Research Division

The Research Division identifies, implements and coordinates ASHT's research activities as defined in the strategic plan. Projects that currently fall under the Research Division include identifying new research grant opportunities, Journal Club chat, reviewing and grading abstracts submitted for ASHT Annual Meeting, vetting requests for research surveys to be distributed to ASHT members, promoting submissions to the Journal of Hand Therapy and mentoring prospective researchers.

Research Division Director

Cindy Ivy, M.Ed, OTD, CHT

Vice Division Director


Board Liaison

Mo Herman, MA, OTR/L, CHT

Division Members

Lori Algar, OTD. OTR/L, CHT
Gretchen Bachman, OTD, OTR/L, MBA, CEAS, CHT
Beverly Bass, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
Sharon Dickmann, PT, DPT, CHT
Sarah Doerrer, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
Erika Lewis, PT, EdD, MS, CHT
Corey McGee, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
Nancy Naughton, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
April O'Connell, OT/L, CHT
Gwen Weinstock-Zlotnick, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
Steph Clement, MS, OTR/L, CHT - Technology & Communications Committee Rep

Journal Club

Beverly Bass, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT (Chair)
Eugene Boeglin, Jr., DPT, OCS, CHT
Nancy Byl, BS, MPH, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Stephanie Carlson-Ballone, MOT, OTR/L, CHT
Diane Coker, DPT, CHT
Kim McClintick, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Division Volunteers

Joseph Basante, OTR/L, CHT
Kristin Biggins, OTD, CHT, RYT
Eugene Boeglin, Jr., DPT, OCS, CHT
Katriona Buhler, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Stephanie Carlson-Ballone, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Lydia Christesen, OTD, OTR, CHT
Mirella Deisher, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Christine Eddow, PT, DPT, OCS, CHT
Nancy Forget, PhD(C), OT
Theresa Hallenen, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Sandeep Kaur, OTD, OTR/L
Michael Kim, DPT, CHT
Hope Martin, PhD, OTR, CHT
Virgil Mathiowetz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Kim McClintick, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Elizabeth McGee, DPT, MOT, MTC, CHT
Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Victoria Priganc, PhD, OTR, CHT
Phyllis Rogers Ross, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
Patricia Siegel, OTD, OTR/L, CHt
Caroline W. Stegink-Jansen, PT, PhD, CHT
Stephanie Sueoka, DPT, CHT
Sarah Wilson, MSOTR/L, CHT, CLT

Staff Liaison

Luci Patalano, MBA

Interested in participating on a division, committee or ASHT project? Please review our current volunteer opportunities.