Student Research

Students stand in front of a poster at a conference.

Students interested in an in-depth understanding of research have opportunities to assist faculty with ongoing projects; however, faculty believe active participation in original scholarly research is not a required element for successful clinical practice.

  • Student Publications

    • Mantila Roosa SM, Hurd AL, Xu H, Fuchs RK, Warden SJ: Age-related changes in proximal humerus bone health in healthy, white males. Osteoporosis International 2012;23:2775-2783 (Sara Mantila Roosa was a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Warden’s lab)
    • Weatherholt AM, Fuchs RK, Warden SJ: Cortical and trabecular bone adaptation to incremental load magnitudes using the mouse tibial axial compression loading model. Bone 2013;52:372-379 (Alyssa Weatherholt is a PhD in Health Sciences and Rehabilitation student in Dr. Warden’s lab)
    • Warden SJ, Galley MR, Richard JS, George LA, Dirks RC, Guildenbecher EA, Judd AM, Robling AG, Fuchs RK: Reduced gravitational loading does not account for the skeletal effects of botulinum toxin-induced muscle inhibition suggesting a direct effect of muscle on bone. Bone 2013;54:98-103 (Jeffrey Richard, Lydia George, Elizabeth Guildenbecher and Ashley Judd are/were DPT students; Rachel Dirks is a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology student in Dr. Warden’s lab)
    • Dirks RC, Richard JS, Fearon AM, Scott A, Koch LG, Britton SL, Warden SJ: Uphill treadmill running does not induce histopathological changes in the rat Achilles tendon. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013; 14:90 (5 pages) (Rachel Dirks is a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology student in Dr. Warden’s lab; Jeffrey Richard is a DPT student)
  • APTA Combined Sections Meeting Presentations 2013

    • Bayliss AJ, Bird C, Caley E, Strunk V. Measurement of empathy changes during a physical therapist’s education, as a new graduate and relationship to gender. Combined Sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Jan 24th, 2013. Platform Presentation
    • White D, Bird C, Bayliss AJ, Loghmani MT. Application of ultrasound imaging of muscle, tendon, and fascia: an emerging PT practice area. Combined Sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Jan 22nd, 2013. Poster Presentation
    • Loghmani T, Bayliss AJ, White D, Bird C. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization treatment effects on tendon and fascia pathology: a preliminary comparison. Combined Sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Jan 22nd , 2013. Poster Presentation
  • IUPUI Research Day Student Presentations

    • Chingombe T, Brown MB, Reddy J, Fisher A, Presson R, Lahm T, Petrache I. Acute Exercise Activates Pulmonary eNOS and Lowers Pulmonary Pressure in Rats with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; IUPUI Research Day Poster Session
    • Gaidoo R, Brown MB, Exercise Training Improves Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Metabolism in Rats with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; IUPUI Research Day Poster Session
    • Banas K, Cappel M, Loghmani T. The Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic as a Substrate for Interprofessional Education: A Physical Therapy Perspective. IUPUI Research Day Poster Session
    • Ebbens C, Nuest H, Stevenson C, Norris K, Loghmani T, Altenburger P. Changes in Professional and Community Perceptions Following Physical Therapy Graduate Student Participation in a Student Led Inter-professional Outreach Clinic. IUPUI Research Day Poster Session
  • Additional Student Presentations

    Dr. Beth Brown’s Bridges to Baccalaureate student Richard Gaido presented at the Indiana Physiological Society (INPhys) meeting. The title of his poster presentation was: “The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Right Ventricle and Skeletal Muscle Metabolism in a Rat Model of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.” He received the INPhys Best Undergraduate Research award certificate and $100.

