TNOTA Member Research

As a member benefit, TNOTA provides opportunities for members to recruit participants for their research.  

Evidence based practice is vital to growing and sustaining our profession. Please support all OTs, OTAs, and students as they work on their research.

TNOTA members can fill out a research posting request form below to be posted in TNOTA’s monthly newsletters as well as the TNOTA website (this webpage under "Current Research Opportunities"). 

Non-members may post their research requests on the TNOTA facebook page. 

TNOTA Member Research Request Form


Current Research Opportunities:

Study Name: OT Practitioners in school-based settings

Institution Name: Lincoln Memorial University

Names of Authors: Deborah Zeitlin, OTD, OTR/L; Student collaborators: Ashlyn Case, Caroline Clement, Halle Tackett, Reagan Cook, Ryleigh Fritz

Expiration Date of the Study: 05/25/2024

Link to Survey:

Brief Description of the Study: RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS REQUESTED (SCHOOL BASED): Hello! We are OTD students at Lincoln Memorial University. We are looking for school-based practitioners to participate in our study related to interventions utilized in the school settings. Please consider completing our quick 10 minute survey and share with anyone else who may qualify to participate!


Study Name: Clinician’s Perceptions of Professional Advocacy

Institution Name: University of Tennessee Health Science Center and University of Central Arkansas

Names of Authors: Pamela Lewis-Kipkulei, PhD, OTD, OTR/L Brittany Saviers, PhD, OTR/L

Expiration Date of the Study: 04/15/2024

Link to Survey: 

Brief Description of the Study: We are conducting a research study that explores practitioners’ perspectives on definitions, knowledge of, challenges, and experiences with professional advocacy in the field of occupational therapy. As a part of this study, you are asked to respond to an electronic survey that includes questions regarding your perceptions of professional advocacy. We invite you to participate in this research study to share your insights and perceptions about your experiences with professional advocacy in the field of occupational therapy. This study includes a survey that should take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is voluntary and your responses will remain confidential. Your participation in this research project is extremely valuable.