Tonya L. Rich, PhD, MA, OTR/L

Tonya L. Rich, PhD, MA, OTR/L

Doctoral Student
Dates: 2013-2017
Current position: Clinical Researcher, VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
 
Dr. Rich pursued her PhD in rehabilitation science in our lab (completed December 2017) and was a graduate research assistant in our lab with over 15 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in children who have had a stroke. She is certified in the Assisting Hand Assessment and has trained at the ACQUIREc Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) program.  She enjoys working with families and children as she investigates how the brain reorganizes after a stroke and explores new interventions designed to help children and youth achieve their goals for daily living skills. In support of her research work during her time in the lab, Dr. Rich was the recipient of several fellowships, among them the MnDRIVE Fellowship in Neuromodulation, the Marie Louise Wales Fellowship in Occupational Therapy, and the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship.