Chun Lun (Stephen) Lau, BSOT

PhD student

Year of entry

2017

Mentor

M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Current research interests

Neurological rehabilitation, outcome measurements, mobile health, motivation, depression, longitudinal studies

Prior education

2016: BS in occupational therapy (honors), Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Background

As an occupational therapist, Stephen is truly impressed by how the profession can offer a helping hand to those in need through innovative and practical solutions. The profession’s emphasis on evidence-based practice, which has played a significant role in improving participation outcomes of individuals with disabilities, inspired him to pursue his PhD in rehabilitation and participation science (RAPS). Prior to joining the program, he actively engaged in rehabilitation research during his undergraduate study and worked as a research assistant after graduation.

Reason for entering PhD program

Stephen’s goal is to enable daily participation in people living with chronic conditions and disability via precise assessments and innovative interventions. His current research, via the application of ecological momentary assessment/intervention and accelerometer, focuses on 1) understanding the relationship between daily physical activity participation, psychosocial wellbeing, and motivation, and 2) improving participation among individuals with stroke. The RAPS PhD program will help him achieve his career goal of becoming a competent rehabilitation researcher who makes substantial contributions to rehabilitation and of improving the practice of occupational therapy.

Presentations

Lau, S.C.L., Judycki, S., Mix, M., DePaul, O., Tomazin, R., Hardi, A., Wong, A.W.K., & Baum, M.C. (in press). Theory-based Self-management Interventions for Community-dwelling Stroke Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Lau, S.C.L., Bhattacharjya, S., Fong, M.W.M., Nicol, G.E., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Hardi, A., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Self-Management Telerehabilitation for People with Neurological Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation at the 97th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA; October 21-24, 2020 (Virtual presentation due to COVID-19).

Lau, S.C.L., Bhattacharjya, S., Fong, M.W.M., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Hardi, A., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Theory-based Digital Interventions to Improve Psychosocial Outcomes in People with Neurological Disorders: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Oral presentation at the 100th American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference & Expo, Boston, MA; March 26-29, 2020 (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

Neff, A., Lau, S.C.L., Wong, A.W.K., & Baum, M.C. (2020). Identifying Environmental Barriers to Participation for Community-Dwelling Adults with Stroke: A Descriptive Pilot Study. Poster presentation at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) 2020 Annual Conference, Washington, DC; April 14-17, 2020 (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

Heary, K.O., Wong, A.W.K., Lau, S.C.L., Dengler, J., Thompson, M.R., Crock, L.W., Novak, C.B., Philip, B., Mackinnon, S.E. (2020). Psychosocial Factors Predict Post-Operative Pain Relief. Poster presentation at the 65thAnnual Meeting of the Research Council, Toronto, Canada; May 28-31, 2020 (Virtual presentation due to COVID-19).

Walsh, R.J., Santos, H., Lee, Y., Lau, S.C.L., Baum, C.M., & Wong, A.W.K. Acceptance of passive digital biomarker monitoring via mobile health among stroke survivors in the St. Louis area. Poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Symposium, St. Louis, MO; February 14, 2020.

Lau, S.C.L., Fong, M.W.M., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Ottenbacher, K.J., & Wong, A.W.K. (2019). Psychometric Evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) for Patients after Stroke. Presented at the 96th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lau, S.C.L., Macpherson, V., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Lee, J-M., Metts, C.L., Yingling, M.D., Fucetola, R.P., Fong, M.W.M., Depp, C.A., Heaton, R.K., Lu, C., Lai, A.M., & Wong, A.W.K. (2019). Feasibility and Validity of Ecological Momentary Assessment of Daily Function in People after Stroke. Presented at the 96th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lau, S.C.L., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Lee, J-M., Metts, C.L., Yingling, M.D., Fucetola, R.P., Fong, M.W.M., Depp, C.A., Heaton, R.K., Lu, C., Lai, A.M., & Wong, A.W.K. (2019) Feasibility of Smartphone-based Ecological Momentary Assessment of Daily Functioning in Individuals following Stroke. Presented at International Symposium on Digital Health 2019, Hong Kong, China.

