Cherie Blackwell

Clinical Instructor

Professor Blackwell teaches specialty topics in the Intervention I, Intervention III, and Movement courses.

She has clinical experience in a variety of areas including hand therapy, occupational health, and rehabilitation of neurological clients.

Her research interests include hand therapy, lifestyle medicine, workplace wellness, pain management, vision, and stroke rehabilitation.

Professor Blackwell has current licensure in Iowa and has been a certified hand therapist since 2006.

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Education and Training

  • Post-Professional OTD, University of St. Augustine (Fall 2021)
  • BS, St. Ambrose University, Occupational Therapy and Psychology
  • Certified Hand Therapist

I am inspired by my client’s experiences, stories, and hope for wellness in their lives. I love occupational therapy and the holistic approach to improving independence and participation in what truly matters. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy sharing this knowledge with my students.

Cherie Blackwell


Philips, E., Blackwell, C., Phares, S., Cleveland, C., & Fowler, E. (2020, October 15). The role of OT in family practice center group visits for chronic disease management [Virtual conference presentation]. American Occupational Therapy Education Summit.

Blackwell, C., Cary, K. A., Holst, K. L., Mandle, K. M., & Dryg, L. (2018, April 20). Dynavision normative data for reaction time [Poster presentation]. American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Recent Publications

Blackwell, C., Cary, K., Holst, K., Mandle, K., Dryg, L., Clemens, S., Lemke, J.H., Castro, S., Hendricks, E., & Kelly, R. (2020). Brief Report-Dynavision normative data for healthy adults: Reaction test program. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 1-6. 10.5014/ajot.2020.036251

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Courses Taught

Specialty content in OTD 540 Movement
OTD 550 Interventions IA
OTD 551 Interventions IB
OTD 650 Interventions IIIA
OTD 651 Interventions IIIB

Professional Memberships

American Occupational Therapy Association
American Society of Hand Therapy


Cherie Blackwell

Occupational Therapy
Center for Health Sciences Education 255
1320 W. Lombard St.
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803

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