Jessica M Kramer

Jessica M Kramer, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor

About Jessica M Kramer

Dr. Kramer’s research draws upon theoretical concepts and methodologies from occupational therapy, disability studies, education and rehabilitation to: 1) Partner with youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the development and evaluation of rehabilitation products; 2) Develop community-based interventions that equip youth with I/DD and their families with the skills to identify and resolve environmental barriers to participation; and 3) Design high quality patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) using contemporary measurement approaches.

Dr. Kramer uses quantitative, qualitative, and participatory approaches to design projects that harness the optimal method needed to answer complex research questions and meet the needs of multiple stakeholders, including youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, and rehabilitation professionals. Dr. Kramer has been awarded over 1.5 million dollars in external funding (including NIH, NIDILRR, and PCORI), and her collaborators include researchers from: Colorado State University, Temple University, Boston University, Brandeis University, The Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, and Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC); and advocacy groups including Self Advocates Becoming Empowered and The Arc of the United States. Dr. Kramer’s occupational therapy practice experience is with enabling children and youth ages 3 to 20 with multiple, severe disabilities to participate and learn in a public school setting.

Publications

2021
Adoption of patient-reported outcome measures with youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities: Contextual influences and practice patterns.
Child: care, health and development. 47(4):501-508 [DOI] 10.1111/cch.12862. [PMID] 33646573.
2021
Factors influencing participation.
Disability and rehabilitation. 1-2 [DOI] 10.1080/09638288.2021.1994027. [PMID] 34686080.
2021
How people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on collaborative research teams use technology: A rapid scoping review.
Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID. [DOI] 10.1111/jar.12931. [PMID] 34272790.
2021
Inclusive approaches to developing content valid patient-reported outcome measure response scales for youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
British journal of learning disabilities. 49(1):100-110 [DOI] 10.1111/bld.12346. [PMID] 33708003.
2021
Interrelations between factors related to physical activity in inactive adults with knee pain.
Disability and rehabilitation. 1-7 [DOI] 10.1080/09638288.2021.1891303. [PMID] 33689528.
2021
Usability and Reliability of an Accessible Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) Software: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Patient-Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO).
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 75(1):7501205010p1-7501205010p10 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2020.040733. [PMID] 33399049.
2020
Asian Immigrant Parents’ Role Enactment While Accessing and Using Services for Their Child With Developmental Disabilities in the United States: A Meta-Synthesis Study.
Qualitative health research. 30(11):1632-1646 [DOI] 10.1177/1049732320926138. [PMID] 32564671.
2020
Investigating child self-report capacity: a systematic review and utility analysis.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 29(5):1147-1158 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-019-02387-3. [PMID] 31900764.
2020
Occupational Therapy Practitioners’ Knowledge, Comfort, and Competence Regarding Youth Suicide.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 40(4):270-276 [DOI] 10.1177/1539449220908577. [PMID] 32100598.
2020
Stakeholder-driven approach to developing a peer-mentoring intervention for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health conditions.
Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID. 33(5):992-1004 [DOI] 10.1111/jar.12721. [PMID] 32119173.
2015
Association between impairment, function, and daily life task management in children and adolescents with autism.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 57(1):68-74 [DOI] 10.1111/dmcn.12562. [PMID] 25312547.
2015
Identifying and Evaluating the Therapeutic Strategies Used During a Manualized Self- Advocacy Intervention for Transition-Age Youth.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 35(1):23-33 [PMID] 26069464.
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2014
Formative evaluation of project TEAM (Teens Making Environment and Activity Modifications).
Intellectual and developmental disabilities. 52(4):258-72 [DOI] 10.1352/1934-9556-52.4.258. [PMID] 25061770.
2012
Comparing the functional performance of children and youths with autism, developmental disabilities, and no disability using the revised pediatric evaluation of disability inventory item banks.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 66(5):607-16 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2012.004218. [PMID] 22917127.
2012
Computer adaptive test performance in children with and without disabilities: prospective field study of the PEDI-CAT.
Disability and rehabilitation. 34(5):393-401 [DOI] 10.3109/09638288.2011.607217. [PMID] 21988750.
2012
Striving for shared understandings: therapists’ perspectives of the benefits and dilemmas of using a child self-assessment.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 32(1):S48-58 [DOI] 10.3928/15394492-20110906-02. [PMID] 24650788.
2011
Accuracy and precision of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory computer-adaptive tests (PEDI-CAT).
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 53(12):1100-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04107.x. [PMID] 22077695.
2011
Psychometric Study of the Occupational Self Assessment with Adolescents After Infectious Mononucleosis.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 65(2):e20-e28 [PMID] 22423173.
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2010
Item bank development for a revised pediatric evaluation of disability inventory (PEDI).
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics. 30(3):168-84 [DOI] 10.3109/01942631003640493. [PMID] 20608855.
2010
Lessons from use of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory: where do we go from here?
Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 22(1):69-75 [DOI] 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3181cbfbf6. [PMID] 20142708.
2007
Worker Role Interview: testing the psychometric properties of the Icelandic version.
Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy. 14(3):160-72 [PMID] 17763198.
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Grants

Jul 2021 ACTIVE
AOTF Mid-Career Research Excellence Award – Kramer
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOUNDATION
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Enabling self-reported outcomes for youth with developmental disabilities: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Patient Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO) – Phase II
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES via NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Jul 2020 – Sep 2021
Preparing Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for Engagement in Research During Public Health Emergencies and Disasters
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Feb 2020 ACTIVE
Reconciling the Past & Changing the Future: Engaging young adults with IDD-MH and researchers in CER/comparative effectiveness research
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Jul 2019 – Sep 2020
Disability Mentoring Initiative
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PARTNERS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES via US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Apr 2019 ACTIVE
Vocational Fit Assessment and Employment Status in People with Intellectual Disabilities
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COLORADO STATE UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
HSC4913 Supervised Resrch Exp
2020-2021
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2020
OTH6763 Evidence Based Pract
2020
OTH6016 Advanced Ot Theory
2019
HSC3502 Survey of Diseases and Disability
2021
RSD6910 Supervised Research
2021
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2021
OTH6700 Advocacy and Interprofessional Skills
2021-2022
OTH6911 Capstone
2021-2022
OTH6818 Clinical Competence Seminar
2021
RSD7979 Advanced Research

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