Lorie Gage Richards, PhD portrait
  • Chair, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies

Professional Service

  • BMC journals. Role: guest editor. Guest editor for an issue of Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation. 04/01/2021 - present
  • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Role: journal reviewer. journal reviewer. 02/25/2021 - present
  • American Heart Association. Role: panel member. Grant review panel. 02/01/2021 - 03/11/2021
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Role: Grant reviewer. Grant reviewer. 02/01/2021 - 02/23/2021
  • American Heart Association. Role: co-chair. co-chair, grant review panel. 12/01/2020 - present
  • American Heart Association. Role: Co-editor. Recovery Interventions section . 07/01/2020 - present
  • Salt Lake City Community College. Role: member. Program Advisory Committee for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. 01/01/2020 - 06/30/2020
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-Chief. Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 01/01/2020 - 06/30/2020
  • World Health Organization. Invited stakeholder at the 2nd Rehabilitation 2030 meeting to assist WHO in developing their framework for rehabilitation research and for setting their research agenda. 07/2019 - 07/2019
  • American Heart Association. Role: co-chair and reviewer. co-chair and reviewer, grant review panel. 06/2019 - 10/03/2019
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: member. AOTA Advisory Group. 01/2019 - present
  • Salt Lake City Community College. Role: OT Program Advisory Committee member. SLCC OT Program Advisory Committee. Role: member. Member of the OT program Advisory Committee for Salt Lake Community College There is UG involvement - just not University of Utah students. 01/01/2019 - present
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-Chief. Editor-in-Chief. 01/01/2019 - present
  • National Institutes of Health. Role: participant. participant at Bridging the Translational Gap in Stroke Recovery & Rehabilitation Research Workshop, a workshop to assist NIH in setting roadmap for stroke rehabilitation funding. Rockville, MD. 11/2018 . 11/27/2018 - 11/28/2018
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: member. AOTA Advisory Group. 10/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • American Heart Association. Role: grant reviewer. grant reviewer. 09/2018 - 09/2018
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: member. Systematic Review Advisory Group. 05/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Salt Lake Community College . Role: member. advisory board for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. 01/2018 - present
  • SLCC OT Program Advisory Committee. Role: member. Member of the OT program Advisory Committee for Salt Lake Community College There is undergraduate student involvement - but at SLCC and this system doesn't allow input of a student's name who is not a U of U student. 01/2018 - 01/31/2019
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-Chief. Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • American Heart Association. Role: grant reviewer. grant reviewer. 12/2017 - 02/2018
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Committee Member. Member, Evidence Based Practice Project Strategic Planning Committee. 10/2017 - 11/2017
  • NINDS. Role: rehabilitation professional member. member, rehabilitation research survey. 10/2017 - 11/2017
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundatoin. Role: Abstract reviewer. Abstract reviewer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. 09/17/2017 - 09/17/2017
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-Chief. Editor-in-Chief, the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018
  • Salt Lake Community College . Role: member. member, advisory board for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Heart Association. Role: member. Member, Recovery and Rehabilitation Committee. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation. American Occupational Therapy Foundation. reviewed grant submissions. 10/01/2016 - 12/23/2016
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-Chief. Editor-in-Chief, the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
  • NIH STrokeNET. Role: Reviewer. Reviewer of trainee research synopsis. 01/2016 - 02/2016
  • Salt Lake Community College . Role: member. member. Advisory Council for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • American Heart Association. Role: member. Member of the Recovery and Rehabilitation Scientific Committee. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Role: grant reviewer. American Occupational Therapy Foundation. reviewed grant submissions. 10/01/2015 - 11/30/2015
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Role: inaugral member. Leaders and Legacies Society. 04/2015 - 12/31/2016
  • NIH-NCCAM: Ohio State University. Role: Chair, Data Safety and Monitoring Board. NIH - NCCAM. Role: Chair. Data Safety and Monitoring Board for NIH grant #R01AT004454-01 Mental Practice in chronic, stroke induced hemiparesis (PI: Stephen Page, PhD, Ohio State University) . 01/2015 - 12/31/2016
  • Salt Lake Community College . Role: member. Advisory Council for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. 01/2015 - 12/31/2016
  • American Heart Association. Role: Chair (until 7/2015) and member. Nursing and Health Professions Committee. 01/2015 - 06/30/2016
