Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Kelli Williams Gary

Dr. Kelli Williams Gary Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
willliamsjonk@vcu.edu
(804) 828-3412

Professional interests

  • Racial and ethnic issues for individuals with disabilities
  • Post-injury outcomes after traumatic brain injury
  • Intervention Research
  • Community Based Participatory Research

Education

  • 2003-2008: Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences with specialization in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • 2005-2008: Doctoral Research Fellow of Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program in traumatic brain injury (TBI) research, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • 1997-2000: M.S. in Post-Professional Occupational Therapy and MPH in General Public Health, Columbia University.
  • 1991-1995: B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Chicago State University.

Certifications and Licensure

  • Virginia Department of Health Professions, Licensed Occupational Therapist, #0119004374 (2006-present)
  • National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) 1995-present, #1000465, (1995-present)

Selected Publications

Referred

  • Gary, K. W., Nicholls, E., Shamburger, A., Stevens, L. F., & Arango-Lasprilla, J. C. (in press). Do Racial and ethnic minority patients fare worse after SCI: A critical review of the literature. NeuroRehabilitation.
  • Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Ketchum, J. M., Lewis, A., Krch, D., Gary, K. W., & Dodd B. A. (in press). A longitudinal investigation of employment outcomes in individuals with traumatic brain injury one through five years post-injury. PM&R Journal: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation.
  • Niemeier, J. P., Kreutzer J. S., Marwitz, J. H., Gary, K. W., & Ketchum J. M. (2011). Efficacy of a brief acute neurobehavioral intervention following traumatic brain injury: A preliminary investigation. Brain Injury, 25, 680-690.
  • Lewis, A. N., Hurley, J. E., Koch, L. C., Armstrong, A. J., Gary, K. W., & McMahon, B. T. (2010). An examination of the relationship between the race of ADA Title I Claimants and attributes of their employers. Journal of Minority Disability Research and Practice, 1(3), 119-147.
  • Lewis, A.N., Hurley, J. E., Armstrong, A. J., Koch, L. C., Gary, K.W., & McMahon, B. T. (2010). The influence of race on allegations of employment discrimination due to disability. Journal of Minority Disability Research and Practice, 1(3), 30-67.
  • Gary, K. W., Ketchum, J. M., Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Kreutzer, J. S., Novak, T, Copolillo, A., & Deng, X. (2010). Difference in employment outcomes 10 years after Traumatic Brain Injury among racial and ethnic minority groups. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 33(1), 65-75.
  • Livingston, L. A., Kennedy, R.E., Marwitz, J.H., Arango-Lasprilla, J.C., Rapport, L. J., Bushnik, T., & Gary, K. W. (2010). Predictors of family caregivers´ life satisfaction after traumatic brain injury at one and two years post-injury: A longitudinal multi-center investigation. NeuroRehabilitation, 27, 73-81.
  • Gary, K. W., Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Ketchum, J.M., Kreutzer, J. S., Copolillo, A., Novak, T., & Jha, A. (2009). Racial difference in employment outcomes at 1, 2, and 5 years post-injury. Archives of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 90, 1699-1707.
  • Gary, K. W., Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., & Stevens, L. F. (2009). Do racial/ethnic differences exist in post-injury outcomes after TBI?: A comprehensive review of the literature. Brain Injury, 23(10),775-789.
  • Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Ketchum, J. M., Gary, K.W., Kreutzer, J.S., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T. M., Wehman, P., Marquez de la Plata, C., & Jha, A. (2009). Influence of minority status on job stability after traumatic brain injury. PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation, 1 (1),41-49.
  • Kreutzer, J. S., Livingston, L. A., Everley, R. S., Gary, K. W., Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Powell, V. D., Marwitz, J. H. (2009). Caregivers´ concerns about judgment and safety of patients with brain injury: A preliminary investigation. PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation, 1(8),723-728.
  • Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Ketchum, J. M., Gary, K., Hart, T., Corrigan, J., Forster, L., & Mascialino, G. (2009). Race/ethnicity differences in satisfaction with life among persons with traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 24(1), 5-14.
  • Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Ketchum, J. M., Williams, K., Kreutzer, J. S., Marquez C, O´Neil-Pirozzi, T. M., & Wehman, P. (2008). Racial differences in employment outcomes after traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89(5), 988-995.
  • Hart, T., O´Neil-Pirozzi, T. M., Williams, K. D., Rapport, L. J., Hammond, F., & Kreutzer, J. (2007). Racial differences in caregiving patterns, caregiver emotional function, and sources of emotional support following traumatic brain injury. Journal Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 22(2), 122-131.
  • Kreutzer, J. S., Marwitz, J. H., Hsu, N., Williams, K., & Riddick, A. (2007). Marital stability after brain injury: an investigation and analysis. NeuroRehabilitation, 22(1), 53-59.

Grant Activity

  • Research Coordinator (July 1, 2011 - Present), Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Research Grant: Project Empowerment: Improving Minority Research Capacity. Funding Source: National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
  • Award Recipient (November 1, 2010-Present), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) at National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Program.
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow (January 2009 – June 30, 2011), Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. Research Grant: Project Empowerment: Improving Minority Research Capacity. Funding Source: National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Key Professional Service

  • Vice-chair, Virginia Brain Injury Council (January 23, 2009 - Present)
  • Co-facilitator, Brain Injury of Virginia Support Group (November 2005 - Present)
  • Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer, Brain Injury
  • Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer, NeuroRehabilitation
  • Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

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