2014-2015 Faculty Grants and Publications

A complete list of the grants and publications by the faculty of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the academic year 2014-2015.


Yael Goverover, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

●     Principal Investigator: “A pilot study of a new functional cognitive-motor dual task protocol MS.” Collaborative Network of New Jersey (MSCNNJ). April 2015. $25,000

●     Co-Principal Investigator: “Actual Reality: measuring everyday life function activity in Multiple Sclerosis patients.” Biogen IDEC. May 2015. $225,000

●     Co-Principal Investigator: “The Use of Actual Reality to Measure Everyday Life Functional Activity in Multiple Sclerosis.” Biogen IDEC. 12/14 to 12/15. $139,000

Tsu-Hsin Howe, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

●     University Research Challenge Fund: “Developing a Pressure Sensitive Mat as an Outcome Measure to Study Postural Control in Infants.”

Kristie Patten-Koenig, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy

●      Principal Investigator: “ASD Nest Support Project.” NYC Department of Education. 7/14 to 7/15. $1,200,000

●      Co-Principal Investigator: “Autism: Exploring interdisciplinary approaches to a positive life trajectory.” The Humanities Initiative Research Collaborative. 4/14 to 4/16. $10,000

●      Co-Principal Investigator: “Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program.” Banco Santander. 1/13 to 12/16. $500,000

Anita Perr, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

●     “An interdisciplinary workshop on assistive technology in Shanghai.” Global Institute for Advanced Study. Next spring. $30,000

●     Co-Principal Investigator: “ABILITY Lab; Accessibility and Assistive Technology Research and Development.” New York University Provost Office Mega-grants Initiative. 9/14 to 9/15. $50,000

●     Co-Principal Investigator: “ABILITY Lab.” Private Gift. 9/14 to 9/15. $100,000

Gerald Voelbel, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

●     Co-Principal Investigator: “Computerized Cognitive Training Game for Executive Abilities.” NYU, Steinhardt Challenge IDEA Grant. 9/15 to 8/16. $5,000



Tracy Chippendale, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

●     Chippendale, T. & Boltz, M (2015). “Living Legends: Students responses to an intergenerational life review writing program” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63, 782-788

●     Chippendale, T. (2015). “Development and validity of the Outdoor Falls Questionnaire” International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, Early online

●     Boltz, M., Resnick, B., Chippendale, T. & Galvin, J. E. (2014). “Testing a family-centered intervention to promote functional and cognitive recovery in hospitalized older adults” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

●     Chippendale, T. & Boltz, M. (2014). “Perceived neighborhood fall risks and strategies used to prevent outdoor falls: Does age matter?” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

●     Chippendale, T. & Boltz. M. (2014). “The neighborhood environment: Perceived fall risk, resources and strategies for fall prevention” The Gerontologist, Early online, 1-9

●     Chippendale, T. (2014). “Meeting the mental health needs of older adults across practice settings” Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 32, 1-9

Jim Hinojosa, Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

●     Hinojosa, J. & Kramer, P. (Eds.) (2014). Evaluation in Occupational Therapy: Obtaining and Interpreting Data (4th edition). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

●     Hinojosa, J. & Blount, M. L. (Eds.) (2014). The Texture of life: Occupations and Related Activities (4th edition). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

Yael Goverover:

●     Goverover, Y., & DeLuca, J. (Accepted 1/2/15). “Actual Reality: Using the Internet to Assess Everyday Functioning after Traumatic Brain Injury” Brain Injury

●     Goverover, Y., Strober, L., Chiaravalloti, N., & DeLuca, J. (2015). “Factors that moderate activity limitation and participation restriction in people with multiple sclerosis” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6902260020. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.014332

●     Goverover, Y., Genova, H., Wood, H., Chiaravalloti, N., & DeLuca, J. (2014). “Metacognitive knowledge and online awareness in Multiple Sclerosis” NeuroRehabilitation

●     Goverover, Y., Chiaravalloti, N., & DeLuca, J. (2014). “Task meaningfulness and degree of cognitive impairment: Do they affect self-generated learning in persons with Multiple Sclerosis?” Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 24, 155-171

Tsu-Hsin Howe:

●     Chen, H.-L., Yeh, C.-F. & Howe, T.-H. (2015). “Postural control during standing reach in children with Down syndrome” Research in Developmental Disabilities, 38,345-351; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.12.024

●     Howe, T.-H., Sheu, C.-F., Wang, T.-N., Hsu, Y.-W. (2014). “Parenting Stress in Families with Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants in early infancy” Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 1748-1756.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.02.015

●     Wang, T.-N., Howe, T.-H., Lin, K. -C. & Hsu, Y.-W. (2014). “Hand Function and Its Prognostic Factors of Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Children Up to Two Years of Age”Research in Developmental Disabilities35,322-329.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.11.023

●     Howe, T.-H. & Perr, A. (2014). Self-care Occupations. In J. Hinojosa & M.-L. Blount (Eds.) (4th edition), The Texture of Life: Occupations and Related Activities (pp. 337-352). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

●     Howe, T.-H. & Holzman, I. R. (2014). “Fine motor development” Book chapter in W. F. Malcolm (Ed.), Beyond the NICU: comprehensive care of the high-risk infant.New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Professional publication

Kristie Patten-Koenig:

●     Patten Koenig, K., Feldman, J. Siegel, D, Bleiweiss, J., & Cohen, S. (2014). “Issues in implementing a comprehensive intervention for public school children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 42(1)

●     Patten Koenig, K. (2014). The context of evaluation. In Hinojosa, J., Kramer, P, & Christ, P. (eds), Evaluation in Occupational Therapy: Obtaining and Interpreting Data, 4th edition. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

●     Hough, L, & Patten Koenig, K. (2014). “Inclusion and innovation: Supporting employees on the autism spectrum” Mental Health Works Quarterly. Partnership for Workplace Mental Health. American Psychiatric Association, Inc.

●     Hough, L. & Patten Koenig, K. (2014). “Autism in the workplace: How occupational therapy practitioners can support the neurodiverse workforce” OT Practice 19(2),14–16. http://dx.doi.org/10.7138/otp.2014.192f3

Gerald Voelbel:

●     Stojanovic-Radic, J., Wylie, G., Voelbel, G.T., Chiaravalloti, N., & DeLuca, J. (2014). “Neuroimaging and Cognition using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in Multiple Sclerosis” Brain Imaging and Behavior. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11682-014-9307-y