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

Research Statement

In the decade of the brain, it was made evident that the central nervous system is  changes with experience throughout life. This discovery offers great promise for neurorehabilitation because it suggests that the type and amount of therapy provided to individuals with these conditions was important to their recovery. My research has focused on testing the efficacy of various motor rehabilitation interventions for promoting increased arm and hand function, and pairings of such interventions, for individuals with stroke. These interventions are based on principles of neuroplasticity (use it or lose it; repetition matters; ), neural function (e.g., interhemispheric inhibitory imbalance after stroke; pharmaseuticals to enhance neuroplasticity), motor learning (e.g., distributed vs massed practice), and biomechanics (e.g., restraining degrees of freedom during practice). I look forward to extending these ideas to the development of cognitive and visual rehabilitation strategies.

Presentations

  • Richards, L. (2021). An OT’s journey into research. Keynote presented at the annual Elizabethtown College OT Research Symposium, Elizabethtown, PA: April 9, 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • Richards, L. (2019). The publish or perish conundrum: From a researcher’s, chair’s, and editor’s point of view. Presentation at the Summer 2019 Faculty Retreat of St. Augustine Universities. Zoom presentation to St. Augustine, FL., San Marcos, CA, and Austin, TX, May 9, 2019. , Presented, 2019.
  • Richards, L. (2018). AJOT Editor Do’s and Don’ts for Publishing Team Science. Talk presented at the OT Summit of Scholars. Kansas City, KS. June 8-9, 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Richards, L. (2018) . Allied Health Professions: Accreditation Standards & IPE. 2018 Sex and Gender Health Education Summit, Salt Lake City, UT, April 9, 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Increasing Participation vs. Decreasing Impairment. Keynote talk presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium. Taoyuan, Taiwan, October 21, 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Publishing your research. Talk presented to the faculty at Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. October 24, 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Setting Up Research in a Clinical Setting. Workshop presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symmposium, Taoyuan, Taiwan. October 20, 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Using and Making Evidence for OT Practice. Keynote talk presented at the VII Congreso Internacional de Estudiantes de Terapia Occupational. Alicante, Spain, May 12-13, 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Richards, L. (2016). Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation: How should we harness it? Keynote address at the Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium, October 20-22, 2017. , Accepted, 2016.
  • Richards, L., & Terrill, A. (2015). How do I make sense of all this evidence??? Skills in the evidence part of evidenced-based practice. Invited presentation at the annual Utah Occupational Therapy Association conference, Salt Lake City, October 24, 2015. , Presented, 2015.
  • Richards, L (2014) Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Stroke rehabilitation. Talk presented at the Intermountain Stroke Conference, Murray, UT., October 20, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • Richards, L. Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Occupational Therapy. Presented at the annual Stroke Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, May 17, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • Richards, L. (2014). Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Occupational Therapy. Keynote talk presented at the annual Kansas Occupational Therapy Association conference, September 12, 2014. , Accepted, 2014.
  • Richards, L. (2014). Unilateral Neglect Theories and Interventions: Evidence and Implications for OT. Keynote presentation at the annual Kansas Occupational Therapy Association conference, Kansas City, September 12, 2014. , Accepted, 2014.
  • Richards, L., Stein, J., Fasoli, S., & Patten, C., Translating Research into Clinical Practice: Rehabilitation Robotics after Stroke. Invited Stroke ISIG Translating Research to Practice Symposium. To be presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine conference, November 15, 2013. , Accepted, 2013.
  • Richards, L. Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Occupational Therapy. Keynote address presented at the 2012 International Occupational Therapy Conference, Hong Kong, China: Feb. 25, 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • Avery, R., Richards, L., Gray, S., & Price, R. Relationship of retained primitive reflexes & handwriting difficulty in elementary-age children. Presentation accepted for presentation at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference, San Antonio, TX, April 3, 2022. , Accepted, 2022.
