Anna E. Boone

Anna Boone

PhD, OTR/L, MSOT, CBIS

Assistant Professor

Research at a glance

Research Topics

Research Summary

Dr. Boone’s research focuses on reducing the functional, everyday impact of neurological conditions.

Educational background

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, 2017-2019 University of Missouri
  • PhD in Rehabilitation and Participation Science, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Arkansas
  • Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Arkansas

Classes taught

  • OC_THR 5140 Human Motion & Occupation
  • OC_THR 5150 Concepts of Neuroscience
  • OC_THR 5330 Functional Cognition

Research summary

Dr. Boone’s research focuses on reducing the functional, everyday impact of neurological conditions through the use of cognitive interventions that equip clients with the problem-solving skills necessary to regain independence.

Research interests

Dr. Boone is director of the Optimal Performance & Enhanced Neurorehabilitation (OPEN) Lab, which seeks to develop and evaluate clinically feasible assessments and interventions to support evidence-based neurorehabilitation. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve performance of meaningful everyday activities and quality of life for individuals with acquired brain injury (i.e. stroke, traumatic brain injury, cancer-related cognitive impairment). Specifically, the OPEN laboratory evaluates (1) psychometric properties of cognitive assessment tools, (2) efficacy of functional cognitive interventions in neurologic populations, and (3) optimization of rehabilitation interventions with non-invasive brain stimulation methods.

Additional certifications

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

Memberships

  • Missouri Occupational Therapy Association 2018-present
  • American Occupational Therapy Association 2010-present
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2013-present

Publications

  • Publications and information regarding scholarly activity and service may be viewed in Dr. Boone’s Curriculum Vitae.