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Role: Reviewer. APMR reviewer. 01/2015 - 07/2015
  • American Heart Association. Role: member. American Heart Association. Role: member. served on the Leadership Committee of the Stroke Council. Scholarly Service. 01/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • American Heart Association. Role: member. Member of the Recovery and Rehabilitation Scientific Committee. 01/01/2015 - 06/2016
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-chief. Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundaton. Role: grant reviewer. reviewed grant submissions. 10/2014 - 12/2014
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-Chief. journal. 07/2014 - 12/2014
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor-in-Chief. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 07/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Editor - in- Chief. Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 06/2014 - present
  • American Heart Association. Role: grant reviewer. served on review panel for AHA grant awards - grant reviewing. 03/2014 - 04/2014
  • American Heart Association. Role: member. served on the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Committee. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Salt Lake City Community College. Role: member, Occupational Therapy Advisory Committee. member, Occupational Therapy Advisory Committee. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • American Heart Association. Role: member. served on the Leadership Committee of the Stroke Council. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • American Heart Association. Role: Chair. served on Nursing and Health Professions Commmittee of the AHA Stroke Council. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Role: manuscript reviewer. manuscript reviewer. 01/2014 - 07/2014
  • Occupational Therapy International. Role: editorial board member. journal editorial board member. 01/2014 - 06/2014
  • Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Role: editorial board member . editorial board member and manuscript reviewer. 01/2014 - 06/2014
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Role: grant reviewer. grant reviewer. 11/2013 - 12/2014
  • Occupational Therapy Journal of Research. Role: editorial board member. editorial board member. 10/2013 - 07/2014
  • American Heart Association. Role: committee member. Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Committee member. 09/2013 - 12/2014
  • American Heart Association. Role: Grant reviewer. Grant reviewer. 09/2013 - 10/2013
  • University of Texas. Role: tenure external reviewer. tenure review. 08/2013 - 08/2013
  • University of Pittsburg. Role: promotion external reviewer. promotion reviewer. 08/2013 - 08/2013
  • American Heart Association. Role: Chair. Chair, Nursing and Health Professions Committee of the Stroke Council. 07/2013 - 06/2014
  • Occupational Therapy International. Role: manuscript reviewer. manuscript reviewer. 05/2013 - 12/2013
  • Journal of Motor Behavior. Role: manuscript reviewer. manuscript reviewer. 05/2013 - 05/2013
  • American Heart Association. Role: writer. serve on the writing group for the “Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery. 03/2013 - 12/2014
  • American Heart Association. Role: grant reviewer. grant reviewer. 03/2013 - 04/2013
  • Salt Lake City Community College. Role: advisory council member. OT Program Advisory Council member. 01/2013 - 09/2013
  • NIH - NCCAM. Role: Chair. Data Safety and Monitoring Board for NIH grant #R01AT004454-01 Mental Practice in chronic, stroke induced hemiparesis (PI: Stephen Page, PhD, Ohio State University) . 01/01/2013 - 12/2014
  • Gait and Posture Journal. Role: manuscript reviewer. Manuscript reviewer. 11/29/2012 - 12/2014
  • American Heart Association. Role: Grant reviewer. Grant Reviewer. 09/13/2012 - 10/03/2012
  • Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Role: Manuscript reviewer. journal reviewer. 09/2012 - 12/2014
  • Utah Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Conference Chair. Conference Chair. 09/2012 - 10/2013
  • Salt Lake City Community College. Role: member. OTA program advisory committee member. 09/2012 - 09/2012
  • Journal of Hand Therapy. Role: Manuscript reviewer. Manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Hand Therapy. 05/2012 - 07/2014
  • Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Role: external pre-submission grant reviewer. research service. 04/2012 - 05/2012
  • American Heart Association. Role: grant reviewer. grant reviewer. 03/2012 - 04/2012
  • Utah Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Conference Committee Co-chair. Conference planning and implementing. 01/25/2012 - 09/2013
  • American Heart Association. Role: Grant Panel Reviewer. American Heart Association. Role: Grant Panal Reviewer. 1%. Scholarly Service. 10/2011 - 04/2012. 10/2011 - 04/2012
  • American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Role: manuscript reviewer. .1. 08/01/2011 - 07/2014
  • American Heart Association Stroke Council, Nursing & Rehabilitation Committee. Role: Vice-Chair. 2%. 08/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
  • American Heart Association. Role: Grant Panal Reviewer. 1%. 08/01/2011 - 10/31/2011
  • NIH - NCCAM. Role: DSMB chair. DSMB chair for R01 clinical trial. 06/2011 - 12/2014
  • Wiley Publishers. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorial Board Member. 08/2010 - 07/2014