  • Voss, MW., Hung, M., Richards, L.G., Li, W., Price, P., Terrill, A., & Wadsworth, L. Lost Work Opportunity Score (LOS) predicts Health in Retirement. To be presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, Pheonix, AZ. November 10-14, 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • Richards, L.G., & Mitchell, K. Best practices in neglect and hemianopia. Talk presented at the annual Utah Stroke Conference, Salt Lake City (virtual), October 8, 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • Voss, M.W., Richards, L.G., Price, P., Terrill, A., Wadsworth, L., Hung, M. The Impact of Lost Work Opportunity on Health at Retirement Age, Society for the Study of Occupation: USA Annual Conference (virtual), September 20-25, 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • Voss, M.W., Richards, L.G., Price, P., Terrill, A., Wadsworth, L., Hung, M. Lost Work Opportunity is Linked to Health Outcomes in Retirement, presented at the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA) Public Health Conference, Utah, May 18-21, 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • Voss, M., Snih, S., Li, W., Hung, M., & Richards, L. Measuring Lost-Work Opportunity at Retirement Age. Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, TX, November 13-17. , Presented, 2019.
  • Keith, L., Rowsemitt, C., Richards, L. (submitted 10/2018). Ketogenic way of eating for health and weight management: Implications for lymphedema. Metabolic Health Summitt, Los Angeles: January 1- February 3, 2019. , Presented, 2019.
  • Einerson, J., Card, S., Cardell, B., Richards, L., & Terrill, A. L. (2018). Caregiver burden, fatigue, social satisfaction, and participation: a call for more support. Presented at the annual American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in Dallas, TX. , Presented, 2018.
  • Richards, L., & Wambaugh, J. (2018). Issues and evidence in speech/language and upper extremity motor rehabilitation. Presentation at Neurology Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT, September 26, 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Terrill, A. L., Einerson, J., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., Richards, L. (2018). Pilot testing a positive psychology intervention to promote well-being in couples coping with stroke. Poster presented at the 12th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress in Paris, France. July, 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Hodgson, K., Adluru, G., Richards, L., Majersik, J., Adluru, N., & DiBella, E. (2018). Correlation of baseline DSI based metrics with clinical motor outcomes at 6 weeks after acute ischemic stroke. Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB, June 16-21 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Porter, A., Johnson, J., Noren, C., & Richards, L. (2018). Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care “6-clicks” Activity and Cognitive Scores are Associated with Acute Care Discharge to Home. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Richards, L., Johnson, X., Mathy, P., Manwaring, S., Kirby, A., Woolley, H., Caywood, P., Johnson, M. (2018). Development of an Interdisciplinary Drama Intervention to Improve Social Skills in Preschool Children with Autism. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Woolley, H., Gray, S., Richards, L. (2018). A Paradigm Shift: A multifaceted Community-based, Education, Research Clinic (CERC) Model to Meet the Diverse & Changing Needs of Onsite University. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Newman, P., Woolley, H., Richards, L. (2018). Relationship investigation of body mass index percentile and sensory-based motor disorder. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Terrill, A.L., Cardell, B., Einerson, J., Mackenzie, J.J., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (2018). A couples-based positive psychology intervention improves depressive symptoms, participation, and quality of life after stroke. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Watt, H., Woolley, H., Gray, S., Richards, L. (2018). Push-in or Pull-out? Factors influencing occupational therapists’ use of service delivery models in school systems in two western states. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Richards, L., & Terrill, A.L. (2018). Occupational loss and perceived burden: Addressing care-partner needs post-stroke. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Frieberg, D., Thompson, R., Woolley, H., & Richards, L. (2018). Understanding the Use of Family-Centered Principles by Early Intervention Occupational Therapists in the Development of Sensory Diets. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT. April 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Richards, L.G., & Terrill, A.L. (2017). Occupational loss and perceived burden: Addressing care-partner needs post-stroke. Poster to be presented at the Utah Occupational Therapy Association (UOTA) annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 18,2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Adluru, G, Hodgson, K, Majersik, J, Richards, L & DiBella, E. (2017). Estimation of microstructure measures in stroke subjects with a rapid DSI acquisition. Abstract accepted to the ISMRM 2017. April, 2017. Honolulu, HI. , Presented, 2017.
  • Hodgson, K., Adluru, G., Richards, L., Majersik, J., & DiBella, E. (2017). Correlation of microstructure differences in di􀃗usion MRI scans with Fugl-Meyer assessment scores in stroke subjects. Presentation at the ISMRM2017 conference, Honolulu, HI. April 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Richards, L., & Giuffrida, C. Practice Based Evidence (PBE): An Innovative Approach to Defining Therapeutic Interventions in In Patient Rehabilitation. Talk presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Philadelphia, March 28 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Classen, S., Richards, L., Alavera, L., Bendixon, R., Page, S., & Persh, A. (2017). Demystifying peer review for OTJR and AJOT readers: Editors and reviewers tell it all. Workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Terrill, A,Reblin, M, Mackenzie, JJ, Einerson, J, Cardell, E, Berg, C, Majersik, JJ, & Richards, L. (2017). Promoting resilience in couples after stroke: Feasibility testing of a dyadic positive psychology-based intervention. Presentation at the International Stroke Conference, Houston, TX. February 22, 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • Friberg, D., & Richards, L. Understanding the Use of Family-Centered Principles by Early Intervention Occupational Therapists in the Development of Sensory Diets. Utah Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. November 5, 2016. , Presented, 2016.