Occupational Therapy Student Research

  • Computer Workstation Analysis: The Effect of an Occupational Therapy Intervention

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Thomas Fisher
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Judy Fainberg
    • Students: Kelly Brown, Jennifer Gardiner, Lindsey Hewitt, and Jennifer Jacobs
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: fishert@iupui.edu
  • The Relationship Between Reaction Time and Driving Performance in Older Adults

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Michael Justiss
    • Secondary Advisory: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Students: Amber Campbell, Abbie Dwenger, Keith Kreps, and Jessica Surface
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: mjustiss@iupui.edu
  • Scholarly Productivity for Health Care Faculty Members: A Systematic Overview

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Janet Everly
    • Secondary Advisor: Elaine Ewing Fess
    • Students: Kara Collins, Erin Hock, Laura Horvath, and Dawn Long
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: mefess@iupui.edu
  • Examining the Relationships Between Balance Self-Efficacy, Adaptive Equipment Use, and Community Mobility Among Stroke Survivors

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Michael Justiss
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Arlene Schmid
    • Students: Rachel Hertel, Joan Siders, Jason Smyser, and Tara Troeger
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: mjustiss@iupui.edu, arlene.schmid@va.gov
  • The Relationship Between Post-Stroke Fear of Falling, Anxiety, and Depression

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Arlene Schmid
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Michael Justiss
    • Students: Kendra Howard, Kasie Knies, Carrie Spangler, and Katie Watts
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: arlene.schmid@va.gov, mjustiss@iupui.edu
  • Opening Doors: The Lived Experience of Older Adults Using Paratransit

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Joyce Troyer
    • Students: Ginny Hadden, Breann Hopf, Kara O'Kane, and Christine Shively
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: jlcrabtr@iupui.edu
  • Participation Patterns Post Liver Transplantation; Variables Leading to Success

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Arlene Schmid
    • Students: Angela Dintimen, Tim Leonard, Jessica Salyer, and Jessica Spurlock
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: scottp@iupui.edu, arlene.schmid@va.gov
  • The Lived Experience of Paratransit Transportation for People with Developmental Disabilities

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Joyce Troyer
    • Students: Beth Buhrt, David Graber, Elizabeth Hadley, and Holly Vanderpool
    • Graduation Date: May 2009
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 1, 2009
    • More Information: jlcrabtr@iupui.edu
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Study Investigating Applicant Satisfaction with IndyGo Open Door

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Joyce Troyer
    • Students: Traci Boyle, Katie Brecheisen, Curtis Foreman, and Cathy Schmitz
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: jlcrabtr@iupui.edu
  • The Relationship of Anxiety and Depression on Activity and Participation in Older Adults with Chronic Stroke

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Arlene Schmid
    • Secondary Advisor: Tracy Dierks
    • Students: Brittany Forestal, Tia Goodloe, Katie Mastny, and Katy Steiner
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: arlene.schmid@va.gov
  • Emergency Medical Service Personnel’s Awareness of Physical Risk Factors Associated with Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Thomas Fisher
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Steve Wintermeyer, Dr. Gino Alberto
    • Students: Kelly Barger, Megan Knott, Rebecca Rawlins, and Lindsay Young
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: fishert@iupui.edu
  • Emotional Responses after Reading Cancer Screening Information: Implication for Occupational Therapy’s Role in Cancer Prevention

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Chiung-ju Liu
    • Students: Tara Fleck, Casey Green, Joan Goldfarb, and Elizabeth Porter
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: liu41@iupui.edu
  • Participation in Major Life Areas Including Student, Volunteer, and Worker Following Liver Transplantation: A Secondary Data Analysis

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Thomas Fisher
    • Students: Erica Botts, Kristen Macy, Holly Zech, and John Sears
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: scottp@iupui.edu, fishert@iupui.edu
  • The Relationship Between Public Transportation and Food Access in Individuals with Disabilities: A Secondary Data Analysis

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Christina Mushi-Brunt
    • Students: Wade Binion, Kim Fairchild, Rachel Heusmann, and Heather Schwanholt
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: jlcrabtr@iupui.edu
  • The Efficacy of Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Testing in Subjects with Diabetes: A Systematic Review

    • Primary Advisor: Elaine Ewing Fess
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Thomas Fisher
    • Students: Elisabeth Pointer, Katy Ellis, Amanda Burch, and Stephanie Bruckman
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: mefess@iupui.edu, fishert@iupui.edu
  • Autonomous Driving Technology: Drivers’ Behaviors and Perceptions

