & Grampurohit, N. (2021). Upper Extremity Task-Specific Training: Manual Development and Implementation Research within Inpatient Rehabilitation. Occupational Therapy In Health Care35(3), 336-354.

Petersen, J., Mailloux, Z., Schaaf, R. C., & Leao, M. (2021). Validity of the Vestibular and Proprioceptive Tests of the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI). The American Journal of Occupational Therapy75(Supplement_2), 7512500051p1-7512500051p1.

Scanlon, E. & Piersol, C.V. (2021). Workplace aggression: Exploring experiences of occupational therapy practitioners in healthcare settings. Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, 35:1, 105-121.

Olivier, E., & Potvin, M.-C(2021). Faculty Development: Reaching Every College Student with Universal Design for Learning. Journal of Formative Design in Learning.

Kaiser, L., Potvin, M. C., & Beach, C. (2020). Sensory-Based Interventions in the School Setting: Perspectives of Paraeducators. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy8(3), 1-11.

Sakemiller, L., & Toth-Cohen, S. (2020). Standardized Patient Encounter: An Innovative Curricular Design to Enhance Fieldwork Readiness. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.

Rosner, T., Grasso, A., Scott-Cole, L., Villalobos, A., Mulcahey, M.J. (2020). Scoping Review of School-to-Work Transition for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities: A Practice Gap. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 3 (3).

Allen, D. & Toth-Cohen, S. (2019). Use of case studies to promote critical thinking in occupational therapy students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. 3 (3). 

Boney, J., Potvin, M.-C., & Chabot, M. (2019). The GOALS2 Program: Expanded supports for students with disabilities in postsecondary education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 32(3).

Coviello, J., Potvin, M.-C., & Lockhart-Keene, L. (2019). Occupational therapy assistant students’ perspectives about the development of clinical reasoning. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7(2). 

Hunter, E., & Potvin, M.-C (2019). Effectiveness of a handwriting curriculum in kindergarten classrooms. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention.

Muniak, J., Swan, L. & Piersol (2019). Enhanced SAIL Program: Evaluation of an Evidence-based Fall Prevention Program for Community-Dwelling Elders, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 37(1), 67-75.

Walsh, L., & Potvin, M.-C. (2019). Effect of verbal directions on grip strength evaluated using a handheld dynamometer. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. 

Lockhart-Keene, L., & Potvin, M. C. (2018). Occupational therapy adjunct faculty self-perceptions of readiness to teach. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(2), 14.

Shue, S. J., Winkle, M. Y., & Mulcahey, M. J. (2018). Integration of animal-assisted therapy standards in pediatric occupational therapy. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 1(1), 3.

Dmytryk, L. F., & DeAngelis, T. M. (2017). Awareness and use of electronic health records in entry-level occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant curricula. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(2), 11. 

Hunt, J., van Hooydonk, E., Faller, P., Mailloux, Z., & Schaaf, R. (2017). Manualization of occupational therapy using Ayres Sensory Integration® for autism. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 37(3), 141-148. 

Lesher, D. A. M., Mulcahey, M. J., Hershey, P., Stanton, D. B., & Tiedgen, A. C. (2017). Alignment of Outcome Instruments Used in Hand Therapy With the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: A Scoping Review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(1).

Faller, P., Hunt, J, Van Hooydonk, E., Mailloux, Z., Schaaf, R.C. (2016). Application of Data-Driven Decision Making to Measure Outcomes of Ayres Sensory Integration® for a Child with Autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1).

Daly, M., & DeAngelis, T. (2016). Teaching Evidence-Based Practice across curricula – An Overview of a Professional Development Course for Occupational Therapy Educators, Occupational therapy in Health Care.

Dougherty, D. A., Toth-Cohen, S. E., & Tomlin, G. S. (2016). Beyond research literature: Occupational therapists’ perspectives on and uses of “evidence” in everyday practice: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 83(5), 288-296.

Alden, J., & Toth-Cohen, S. (2015). Impact of an educational module on occupational therapists’ use of elderspeak and attitudes toward older adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 33, 1-16. 

Talero, P., Kern, S., Tupe, D. (2015). Culturally responsive care in occupational therapy: An entry-level educational model embedded in service learning. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 95-102.

Kuczysnki, C. & Piersol, C. V. (2014) Effectiveness and acceptability within a skilled nursing facility setting. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 32(3), 152-168.

Muller, M., Toth-Cohen, S., & Mulcahey, M. J. (2014). Development and Evaluation of a Hospital-Based Peer Support Group for Younger Individuals with Stroke. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28(3), 277-295. 

Mulry, C. M. & Piersol, C. V. (2014). The Let's Go program for community participation: A feasibility study. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 32(3), 241-254.

Gorenberg, M. (2013). Instructional insights: Continuing professional education to enhance therapeutic relationships in occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, 27, 393-398. 

Deisher, M. (2013). A system change: Leading the way to meeting health needs. Journal of Hand Therapy, 26, 282-286.

DeAngelis, T., DiMarco, T. G., & Toth-Cohen, S. (2013). Evidence-based practice in occupational therapy curricula. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 27( 4), 323-332.