Lau, S.C.L., Fong, M.W.M., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Drake, B.F., Sanders-Thompson V.L., Ottenbacher, K.J., Reistetter, T.A., & Wong, A.W.K. (2019). Depressive symptomatology in black and white stroke survivors and its impact on functional recovery. Presented at the 2nd Annual Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Kang E.Y., Heinemann A.W., Baum M.C., Fong M.W.M., Lau S.C.L., Macpherson V., Wong A.W.K. (2019). Loneliness as a mediator of the relationship between social support and well-being in community-dwelling adults after stroke. Presented at the 2nd Annual Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Lau, S.C.L., Baum, M.C., Drake, B.F., Sanders-Thompson V., Macpherson, V., & Wong, A.W.K. (2018). Mediating role of pain on functional recovery in White, Black, and Hispanic stroke survivors. Presented at the 95th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Kang, E.Y., Heinemann, A., Baum, M.C., Lau, S.C.L., Macpherson, V., & Wong, A.W.K. (2018). Predictors of loneliness in community-dwelling persons after stroke. Presented at the 95th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Lau, S.C.L., Baum, M.C., Drake, B.F., Sanders-Thompson V.L., Ottenbacher, K.J., & Wong, A.W.K. (2018). Racial differences in recovery of functional status post-stroke: The mediating role of positive and negative affect. Presented at the 7th Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Kansas City, MO.

Kang, E.Y., Heinemann, A.W., Baum, M.C., Lau, S.C.L., & Wong, A.W.K. (2018). Health status as a predictor of loneliness in community-dwelling stroke survivors. Presented at the 8th Annual Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Lau, S.C.L., Baum, M.C., Drake, B.F., Sanders-Thompson V.L., & Wong, A.W.K. (2018). Racial disparities in functional outcomes after inpatient stroke rehabilitation: Mediating effects of depressed mood and positive affect. Presented at the 8th Annual Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Kang, E.Y., Heinemann, A.W., Baum, M.C., Lau, S.C.L., & Wong, A.W.K. (2018). Loneliness as a social support outcome: The prevalence of loneliness and its impacts on well-being in community-dwelling stroke survivors. Presented at the 7th Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Kansas City, MO.

Lau, S.C.L., Heinemann, A.W., & Wong, A.W.K. (2017). Linking the Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QoL) to the World Health Organization’s ICF core sets. Presented at the Institute for Public Health 10th Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Lau, S.C.L., Tam, A., Tan, D.G.H., Chan, Y.C., Chan, K.Y., Lam, H.W., & Chan, C.C.H. (2017) Crossmodal Emotion Recognition among Young and Old. Presented at International Alzheimer's Disease Conference 2017, Hong Kong, China.

Publications

Lau, S.C.L., Bhattacharjya, S., Fong, M.W.M., Nicol, G.E., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Hardi, A., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Effectiveness of Theory-based Digital Self-management Interventions for Improving Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue and Self-efficacy in People with Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 1357633X20955122, DOI:10.1177/1357633X20955122.

Heary, K.O., Wong, A.W.K., Lau, S.C.L., Dengler, J., Thompson, M.R., Crock, L.W., Novak, C.B., Philip, B., Mackinnon, S.E. (2020). Quality of Life and Psychosocial Factors Predict Post-Operative Pain Relief. HAND, 1558944720911213, DOI: 10.1177/1558944720911213.

Wong, A.W.K., Lau, S.C.L., Fong, M.W.M., Cella, D., J.S., Xie, & Heinemann, A.W. (2018). Conceptual Underpinnings of the Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QoL): Comparisons of Core Sets for Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, S0003-9993(18),30206-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.002.

Hong, W-J, Tao, J., Wong, A.W.K., Yang, S-L, Leung, M-T, Lee, T.M.C., Demeyere, N., Lau, S.C.L., Chien, C-W, Chan, C.C.H., Chen, L-D. (2018). Psychometric Properties of the Chinese (Putonghua) Version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS-P) in Sub-acute Post-Stroke Patients without Neglect. BioMed Research International, 2018:6827854, DOI: 10.1155/2018/6827854.

Wong, A.W.K., Chang, T.T., Christopher, K., Lau, S.C.L., Beaupin, L.K., Love, B., Lipsey, K.L. & Feuerstein, M. (2017). Patterns of unmet needs in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors: In their own words. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 11(6), 751-764, DOI: 10.1007/s11764-017-0613-4.

Chan, S.C.C., Chan, C.C.H., Derbie, A.Y., Hui, I., Tan, D.G.H, Pang, M.Y.C., Lau, S.C.L., Fong, K.N.K. (2017). Chinese calligraphy writing for augmenting attentional control of older adults at risk of mild cognitive impairment: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 58(3), 735-746, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170024.

Wong, A.W.K., Lau, S.C.L., Cella, D., Lai, J.S., Xie, G., Chen, L., Chan, C.C.H., & Heinemann, A.W. (2017). Linking of the Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QoL) to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Quality of Life Research, 26(9), 2435-2448, DOI: 10.1007/s11136-017-1590-9.

Awards and honors

2018: Travel Award for Secondary Data Analysis of Archived Studies, NIH Center for Large Data Research & Data Sharing in Rehabilitation, United States

Ranked as the Number Three OT Program in the Nation

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