TNOTA Member Research


As a member benefit, TNOTA provides opportunities for members to gather 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 (found here) and send to [email protected] to be posted.

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


Current Research Opportunities:


The use of Trauma-Informed Care by occupational therapy professionals in mental health settings.

 Institution Name:

Salem State University

Expiration Date of Study:

April 1, 2021

Survey Link

Brief Description of Study:

This study is an exploratory study of the use of Trauma-Informed care by occupational therapists working in mental health settings. The intent of this study is to identify what previous training the professional has received as well as how they are implementing it into their current practice.


Post-Professional Doctorate Study 

Institution Name:
Milligan University
Expiration Date of the Study:
April 30, 2021
Survey Link 
Brief Description of the Study:

A survey to gauge interest in a post-professional doctorate program as well as specific interest areas that would help guide future curriculum offerings.


Dr. Christy Isbell PhD, OTR/L ([email protected])

Mitch Aldrich, OTS ([email protected])

Jordan Frasure, OTS ([email protected])

Diana Makhnist, OTS ([email protected])

Kaylyn Masoner, OTS ([email protected])

Jodi Nichols, OTS ([email protected])