University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois – United States
Dr. Joy Hammel is an occupational therapist, and rehabilitation and disability studies scientist, and a self-identified person with a disability/member of the disability community. Her expertise is in community-based participatory research (CBPR) related to community living and social participation with people with long term, chronic disabilities, including stroke. This includes research to: 1) design and test innovative community living, participation and environmental self management interventions, 2) design and validate patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and accessible methodologies to assess participation and its impact on health, and 3) examine population level health and participation disparities experienced by people with disabilities and environmental social determinants of health factors that influence this equitable participation in society. She is currently examining the impact of the IPASS (Improving Participation after Stroke Self Management Program) program, a self-efficacy, social learning based program with people with chronic stroke and mild to moderate cognitive impairments. Along with Drs. Carolyn Baum at Washington University, she served as project Principal Investigator and completed a randomized clinical trial of this intervention that found increased self efficacy related to chronic disease and stroke self management, as well as participation management in the home, community, workplace and society. We were able to show that a community-based self management intervention could benefit people with chronic stroke and long term cognitive impairments.
Thursday, November 7
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM