Steven Wheeler

Steven Daniel Wheeler

Program Director, Occupational Therapy

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada, 1991

Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy, University of Western Ontario Ontario, Canada, 1992

Master of Education: Applied Psychology, University of Toronto Toronto, Canada, 1996

Doctor of Philosophy: Health Related Sciences (OT), Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia, USA, 2004

Positions and Work Experience

09-1997 -12-1998 Senior Instructor, Occupational Therapy , Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH

01-1999 -12-2000 rogram Director, Department of Occupational Therapy (OT and OTA Programs) , Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH

12-2000 -06-2009 Assistant Professor / Associate Chair (07-01-02), Occupational Division , West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

07-2009 -08-2016 Associate Professor / Associate Chair, Occupational Therapy Division , West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

07-2013 -08-2016 Affiliate Faculty, WVU Injury Control Research Center , West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

08-2016 -To Present Program Director, Occupational Therapy, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH

04-1992 -09-1996 Senior Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Centre, Penetanguishene, Ontario

09-1995 -08-1996 Sole Charge Occupational Therapist , Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario

08-1996 -04-1998 Manager of Occupational Therapy / Manager of Outpatient Services , Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Huntington, WV

04-1998 -12-2000 Chief Occupational Therapist, Pike Community Hospital - Department of Rehabilitation Services, Waverly, OH

10-1999 -01-2002 Consultant, Tri-State Neuropsychological Services, Huntington/Charleston WV

2010 -2012 Consultant , Radical Rehab Solutions, Louisville, Lexington & Ashland, KY

09-2012 -To Present Consultant Occupational Therapist, NeuroRestorative / The Mentor Network, Louisville, Lexington & Ashland, KY

Research and Practice Interests

Community re-entry issues following traumatic brain injury

Research Support

Grant: #R00MD010471 Investigators:Hill, Valerie; Wheeler, Steven 01-01-2018 -12-31-2020 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Live Well after Stroke Role:Collaborator $223,884.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Published Abstracts

Wheeler, S., Boudreau, A., Pogue, K. (2007. )Community participation and life satisfaction following spinal cord injury. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74 (1 ),43

Wheeler, S., & Dean. M. (2006. )Life satisfaction and role participation among adults with obesity. .[Abstract]Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73 (1 ),32

Wheeler, S., Pavasko, N. & Seth, K. (2005). (2005. )The relation between impairments, participation, and life satisfaction post traumatic brain injury. .[Abstract]Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72 (1 ),23

Wheeler, S. (2004. )Facilitating successful community participation with persons following severe traumatic brain injury. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71 (1 ),27

Chetlin, R., Russell, G., Pettrey, K., Ullrich, I., & Wheeler, S. (2007. )Assessing quality of life, self-reported exercise, and BMI in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc, 39 (5 ),450

Chetlin, R., Brinkley, J., Spatafore, A., Gilleland, D., Hornsby, G., & Wheeler, S. (2009. )Assessing quality of life, roles, and BMI in type 2 diabetes patients participating in supervised exercise. .[Abstract]Med. Sci. Sports Exerc, 41 (5 ),525

Weaver, J., Lucero, M., Hewett, M., Kersey, J., Esmaeili, K., & Wheeler, S. (2015. )Functional rehabilitation following TBI: An analysis of inpatient recovery and community participation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 (1 ),1

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wheeler, S. (2004. )The Effectiveness of a Community Based Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Using a Life Skills Training Approach. Ph.D. Dissertation - Virginia Commonwealth University., ,

Wheeler, S., Lane, S., & McMahon, B. (2007. )Community participation and life satisfaction following intensive community based rehabilitation using a life skills training approach. .OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, ,Winter ,

Wheeler, S. (2007. )Rehabilitation Update: Executive Cognitive Functions and the Challenge of Community Re-entry following Acquired Brain Injury. .Newsletter of the WV TBI / SCI Rehabilitation Fund Board., ,Spring ,

Wheeler, S. (2008. )The Challenge of Regaining Important Life Roles following Traumatic Brain Injury. .Advocare: A Publication of the West Virginia Advocates, Inc, ,Summer 2008 ,10

Wheeler, S. (2010. )Radical Recoveries: OT is Vital to Community Reintegration following Severe TBI. OT Practice, ,February 22, 2010 ,

Chetlin, R., Wheeler, S., Crane, S., Morris, C., & Sherlock, L. (2010. )The effects of combined aquatic and occupational therapy in stroke patients: A retrospective study. .International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, ,4 ,

Colaianni, D., Provident, I., DiBartola, L., & Wheeler, S. (2015. )A phenomenology of occupation based hand therapy. Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ,62 ,177

Wheeler, S. & Acord-Vira, A. (2016. )Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. .AOTA, ,Bethesda, MD ,