  • Majersik, J, Bennett, A, Brennan, KC, DiBella, E, Adluru, G, Richards, L.Memantine for Enhancement of Stroke Motor Recovery: a Pilot Trial. Abstract submitted for presentation at the International Stroke Conference, Febuary 2017. , Other, 2016.
  • Keith, L., & Richards, L. Lifestyle Redesign(R)-inspired Program for Obesity. Abstract for presentation submitted to the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. , Other, 2016.
  • Watt, H., & Richards, L. (2016) Factors influencing occupational therapy practitioners use of push-in & pullout service delivery models in school system. Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Chicago, April 10, 2016. , Accepted, 2016.
  • Richards, L., Classen, S., Page, S., Alverez, L., Bendixen, R., D'Amico, M., Doucet, B., Smith, D., & Jiridowic, T. (2016) .AJOT and OTJR Editors share tips to get your manuscript published. Workshop presented to the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Chicago, April 2016. , Presented, 2016.
  • Alicia Bennett, A., Brennan, K., DiBella, E., Adluru, G., Richards, L., & Majersik, J. (2016). Memantine for Enhancement of Stroke Motor Recovery. Submitted to the International Stroke Conference. , Presented, 2016.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., McKenzie, J., Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (submitted). Promoting resilience after stroke in dyads (ReStoreD) through a positive psychology intervention. Submitted to the annual Rehabilitation Psychology 2016 conference,. , Presented, 2016.
  • Ganesh Adluru , G., Adluru, N., Bennett, A., Anderson, J., Richards, L., Majersik, J., Edgley, S., & DiBella. E. (submitted). Hemispheric asymmetry of white matter tracts in stroke and normal subjects. Abstract submitted to the 2016 ISRM annual meeting. May 2016, Singapore. , Other, 2015.
  • Richards, L., Classen, S., Page, S., Alverez, L., Bendixon, R., D'Amico, M., Smith, D., Jirikowic, T., Doucet, B. (2015).AJOT and OTJR editors share tips to get your manuscript published. Short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Nashville, TN. April 17, 2015. , Presented, 2015.
  • Richards, L. Unilateral Neglect Theories and Interventions: Evidence and Implications for OT. Presentation at the annual Stroke Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, May 17, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • Richards, L. Robotic-assisted therapy and neural correlates of response to therapy. Paper presented at the 1st annual Occupational Science Research Summit. St. Louis, MO: March 13, 2011. , Presented, 2012.
  • Conway, T. & Richards, L. (October, 2011). Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment of Language-based Learning Disabilities: The Theoretical Importance of Sensory Processing. A Keynote talk at the biannual meeting of the Institute and Symposium on Sensory Processing Disorder, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. , Presented, 2011.
  • Richards, L.G., & Barrett, A.M. (submitted, 05/2020). Unilateral Neglect Theories and Interventions: Evidence and Implications for OT. Abstract for a short course submitted for the 2021 American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Other, Submitted, 2020.
  • Richards, L. A biomarker for Aiming Spatial Neglect. Presentation at the University of Utah StrokeNet ThinkTank meeting. Salt Lake City. March 2020. Other, Presented, 2020.
  • Richards, L.G. Developing a biomarker for unilateral negelct that predicts response to Prism Adaptation Therapy. Other, Accepted, 2020.
  • Richards, L.G., & Creem-Regehr, S. Unilateral Neglect and Occupational Engagement: Update on Theory, Assessment, and Intervention. Short course accepted to be presented at the annual conference and expo of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Boston, March 26-29, 2020. Other, Accepted, 2019.
  • Richards, L & Di Bella, E. (2018). TMS and stroke rehabilitation. Presentation to the Vice President and Associate Vice President for Research. November 14th, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 2018.
