Whitney Lucas Molitor

Whitney Lucas Molitor

Assistant Professor

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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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:

  • 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:

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

Publications:

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  • Feldhacker, Diana, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Pilot Study of an Occupational Therapy Dynavision D2 Protocol for Enhancement of Visual Performance Among Collegiate Athletes, 69-78. Vol. 2, Iss. 2. Annals of Occupational Therapy, 2019.
  • Feldhacker, Diana, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Efficacy of High-performance Vision Training on Improving the Reaction Time of Collegiate Softball Athletes: A Randomized Trial, 1-12. Vol. 4, Iss. 6. Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, 2019. (DOI: DOI: 10.25035/jsmahs.04.03.06)
  • Wesner, Chelsea, Feldhacker, Diana, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Teaching quality of life and well-being in public health. In Teaching quality of life in different domains..
  • Volkmer, Katrin, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Interventions Addressing Agricultural Injuries: A Systematic Review, 26-34. Vol. 24, Iss. 1. Journal of Agromedicine, 2019. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1536573 ()
  • Ikiugu, Moses, Lucas Molitor, Whitney, and Feldhacker, Diana. Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Interventions Based on Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupations. Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-0030-z )
  • 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.
  • Laskowski, Beth, Winkle, Melissa, and Lucas Molitor, Whitney. The Meaning and Motivation of Children Participating in Animal Assisted Therapy: A Case Series. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice .
  • 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:

  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Naber, Allison. Increasing interprofessional collaborative competencies in occupational therapy education. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 6, 2019)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Feldhacker, Diana. Occupational therapy and interprofessional collaborative practice in low vision service delivery in rural, micropolitan, and urban practice settings. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 6, 2019)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Stephenson, Sara, Struckmeyer, Linda. Capstone Resources and Innovations: Innovative Ideas for Capstone Experiences, Projects, and Their Impact. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 5, 2019)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Volkmer, Katryn. Interventions addressing injury among agricultural workers: A systematic review. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 5, 2019)
  • Feldhacker, Diana, Lucas Molitor, Whitney. Sport Performance and Emerging OT Practice: High-Performance Vision Training Using a Theoretical and Evidence-Based Approach. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 4, 2019)
  • 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, Dallas, 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)