Wheeler, S., Acord-Vira, A., & Davis, D. (2016. )Effectiveness of interventions for adults with psychological and emotional impairments after traumatic brain injury: An evidence-based review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, ,

Acord-Vira, A., Wheeler, S., & Davis, D. (2016. )Returning to work after traumatic brain injury. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections., ,1 (2 ),26

Cheng, M., Jiang, L., Mou, Q., Wheeler, S., Banta, L., Shisheie, R., & Bakhoum, E. (2016. )Design, fabrication, and control of twisted actuated robotic device. Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA .July ,6

Book Chapter

Wheeler, S. (2004 )Transitions to Adult Life Human Performance across the Lifespan. .Delmar/ Thompson Publishers

Wheeler, S. (2012 ). The impact of intensive community based rehabilitation on community participation and life satisfaction following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury .Rijeka, Croatia.,Intech Publishers

Wheeler, S. (2014 )Providing occupational therapy for individuals with traumatic brain injury: Intensive care to community re-entry (Chapter 61). Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy .Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins

Wheeler, S. (2014 )Approaches to managing executive cognitive functions following traumatic brain injury. Traumatic Brain Injury .(pp. 437).Rijeka, Croatia.,Intech Publishers

Wheeler, S. (2015 )Community recovery and participation. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Interventions to Support Occupational Performance .Bethesda, MD,AOTA

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Wheeler, S. (10-25-2012. )Therapy approaches to facilitating community re-entry following TBI. St. Mary’s Medical Center’s 2012 Neuroscience and Stroke Symposium, Huntington, WV.

Phifer, J., Wheeler, S, & Walters, C. (11-15-2013. )Rehabilitation of the Adult with Traumatic Brain Injury. .WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities Continuing Education Program, Parkersburg, WV.

Wheeler, S. Acord-Vira, A., & Davis, D. (04-03-2014. )Systematic Review on Occupational Therapy and Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. .American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Wheeler, S. Acord-Vira, A., & Davis, D. (03-09-2016. )Transitioning to the Community following Traumatic Brain Injury. University of North Carolina Hospitals TBI Lecture Series, Chapel Hill, NC.

Wheeler, S. & Acord-Vira, A. (04-02-2016. )Occupational Therapy Practice Guideline for Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury .American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference., Chicago, IL.

Poster Presentations

Wheeler, S., Sergent, B. & Feury, R. (10-2001. )Universal Design Student Learning Project. WVU Faculty Development Program Learning Extravaganza., Morgantown, WV.. .

Wheeler, S. & Sergent, B. (01-2002. )Housing Design Project. .National Center for Seniors’ Housing Research 2002 Conference: Aging in Place: Urban/Suburban Residential Challenges, Baltimore, MD.. .

Wheeler, S, Pavasko, N. & Seth, K. (05-2005. )The relation between impairments, participation and life satisfaction post traumatic brain injury. CAOT National Conference., Vancouver, British Columbia. .

Wheeler, S., Polanski, A. & Filak, J. (10-2005. )Self-reported satisfaction with life following traumatic brain injury. .West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Conference Special Session Seminar., WV.. .

Wheeler, S. & Dean, M. (06-2006. )Life satisfaction and role participation among adults with obesity. .CAOT National Conference., Montreal, Quebec.. .

Wheeler, S. Boudreau, A. & Pogue, K. (07-2007. )Community participation and life satisfaction following spinal cord injury .CAOT National Conference., St. Johns, Newfoundland. .

Chetlin, R., Brinkley, J., Spatafore, A., Gilleland, D., Hornsby, W., & Wheeler, S. (05-2009. )Assessing Quality of Life, Roles, and BMI in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Participating in Supervised Exercise. .American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting., Seattle, WA. .

Wheeler, S., Motsch, J., Schlosnagle, L., Ingram, Z., & Charlier, C. (12-2012. )Investigating the Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Caregiver Life Satisfaction. .Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.. .

Wheeler, S, Ingram, Z., Charlier, C., & Motsch, J. (05-2013. )Factors associated with life satisfaction among family caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury .American Occupational Therapy Association 2013 Annual Conference and Expo., San Diego, CA. .

Wheeler, S., Helms, S., Main, C. (10-2014. )Stress and Burnout among Occupational Therapists in West Virginia: The Impact of Practice Setting. West Virginia Rural Health Conference, Morgantown, WV.. .

Wheeler, S., Zonts, T., Tenney, J., & Cunningham, T. (10-2015. )Substance Use Among Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury in West Virginia .West Virginia Rural Health Conference., Roanoke, WV.. .

Paper Presentations

Wheeler, S. (05-2002. )Cognitive Factors Affecting Successful Community Re-entry following Traumatic Brain Injury. .Miami, FL.

Wheeler, S. & Phifer, J. (10-2002. )ating Successful Community Re-entry Following Traumatic Brain Injury Using a Life Skills Trainer Approach. .Louisville, KY.

