The essence of my scholarship can be encapsulated as follows:
Humans have an innate desire to participate in meaningful occupations across their life span in a variety of contexts. These contexts, by enabling or challenging participation, significantly influence individuals’ identity, health, and well-being. My research studies have explored the impact of the social environment on participation of individuals who are homeless, living with a disability, living in poverty and in rural areas. Universal and context-specific themes have been identified in terms of prevailing social attitudes. My research makes a compelling argument for occupational therapy to embrace a biopsychosocial paradigm and a human rights perspective to health and well-being.
1. Health provider's (PT and OT) perspectives on health disparities.
2. Implementing an Immigrant Wellness Program (Grant supported)
3. Systematic review of work-related upper extremity injury prevention.