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Consuelo Maun Kreider, PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Florida

Phone: (352) 273-6621

Lead Mentor
S. Classen, PhD, MPH

Research Areas

Community-engaged strategies in investigating the adolescent and young adult transitions of youth growing up with disabilities and discerning and testing social/contextual supports for successful transitions.


  • 2013 PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida
  • 2009 MHS, Occupational Therapy, University of Florida
  • 1989 BHS, Occupational Therapy, University of Florida

Current Research Funding

SP00097094-14 (PD-Elder) 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Building Capacity and Forging Collaborations in Autism Research for Underserved Families. Tier 3 Pipeline-to-Proposal Award, administered on behalf of PCORI by the Georgia Health Policy Center. Goal: The goal is to empower, expand, and enhance the advisory and Community Autism Research Engagement (CARE) groups that were developed in Tiers 1 and 2 to develop a fundable comparative effectiveness research (CER) proposal(s). Role: Rehabilitation lead; Co-investigator

HRD-1246587 (Kreider) 02/01/2013 – 01/31/2017 (No-cost extension to 9/30/18). National Science Foundation. Comprehensive support for STEM students with learning disabilities (CS3LD). Goal: Develop and test a multi-level cross-campus model of support for undergraduate STEM/SBE students with learning and attention disorders at the University of Florida Co-PIs: Susan Percival, Chang-Yu Wu, Mei-Fang Lan, Anthony Delisle (through 2015), William Mann (through 2016)

Recent Publications

Elder, J. H., Kreider, C. M., Brasher, S. N., & Ansell, M. (2017). Clinical impact of early diagnosis of autism on the prognosis and parent–child relationships. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 10, 283. PMCID: PMC5576710

Kreider, C. M., Bendixen, R. M., Young, M. E., Prudencio, S. M.*, McCarty, C., & Mann, W. C. (2016). Social networks and participation with others for youth with learning, attention, and autism spectrum disorders: Réseaux sociaux et participation avec les autres, chez des adolescents ayant des troubles d’apprentissage, de l’attention et du spectre de l’autisme. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 83(1), 14-26. PMCID: PMC4710853

Elder, J. H., Kreider, C. M., Schaefer, N. M., & de Laosa, M. B*. (2015). A review of gluten-and casein-free diets for treatment of autism: 2005–2015. Nutrition and dietary supplements, 7, 87. PMCID: PMC5242335

Kreider, C., Delisle, A., Lan, M.-F., Medina, S., Gorske, J., Wu, C.-Y.,  Mann, W. (2015). A Multifaceted Approach to Supporting STEM/SBE Students with Learning Disabilities: Highlights of Engineering Student Participants. QScience Proceedings, 2015(4), 70. PMCID: PMC5242339

Kreider, C. M., Bendixen, R. M., & Lutz, B. J. (2015). Holistic needs of university students with invisible disabilities: A qualitative study. Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics, 35(4), 426-441.  PMCID: PMC4636462

Kreider, C. M., Bendixen, R. M., Mann, W. C., Young, M. E., & McCarty, C. (2015). Mixed-method exploration of social network links to participation. OTJR: occupation, participation and health, 35(3), 151-159PMCID: PMC4659346

Reynolds, S., Kreider, C. M., Meeley, L. E., & Bendixen, R. M. (2015). Taste perception and sensory sensitivity: Relationship to feeding problems in boys with Barth Syndrome. The Journal of rare disorders, 3(1), 1.  PMCID: PMC4659346

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography

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