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Kinsuk K. Maitra

Professor and Chair    

Ph.D. -- Neuroscience/ Motor Control, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
Master of Science -- Occupational Therapy, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
Master of Science – Human Physiology, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India


Clinical Expertise
Neurological disorders
Adult rehabilitation

Research Interests
Social participation in older adults
Practice based occupational therapy interventions in neurological disorders
Cognitive priming and mobility/functioning in community-dwelling older adult
Language and cognitive control of motor performance in community-dwelling older adults

Selected Publications
Richard, L, Maitra, K, da Costa, B, Maillet, D, and Ramsey, C (in press) Patient Characteristics and Functional Outcomes in a 5-year Retrospective Stroke Cohort. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Park, H.Y., Maitra, K., & Martinez, K. (2015). The effect of occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Occupational Therapy International. Published online in Wiley Online Library ( DOI: 10.1002/oti.1389

Maitra, K.K., Richard, L., & Park, H.Y. (2014). Strategies for cognitive priming for motor rehabilitation. In S. Ingrid (2nd Ed.), International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions. New York, NY: Springer.

Maitra, K., Park, H.Y., Eggenberger, J., Matthiessen, A., Knight, E., & Ng, B. (2014) Difficulty in mental and neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related school functions is associated with low birth weight or preterm: Meta-analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(2), 140-148.

Park, H.Y., Maitra, K., Achon, J., Loyala, E., & Rincon, M. (2014). Effects of early interventation on mental and neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions in children born with low birth weight or preterm: A meta-analytic review of research literature. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(3), 268-276.

Maitra, K. & Park, H.Y. (2013). Effect of gravity on movement and muscle characteristics for daily occupational performance in sitting and side-lying positions in adults. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 33(2), 76-85.

Shah, R.C., Maitra, K.K., Barnes, L.L, James, B.D., Leurgans, S., & Bennett, D.A. (2012). Relation of driving status to incident life space constriction in community-dwelling older persons: A prospective cohort study. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67(9), 984-989. doi:10.1093/Gerona/gls133.

Maitra, K.K. (2012). Assistive technology to optimize physical functioning in older adults. In The Nurse’s Role in Promoting Optimal Health of Older Adults: Thriving in the Wisdom Years: An Interdisciplinary Perspective in Gerontology. Ed. Jean Lange, F.A. Davis & Co. pp 174-195.

Maitra, K.K. (2009). Rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease: strategies for cueing with self-speech (RehabSelfCue PD). In International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions. Ed. Ingrid Soderberg (Karolinksa Institute, Sweden), Springer, Dordrecht, Heildelberg, London, New York.

Selected Presentations
Practice based evidence, Hogeschool of Amsterdam, European Masters in Occupational Therapy Program, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012.

Motor control and motor learning principles in skill acquisition before and after a brain injury. Netaji Subhas Center of Sports Authority of India, Bangalore, India, December 2012.

Conscious and non-conscious memory-implication for clinical rehabilitation, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Brown Bag series, Florida International University, October 2011.

Smart home for people with disabilities, Rush University Alumni Continuing Education Series, 2011.

Motor learning: evidence based practice guidelines for occupational therapy, ILOTA, CE Session, with Clare Giuffrida, Chicago, IL, 2010.

2011-2014, Maitra, K.K. (PI), Cognitive priming in older adults. CNHS Faculty Development Fund, $5,000.

2008-2009, Maitra, K.K. (PI). Improving occupational therapy outcomes for patients with multiple sclerosis and related disorders in an urban inpatient rehabilitation setting, Rush College of Health Science Pilot Grant, $5,850.

2004-2005, Rice, M. (PI), Maitra, K.K. (Co-PI). Frequency of feedback and motor learning in persons with Alzheimer’s disease: a pilot study, Center for Successful Aging, Medical University of Ohio at Toledo, $5,000.

2001-2004, Stansfield, S. (PI), Maitra, K.K. (Co-PI). Acquisition of computing and peripheral hardware to support collaborative research and undergraduate research education in virtual reality, National Science Foundation, $190,516.

American Occupational Therapy Association
Florida State Occupational Therapy Association
Gerontological Society of America

Member, Board of Trustees, The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Member, Editorial Review Board, Occupational Therapy International
Member, Editorial Review Board, American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Member, Editorial Review Board, Occupational Therapy in Health Care

Awards and Honors
2015 Roster of Fellow Award, American Occupational Therapy Association
2011 Research Scholar Initiative Award, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, AOTA