Hoyt, Catherine, PhD Student

Mentor

Nico Dosenbach, MD, PhD

Interests

Pediatric neurorehabilitation, constraint-induced movement therapy, wearable biosensors, perinatal stroke, brain plasticity

Education

Current: PhD student, Rehabilitation and Participation Science, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Program in Occupational Therapy
2010: Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD), Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Program in Occupational Therapy
2007: BS in natural and social science and Spanish, Juniata College

Background

Catherine worked in the Child Health and Education Laboratory with Dr. Allison King from 2010-2014 and in Department of Neurology with Dr. Nico Dosenbach from 2014-2015. Working within these research teams has provided her with many opportunities to integrate occupational therapy with underrepresented populations to create and study interventions for children with known or at risk for impairment.

Presentations

  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2015), Evidence Based Service Learning Experiences. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2015), Becoming Globally-Connected: High Impact Approaches to Address Occupational Needs Using Low Tech in Developing Countries. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2015), Actualizing the Centennial Vision: Promoting a Diverse Workforce. Workshop presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2015), Building Skills for In-Home Visits with Families. Workshop presentation for the Brown School of Social Work Workshop Series, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2014), Diversity in the Workforce: Perspectives from Emerging Leaders. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2014), Intervention Techniques for Working with Children with Special Needs. Presentation for the Continuing Education Series, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2014), First Steps and Parents as Teachers. Presentation at ARCH’s Health and Safety Institute for Early Childhood and Youth Development Professionals, Harris Stowe University, St. Louis, MO.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2013), Relationship of home environment to developmental outcomes of young children with Sickle Cell Disease. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2013), Tech Tools for OT Practice With Spanish-Speaking Clients. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Hoyt Drazen, C. (2013), No Hablo Ingles: Client-Centered Occupational Therapy Practice with Spanish-Speaking Clients. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA.

Publications

  • Reyes-Smith, C., Hoyt-Drazen, C. & Toth-Cohen, S. (2014). No hablo ingles. OT Practice, 19 (22), 8-12.
  • Drazen, C.H., Abel, R., Lindsey, T. & King, A.A. (2014). Development and feasibility of a home-basededucation model for families of children with sickle cell disease. BMC Public Health, 14(1):116.
  • Harpster, K. & Hoyt, C. (2013). Sensory processing in autism. Today in OT. Gannett Education.
  • Hoyt, C. (2013). Sickle cell disease in infants, children, and youth: Implications for rehabilitation and education. Today in OT. Gannett Education.
  • Taff, S. & Hoyt, C. (2012). Going global in Guatemala: Supporting emerging occupational therapy practice in developing nations. OT Practice, 17 (21), 14-19.
  • Hoyt, C. (2011). Branching out: Occupational therapy for children with sickle cell disease. OT Practice, 16 (14), 24-25.
  • Drazen, C, Housten, A , Dadekian, J. Moving On Up to Adult Hematology. Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare (WISCH) Transition Affinity Group. National Institute for Children’s Health Quality.

Comments

Catherine is excited to continue her education at Washington University in the Rehabilitation and Participation Science (RAPS) PhD program. Catherine is involved in several national projects including the AOTA Distinct Value for Children and Youth, AOTA 2025 Vision, AOTA Emerging Leaders Development program as an alum and current mentor and is the chair of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD). Catherine especially enjoys working with a variety of professionals from different fields across the Washington University campus to apply occupational therapy concepts to facilitate meaningful, participation-based pediatric research.

Hoyt, Catherine, OTD, OTR/L

PhD Student

Contact Information

Program in Occupational Therapy
Washington University in St. Louis
4444 Forest Park Ave.
CB 8505
St. Louis, MO 63108-2212
hoytcr@wustl.edu















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