Find Faculty Members at MUSC.

Emily Grattan Ph.D.

Emily S. Grattan Ph.D.

Provider Image
Rank
  • Assistant Professor
College
  • College of Health Professions
Department
  • Health Professions
Academic Focus
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
Faculty email addresses should not be used to seek medical advice or to make medical appointments. Please visit MyChart for medical appointments or to contact your provider.

Locations

Office Location
street
room

Biography

EDUCATION and TRAINING

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Dates Attended

 Name and Location of Institution

Degree Received, Year

Major Discipline

August 2000-May 2004
 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, 2004

Occupational Therapy

June 2002-August 2002

Boston University, Royal Free Hospital, London,  England


Internship Abroad Program
 Occupational Therapy

GRADUATE

Dates Attended

Name and Location of Institution

Degree Received, Year

Major Discipline

May 2004-May 2005

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Master of Science, 2005

Occupational Therapy

May 2010-April 2014

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Doctor of Philosophy, 2014

Rehabilitation Science

January 2015-June 2018

Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Post-Doctoral Training

POSITIONS

Years Inclusive

Department, Name and Location of Institution

Rank/Title

September 2005 to June 2009

UPMC Southside Hospital, Centers for Rehab Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Occupational Therapist

June 2009 to December 2009

UPMC Mercy Hospital, Centers for Rehab Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Occupational Therapist

December 2009 to March 2011

UPMC Mercy Hospital, Centers for Rehab Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Casual Occupational Therapist

December 2009 to May 2010

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Occupational Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Assistant

May 2010 to August 2014

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Occupational Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Occupational Therapist

January 2015 to June 2018

Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Health Science and Research, Charleston, SC

Post-Doctoral Scholar

June 2017 to June 2018

Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Occupational Therapy Charleston, SC

Adjunct Instructor

July 2018 to present

Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Occupational Therapy Charleston, SC

Assistant Professor

June 2018 to present

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC


Research Health Scientist

CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy #1075979                                                                     2005-present


Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists #2840                                                                                             2007-2009

 

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

 

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy License #OC009816                                                     2005-2015

South Carolina Occupational Therapy License #4441                                                                                        2015-present

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS in PROFESSIONAL and SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

American Occupational Therapy Association                                                                                                        2005-present


SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

 

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine                                                                                                     2011-2014

American Society of Neurorehabilitation                                                                                                                2014-present

   
                                                                                        HONORS & AWARDS  
SCHOLARLY AWARDS

Boston University Director’s Award for Internship Portfolio                                                                                    2002

 
RESEARCH AWARDS

Best Rehabilitation Research Award by a Pre-Doctoral Student,  UPMC Institute for                                           2010

Rehabilitation & Research Day

American Occupational Therapy Foundation Travel Award                                                                                   2016

                                             

 

                                                                                         GRANT FUNDING


 # Source
Grant Title
 Role  Years Inclusive

Industry Grant

 Northstar Neuroscience Safety and effectiveness of cortical stimulation in the treatment of stroke patients with upper extremity hemiparesis (EVEREST)
Interventionist
9/1/04 to 3/1/08
K12 HD055931
NCMRR, NINDS
 Examining neurobehavior and ADL disability after stroke
 Research Assistant/Assessor 12/1/08 to 12/31/12
Central Research Development Fund University of Pittsburgh Office of Provost (CRDF)
Examining cognitive and affective impairment influences on motor recovery after stroke
Research Assistant/Assessor 7/01/07 to 6/30/10 
 Pilot Grant
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute 
 Strategy training to improve stroke rehabilitation outcomes Research Occupational Therapist
4/01/10 to 3/30/13
Competitive Medical Research Fund
University of Pittsburgh Office of Research
 Cognitive Strategy Training Research Occupational Therapist
7/1/10 to 6/30/12
B7143R Department of Veterans Affairs
Enhancement of motor cortex activity in persons with spinal cord injury
 Research Occupational Therapist 4/1/11 to 3/31/14

Dissertation Development Fund

University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Repetitive task practice for neglect after stroke

Principal Investigator

 4/1/12 to

3/31/13

UL1RR023153, UL1TR000005

University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences

Repetitive task practice to treat neglect after stroke: a pilot feasibility study

Co-Investigator

6/1/2012 to 5/31/2013

R01 HD074693
NICHD Closing the gap in stroke rehabilitation: early intervention for stroke disability
Research Occupational Therapist 7/1/13 to 6/30/18
Industry Grant Halo Neuroscience Corporation
Research Occupational Therapist Post Doctoral Scholar
 Research Occupational Therapist