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Michael Justiss
    • Students: Sharon Chia, Megan Hight, Chiamei Teng, and Jay Toole
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010
    • More Information: mjustiss@iupui.edu
  • The Effects of Progressive Resistance Strength Training in the Upper Extremity in Older Adults: A Systematic Review

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Chiung-ju Liu
    • Secondary Advisor: Tracy Dierks
    • Students: Jaime Becker, Stephanie Ford, Kirstyn Heine, and Erin Scheidt
    • Graduation Date: May 2010
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, May 3, 2010; American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011
    • More Information: liu41@iupui.edu
  • Caregiver Perception of a Pediatric Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Thomas Fisher
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Anna Dusick
    • Students: Laura Bergstrom, Natalie Brassard, Lauren Cleary, and Ashley Hedges
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: fishert@iupui.edu
  • Post-Liver Transplant Return to Function

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Audrey Krause
    • Students: Kelsey E. Manor, Katie E. Nordhoff, C. Chenae Reynolds, and Emily J. Winslow
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: scottp@iupui.edu
  • Implementing and Maintaining Evidence-based Practice: Recommendations for Success

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Jacob Kean
    • Students: Jackson Gall, Britteny Godar, James Kinder, and Sara Miller
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: scottp@iupui.edu
  • Conceptualizing Addiction: An Occupational Model

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Student: Sara Wasmuth
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: scottp@iupui.edu, jlcrabtr@iupui.edu
  • Is Community Mobility Addressed in Discharge Planning: A Systematic Literature Review

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Elaine Ewing Fess
    • Students: Rachel Aspy, Patricia Fairchild, Daniel Gray, and Deidra Paitsell-Maifert
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: jlcrabtr@iupui.edu
  • What Are Geriatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners’ Views About Patient Education?

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Chiung-ju Liu
    • Secondary Advisor: Sharon Pape
    • Students: Jennifer Ferrell, Kaley Johanningsmeier, and Emily Turner
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: liu41@iupui.edu, shbpape@iupui.edu
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation on Older Adults’ ADLs and IADLs: A Systematic Review

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Chiung-ju Liu
    • Secondary Advisor: Lisa Piercy
    • Students: Melodie Brost,  Vanessa  Horton,  Sarah Kenyon, and Kristen Mears
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011; American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011
    • More Information: liu41@iupui.edu
  • Driving and Community Mobility: A Systematic Literature Review of Effective Low Vision Interventions for Older Adults

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Michael Justiss
    • Secondary Advisor: Elaine Ewing Fess
    • Students: Jeff Butler, Chelsea Listenfelt, Nick Rush, and Julie Stover
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: mjustiss@iupui.edu, mefess@iupui.edu
  • The Relationship of Post-Stroke Depression and Community Mobility: A Systematic Literature Review

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Elaine Ewing Fess
    • Students: Tara Cardinal, Brian Duff, Stephanie Lanning, and Jacqueline Van Overmeiren
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: jlcrabtr@iupui.edu, mefess@iupui.edu
  • The Effect of Yoga on Quality of Life and Participation in Veterans with Stroke

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Arlene Schmid
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Marieke Van Puymbroek
    • Students: Stephanie Chagdes, Lauren Dye, Richelle Moore, and Lisa Racine
    • Graduation Date: May 2011
    • Presentations: Ruth Lilly Auditorium, Riley Hospital, April 29, 2011
    • More Information: arlene.schmid@va.gov
  • Utilization of Existing Outcome Data to Guide Evidence Based Clinical Decision Making: A Needs Assessment

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Secondary Advisor: Susan Bass, MS, OTS
    • Student(s):Fernung, Stollmeyer, Kramer, Faul
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Variable Prompting Technology for Improving the ADL Task Performance of Older Adults with Dementia

    • Primary Advisor: Dr Michael Justiss
    • Secondary Advisor: Steve Sutter
    • Student(s): Titus, Biberstein, Isler, Gorman
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Evaluating the Validity of the TransFACT© Assessment