  • Richards, L., & Wambaugh, J. (2018). Issues and evidence in speech/language and upper extremity motor rehabilitation. Presentation at Neurology Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT, September 26, 2018. Other, Presented, 2018.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Setting Up Research in a Clinical Setting. Workshop to be presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium, Taoyuan, Taiwan. October 20, 2017. Other, Presented, 2017.
  • Writing panel discussion. Tools for Success Series. The Office of HS Faculty and Academic Affairs. University of Utah. (2016). November 15. Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 2016.
  • Adluru, G., Bolster, B., Frost, R., Richards, L., & DiBella, E., (2014). Undersampled simultaneous multi-slice readout-segmented EPI diffusion acquisition with a patch-based low rank constraint. Abstract submitted to present at ISMRM, Toronto, Canada, May 2014. Other, Submitted, 2014.
  • Ganesh Adluru, G., Bolster, B., Frost, R., Richards, L., and DiBella, E. Undersampled simultaneous multi-slice readout-segmented EPI diffusion acquisition with a patch-based low rank constraint. Abstract submitted to the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Toronto, Canada, May 2015. Other, Submitted, 2014.
  • Terrill, A. L., Einerson, J., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., Richards, L. (2018). Pilot testing a positive psychology intervention to promote well-being in couples coping with stroke. Abstract accepted for presentation at the 12th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress in Paris, France. July, 2018. , Accepted, 2018.
  • Hodgson , K., Adluru , G., Richards , L., Majersik , J., Adluru , N., & DiBella, E. (accepted 2/2017). Correlation of baseline DSI based metrics with clinical motor outcomes at 6 weeks after acute ischemic stroke. To be presented at ISMRM. Paris, France, June 2018. , Accepted, 2017.
  • Richards, L., Bendixen, R., D'Amico, Doucet, B., Mulcahey, M.J., Page, S., Smith, D., Brown, T., Murphy, S., & Rao, A. Getting your research published. Short Course presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN: April 17, 2015. , Presented, 2015.
  • Ganesh A., Gur, Y., Anderson, J., Richards, L., Adluru, N., & DiBella, E. Assessment of white matter microstructure in stroke patients using NODDI. Presentation at the 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, Illinois, August 26-30, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • Richards, L., Mitchell, K., & Freestone, B. (2014). Unilateral Neglect Theories and Interventions: Evidence and Implications for OT. Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, April 3, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • Richards, L., Mitchell, K., Freestone, B. Intervention for Unilateral neglect. Short course to be presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Conference. Baltimore, MD, April 3, 2014. , Accepted, 2013.
  • Richards, L., Davis, S., patterson, T., Sethi, A., Nadeau, S. (2012). Should we strength train or just skill train post-stroke? Paper presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Indianapolis, IN., 04/28/12. , Presented, 2012.
  • Conway, T., Bruney, T., Fretheim, S., Richards, L., Warner, T. The Interdisciplinary Assessment & Treatment of Learning Disabilities: A Team’s use of Neurodevelopmental Models & Empirical Methods to Produce Successful Outcomes. Montreal, Canada: February 17, 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • Richards, L., & Smith, S.J. Oral hygiene community education program for children with visual impairments in the school setting. Poster accepted to be presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. San Antonio, TX, 3/31/2022. Poster, Accepted, 2022.
  • Richards, L.G., & Smith, S. J. Oral Hygiene Community Education Program for Children With Visual Impairments in the School Setting. Poster to be presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual confrence, San Antonio, TX, March 31, 2022. Poster, Accepted, 2021.
  • Richards, L.G., Johnson, X.X., Mathy, P., Manwaring, S., Raby, M., Caywood, P., Woolley, H.,W., & Thornton, L. (submitted 05/2020). A 3-Month Interdisciplinary Process Drama Program to Build Social Skills in Pre-Schoolers with ASD: A Feasibility Study. Abstract submitted for the 2021 American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Poster, Submitted, 2020.
  • Richards, L.G., Johnson, X.S., Mathy, P., Manwaring, S., Raby, M., Caywood, P., Woolley, W., Wilde, W., & Thornton, L. A 3-Month interdisciplinary Process Drama Program to Build Social Skills in Pre-Schoolers with ASD: A feasibility study . Poster accepted to be presented at the annual conference and expo of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Boston, March 26-29, 2020. Poster, Accepted, 2019.
  • Terrill, A. L., Einerson, J., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., Richards, L. Promoting Well-Being in Stroke Survivors and Care-Partners Through a Dyadic Positive Psychology Intervention. Poster to be presented at the American Congress of Rehabilition Medicine, November 5-8, 2019. Poster, Accepted, 2019.