Phifer, J. & Wheeler, S. (03-2003. )Integrating Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation into the Community. Lexington, KY.

Wheeler, S. (10-2003. )Rehabilitation of the Individual with Cognitive and Perceptual Impairment. Charleston, WV.

Wheeler, S. (10-2004. )Assessment and Management of Executive Cognitive Functions Following Acquired Brain Injury. Charleston, WV.

Phifer, J. & Wheeler, S. (12-2004. )Return to Community Issues following TBI. Charleston, WV.

Wheeler, S. & Neal, J. (10-2005. )Assessment and Management of Visual Neglect following Acquired Brain Injury. .Charleston, WV.

Wheeler, S. (10-2005. )Life Satisfaction and Community Participation following TBI. .Morgantown, WV.

Wheeler, S. (04-2006. )The Impact of Skills Training on Participation and Life Satisfaction Post-TBI: A One Year Follow-up. .Charlotte, NC.

Wheeler, S. (04-2007. )The Impact of Awareness Deficit on Community Participation and Life Satisfaction following TBI. St. Louis, MO.

Wheeler, S. (10-2007. )Impairments Affecting Community Re-entry following Severe TBI .Charleston, WV.

Wheeler, S. (04-2008. )The Impact of Skills Training on Participation and Life Satisfaction post-TBI: A Two Year Follow-up. Long Beach, CA.

Wheeler, S., Davis, D., & Graebe G. (10-2008. )Low Vision Seminar .Morgantown, WV.

Wheeler, S. (04-2009. )Assessment and Treatment of Executive Cognitive Functions following Traumatic Brain Injury: Facilitating Successful Community Participation. .Houston, TX.

Phifer, J. & Wheeler, S. (04-2009. )Facilitating Successful Community Participation following Traumatic Brain Injury. Cumberland, MD..

Wheeler, S. (10-2009. )The Role of Therapeutic Relationship Building in the Management of Executive Functions Following TBI. Charleston, WV.

Wheeler, S. (05-2010. )Therapeutic Relationship Building and Executive Cognitive Functions following Traumatic Brain Injury. Orlando, FL. .

Wheeler, S. (10-2010. )trategies to Improve Executive Cognitive Functions following Traumatic Brain Injury. .Beckley, WV.

Wheeler, S. (04-2011. )Radical Recoveries: Innovative Strategies to Facilitate Community Participation following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. .Philadelphia, PA..

Phifer, J., Wheeler, S,, & Walters, C. (08-2011. )Rehabilitation of the Adult with Traumatic Brain Injury. .Louisville, KY..

Wheeler, S, & Walters, C. (12-2011. )Concussion Prevention, Assessment, and Return to Play Guidelines in Youth Hockey. Canonsburg, PA.

Phifer, J., Wheeler, S, & Walters, C. (12-2011. )Rehabilitation of the Adult with Traumatic Brain Injury. .Morgantown, WV..

Wheeler, S. (11-2012. )Career Transitions to Academia – Issues and Preparation Strategies. Zanesville, OH.

Phifer, J., Wheeler, S,, & Walters, C. (12-2012. )Rehabilitation of the Adult with Traumatic Brain Injury. .Martinsburg, WV..

Wheeler, S. (03-2014. )Approaches to Managing Executive Cognitive Functioning Impairment following TBI: A Focus on Community Participation. Erlanger, KY..

Wheeler, S., Davis, D., & Acord-Vira, A. (09-2014. )Executive Cognitive Functions following TBI: Overview and Strategies to Facilitate Community Participation. Mason, OH..

Weaver, J., Kearsey, J., Hewitt, M., Esmaeili, K., & Wheeler, S. (03-2015. )Functional Rehabilitation following TBI: An Analysis of Inpatient Recovery and Community Integration. .Nashville, TN..

Honors and Awards

2003 Division of Occupational Therapy “Teacher of the Year”

2006 WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Teacher Award (Nomination)

2007 WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Teacher Award (Nomination)

2007 Division of OT “Best Distance Education Professor”

2007 Devereaux OT Lectureship Service Award – WVOTA

2011 FY11 Supplemental Education Incentive – Dean’s Award

2016 Reebok Hockey – “MVP” Community Service Award

2016 WVU Club Sports Service Award

2016 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (WVU Medicine ICRC)

Service

(Radical Rehab Solutions LLC Board of Directors )Board Member 2008 -2011

CAOT Conference Abstract Review Committee Committee Member 2006 -To Present

(West Virginia TBI / SCI Rehabilitation Fund Board Member Governor’s Appointee )2006 -To Present

(West Virginia Brain Injury Association Board of Directors )2009 -2013

(West Virginia BIA Conference )Committee Chair 2010 -2012

(Evidence Based TBI Panel Member (AOTA Representative) )2016 -To Present

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
steven.wheeler@uc.edu