Keglovits, Marian, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L

Clinical Interests

Environmental modifications, aging in place, caregiving, older adults and adults aging with long-term physical disabilities

Research Interests

Dr. Keglovits’ research involves occupational performance and participation in the home and community for older adults, people with physical disabilities and their caregivers. Her primary focus is on the impact of the environment on occupational performance and participation.

Teaching Roles

Dr. Keglovits’ teaching roles include classes related to aging, environmental assessment and home modifications for occupational therapy students and other programs within and outside of the university. She also mentors master’s and doctorate degree occupational therapy students.


2014: Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Program in Occupational Therapy
2014: Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Washington University
2014: TL1 Intensive Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program, Washington University
2008: BA in anthropology, Colorado College


Dr. Keglovits has experience working with people with disabilities in residential, inpatient, and community settings. She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in 2014. She also completed the TL1 Intensive Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Washington University. During that time, her research focused on the role of the environment in caregiver burden, resulting in the development of the In-Home Occupational Performance Evaluation for Providing Assistance. Dr. Keglovits joined Dr. Susy Stark’s Performance, Environment and Participation Laboratory in 2014. Her primary research focus is to improve participation in the home and community for people with disabilities, older adults, and their caregivers.

Selected Publications

Somerville, E., Massey, K., Keglovits, M., Vouri, S., Hu, Y., Carr, D., & Stark, S. (in press). Scoring, Clinical Utility and Psychometric Properties of the In-Home Medication Management Evaluation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(1).

Hu, Y. L., Junge, K., Nguyen, A., Hiegel, K., Somerville, E., Keglovits, M., & Stark, S. (2018). Evidence to Improve Physical Activity among Medically Underserved Older adults: A Scoping Review. The Gerontologist.

Stark, S., Keglovits, M., Somerville, E., Hu, Y.-L., Conte, J., & Yan, Y. (2018). Feasibility of a novel intervention to improve participation after stroke. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 0(0), 0308022617736704. doi:10.1177/0308022617736704

Stark, S., Somerville, E., Conte, J., Keglovits, M., Hu, Y. L., Carpenter, C., ... & Yan, Y. (2018). Feasibility trial of tailored home modifications: process outcomes. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(1), 7201205020p1-7201205020p10.v

Murphy, M. C., Somerville, E., Keglovits, M., Hu, Y. L., & Stark, S. (2017). In-Home Medication Management Performance Evaluation (HOME–Rx): A Validity Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4), 7104190020p1-7104190020p7.

Stark, S., Keglovits, M., Arbesman, M., & Lieberman, D. (2017). Effect of Home Modification Interventions on the Participation of Community-Dwelling Adults With Health Conditions: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(2), 7102290010p7102290011-7102290010p7102290011. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.018887

DeLaney, L. M., Hu, Y.-L., Keglovits, M., Somerville, E. K., Baum, C. M., & Stark, S. (2016). Predictors of Engagement in Home Activities Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, 34(4), 205-220. doi:10.1080/02703181.2016.1268237

Keglovits, M., Somerville, E., & Stark, S. (2015). In-Home Occupational Performance Evaluation for Providing Assistance. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Stark, S. L., Somerville, E., Keglovits, M., Smason, A., & Bigham, K. (2015). Clinical Reasoning Guideline for Home Modification Interventions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 2.

Book Chapters and Others

Stark, S, Sanford, J, Keglovits, M. (2014) Environmental Factors: Physical and Natural Environment. In CH Christiansen, CM Baum, & J Bass-Haugen (Eds.) Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being (pp. 385-419), Slack Incorporated.


2019: AOTA Cordelia Myers AJOT Best Article Award

Keglovits, Marian

Keglovits, Marian, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L

Instructor in Occupational Therapy and Neurology

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