Internal Service

  • College of Health Safety Committee. member, 02/01/2021 - present. College service.
  • Student Behavior Committee. member, 08/2019 - present. University service.
  • grant reviewer for PM&R pilot grants. reviewer, 06/2019 - 06/2019. University service.
  • Disability Studies Advisory Committee. member, 01/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Dean's Advisory Council. member, 01/01/2019 - present. College service.
  • Peer reviewer for School of Medicine Seed Grant program. Peer reviewer, 11/19/2018 - 12/10/2018. University service.
  • Disability Studies Advisory Committee. member, 08/2018 - 12/31/2018. University service.
  • Deans Advisory Council. member, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. College service.
  • regular participant in town hall and follow up meetings regarding strategic planning related to diversity and inclusion. participant, 11/2017 - 02/2018. University service.
  • Senate Ad hoc Committee on Faculty Review of Administration. member, 01/01/2017 - 05/2018. University service.
  • member of the search committee for the PM&R new chair and director of rehabilitation. member, 01/01/2017 - 04/2018. University service.
  • Chair, College DoGS committee. Chair, 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. College service.
  • director of Graduate studies. Director of Graduate Studies, 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. Department service.
  • Dean's Advisory Council. member, 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. College service.
  • Curriculum Committee. member, 01/01/2017 - 08/25/2017. College service.
  • member of the search committee for the PM&R new chair and director of rehabilitation . member, 11/2016 - 12/31/2016. University service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. Director of Graduate Studies, 08/16/2016 - 12/31/2016. Department service.
  • Workgroup on graduate education. Co-facilitator, 08/2016 - present. College service.
  • chair, College DoGS committee. Chair, 08/2016 - 12/31/2016. College service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016. College service.
  • Dean's Advisory Council. member, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016. College service.
  • Senate Ad hoc Committee on Faculty Review of Administration. member, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016. University service.
  • CAC committee. member, 08/2015 - 06/2016. College service.
  • RPT realignment committee. 08/2015 - 06/2016. College service.
  • Senate Ad hoc Committee on Faculty Review of Administration. member, 08/2015 - 12/31/2015. University service.
  • Graduate School - Department of Pediatrics Program Review Committee. member, 06/15/2015 - 03/2016. University service.
  • Dean's Advisory Council. member, 01/2015 - present. College service.
  • Curriculum Committee. member, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. College service.
  • Seed grant reviewer. seed grant reviewer, 11/2013 - 12/2013. University service.
  • Academic Senate - College of Health Senator. College of Health Senator, 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016. University service.
  • Academic Senate - Executive Committee. Member, 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016. University service.
  • Academic Senate. College Senator, 07/01/2013 - 12/31/2014. University service.
  • academic senate executive committee. member, 06/2013 - 12/31/2014. University service.
  • College of Nursing Dean Search Committee. 01/01/2013 - 04/2014. University service.
  • curriculum committee. member, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013. College service.
  • Dean's Advisory Council. member, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013. College service.
  • College of Health representative to the Health Science Center's Chairs' Lunch - Research. Member, 09/2012 - 05/2013. University service.
  • Curriculum committee. Member, 08/22/2012 - present. College service.
  • Student Appeals committee. member, 08/01/2011 - present. College service.
  • Deans Advisory Council. member, 08/01/2011 - 06/2013. College service.

Community Partnership

  • mentoring new faculty: Heather Hayes. 09/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Utah State Hospital - assisting their occupational therapy service with research projects - this is also a student project. 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013
  • Utah County Aging services - we provided a falls prevention program as a research project within 2 senior centers in Salt Lake Valley and are testing its impact on balance, balance confidence and fall reduction. 01/2012 - 08/2012

Honors & Awards

  • Inducted into the Roster of Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association. American Occupational Therapy Association, 04/21/2018
  • Inducted as an inaugral member of the Leaders and Legacies Society, a society committed to continuing work for occupational therapy. American Occupational Therapy Foundation, 04/2015
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. American Heart Association, 02/2015