Whitney Lucas Molitor

Whitney Lucas Molitor

Assistant Professor

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

SCSC 366

Phone: (605) 658-6397

Email: Whitney.LucasMolitor@usd.edu

Bio:

Dr. Lucas Molitor earned her post professional clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of South Dakota. Clinical experience is with adults and geriatric clients in long term care, in-patient rehabilitation, and sub acute care settings.


Teaching Interests:

Dr. Lucas Molitor teaches courses in adult physical rehabilitation, community-based programing for health and wellness promotion, and adult assessment and intervention.


Research Interests:

Productive aging and gerontology, health and wellness promotion, management of chronic disease, provision of services in meaningful environments, and cultural implications on occupational performance.


Education:

  • Ph D, Health Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2020
  • OTD , Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2016
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • BS, Interdisciplinary Sciences , South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 2007

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Board Certification in Gerontology, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • South Dakota Occupational Therapy License, South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
  • Minnesota Occupational Therapy License, MN Department of Health
  • Iowa Occupational Therapy License, Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Board Certified Occupational Therapist, Registered, NBCOT

Grants:

  • MCI Grant, Center for Teaching & Learning. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2018 - 2019)
  • Increasing interprofessional collaborative competencies through video cases and Team STEPPS module implementation, School of Health Sciences Research and Scholarship Seed Grant. (2016)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Volkmer, Katrin, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Interventions Addressing Agricultural Injuries: A Systematic Review. Journal of Agromedicine, 2018. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1536573 ()
  • Naber, Allison, Berg-Poppe, Patti, Lucas Molitor, Whitney, MacCabe, Angela, and Nissen, Ranelle. USD Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Service Learning. In Heathcare Workforce Collaborative..
  • Smallfield, Stacy, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Occupational Therapy Interventions Addressing Sleep for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Edited by Caroline Polk. Vol. 72, Iss. 4. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2018. (DOI: doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.031211)
  • Smallfield, Stacy, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Occupational Therapy Interventions Supporting Social Participation and Leisure Engagement for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Vol. 72, Iss. 4. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2018. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.030627)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, and Nissen, Ranelle. Clinician, educator, and student perceptions of entry-level academic degree requirements in occupational therapy education, 23. Vol. 2, Iss. 1. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2018. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2018.020102)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, and Mayou, Rebecca. The Low Vision Team: Optometrists' and Ophthalmologists' Perceptions and Knowledge of Occupational Therapy, 54-71. Vol. 36, Iss. 1. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 2018.
  • Smallfield, Stacy, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Critically Appraised Topic: Evidence for the Effect of Occupational Therapy Interventions on the Performance of Rest and Sleep for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. American Occupational Therapy Association, 2017.
  • Smallfield, Stacy, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Critically Appraised Topic: Evidence for the Effect of Occupational Therapy Interventions on the Performance of Social Participation for Community-Dwelling Older Adults?. American Occupational Therapy Association, 2017.
  • Smallfield, Stacy, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Critically Appraised Topic: Evidence for the Effect of Occupational Therapy Interventions to Support Leisure Participation Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. American Occupational Therapy Association, 2017.
  • Feldhacker, Diana, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Development of a Dynavision D2 Protocol for Enhancement of Visual Performance. Annals of Occupational Therapy.
  • Ikiugu, Moses, Lucas Molitor, Whitney, and Feldhacker, Diana. Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Interventions Based on Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupations. Journal of Happiness Studies.
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, and Smallfield, Stacy. (2016). Critically appraised paper for "Zingmark, M., Fisher, A.g., Rocklov, J., & Nilsson, I. (2014) Occupation-focused Interventions For Well Older People: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial," Scandinavian Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 21:6, 447-457. Doi:10.3109/11038128.2014.927919. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project.. American Occupational Therapy Association.

Presentations:

  • Ikiugu, Moses, Feldhacker, Diana, Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupation Rating Scale (MPRORS). Presented at the SSO: USA 2018 Conference, Lexington, Kentucky. (October 12, 2018)
  • Ikiugu, Moses, Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Feldhacker, Diana. Guidelines for Assisting Individuals Identify Personally Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupations for Incorporation into Individual Lifestyles. Presented at the SSO: USA 2018 Conference , Lexington, Kentucky. (October 11, 2018)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Feldhacker, Diana. Efficacy of High-performance Vision Training to Enhance Sports Performance Among Collegiate Softball Athletes. Presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine: 2018 Annual Conference, Dallans, Texas. (October 2, 2018)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Johnson, Julie, MacCabe, Angela, Naber, Allison. Increasing interprofessional collaborative competency through curriculum development and knowledge translation. Presented at the Nexus Summit, Minneapolis, MN. (July 31, 2018)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Christiansen, Brianna, Isachsen, Amber. Changing the Context of Recovery: Contextually meaningful occupational therapy. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. (April 20, 2018)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Feldhacker, Diana, Aune, Tim, Gee, Alyssa, Rowland, Tyler, Willett, Heidi. Occupational Therapy & Collaborative Low Vision Care in Rural Settings. Presented at the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 6, 2018)
  • MacCabe, Angela, Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Effectiveness of online Interprofessional Education for TeamSTEPPS training. Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (February 24, 2018)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Castillo, Melissa, MacCabe, Angela. Effectiveness of blended format collaborative TeamSTEPPS training. Presented at the The NEXUS Summit, Minneapolis, MN. (August 21, 2017)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Meyer, Alaina, Redler, Whitney. Practitioner and Educator Perceptions of Entry-Level Academic Degree Requirements in Occupational Therapy Education. Presented at the 2017 Occupational Therapy Research Day, Vermillion, SD. (May 4, 2017)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Engaging students in community-based practice using a self-directed approach. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadephia, PA. (March 31, 2017)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Smallfield, Stacy. (AOTA) Systematic Review on Occupational Therapy and Productive Aging. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (March 30, 2017)