Occupational Therapy Research

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Roxanna Bendixen, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Bendixen’s clinical and research expertise includes specialized training at the Neuromuscular and Neurogenetic Disorders of Childhood Section within the National Institutes of Health. Her research agenda focuses on comprehensive assessment and intervention in infants, children, and young adults with early onset neuromuscular disorders with a focus on sleep and its impact on health and disease progression. She has received federal, foundation and industry funding for her work in clinical outcomes (including sleep) in early onset neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Bendixen has received awards in research for advancing occupational therapy in pediatrics and was inducted into the Roster of Fellows for the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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Corey Morrow, Ph.D., OTR/L

Dr. Morrow's overall research goal is to improve the delivery of rehabilitation to maximize patient outcomes and access to care while minimizing barriers including cost. He applies concepts of health economics to rehabilitation to help patients, therapists, and policymakers make objective, data-driven decisions. He is a 2023 American Occupational Therapy Foundation Health Services grant recipient for his project "Access to Tele-rehabilitation for Rural and Socially Disadvantaged Stroke Survivors during COVID-19". Dr. Morrow was also a 2022 Learning Health Systems Scholar when he was partnered with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Assistive Technology.