Research Division

The Research Division identifies, implements and coordinates ASHT's research activities as defined in the strategic plan. Projects that currently fall under the Research Division include identifying new research grant opportunities, Journal Club chat, reviewing and grading abstracts submitted for ASHT Annual Meeting, vetting requests for research surveys to be distributed to ASHT members, promoting submissions to the Journal of Hand Therapy and mentoring prospective researchers.

Research Division Director

Jenny Dorich, MBA, OTR/L, CHT

Vice Division Director


Board Liaison

Aviva Wolff, EdD, OTR, CHT

Division Members

Lori Algar, OTD. OTR/L, CHT
Gretchen Bachman, OTD, OTR/L, MBA/HCM, CEAS, CHT
Priya Bakshi, OTD, OTR, CHT
April Bryant, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Mirella M. Deisher, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Sarah Doerrer, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT 
Sophie Goloff, OTR/L
Melanie Hubbuck, MS
Laurie C. Humiston, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Cynthia Ivy, OT, OTD, M.Ed, CHT
Lisa Kozden, MOT, OTR/L, CHT, COMT
Katherine Loomis, MA, OTR/L, CHT
Tauni Malmgren, OTD, OTR/L
Rose McAndrew, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Renee McDade, CHT
Corey McGee, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
Nancy Naughton, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Journal Club

Priya Bakshi, OTD, OTR, CHT (Chair)
Nancy Byl, BS, MPH, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Mirella Deisher, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Sophie Goloff, OTR/L
Lisa Kozden, MOT, OTR/L, CHT, COMT
Tauni Malmgren, OTD, OTR/L
Rose McAndrew, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Renee McDade, OT, CHT
Corey McGee, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
Victoria Priganc, PhD, OTR, CHT
Laurie Rogers, MS, OT, CHT
Brocha Stern, PhD, OTR, CHT

Staff Liaison

Monica Barnaby

Interested in participating on a division, committee or ASHT project? Please review our current volunteer opportunities.