  • Keith, L., Rowsemitt, C., Richards, L. (submitted 10/2018). Ketogenic way of eating for health and weight management: Implications for lymphedema. Metabolic Health Summitt, Los Angeles: January 1- February 3, 2019. Poster, Submitted, 2018.
  • Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Richards, L., Terrill, AL. (2018). Addressing Social Participation and Roles in Care-Partners Post-Stroke: Burden, Fatigue, and Depression. Poster presented at the ACRM. Dallas, TX. October, 2018. Poster, Presented, 2018.
  • Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Richards, L., Terrill, AL. Addressing Social Participation and Roles in Care-Partners Post-Stroke: Burden, Fatigue, and Depression. Poster to be presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine conference. Dallas, TX. October, 2018. Poster, Accepted, 2018.
  • Walter, C.S., Schaefer, S.Y., Dibble, L.E., Hayes, H.A., Watson, J.M., & Richards, L. (accepted). Priming Error Detection to Augment Learning of a Motor Task: A Proof-of-Principle Study. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. Baltimore, MD, November 9-10, 2017. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Keith, L. & Richards, L. (accepted). Lifestyle Modification Group for Lymphedema and Obesity Results in Significant Health Outcomes. Poster accepted for presentation at the Lymphedema Symposium, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, November 3-4, 2017. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Kitzenberg, P., Kenamore, Woolley, H., & Richards, L. (accepted 10/2017). Investigating Family Experiences and Sensory Correlations of Picky Eating Behaviors in Children. Poster to be presented at that the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, April 2017. Poster, Accepted, 2017.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Berg, C., Cardell, B., Richards, L. (2017). A couples-based positive psychology intervention improves depressive symptoms in stroke survivors and care-partners. Poster presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 10/2017. won the Stroke ISIG Poster 2nd Place Award. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Walter, C., Olivier, G., Richards, L., Schaefer, S. Motor skill transfer of functional tasks: Is task similarity important? Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, November 14, 2016, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (2016). Promoting resilience after stroke in dyads (ReStoreD) through a positive psychology intervention. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chicago, IL: October/November 2016. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (2016). Promoting resilience after stroke in dyads (ReStoreD) through a positive psychology intervention. Presented at the Rehabilitation Psychology 2016 Conference, Atlanta, GA: February 2016. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Walter, C., Edgley, S., Smith, J., Paulter, M., & Richards, L. (2015). Sildenafil for Stroke Recovery. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, Chicago, IL: October 2015. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Keith, L., and Richards, L. Lifestyle Modification Group for Lmphedema and Obesity Results in Significant Positive Outcomes. Poster presented at the NIH Symposium: The Third Circulation: Lymphatics as Regulators of Health and Disease. Rockville, MD Sept. 29-30, 2015. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Aluru, G., Adluru, N., Moeller, S., Richards, L., DiBella, E. Simultaneous multi-slice diffusion spectrum imaging for rapid acquisition of miscrostructure measures in stroke patients. Poster presented at the 2015 ISMRM Workshop on Simultaneous Multi-Slice Imaging: Neuroscience & Clinical Applications, Pacific Grove, CA. July 19-22, 2015. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Costa, D., & Richards, L. Preventing falls in community dwelling older adults. Poster presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference, San Diego, April 27, 2013. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Davis, S., Richards, L., Hanson, C., Singletary, F., Morris, H., Dunn, M., Fitch, M., Hoisington, B., Sethi, A., & Nadeau, S. Distributed versus Condensed Task Practice Yields Similar Outcomes in Upper Extremity Stroke Rehabilitation. Poster presented at the Brooks Rehabiliation Research Day, Jacksonville, FL, October 18, 2012. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Improving Stroke Rehabilitation: Spacing Effect and D-Cycloserine - Preliminary Report. Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation and MRI-BOLD resting state connectivity responses to intensive rehabilitation in chronic hemiparetic stroke. Poster presented at Society of Neuroscience. Poster, Presented, 2010.
  • Reliability of measures of adaptive variability of upper extremity post stroke. Poster presented at Society of Neuroscience. Poster, Accepted, 2010.
  • Bilateral limb coupling for reaching to spatially separated objects. Poster presented at Society of Neuroscience. Poster, Presented, 2010.
  • Does movement speed and/or rhythm enhance upper extremity flexibility post stroke? Poster presented at the 2010 North American Society for Sports Psychology and Physical Activity. Poster, Accepted, 2010.

