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Opportunities for Occupational Therapy Practitioners to Support and Participate in Research

My name is Laura Cameron and I am a third-year OTD student at Huntington University. I am currently completing my capstone project which aims to increase students' insights into daily practice in different OT settings.

To achieve this, I am conducting a survey study of current OT practitioners. The survey will only take 5-minutes and will ask questions related to daily practice including caseload, interactions with the interprofessional team, scheduling, and self-care. Please see the flyer below for more information.

The survey can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the flyer below, or by going to this link: https://forms.gle/1TaQ34UHmHbp1vFZA. Feel free to email me at cameronl@huntington.edu if you have any questions or concerns.


We are Masters of Occupational Therapy graduate student researchers at Chicago State University. We are seeking your expertise to participate in an online survey related to occupational therapy practice for clients with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND, also sometimes referred to as functional movement disorder (FMD).

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. You may answer as many questions as you would like and you may terminate your participation in this survey at any time. Please note that the survey is anonymous and your answers will not be linked to your name and your IP address will not be recorded. The answers you provide will not be identifiable to you in any way.

 We thank you for your time and consideration in sharing your expertise with us.

-Audrey Waechter, Evelyn Guzman, Latia Watts, Lydia Garcia, & Marcus Matundan 

Questions and concerns can be directed to our research advisor, Dr. Stephanie Zuba-Bates at: szuba@csu.edu or Chicago State IRB at irb@csu.edu. IRB protocol #029-11-21.

To participate in this survey, please click the link: 



I'm Hannah Morris, an OTD student at Rush University in Chicago, IL. I wanted to share an opportunity for underrepresented racial/ethnic students, faculty, and practitioners in OT/OTA to participate in my survey study titled, "Antiracism in Occupational Therapy Education: Perspectives of Underrepresented Minority Stakeholders." The purpose of this study is to explore the supports and barriers to professional success experienced by underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students, faculty, or practitioners in OT/OTA. 

This survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and can be accessed using the QR code in the attached flyer (for mobile devices) or at the link here:  https://redcap.rush.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=TF8R74NKK743WXL8

Hannah Morris, OTS

Researchers at Western Michigan University are interested in investigating the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of healthcare practitioners involved in vision screening for children in Michigan.This study aims to understand the methods through which clinicians involved in vision screening identify children with vision care needs and how they determine where to refer these children. If you are a pediatrician, family physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or child psychologist currently practicing in the State of Michigan and are involved in the care of pediatric patients whom you may evaluate for problems with vision, eye movements (or tracking), visual processing or other ocular concerns, please consider participating in our study!

Please follow click here to complete this short 10-15 minute, anonymous survey If you wish to be a part of this investigation. Should you have any additional questions regarding the study, please contact Sonia Manuchian, co-investigator, through email at: sonia.manuchian@wmich.edu


Hello! My name is Spencer Morris and I am a student in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Saginaw Valley State University. My team and I are conducting a research study to understand occupational therapy students’ perception of how participation in virtual fieldwork impacted their development of professional and technical skills. We are looking for occupational therapy students who are currently enrolled in or a graduate of, an ACOTE- accredited OT program who are 18 years of age or older. Study participants must have completed two fieldwork rotations, with at least one being a virtual fieldwork rotation that lasted a minimum of four weeks (total or continuous). Study participants will be asked to participate in a telephone or MS Teams interview lasting no longer than 60 minutes. Questions will focus on how their participation in a virtual fieldwork placement affected their ability to develop and use skills such as problem-solving, communication, and hands-on skills. Please consider forwarding this flyer to occupational therapy students and/or recent alumni within your occupational therapy program.  

Thank you for your time,  
Spencer Morris

Hello OT Students,

Please consider participating in a study titled, “Understanding Occupational Therapy Admissions Decisions Related to Diversity.” Increasing the diversity in occupational therapy professionals is a priority in order to enhance the quality of care we are able to provide. This study aims to understand how occupational therapy graduate school admission criteria impact admissions decisions across diverse applicants. Particular criteria of interest include the General Records Examination (GRE) and interview format.

To further explore this issue, we would like to invite you to participate in this survey to understand how admissions criteria have influenced what schools you chose to apply to, and what school you ultimately chose to attend. The research team is seeking current students in graduate programs to explore factors contributing to the lack of diversity in the field of occupational therapy.

You are eligible for participation in this study if you are a current occupational therapy graduate student (MOT, OTD). The surveys are anonymous, and your personal information will not be collected for this study.

The completion of the survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes. Your responses to the survey will remain anonymous. No identifying information will be collected. You will not be paid for being in this study. Your participationis voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time.If you choose not to participate in this study or to leave the study at any time, your health care, benefits or relationship at Rush University Medical Center will not change or be affected.

You can find the survey here: https://redcap.link/OTadmissions 

Please forward this to other occupational therapy students. We would love to get their input as well!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Linda Olson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Assistant Professor at Rush University at Linda_M_Olson@rush.edu. Questions about the rights of research participants may be addressed to the Rush University Medical Center Office of Research Affairs at 1-800-876-0772.

Thank you for your time!

Linda Olson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA (she/her/hers)

Chair/Program Director, Department of Occupational Therapy

P: (312) 942-7109 | Linda_M_Olson@rush.edu

My name is Tabitha DiBacco and I am a clinical psychology doctoral student at Western Michigan University. I am writing to ask if you would be willing to share information about a research study I am conducting with healthcare workers. The goal of the research is to better inform resources for healthcare workers during widespread health crises. Please see our flyer.
Non-administrative, clinical employees in medical facilities are eligible for the study. This could include hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient primary care locations, urgent care centers, assisted living facilities, and other locations. Participation includes attending three, one hour research sessions and completing 8-11 surveys over a period of 15-17 weeks. It is expected this will take between 6.5 to 8 hours in total. This intervention study has been approved by Western Michigan University’s Institutional Research Board.
If you would be willing to share information about the study, I have attached a study flyer that can be shared by email or posted on social media.
If you have any questions about the study, I would be more than happy to share further information about it.
Tabitha DiBacco, M.A., TLLP
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Western Michigan University


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