Pilot Grant

P2CHD086844

Medical University of South Carolina National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation

Examining the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation and task-specific practice on cortical modulation among individuals with unilateral spatial neglect post stroke

Principal Investigator

1/26/15 to 12/31/17

 

Medical University of South Carolina Department of Health Professions Interdepartmental, Intercollege Seed Grant Program

 

Unilateral spatial neglect and function: A collaborative project to link stroke research, education, and clinical practice

 

Co-Principal Investigator

7/1/16 to 8/31/17

1K2 RX002420

Department of Veterans Affairs C areer Development Award-2 (CDA-2)

Improving measurement and treatment of post-stroke neglect

Principal Investigator

5/29/18 to 5/28/23

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (in chronological order)

Skidmore ER, Becker JT, Whyte EM, Huber LM, Waterstram LF, Ward AA, Grattan ES, Holm MB. Cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms did not impede upper extremity recovery in a clinical repetitive task practice program after stroke. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012; 91:327-36.

Skidmore ER, Dawson DR, Whyte EM, Butters MA, Dew MA, Grattan ES, Becker JT, Holm MB. Developing complex interventions: lessons learned from a pilot study examining strategy training in acute rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2013; 28:378-387.

 Skidmore ER, Dawson DR, Whyte EM, Butters MA, Dew MA, Grattan ES, Becker JT, Holm MB. Strategy training may reduce disability in the first 6 months after stroke. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair. 2014; 28:378-387.

Grattan ES, Lang CE, Birkenmeier RL, Holm MB, Rubinestein E, Van Swearingen J, Skidmore ER. Examining the feasibility, tolerablity, and preliminary efficacy of repetitive task practice for individuals with unilateral spatial neglect. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2016: 70(4):7004290020p1–7004290020p8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.019471.

Woodbury, ML, Anderson K, Finetto C, Fortune A, Dellenbach B, Grattan E, Hutchison S. Matching task-difficulty to patient-ability during task practice improves upper extremity motor skill after stroke: a proof of concept study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2016:97(11):1863-1871. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.03.022.   

Skidmore ER, Butters MA, Whyte EM, Grattan ES, Shen J, Terhorst L. Guided training relative to direct skill training for individuals with cognitive impairments after stroke: a pilot randomized trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017; 98(4):673-68.

Grattan ES & Woodbury ML. Do neglect assessments detect neglect differently? American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017; 71(3):7103190050p1-7103190050p9.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER, Woodbury ML. Examining anosognosia of neglect. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. 2018; 38(2): 113-120.

Hong I, Kim Y, Sonnenfeld ML, Grattan E, Reistetter T.A. Disability measurement for Korean community dwelling adults with stroke: Item level psychometrics of the Korean Longitudinal study of Aging. Annals ofRehabilitation Medicine. 2018; 42(2): 336-345. 

Grattan ES, Velozo CA, Skidmore ER, Page SJ, Woodbury ML. Interpreting Action Research Arm Test assessment scores to plan treatment. 2018; 1-10. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health.

Khalaf A, Kersey K, Eldeeb S, Alankus G, Grattan ES, Waterstram L, Skidmore E, Akcakaya, M. EEG-based neglect assessment: A feasibility study. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2018; 303: 169-177.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS (in chronological order)

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Unilateral spatial neglect may not impede upper extremity recovery in individuals with subacute stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011; 92:1710.

Juengst SB, Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Early impaired self awareness is associated with age and depression in acquired brain injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011; 92:1698-9.

Skidmore ER, Whyte EM, Dawson DR, Holm MB, Grattan ES, Dew MA, Becker JT. Preliminary findings favor meta-cognitive strategy training over attention control in acute stroke rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011; 92:1717.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER, Woodbury ML. Anosognosia of neglect during performance of daily activities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017; 71:7111500028p1.

 

                                                                                       POSTERS & PRESENTATIONS

National   

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Unilateral spatial neglect may not impede upper extremity recovery in individuals with subacute stroke. Presented at: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference. Atlanta, GA, October, 2011.

Juengst SB, Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Early impaired self-awareness is associated with age and depression in acquired brain injury. Presented at: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference. Atlanta, GA, October, 2011.

Skidmore ER, Whyte EM, Dawson DR, Holm MB, Grattan ES, Dew MA, Becker JT. Preliminary findings favor meta-cognitive strategy training over attention control in acute stroke rehabilitation. Presented at: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference. Atlanta, GA, October, 2011.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Applying guiding principles for individuals with unilateral spatial neglect. Presented at: American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2014.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Unilateral spatial neglect and upper extremity motor recovery. Presented at: American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2014.