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Crabtree
    • Student(s): Braun, Roberts, Hampton, Boehrer
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Life Skills Program for Adolescent Burmese Refugees Resettled in Central Indiana: A Program Evaluation

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Fengyi Kuo
    • Student(s): Whitaker, Andreoni, Meyer, Johnson
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Effect of Group Occupational Therapy (GOT FALLS) on Fear of Falling and Activity and Participation after Stroke

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Arlene Schmid
    • Student(s): Gerdeman, Dupont, Parry, Osgood
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Perceived Participation in Valued Roles after Liver Transplant: Impact of Response Shift

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Audrey Krause
    • Student(s):Linck, Widbin, Ehlers, Bordner
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Mindfulness, Depression, and Anxiety: An Exploration of a Relationship Using the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Arlene A. Schmid
    • Student(s): Nolan, Ivey, Schummer, Starr
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Handedness and Grip Strength: Is There a Relationship?

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Thomas Fisher
    • Secondary Advisor: Elaine Fess, MS, OTR, CHT, FAOTA
    • Student(s): Brasseur, Moser, Simpson, Weaver
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • The Effect of Illustrations on Learning about Assistive Devices for Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Chiung-ju Liu
    • Secondary Advisor: Sharon Pape, MS, OTR
    • Student(s): Bayston, Hahn, Harney, Powers
    • Graduation Date May 2012
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Type and Job Satisfaction within AOTA Practice Areas

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott  
    • Secondary Advisor: Dr. Karen Gable, RDH, Ed.D.; Robin Janson, MS, OTR, CHT
    • Student(s): Fallon Shively, ; Sarah Threlkeld-Berkopes, Olivia Lockhart
    • Graduation Date May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Life Skills Training Curriculum for Adolescent Burmese Refugees Resettled in Central Indiana

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Fengyi Kuo  
    • Student(s): Kelsey M. Ewing, BA; Kris J. Gossett, BA; Natalie S. Holland, BS; Kelly L. VanKoevering, BS
    • Graduation Date May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • The Relationship Between Cognition and ADL Task Performance

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Michael Justiss  
    • Student(s): Melissa S. Barrick, Clay C. Bavender, Deborah L. Pokorney, Asia R. Smith
    • Graduation Date May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Leadership Behaviors and Occupational Therapy

    • Primary Advisor:  Dr. Fisher
    • Secondary Advisor: Mark Di Corcia, PhD, OTR
    • Student(s): Nicole Cook, Brent DeJulio, Sharon Gavrilovic, Julie Kurrasch
    • Graduation May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Ethics or Whatever: A Naturalistic Inquiry into Occupational Therapists’ Ethical Dilemmas

    • Primary Advisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Crabtree
    • Secondary Advisor: Elaine Fess, MS, OTR, CHT, FAOTA
    • Student(s): David C. Downend, Kelsey E. Jacobs, Cynthia S. Lambert & Hilary N. Ritthaler
    • Graduation May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
    • More information: fishert@iupui.edu
  • The Role Checklist V2: QP Establishment of Reliability and Validation of Electronic Administration

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Patricia Scott
    • Student(s): Rashel McFadden, Sara McSoley, Sara Baker, Kristen Yates
    • Graduation May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Intra-rater and Inter-rater Reliability of the TransFACT: A Measure of Cognitive, Physical, and Sensory Transit Skills

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Crabtree
    • Student(s): Candice L. Copeskey, Whitney A. Kappes, Lauren E. Lockhart, and Jessica N. Sullivan
    • Graduation May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Developing an Educational Fall Prevention for Older Adults

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Chiung-ju Liu
    • Secondary Advisory: Sharon Pape, MS, OTR
    • Student(s): Deepika Shiroy, Sairah Safdar, Cheryl Davis, Cami Walton-Thoeming
    • Graduation May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center
  • Yoga as a Complement to Inpatient Rehabilitation: Patients’ Perceived Impacts

    • Primary Advisor: Dr. Arlene Schmid
    • Secondary Advisory: Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD, CTRS
    • Student(s): Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD, CTRS
    • Graduation May 2013
    • Presentations: Lilly Auditorium, Riley Outpatient Center