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Patty Coker-Bolt

Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L

Patty Coker-Bolt, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor
Division of Occupational Therapy
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B313
843-792-7491
cokerpc@musc.edu

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Education

  • Ph.D. Education, Capella University (2009)
  • MHS Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina (1999)
  • BS Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina (1998)
  • BS Special Education, Pennsylvania State University (1989)

Areas of Teaching

  • Early Infant Motor Skills and Muscle Development
  • Motor Development
  • Pediatrics – Disability and Occupational Therapy Treatment
  • Research Seminar

Research Interests

  • Infant Motor Development
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for children with hemiplegic type cerebral palsy
  • Play and playfulness in children with autism
  • Feeding intervention for infants with congenital heart defects

Recent Grants

  • 2016 - 2017  Principal Investigator
    “Menstrual Education and Personal Hygiene Supplies to Empower Young Women in Haiti”
    MUSC Global Health MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) pilot grant
    $20,000
  • 2013 - 2014  Principal Investigator
    “Building Global Capacity for Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Low-Income Countries”
    MUSC Global Health MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) pilot grant
    $20,000
  • January 2014  Co-Investigator
    "iPad, Therefore I Can"
    Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/ Intercollege Seed Grant Program
    $5,000
  • 2011 - 2016  Co-Investigator
    "South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SC LEND)"
    HRSA Grant
  • July 2012 - June 2013  Principal Investigator
    “Camp Hand to Hands”
    The Charles Web/Ed Croft Endowment, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
    $2,500
  • July 2013  Co-Investigator
    "Physical Therapy and Occupation Therapy CARES Clinic Pilot Project"
    CHP Becki A. Trickey Educational Enhancement Fund
    $2,500
  • May 1, 2013 - April 31, 2014  Principal Investigator
    “The STEP: The Specific Test of Early infant motor Performance”
    MUSC Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) Pilot Project
    $30,000

Recent Publications

  • Hong I., Coker-Bolt, P., Anderson, K. R., Lee, D., & Velozo, C. A. (2016). The relationship of physical activity to children who are overweight and obese: Findings from the 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(5).
  • Coker-Bolt, P., DeLuca, S., & Ramey, S. (2016). Promoting evidence-based practices abroad: Developing a constraint-induced movement therapy program in Ethiopia. OT Practice, February 8 issue.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., DeLuca, S., & Ramey, S. (2015). A partnership model to adapt and implement pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Occupational Therapy International, 22(3):141-51.
  • Bentzley J, Coker-Bolt, P., Moreau N, Hope K, Ramakrishnan V, Brown T, Mulvihill D, Jenkins D. (2015). Kinematic measurement of 12-week head control correlates with 12-month neurodevelopment in preterm infants. Early Human Development, 91, 159-174.
  • Wager, K., Seif, G., Kraft, S., Coker-Bolt, P., Annan, D. (2015). MHA Students Partner with OT and PT Students to Successfully Select an EHR for a Student Run Free Medical Clinic. Journal of Health Administration Education, 4, 133-147.
  • Gray, J., Coker-Bolt, P., Gupta, j., Hissong, A., Hartmann, K., & Kern, S. (2015). The importance of interprofessional education in occupational therapy curricula. AOTA Position Paper.
  • Carson, N. & Coker-Bolt, P. (2015). Maralynne Mitcham: Educator, mentor, and innovator. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901080010.
  • Dhan, L., Anson, C., Callahan, K., Coats, E., Slaughter, L., Coker-Bolt, P., & Velozo, C. (2015). Student-run free therapy clinics: Integrating service learning and care for uninsured clients. OT Practice.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Woodbury, M., Perkel, J., Moreau, N., Hope, K., Ramakrishnan, V., Mulvihill, D. & Jenkins, D. (2014). Identifying premature infant at high and low risk for motor delays using motor performance testing and MRS. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 7, 219-232.
  • Seif GA, Coker-Bolt P, Kraft S, Gonsalves W, Simpson K, Johnson E. (2014). The development of clinical reasoning and interprofessional behaviors: service-learning at a student-run free clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Care. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13561820.2014.921899.
  • Stokes, M., Cook, E., Sanders, C., & Coker-Bolt, P. (2014). The case for early power mobility: Developmental outcomes for a toddler born with a rare neuromuscular disorder. Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 24(4), 1–4.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Garcia, T., & Nabor, E. (2014). Neuromotor: Cerebral Palsy. In Case-Smith & O’Brien, Occupational Therapy for Children (7th Ed). St. Louis, Mo: Mosby-Elsevier.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Garcia, T., & Nabor, E. (2014). Cerebral Palsy. In Soloman & O’Brien, Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants (4th Ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby-Elsevier.
  • Coker-Bolt, P. (2014). Cerebral Palsy. Positioning and Handling. In Soloman & O’Brien, Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants (4th Ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby-Elsevier.
  • Martin, A., Johnson, L. Coker-Bolt, P., Moreau, N., Perkel, J., & Jenkins, D. (2013). A case exploration of early motor delays in an extremely premature infant. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 6(1); 14-22.

