Stacey Schepens Niemiec, PhD, OTR/L
Research Assistant Professor
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
Phone: (323) 442-2069
G. Baranek, PhD, OTR/L & F. Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Examining the interrelationships between activity patterns, chronic conditions, mobility, and falls in older adults in order to inform the development of health and wellness programs for the aging population; Exploring applications of mobile health technology to promote successful aging
- 2003 Wayne State University, Occupational Psychology BS
- 2005 Wayne State University,Occupational Therapy MS
- 2009 Wayne State University, Instructional Technology PhD
K12HD055929 Ottenbacher (PI) 08/01/13-07/31/18 Rehabilitation Research Career Development K12 program The goal of this career development award is to gain additional mentored research experience in gerontology and activity-based lifestyle management to improve the health and well-being of older adults. Role: Scholar
Publications (past 5 years)
Murphy, S., Robison, S. & Schepens Niemiec, S.L. (In press, 2016). Non-pharmacologic management of osteoarthritis. Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology.
Murphy, S., Kratz, A. & Schepens Niemiec, S.L. (In press, 2016). Assessing fatigability in the lab and in daily life in older adults with osteoarthritis using perceived, performance, and ecological measures. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.
Juang, C., Carlson, M., Vigen, C., Schepens Niemiec, S.L., Knight, B , & Clark, F. (In press 2016). Understanding the mechanisms of change in Lifestyle Redesign. The Gerontologist July, 7, 2016.
Murphy, S., Schepens Niemiec, S.L., Lyden, A., & Krazt, A. (2016). Pain, fatigue, and physical activity in osteoarthritis: The moderating effects of pain- and fatigue-related activity interference. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 97(S3), S201-S209. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.05.025
Schepens Niemiec, S.L., Carlson, M., Martínez, J., Guzmán, L., Mahajan, A., & Clark, F. (2015). Developing occupation-based preventive programs for late-middle-aged Latino patients in safety-net health systems. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 69(6), 1-11. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.015958
Mallinson, T., Schepens Niemiec, S.L., Carlson, M., Leland, N., Vigen, C., Blanchard, J., & Clark, F. (2014). Development and validation of the Activity Significance Personal Evaluation (ASPEn) Scale. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 61(6), 384-393. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12155
Murphy, S., & Schepens Niemiec, S.L. (2014). Aging, fatigue, and fatigability: Implications for occupational and physical therapists. Current Geriatrics Reports 3, 135-141. doi: 10.1007/s13670-014-0093-6
Leland, N., Marcione, N., Schepens, S., Kelkar, K., & Fogelberg, D. (2014). What is occupational therapy's role in addressing sleep problems among older adults? OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health 34(3), 141-149. doi: 10.3928/15394492-20140513-01
Kratz, S., Schepens, S.L., & Murphy, S. (2013). Effects of cognitive task demands on subsequent symptoms and activity in adults with symptomatic osteoarthritis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 67(6), 683-691.
Schepens, S.L., Kratz, A., & Murphy, S. (2012). Fatigability in osteoarthritis: Effects of an activity bout on subsequent symptoms and activity. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Science and Medical Sciences 67(10), 1114-1120.
Schepens, S.L., Sen, A., Painter, J., & Murphy, S. (2012). Relationship between fall-related efficacy and activity engagement in community-dwelling older adults: A meta-analytic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 66(2), 137-148.
Schepens, S.L., Braun, M., & Murphy, S. (2012). Effect of tailored activity pacing on self-perceived joint stiffness in adults with knee or hip osteoarthritis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 66(3), 363- 367. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2010.004036
Goldberg, A., & Schepens, S. (2011). Measurement error and minimal detectable change in 4-meter gait speed in older adults. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research 23(5-6), 406-412.
Schepens, S.L., Goldberg, A., & Panzer, P. (2011). A randomized controlled trial comparing tailoring methods of multimedia-based falls prevention education for community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 65(6), 702-709.
Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography