School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy

Moses Ikiugu

Moses Ikiugu, PhD, OTR/L, Director of OT Research
Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 323
Phone: 605-658-6377
I recieved a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from the Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi, Kenya. I was also educated at the United States International University and Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas.
Teaching Interests:
Research Design and Methods, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Therapeutic use of Self and Groups, and Occupational Therapy Theory and Philosophy.
Research Interests:
Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Occupational Performance Measurement, Theory Development and Application, meaningful occupations, and use of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science concepts to address broad social and environmental issues.
  • Ph D, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 2001
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, United States International University (USIU), 1994
  • BA, Psychology, United States International University (USIU), 1992
  • Diploma, Counseling Psychology, Amani Counseling Center and Training Institute, 1989
  • Diploma, Occupational Therapy, Medical Training College, 1985
  • Nola Varns Burnam Incentive Award, South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association, (2011 - 2012)
  • Smart Home Technology Facilitates Telehealth & Independence, USD Governor's Technology Funds, (2012 - 2013)
  • School of Health Sciences Research Seed Grant, University of South Dakota, School of Health Sciences, (2012 - 2013)
  • Ikiugu, M., The Validity of occupational performance assessments: A validity generalization meta-analysis, iNForma Health Care, vol. 27, iss. 4, pp. 372-391. (DOI: 10.3109/07380577.2013.847298)
  • Ikiugu, M., Pollard, N., (2015), Meaningful living across the lifespan: Occupation-based intervention strategies for occupational therapists and scientists, Whiting & Birch Ltd, iss. 1st ed., p. 227.
  • Ikiugu, M., Westerfield, M., Lien, J., Cerny, S., Nissen, R., (2015), Empowering People to Change Occupational Behaviours to Address Critical Global Issues , Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. (DOI: 10.1177/0008417414567529)
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., Instructing occupational therapy students in use of theory to guide practice , Occupational Therapy in Health Care.
  • Ikiugu, M., (2014), Convergent validity of a newly developed occupational performance assessment: A pilot study, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol. 21, iss. 5, pp. 219-226.
  • Ikiugu, M., (2012), Use of theoretical conceptual practice models by occupational therapists in the US: A pilot study, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol. 19, iss. 11, pp. 629-637.
  • Ikiugu, M., Mami, A., (2012), Occupational Science and Sustainability: A Conference Report, Center for Sustainable Health Care.
  • Ikiugu, M., Cross, A., Meaning-Making through Occupations and Occupational Roles: A Heuristic Study of Worker-Writer Histories , British Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Ikiugu, M., McCollister, L., (2011), The Effectiveness of an Occupation-Based Framework in Facilitating Occupational Performance Change to help Resolve Global Issues of Concern to Humanity, International Journal of Professional Practice, vol. 2, iss. 4, pp. 402-417.
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., (2011), Ikiugu’s eclectic method of combining theoretical conceptual practice models in occupational therapy, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00968.x)
  • Ikiugu, M., (2010), Influencing social challenges through occupational performance, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, pp. 113-122. (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-7020-3103-8.00021-3)
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., (2010), Interrater, Intrarater and internal consistency reliability of the theory application assessment instrument, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 57, pp. 253-260. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2009.00837.x)
  • Ikiugu, M., The test-retest reliability of a battery of occupational performance measures grounded on the philosophy of pragmatism and the complexity/dynamical systems theory, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, vol. 27, iss. 4.
  • Ikiugu, M., (2010), The new occupational therapy paradigm: Implications for integration of the psychosocial core of occupational therapy in all clinical specialties, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, vol. 26, iss. 4, pp. 343-353. (DOI: 10.1080/0164212X.2010.518284)
  • Ikiugu, M., (2010), Analyzing and critiquing occupational therapy practice models using Mosey's extrapolation method, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, vol. 24, iss. 3, pp. 193-203. (DOI: 10.3109/07380570903521641)
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., Condit, C., (2009), A framework for combining theoretical conceptual practice models in occupational therapy, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 76, iss. 3, pp. 162-170.
  • Ikiugu, M., Anderson, L., (2009), The validity of occupational performance measurement in psychosocial occupational therapy: A meta-analysis using the validity generalization method, International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, vol. 13, iss. 2, pp. 77-91.
Awards and Honors:
  • 2011 Nola Award, South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association (SDOTA)
  • School of Health Sciences Faculty Research Achievement Award, University of South Dakota, School of Health Sciences, 2011
  • Top Psychology Award (City Bank Trophy), United States International University, Africa, 1992
  • Best academic, best practical, and best all round student (Solveig Togeverd Trophy), Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985