Gerry E. Conti Ph.D.
EACPHS, Room 2204
Assistant Professor and Director, Human Movement Laboratory
Occupational Therapy, Department of Health Care Sciences
Degrees and Certifications
Indiana University, Bloomington IN: BS Occupational Therapy (1973)
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI: MS Occupational Therapy (1995)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI: PhD Kinesiology (Motor Control) (2007)
Positions and Employment
Positions and Employment
1973-1976 Occupational Therapist, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA
1977-1978 Senior Occupational Therapist, Ralph K. Davies Medical Center, San Francisco CA
1979-1995 Manager, Occupational Therapy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor MI
1995-2001 Instructor (1995) / Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy,Eastern Michigan, Ypsilanti MI
2002- Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University
Other Experiences and Professional Memberships
1971- American Occupational Therapy Association
1979- Michigan Occupational Therapy Association
1997- Society of Neuroscience
2003- Gerontological Society of America
Awards and Honors
FAOTA: Fellow, American Occupational Therapy Association
FMOTA: Fellow, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association
Areas of Expertise
Application to clinical populations
Return to Work programming and Ergonomic assessment
Primary Research Interest
Arm reach, grasp and manipulation in healthy and neurologically impaired people across the lifespan.
2007-2011. Motor Assessment in Neurological Disorders. Funding: Faculty Research Award, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
2007-2010. Predicting Sustainable Well-Being and Performance among Wayne State University Athletes and Fine Arts Students - A Pilot Study. Funding: WSU Office of the Vice President for Research.
2003-2005. Bilateral Grasp Force Coordination following Stroke: Effects of Intervention. Funding: Del Harder Research Fund.
2002. Effects of malnutrition on motor coordination in preadolescence and adolescence in rural South Africa. A pilot study. Funding: WSU Development Grant.
- Hurvitz, E. A., Conti, G. E., & Brown, S. H. (2003). Changes in movement characteristics of the spastic upper extremity following botulinum toxin injection. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84:444-454.
- Conti, G. E. & Schepens, S. L. (2009). Changes in hemiplegic grasp following distributed repetitive intervention: A pilot study. Occupational Therapy International, 16(3-4), 204-217.
- Conti, G. E. (2009). Editorial, Special Edition on Neuromotor Interventions, Occupational Therapy International, 16(3-4), 171-174.
- Goldberg, A., Schepens, S.L., Feely, S. M. E., Garbern, J. Y., Miller, L. J., Siskind, C. E., Conti, G. E. (2010). Deficits in stepping response times are associated with impairments in balance and mobility in people with Huntington Disease. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 298 (1-2), 91-95.
- Conti, G. E. (2011). Neurological Impairments. In R. Dizazzo-Miller and J. Pellerito, Preparing for the NBCOT Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 115-128.
- Conti, G. E. (2011). Musculoskeletal Impairments. In R. Dizazzo-Miller and J. Pellerito, Preparing for the NBCOT Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 129-148.
- Conti, G. E. (2011). Musculoskeletal Assessments and Interventions. In R. Dizazzo-Miller and J. Pellerito, Preparing for the NBCOT Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 149-182.
- Conti, G. E. (2011). Traumatic brain injury. In B. Atchison & D. Dirette (Eds.).(4th ed.) Conditions in occupational therapy. Effect on occupational performance. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 179-198.
- Conti, G. E. (2011). Acquired brain injury. In B. Atchison & D. Dirette (Eds.).(5th ed.) Conditions in occupational therapy. Effect on occupational performance. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In press.
- Gerry Conti, Cassandra Bowers, Mary Beth O'Connell, Stephen Bruer, Carol Bugdalski-Stutrud, Geralynn Smith, Joan Bickes, & Jennifer Mendez. (2016). Examining the effects of an experiential interprofessional educational education activity with older adults. Journal of Interprofessional Care. DOI: 103109/135618.20.2015.1092428.