Grattan ES, Woodbury ML. Examining the validity of upper extremity Fugl-Meyer Impairment Categories. Presented at: Occupational Therapy Research Summit. Pittsburgh, PA, May 2016.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER, Woodbury ML. Anosognosia of neglect during performance of daily activities. Presented at: American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017.

Grattan ES, Woodbury ML. Assessing stroke survivors for neglect. Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2018.

Giles AK, Grattan ES. Collaborating with a transitional care unit to provide student hands-on time in long-term acute care: a win-win for hospital and academic institution. Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2018.

Hong I, Kim Y, Sonnenfeld M, Grattan ES, Reistetter TA. Creating disability measurement using activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living item from National Longitudinal Aging study. Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2018.

Akcakaya A, Khalaf, Eldeeb S, Kersey J, Alankus G, Grattan ES, Waterstram LW & Skidmore ER. EEG-based neglect  assessment. Presented at International Brain-Computer Inferface (BCI) Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA, May 2018.

Grattan ES, Woodbury ML. Neglect may not impact real-world paretic arm use in the chronic stage of stroke recovery. Presented at Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Kansas City, KS, June, 2018.

Regional

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Unilateral Spatial Neglect After Stroke: Does neglect impede upper extremity recovery in subacute and chronic stroke? Presented at: University of Pittsburgh Institute for Rehabilitation and Research. Pittsburgh, PA, June 2010.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. A comparison of arm and hand recovery among individuals with and without unilateral spatial neglect post stroke. Presented at: University of Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Institute Research Day. Pittsburgh, PA, May 2012.

Juengst SB, Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Early impaired self-awareness is associated with age and depression in acquired brain injury. Presented at: University of Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Institute Research Day. Pittsburgh, PA, May, 2012.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Unilateral spatial neglect and upper extremity motor recovery. Presented at: University of Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Institute Research Day. Pittsburgh, PA, June 2013.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER. Unilateral spatial neglect and upper extremity motor recovery. Presented at: Pennsylvania  Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.                 

Grattan ES, Lang C, Birkenmeier R, Holm MB, Rubinstein E, Van Swearingen J, Skidmore ER. Examining the effects of a  repetitive task practice program among individuals with unilateral spatial neglect. Presented at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2014.

Grattan ES, Dellenbach B, Anderson K, Hutchison D, Finetto C, Fortune A, Hutchison S, Hayes A, Dukes P, Jett K, Woodbury ML. Examining the Feasibility of an In-Home Stroke Rehabilitation Computer Game Designed to Promote Repetitive Arm Practice for Individuals with Chronic Hemiparesis. Presented at: Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, October 2015.

*Bliven M, O’Connor K, Perry J, Woodbury ML, Grattan ES. Does upper extremity motor function relate to participation? Presented at: Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, October 2015.

Grattan ES, Lang C, Birkenmeier R, Holm MB, Rubinstein E, Van Swearingen J, Woodbury M, Skidmore ER. Repetitive task practice for individuals with neglect post stroke. Presented at: Medical University of South Carolina Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, January 2016.

*Colcough, K, Borden E, Williams T, Woodbury ML, Grattan ES. A comparison of patterns of real world paretic arm use among people with and without unilateral neglect after stroke. Presented at: Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, November 2016.

Grattan, ES. Examining factors that contribute to paretic upper extremity use during stroke recovery. Presented at: Medical University of South Carolina Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, January 2017.

*Housholder K, Bertolino N, Lynch R, Nicks M, Woodbury ML, Kraft S, Grattan ES. The Relationship between Neglect and Real-World Paretic Arm Use in Stroke Survivors. Presented at:  Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, November 2017.

Grattan ES, Skidmore ER, Woodbury ML. Anosognosia of neglect during performance of daily activities. Presented at: Medical University of South Carolina Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, January 2018.

Grattan ES. Brain injury rehabilitation research. Presented at: Roper Rehabilitation Hospital and Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Grand Rounds. Charleston, SC, August 2018.

*Burns G, Hurt A, Young M, Woodbury ML, Grattan ES. Are certain neglect assessments better at detecting neglect than others in post-stroke patients? Presented at:  Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, November 2018.

*Hart E, Chaney K, Vandenbulcke K, Ward A, Woodbury ML, Grattan ES. How do behavioral and virtual reality neglect assessments correlate with each other? Presented at:  Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, November 2018.

