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Previous Funded Research Projects

For more than 20 years, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has been at the vanguard of occupational science research, which is aimed at building the research base for the practice profession of occupational therapy, pursuing basic knowledge concerning the phenomena of human occupation and designing interventions to improve peoples’ everyday lives. Previously funded research projects include the following (please note, the below is not a comprehensive list):

Integrating Childhood Obesity Prevention into Home Visitation Programs

Principal Investigator: Sarah-Jeanne Salvy
Funding Source: USC Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Project Period: 2014 – 2015
Award Number: SC CTSI (NIH/NCATS) #8UL1TR000130
Total Award: $27,686

Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on Stress, Anxiety, and Pain in Hand Therapy Patients

Principal Investigator: Shawn Roll
Funding Source: American Society of Hand Therapists
Project Period: 2014 – 2015
Total Award: $3,135
Collaborators: Janice Rocker, Aimee Aguillon

Development of a Universal Assessment for California’s Home and Community-Based Services Programs

Co-Investigator: Natalie Leland
USC Co-Principal Investigator: Kathleen Wilber (USC Davis School of Gerontology)
Funding Source: The Scan Foundation
Project Period: 2014 – 2015
Contract Amount: $133,928

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Proposed New Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation CPT Codes

Principal Investigator: Barbara Gage
Co-Investigator: Natalie Leland
Funding Source: Post-Acute Care Center for Research
Project Period: 2014 – 2015
Contract Amount: $23,004

Sensory Adapted Dental Environments to Enhance Oral Care for Children with Autism

Principal Investigator: Sharon Cermak
Funding Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Project Period: 2011 – 2015
Award Number: 1 R34 DE022263-01
Total Award: $531,376

Pressure Ulcer Prevention App Development

Principal Investigator: Jesús Díaz
Funding Source: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Project Period: 2014
Award Number: 1U59DD000838
Total Award: $8,000

Lifestyle Redesign® for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Rural Veterans with SCI

Project Directors: Michael Carlson and Florence Clark
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Project Period: 2012 – 2014
Award Number: VALBHS/IPA/2012
Total Award: $180,511

Community Discharge After Hip Fracture

K12 Scholar: Natalie Leland
Funding Source: NIH NICHD/NINDS Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
Project Period: 2011 – 2014
Award Number: HD055929 (PI: K. Ottenbacher)
Total Award: $75,000

Beating the Odds: Facilitating Lifestyle Change in Urban Latino Young Adults with Diabetes

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Pyatak
Funding Source: NIH National Center for Research Resources; USC Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute; The Helmsley Charitable Trust
Project Period: 2011 – 2014
Award Number: KL2RR031991
Total Award: $146,279

The Mirror Neuron System (MNS) and Action Observation after Stroke Affecting Cortical Motor Regions

Principal Investigator: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project Period: 2011 – 2014
Award Number: 1 R03 HD067475-01A1
Total Award: $162,000

The Mirror Neuron System (MNS): A Neural Substrate for Methods in Stroke Rehabilitation

Principal Investigator: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
Funding Source: American Heart Association
Project Period: 2010 – 2014
Award Number: 10SDG3510062
Total Award: $231,000

Lifestyle Redesign® for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Spinal Cord Injury

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project Period: 2008 – 2014
Award Number: 1 R01 HD056267-01A1
Total Award: $2,820,242

Examining the Relationship Between Clinician-Observed and Patient Self-Reported Visual Function in Everyday Activities

Principal Investigator: Trudy Mallinson
Funding Source: Genentech
Project Period: 2012 – 2013
Award Number: C4-152315
Total Award: $313,704

Integrating Electromyography and Sonographic Imaging for Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Co-Principal Investigator: Shawn Roll
Funding Source: USC Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Project Period: 2012 – 2013
Award Number:
Total Award: $30,000

Measurement and Outcomes Post Severe Brain Injury

Project Director: Trudy Mallinson
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Project Period: 2012 – 2013
Award Number: 578/151
Total Award: $9,891

Improving Adherence in Type 1 Diabetes by Peer Mentoring: A Feasibility Study

Subcontract Principal Investigator: Beth Pyatak
Funding Source: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Project Period: 2011 – 2013
Award Number: 8029-RGF007016-00
Total Award: $7,169

Medicare Payment Reform Demonstration and CARE Tool Development Initiatives

Project Director: Trudy Mallinson
Funding Source: RTI International
Project Period: 2010 – 2013
Award Number: 21-312-0209853 Task Orders 4 and 5
Total Award: $44,352

Developing Outpatient Therapy Payment Alternatives

Project Director: Trudy Mallinson
Funding Source: RTI International
Project Period: 2010 – 2013
Award Number: 21-312-0209853 Task Order 12
Total Award: $31,298

An Experimental Investigation into Staging CTS Utilizing Portable Ultrasound and Doppler as a Diagnostic Alternative

Subcontract Principal Investigator: Shawn Roll
Funding Source: The Ohio State University
Project Period: 2011 – 2012
Award Number: 60032407
Total Award: $4,303

Supplement to Lifestyle Redesign® for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in SCI

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Project Period: 2010 – 2011
Award Number: 1 R01 HD056267-03S1
Total Award: $223,722

Neural Basis for the Production and Perception of Prosody

Principal Investigator: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project Period: 2009 – 2011
Award Number: 1 R03 HD057594-01A2
Total Award: $161,690

Autism in Urban Context: Linking Heterogeneity with Health and Service Disparities

