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Barbara Doucet, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy
Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Phone: 504-568-4302

Lead Mentors
K. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
D. Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM

Research Areas

Rehabilitative methods and modalities that facilitate recovery of motor control following neurological insult or consequences of aging


  • 1984 Louisiana State University Health Science Center New Orleans, LA Occupational Therapy BS
  • 1996 Louisiana State University Health Science Center New Orleans, LA Allied Health Education MHS
  • 2007 University of Texas at Austin Kinesiology PhD

Current Research Funding


Recent Publications

Doucet BM, Mettler JA. Pilot Study Combining Electrical Stimulation and a Dynamic Hand Orthosis for Functional Recovery in Chronic Stroke. Am J Occup Ther. 2018 Mar/Apr;72(2):7202345030p1-7202345030p6. PMCID: PMC5807404.

Mettler JA, Bennett SM, Doucet BM, Magee DM. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Anabolic Signaling in Patients with Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc  Dis. 2017 Dec;26(12):2954-2963.

Doucet BM, Mettler JA, Griffin L, Spirduso W. Force Irregularity Following Maximal Effort: The After-Peak Reduction. Percept Mot Skills. 2016 Aug;123(1):244-57.

Doucet BM, Woodson A, Watford M. Moving toward 2017: progress in rehabilitation intervention effectiveness research. Am J Occup Ther. 2014 Jul-Aug;68(4):e124-48.

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