Research Groups

  • Jason Timothy, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Heather Hemmingway-Hales, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Shawnee Smith, . Masters of Occupational Therapy. 2015 - 2016.
  • Brynan Halsey, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Bronson Lott, . Masters of Occupational therapy. 2015 - 2016.
  • Rachel Shackelford, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Jennifer Farnsworth, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Courtney McDonald, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Liana Ho, . Masters of Occupational Therapy. 2015 - 2016.
  • Melanie Francis, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Colton Savage, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Christina Likes, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Deborah Stauffer, . MOT. 2015 - 2016.
  • Brian Connors, . Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program. 2014 - present.
  • Bonnie Fernelious, . Division of Occupational Therapy. 2014 - present.
  • Elizabeth Castillo, . Division of Occupational Therapy. 2014 - present.
  • Michelle Tucker, . Division of Occupational Therapy. 2014 - present.
  • Spencer Coleman, . Division of Occupational Therapy. 2014 - present.
  • Jessica Swensen, . Division of Occupational Therapy. 2014 - present.
  • Ariel Cook, . Division of Occupational Therapy. 2014 - present.
  • Daniel Cheever, . Division of Occupational Therapy. 2014 - present.
  • David Scott, . Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 2013 - 2014.
  • Abby DeLawder, . Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 2013 - 2014.
  • Gina MacDonald, . Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 2013 - 2014.
  • Connie Keith, . Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 2013 - 2014.
  • Christopher Walters, . Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program. 2013 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Building Social Skills in Children with ASD Characteristics through Process Drama. PI: - 2016. Total project budget to date:

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • I have an expertise in designing and conducting clinical trials in rehabilitation. I have years of experience testing upper extremity motor function, both using clinical measures and kinematic measures captured with 3-D motion analysis. I have some experience with collecting transcranial magnetic stimulation data using neuronavigation teachnology. Contact: Lorie Richards , 801-585-1069 , 520 Wakara Way.

Languages

  • French, Basic.
    I studied French for 7 years but haven't been able to use it a lot so my skill is really between basic and functional.
  • Spanish, Basic.
    I studied Spanish for many years and had 3 South American exchange students live with us for a year, but haven't used it much in the past decade. My skill is between basic and functional.
  • American Sign Language, Basic.

Publications

  • Terrill, A (date unknown). Terrill, A, Einerson, J, Reblin, M, MacKenzie, J, Cardell, B, Berg, C, Majersik, J, Richards, L. (2016). Promoting Resilience in Couples After Stroke: Testing Feasibility of a Dyadic Positive Psychology-Based Intervention. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 97 (10), e62-e63. Accepted, .
  • Adluru, G (date unknown). Ganesh Adluru, G., Adluru, N., Moeller, S., Zhang, H., Richards, L., &. DiBella, E. (2014). Simultaneous multi slice diffusion spectrum imaging for rapid acquisition of microstructure measures. 2015 IEEE Internati... Accepted, .
  • Terrill, A (date unknown). Pilot testing a positive psychology intervention to promote well-being in couples coping with stroke. (pp. e194). Vol. 61. Elsevier. Accepted, .
  • Richards, LG (date unknown). Advances in Stroke Therapies Targeting Stroke Recovery. Stroke. Vol. 51, 348-350. Accepted, .
  • Koski, Jeanette (date unknown). Koski, J., & Richards, L. Reliability and Sensitivity to Change of Goal Attainment Scaling in Occupational Therapy Non-classroom Educational Experiences. Submitted to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Accepted, .
  • Avery, J (date unknown). Comparison of trigger finger orthotic wearing schedules: A feasibility study. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics. Accepted, .
  • Loh, S.Y., (date unknown). Professional Autonomy and Progress of Occupational Therapy - A Case Study on a Neglected Health Profession in Malaysia. Sciedu Press. DOI: 10.29011/JHHA-105. 100005. Accepted, .
  • Woodbury, ML (date unknown). Woodbury, ML., Velozo, CA., Richards LG., Duncan PW. (submitted). The use of Rasch analysis to classify upper extremity movement impairment after stroke. Accepted, .
  • Lorie Richards (date unknown). Richards, L., Davis, S., Nadeau, S., Patterson, T., & Sethi, A.(submitted). Constraint-Induced Therapy with Resistance Exercise Post-Stroke: a Pilot RCT. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). The Management of Stroke Rehabilitation Working Group. VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Stroke Rehabilitation Guideline Summary.Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2010;47. Accepted, .