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Mental Health
Project Period: 2009 – 2011
Award Number: 1 R01 MH089474-01
Total Award: $1,248,025

RRTC on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness

Principal Investigator: Trudy Mallinson/Allen W. Hienmann
Funding Source: NIH National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Project Period: 2009 – 2011
Award Number: H133B040032-08
Total Award: $59,146

Boundary Crossing: Re-Situating Cultural Competence

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project Period: 2005 – 2011
Award Number: 2 R01 HD038878-05
Total Award: $2,424,288

Measurement and Outcomes Post Severe Brain Injury

Principal Investigator: Trudy Mallinson
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Project Period: 2010
Award Number: Intergovernmental Personnel Act — Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (Hines, Illinois)
Total Award: $5,180

Innovative Technology for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Funding Source: Autism Speaks
Project Period: 2009 – 2010
Award Number: 7202
Total Award: $10,000

Health Mediating Effects of the Well Elderly Program

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: NIH National Institute on Aging
Project Period: 2004 – 2010
Award Number: 1 R01 AG021108-01A2
Total Award: $2,247,187

Animal Assisted Therapy as Socially Assistive Technology: Implications for Autism

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Funding Source: University of Southern California Zumberge Fund Award
Project Period: 2008 – 2009
Total Award: $22,943

School-Based Occupational Therapy Training Grant

Principal Investigator: Diane Kellegrew
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
Project Period: 2004 – 2009
Award Number: H325H040077
Total Award: $795,510

Effectiveness of Bowel and Bladder Techniques in Children With Spina Bifida

Co-Principal Investigator: Ann Neville-Jan
Funding Sources: Association of University Centers on Disabilities; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Project Period: 2005 – 2008
Award Number:
Total Award: $1,125,000

Ethnography of Autism Project

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Funding Source: Cure Autism Now Foundation
Project Period: 2005 – 2007
Award Number: CANF/SOLOMON
Total Award: $9,759

Rapid Prompting Method of Communicating with Severely Autistic Children: A Language Socialization

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Funding Source: National Academy of Education
Project Period: 2006
Award Number: NAE/SOLOMON
Total Award: $22,730

Boundary Crossing: An Ethnographic and Longitudinal Study, Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly/Lanita Jacobs
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: 1 R01 HD38878-01A1S2
Total Award: $225,724

Boundary Crossing: An Ethnographic and Longitudinal Study, Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly/Ann Neville-Jan
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: 1 R01 HD38878-01A1S1
Total Award: $657,698

Boundary Crossing: An Ethnographic and Longitudinal Study

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly
Funding Source: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Medical Rehabilitation Research Infrastructure Network
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: 1 R01 HD38878-01A1
Total Award: $1,484,855

Daily Living Context and Pressure Sores in Consumers with Spinal Cord Injury

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: NIH National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: H133G000062
Total Award: $467,851

Outcome of Sensory-Based Intervention After Birth Trauma

Principal Investigator: L. Diane Parham
Funding Source: University of Colorado
Project Period: 2001 – 2003
Award Number: TCHRI NO: 201-058 University of Colorado (Subcontract)
Total Award: $8,855

Manual on Well-Elderly

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source:The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Project Period: 1998 – 1999
Award Number: NNPUBS-068-98
Total Award: $26,000

Crossing Cultural Boundaries: An Ethnographic Study

Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Project Period: 1997 – 1999
Award Number: 1 MCJ-060799-01 Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Total Award: $688,894

Picture Naming and Pursuit Rotor: Effects of Estrogen on Memory Performance Among Alzheimer’s Disease and Nondemented Postmenopausal Women

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation
Project Period: 1997 – 1999
Award Number: FRENCH/CHERRY French Foundation For Alzheimer’s Research
Total Award: $60,000

Reexamining Outcomes for Innovative Practice

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Funding Source: The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Project Period: 1997
Award Number: 95LAWLO-MAR-IMP
Total Award: $2,202

The Effectiveness of Two Occupational Therapy Treatments for the Elderly, Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: NIH National Institute on Aging
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: 5 R01 AG11810-01S1
Total Award: $103,077

The Effectiveness of Two Occupational Therapy Treatments for the Elderly

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: NIH National Institute on Aging
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: 5 R01 AG11810
Total Award: $707,813

The Effectiveness of Two Occupational Therapy Treatments for the Elderly

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: AOTF 93-94
Total Award: $90,000

Previous Training Grants

Training Occupational Therapy Specialists

Project Director: Diane Kellegrew; Karrie Kingsley
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
Project Period: 2008 – 2013
Award Number: H325K080306
Total Award: $800,000

Center for Occupational Science-Based Leadership Training in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Principal Investigator: L. Diane Parham
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Project Period: 1997 – 2003
Award Number: 5 MCJ-009048-18
Total Award: $756,162

USC School-Based Occupational Therapy Training Project

Principal Investigator: Diane Kellegrew
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
Project Period: 1998 – 2001
Award Number: H325H980110
Total Award: $568,130

Occupational Therapy Student Training: Community-Based Programs Promoting Independent Living Skills and Integration for Persons with Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Ruth A. Zemke
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
Project Period: 1997 – 2000
Award Number: H129D71001
Total Award: $299,910

AOTA/AOTF Center for Scholarship and Research at the University of Southern California

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Funding Source: The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Project Period: 1996 – 1999
Award Number: AOTA/AOTF
Total Award: $75,000

Occupational Therapy Student Training: Assistive Computer Technology for Supported Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Ruth A. Zemke
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: H129D43005
Total Award: $249,266