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Cherie Blackwell, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Clinical Assistant Professor | Academic Fieldwork Coordinator


Dr. Blackwell teaches specialty topics in the Intervention I, Intervention III, and Movement courses. Topics include motor function, sensory function, physical agent modalities, orthotics, hand therapy, outpatient therapy, work, and lifestyle medicine. In addition, she is a mentor for student research and capstone projects.

She has clinical experience in a variety of practice settings including acute inpatient, outpatient, work hardening, mental health, and home health. Her primary practice areas focus on hand therapy, occupational health, and outpatient rehabilitation of neurological clients.

Her research interests include hand therapy, lifestyle medicine, workplace wellness, pain management, vision, and stroke rehabilitation. Her doctoral capstone topic was Enhancing participation in community gardening: A community-built occupational therapy program.

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

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Education and Training


  • Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), University of St. Augustine
  • BS, St. Ambrose University, Occupational Therapy
  • BA, St. Ambrose University, Psychology
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist I

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


Presentations


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. https://doi.org/ 10.5014/ajot.2020.036251


More About Professor Blackwell

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 College of Lifestyle Medicine
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Society of Hand Therapy

Service

Volunteer, Tapestry Farms (2021-present)

IRB Community Board Member, St. Ambrose University (2018-21)

Contact


Cherie Blackwell

Occupational Therapy
Center for Health Sciences Education 255
1320 W. Lombard St.
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6280
BlackwellCherieR@sau.edu

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