Barbara M. Doucet, PhD, LOTR

Barbara M. Doucet, PhD, LOTR
Clinical Associate Professor - Occupational Therapy Department
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Barbara Doucet (Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Capstone and Scholarship) is an occupational therapist, clinical researcher, and educator with over 35 years of clinical experience. She received her PhD in Human Movement Science from The University of Texas at Austin, where her focus was neuromuscular physiology. She instructs courses within the program on various clinical topics and research. She is involved in research related to methods that facilitate optimal motor recovery in persons with chronic stroke and degenerative diseases and how this physiological recovery translates to changes in occupational performance. She has also conducted research in innovative teaching methods that effectively develop clinical skills in allied health students to improve competency in working with neurological populations. She has been the recipient of federal, intramural, and foundation grants and served as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Occupation Therapy for several years. Her publications on clinical and allied health educational research topics can be found in journals that include American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Muscle & Nerve, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Journal of Hand Therapy, , and Journal of Allied Health.


Recent Publications:


Ciro, C., & Doucet, B. M. (2021). [Textbook chapter] “Sensory Assessment and Intervention.”

     Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction, by Diane Powers Dirette and Sharon A.

     Gutman, Wolters Kluwer, pp. 176–196.


Doucet, B. M., Blanchard, M., & Bienvenu, F. (2021). Occupational performance and hand

     function in people with Parkinson’s disease: LSVT BIG. American Journal of Occupational

     Therapy, (in press).


Blanchard, M., Doucet, B. M., Perilloux, C., Marchetta, T., Price, D., Pattison, A., Bonanni, G.,

    & Amedee, B. (2020). Functional performance in people with Parkinson’s disease: LSVT BIG

    for LIFE. Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion, (in press).


Blanchard, M., & Doucet, B. M. (2020). Educational perspectives: Integrating a student post-

     stroke clinic within a first-year occupational therapy kinesiology course. The Internet Journal

     of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 18(2), Article 1.


Mangum, S. W., Doucet, B. M., Blanchard, M., & Alig, K. (2019). Survivors of sex trafficking:

     occupation-based interventions for executive functioning. Occupational Therapy in Mental

     Health, 35(3), 300-313.


Mettler, J., Magee, D. M., & Doucet, B. M. (2018). Low-frequency electrical stimulation with

     variable intensity preserves torque. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 4249-56.