TL1 trainee,Jessica Barth, MS, OTR/L, successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Validation, categorization, and prediction of upper limb outcomes after stroke”. Occupational Therapist, PhD in Movement Science and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation with concentration in Dissemination and Implementation with mentor: Dr. Catherine Lang. In her work Jessica explored the divergence between lab based and out-of-clinic measurement of the upper limb by developing and validating measurement tools for clinicians using machine learning algorithms. All the hard work was truly reflected and both the defense and the results were brilliant.
You have a bright future ahead Jessica. Congratulations Dr. Barth!