Our faculty and student research serves vulnerable populations, focusing on what people do, and how to make it easier for individuals to lead productive, meaningful and fulfilling lives. We explore our clients’ needs, create new models, methods, treatments and tools to enable them to achieve their goals. Our research provides evidence for Occupational Therapy practices and takes a consumer directed approach to care. In addition our research advances the use of cutting edge technologies to promote independence and well-being among persons with disabilities and older adults.

To learn more about specific research projects, see the profiles of our Core Faculty.

Our MScOT students are actively engaged in research activities throughout their program. In addition to the many national and international research presentations made by our students every year, each student presents their research project at our annual Thelma Cardwell Research Day. To learn more about their research contributions, browse the programs for the current and past Thelma Cardwell Research Day presentations.