Recent Presentations

  • Coker-Bolt, P.,  Downey, R., Connelley, J., Hoover, R., Shelton, D., Seo, N. "Quantifying Real-World Activity and Upper-Limb Use in Children with Cerebral Palsy Using Accelerometers." International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset Disabilities, June 2016. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • DeLuca, S., Coker-Bolt, P., Heathcock, J., & Ramey, S. (2016). The Next Generation of Intensive Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapies: Efficacy to Effective Clinical Implementation. International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset Disabilities, June 2016. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Coker-Bolt, P. "Infant Motor Skills." Invited Speaker, University of Delaware Cerebral Palsy Research Symposium, May 2016. Newark, DE.
  • Shehee, L., Coker-Bolt, P., Barbour, A., & Jenkins, D. "Predicting Motor Outcomes With 3 Month Prone Hip Angles in Premature Infants." Research poster. Pediatric Academic Societies, Apr 2016. Baltimore, MD.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Carson, N., Hartmann, K., Herge, E., Hissong, A., Harvison, N., Kern, S. "Interprofessional Collaborative Education: Linking Student Learning to Patient, Population, and Health System Outcomes." Pre-Conference Institute. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference and Exposition, Mar 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Benidixen, R., Pfeiffer, B. "Does Therapy Dosage Matter?" Applying Current Research to Enhance Pediatric Practice, short course, American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference and Exposition, Mar 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Giles, A., Coker-Bolt, P., Velozo, C., Atkinson, S., Fitzmaurice, C., Hope, K., Husband, M., Ludovise, R., Pena, L. "Student-run free clinic: An innovative service learning opportunity." Poster. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference and Exposition, Mar 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Wilson, L., Bristol, S., Hope, K., Horowitz, D., Humphries, E., Ludovise, R., Tillman, J., & Ward, E. "Parent Centered Early Intervention: Engaging Families in Occupational Therapy Services for At-Risk Infants." Poster. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference and Exposition, Mar 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Barbour, A., Tillman, J., Humphries, E., Ward, E. & Jenkins, D. "Correlating Early Motor Skills to White Matter Abnormalities in Preterm Infants." Research Poster. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference and Exposition, Mar 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Seo, N., Downey, R., Connelly, J., Hoover, J., & Shelton, D. "Quantifying Real-World Activity and Upper-Limb Use in Children with Cerebral Palsy Using Accelerometers." Research Poster. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference and Exposition, Mar 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Hayden G, Bennett B, Coats E, Graul A, Hubbuch J, Kraft S., Seif G, Coker-Bolt P. "Lessons Learned and Results from Patient Outcome Measures at the MUSC student run free clinic CARES Therapy Clinic.” Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Bannan C, Brenner J, Doherty K, Davidson L, Neal L, Slaughter E, Williams M, Kraft S, Coker-Bolt P, Seif G, Wager K, Annan Coultas D. "Interprofessional Approach to Electronic Health Records Implementation at a Student Run Clinic." Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Coats E, Callahan K, Pena L, Slaughter E, Knowles M, Harris C, Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P. "Client-centered Care? Patient satisfaction with services provided at C.A.R.E.S. Therapy Clinic." Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Kraft S, Wager K, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Annan-Coultas D. "The assessment and implementation of an electronic health record in an interprofessional student-run free clinic." ASAHP Conference, Oct 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Hope, K., Ramakrishnan, V., Brown, T., Mulvihill, D., & Jenkins, D. "Novel Motor Test at 12-weeks Correlates with 12-month Bayley Motor Scores." Scientific Poster presentation. Pediatric Academy of Science (PAS), May 2014. Vancouver, Canada.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist Program Roster, 2015
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellow Award (FAOTA), 2014
  • MUSC Health Science Foundation Teacher-Mentor Award, 2012
  • Charleston Magazine “Giving Back Award” Volunteer of the Year, 2011
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation / Patterson Foundation Award for Community Volunteerism, 2011
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2011
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Excellence in Service Award, 2010
  • Charleston Regional Business Journal Influential Women in Business Volunteer Category Award, 2010
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2010
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2009
  • MUSC Health Science Foundation Developing Teacher Award, 2006
 
 
 

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