*Mentored Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Students          

 

        INVITED LECTURES AND PEER-REVIEWED SEMINARS

 Grattan, ES. My path to becoming an occupational therapy scientist. Presented at: Duquesne University, Department of Occupational Therapy. Pittsburgh, PA, November 2010. (30 minutes).

Grattan, ES. Unilateral spatial neglect. Presented at: Duquesne University, Department of Speech-Language    Pathology. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2012. (90 minutes).

Grattan, ES. Unilateral spatial neglect. Presented at: Duquesne University, Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Pittsburgh, PA, February 2013. (90 minutes).

Grattan, ES. New approaches to stroke rehabilitation. Presented at: 8th Annual Conference: Discover How to Excel in Acute Stroke Management. Pittsburgh, PA, April 2013. (60 minutes).

Grattan, ES. My path to becoming an occupational therapy scientist. Presented at: Duquesne University, Department of Occupational Therapy. Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013. (60 minutes).

Grattan, ES. Neglect post stroke. Presented at: Duquesne University, Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Pittsburgh, PA, February 2014. (120 minutes).

 

                                                                                                               TEACHING

OT 603 Occupational Performance: Geriatrics

OT 561 Research/Scholarship Experience in Occupational Therapy

OT 562 Research/Scholarship Experience in Occupational Therapy 

OT 530-L Occupational Performance for Neurological Conditions I Lab

 

                                                                                                        RESEARCH SERVICE

1) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Partnership for Physical Rehabilitation Post Stroke Board  Member. 2015-2018.

2) Reviewer, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2014-2015. 

3) Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014-present.

4) Reviewer, OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health. 2014-present

5) Reviewer, National Center for Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Pilot Project Grants. 2017.

6). Reviewer, American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2014-present

7) Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017-present

8) Reviewer, Journal of NeuroEngineering & Rehabilitation. 2018-present

9) Reviewer, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2018-present.

10) Panelist. Whats going on with research of spinal neuromodulation and plasticity that is tipping us toward major functional recovery from spinal cord injury? National Center for Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Hot Topics Conference. Presented at Medical University of South Carolina, April 2017.

11) Data safety monitoring board member, Realistic measurements of tDCS-modulated activity and electric fields in the human brain in vivo study. PI: Pratik Chhatbar. 2017-2018.

12) Reviewer, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference Research Abstracts. 2018.

 

                                                                                                              PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Conferences/Training Courses

1. Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2, 2010.

2. 31st Annual Neurorehab Conference, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Cambridge, MA, November 6-7, 2010.

3. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA, April 14-16, 2011.

4. Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, May 2011.

5. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Atlanta, GA, October 11-15, 2011.

6. Women in Medicine and Science Conference Forum, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, April 5, 2012.

7. Rehabilitation Institute Day, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, May 24, 2012.

8. 8th Annual Conference: How to Excel in Acute Stroke Management. Pittsburgh, PA, April 5, 2013.

9. Rehabilitation Institute Day, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, June 19, 2003.

10. Pennyslvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA , November 8-9, 2013.

11. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference. Orlando, FL, November 13-16, 2013.

12. Women in Medicine and Science Conference Forum, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, March 27-28 2014.

13. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Baltimore, MD, April 3-5, 2014.

14. American Society for Neurorehabilitation Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, November 13, 2014.

15. DE-CTR ACCEL Program 2nd Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, February 19, 2015.

16. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Nashville, TN. April 15-18, 2015.

17. Brain Stimulation Training Course-TMS Bootcamp. Charleston, SC. July 18, 2015.

18. American Society for Neurorehabilitation Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, October 15-16, 2015. 

19. Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, November 13, 2015.

20. Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research. Isle of Palms, SC, January 12-16, 2016.

21. 12th Annual Aging Research Day. Charleston, SC. February 26, 2016.

22. Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Introductory Workshop. Charleston, SC, March 7-11, 2016.

23. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Chicago, IL, April 6-10, 2016.

24. Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. Pittsburgh, PA, May 21-22, 2016.

25. Medical University of South Carolina Research Day. Charleston, SC, November 4, 2016.

26. Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Advanced tDCS Workshop. Charleston, SC, March 27--29, 2017.

27. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA, March 29-April 2, 2017.

28. Medical University of South Carolina Science Communication Forum. Charleston, SC, March 9, 2018.

29. Medical University of South Carolina Foundations in Teaching and Learning-A Series for Educators. Charleston, SC,

      January 2018-June 2018; Certificate awarded August 6, 2018.

30. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, April 19-22, 2018.

31. Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. Kansas City, KS June 8-9, 2018.

32. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference & Early Career Development Course. Dallas TX,

      September 30-October 1, 2018.