  • DiBella, EVR (date unknown). Beyond diffusion tensor MRI methods for improved characterization of the brain after ischemic stroke: A Review. American Journal of Neuroradiology. Accepted, .
  • Keith, Leslyn (date unknown). Lifestyle Modification Group for Lymphedema and Obesity. Sage. Accepted, .
  • Stein, J (date unknown). Which Road to Recovery?: Factors Influencing Postacute Stroke Discharge Destinations: A Delphi Study. Stroke. Vol. 0. Accepted, .
  • Amit Sethi (date unknown). Sethi, A, Patterson T, McGuirk T, Patten C, Richards L, Stergiou N. Temporal structure of variability decreases in upper extremity movements post stroke. Clinical Biomechanics. Accepted, .
  • Nadeau, Steven (date unknown). Nadeau, S., Davis, S., Wu, S., Dai, Y, & Richards, L. (submitted). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of D-Cycloserine and Distributed Practice as Adjuvants to Constraint Induced Movement Therapy after Stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Accepted, .
  • Terrill, A (date unknown). Development of a Novel Positive Psychology-Based Intervention for Couples Post-Stroke. APA. Vol. 63, 43-54. Accepted, .
  • Wittenberg, G (date unknown). Wittenberg, G., Richards, L., Jones-Lush, L., Roys, S., Gullapalli, R., Yang, S., Guarino, P., & Lo, A. (2016). Predictors and brain connectivity changes associated with arm motor function improvement from intensive robotic practice in chronic stroke. F1000Research, 5, 2119 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8603.1). Accepted, .
  • Jeanette Koski (date unknown). Koski, J., & Richards, L. (2015). Reliability and Sensitivity to Change of Goal Attainment Scaling in Occupational Therapy Non-classroom Educational Experiences. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 (supplement_2), 6912360010p1-6912360010p5. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.018242. Accepted, .
  • Wittenberg, G (date unknown). Wittenberg, G., Richards, L.,Jones-Lush, L., Roys, S.,Gallipoli, R., Yang, S., Guarino, P., & Lo, A.(submitted). Predictors of functional improvement and brain effects with intensive arm practice after stroke. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). An Economic Analysis of Robot-assisted Therapy for Long-Term Upper-Limb Impairment after Stroke. Stroke. Accepted, .
  • Cassidy, Theresa (date unknown). Cassidy, T., Richards, L., & Eakman, A. (2017). Feasibility of a Lifestyle Redesign®-inspired Intervention for Well Older Adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71:7104190050p1-7104190050p6. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.024430. Accepted, .
  • Richards, Lorie (date unknown). Richards, L., Davis, S., Nadeau, S., Patterson, T., Sethi, A. (submitted). Brief Communication: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Combined with Progressive Resistance Exercise: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Accepted, .
  • Watt, H. (date unknown). Integrated services or pullout? Factors influencing school-based occupational therapy service delivery models. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Accepted, .
  • Pashmdarfard, M. (date unknown). Factors Affecting Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Meaningful Activities: Systematic Review. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Vol. 30, 1-38. Accepted, .
  • Sethi, Amit (date unknown). Sethi, A., Richards, L., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T, Patten, C., & Stergiou, N. (Submitted). Test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change of approximate entropy to quantify adaptability during upper extremity movements post stroke. Physical Therapy. Accepted, .
  • Winstein, CJ (date unknown). Winstein CJ, Stein J, Arena R, Bates B, Cherney LR, Cramer SC, Deruyter F, Eng JJ, Fisher B, Harvey RL, Lang CE, MacKay-Lyons M, Ottenbacher KJ, Pugh S, Reeves MJ, Richards LG, Stiers W, Zorowitz RD; on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the A... Accepted, .
  • Voss, M.W. (date unknown). Boundaries of the Construct of Unemployment in the Pre-Retirement Years: exploring an expanded measurement of lost-work opportunity. Oxford Academic. Accepted, .
  • Sethi, Amit (date unknown). Sethi, A., Richards, L., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T., Patton, C., Stergiou, N. (submitted). Speed and rhythm affects temporal variability in reaching movements post stroke. Journal of Motor Control. Accepted, .
  • Nadeau, Steven (date unknown). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of D-cycloserine and Distributed Practice as Adjuvants to Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy After Stroke. Accepted, .
  • Woodbury, ML (date unknown). Woodbury, ML., Velozo, CA., Richards LG., Duncan PW. (2013). Rasch Analysis Staging Methodology to Classify Upper Extremity Movement Impairment After Stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 1527-1533. Accepted, .
  • Hodgson K, Adluru G, Richards LG, Majersik JJ, Stoddard G, Adluru N, DiBella E (date unknown). Predicting Motor Outcomes in Stroke Patients Using Diffusion Spectrum MRI Microstructural Measures. Frontiers in neurology. Vol. 10, 72. Accepted, .
  • Crammer, S (date unknown). Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Research: Issues, Opportunities, and the National Institutes of Health StrokeNet. American Heart Association. Vol. 48, 813-819. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Reliability of Kinematics While Performing Different Tasks in Individuals Post Stroke. Journal of Motor Behavior. Accepted, .
  • Gibbons, E (date unknown). Simultaneous NODDI and GFA parameter map generation from subsampled q-space imaging using deep learning. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 81, 2399–2411. Accepted, .
  • Terrill, A.L. (date unknown). Intimate relationships and stroke: Piloting a dyadic intervention to improve depression. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Accepted, .
  • Gibbons EK, Hodgson KK, Chaudhari AS, Richards LG, Majersik JJ, Adluru G, DiBella EVR (date unknown). Simultaneous NODDI and GFA parameter map generation from subsampled q-space imaging using deep learning. Magnetic resonance in medicine. Vol. 81, 2399-2411. Accepted, .
  • Hodgson, K (date unknown). Predicting motor outcomes in stroke patients using diffusion spectrum MRI microstructural measures. Frontiers. Vol. 10, 72. Accepted, .
  • Amit Sethi (date unknown). Sethi, A., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T., Richards, L (submitted). Reliability of approximate entropy during reach to grasp movements post stroke. Journal of Hand Therapy. Accepted, .
  • Sethi, Amit (date unknown). Sethi, A., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T., Patten, C., Richards, L., Stergiou N. (2013). Temporal structure of variability decreases in upper extremity movements post stroke. Clinical Biomechanics. Jan 18. doi:pii: S0268-0033(12)00262-8. 0.1016/j.clinbiomech.2012.11.006. [Epub ahead of print]. Accepted, .
  • Avery, J. (date unknown). Comparison of trigger finger orthotic wearing schedules: A feasibility study. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics. Vol. 39, 182-205. Accepted, .
  • Peters, HT (date unknown). Peters HT, Richards L, Basobas B, Faieta J, Page S. (2017). Changing Their Minds: Enhancing Post-Stroke Occupational Performance Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Journal of Motor Behavior, 49, 8-19, DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1191417. Accepted, .
  • Sethi, A (date unknown). Sethi, A, Stergiou, N., Patterson, T., Patten C., & Richards, L. (2017). Speed and rhythm affect temporal structure of variability in reaching post stroke: a pilot study. Journal of Motor Behavior. 49, 35-45, DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1219304. Accepted, .
  • Lorie G. Richards (date unknown). Advances in Stroke: Therapies Targeting Stroke Recovery. Stroke. Accepted, .
  • Adluru, G (date unknown). Adluru, G., Bolster, Jr., B.D., Frost, R., Richards, L., & DiBella, E.V. (2015). Undersampled simultaneous multi-slice readout-segmented EPI diffusion acquisition with a patch-based low rank constraint. Proceedings of the ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2015, May 30- June 05, 2015, Toronto, Canada. Accepted, .
  • Richards, L. (date unknown). Richards, L. (2015). Welcome from the new Editor-in-Chief. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 1-3. Accepted, .
  • Pizzi, M (date unknown). Promoting Health, Well-Being, and Quality of Life in Occupational Therapy: A Commitment to a Paradigm Shift for the Next 100 Years. Vol. 71. AOTA. Accepted, .
  • Richards, Lorie Gage (date unknown). Advances in therapy. American Heart Association. Accepted, .
  • Richards, LG (date unknown). Advances in Stroke: Therapies Targeting Stroke Recovery. (pp. 348-350). Vol. 52. Stroke. Accepted, .
  • Richards, LG (date unknown). Richards, L.G., and Vallée, C. (in press). Not just mortality and morbidity, but also functioning: Opportunities and challenges for Occupational Therapy in the World Health Organization’s Rehabilitation 2030. AOTA Press. Accepted, .