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Pey-Shan Wen

Assistant Professor    
Biography

Education

Degree

PhD

MHS

BS

Institution

University of Florida

University of Florida

National Cheng-Kung University

Field

Rehabilitation Science

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Dates

Aug. 2009

Dec. 2007

June 1996

 

Clinical Expertise

I worked as an OT for six years in hospital, clinical and school settings. My specialty is neurorehabilitation in outpatient settings where I treated many clients with stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

Research Interests

My research focuses on using item response theory in measurement development/ validation/ refinement. All of my research involves interdisciplinary including with various health professions such as Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social work, Neuropsychologists, MDs, etc.. A lot of my recent work focuses on community reintegration and psychosocial adjustment in individuals or Veterans with traumatic brain injury or amputees.

Scholarship publications, funding, podium presentations for past 2-3 years

Publications

Wen, P., Randolph, M.G., Elbaum, L., De la Rosa, M
Gender Differences in Psychosocial and Physical Outcomes in Haitian Amputees. Accepted by American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 72 (3).

Wen, P., Waid-Ebbs, K., & Velozo, C. (2015).
Rater effect on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult version in Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Psychology Research. 5 (12), 661-671

Randolph, M.G., Elbaum, L., Wen, P., Brunt, D., Larsen, J., Kulwicki, A., De la Rosa, M. (2014).
Functional and psychosocial status of Haitians who became users of lower limb prostheses as a Result of the 2010 Earthquake. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 26 (4), 177 -184

Funding

Bring low vision service to underserved seniors affected by age-related eye diseases

Funded by Florida Blue Foundation

$45,000

Role: Co-investigator

PI: Virginia Jacko

Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017

InMotion Robot

Funded by Florida International University Technology Grant

$124,500

Role: PI

Aug. 2015-June 2016

Validation of the MOVES APP in Objectively Measuring Community Participation

Funded by Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and Development Office, BRRC Center Grant B9256-C and BRRC Innovation Award

$6,800

Role: Co-PI

PI: K. Waid-Ebbs

Jan. 2015-Sep. 2015

 

Podium Presentations

Wen, P & Randolph, M. InMotion Robot. May 2016. 3rd Annual Stroke Symposium, West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital and Florida International University, Miami, FL

Wen, P., & Waid-Ebbs, K., Measuring participation in Veterans with blast related mild traumatic brain injury project report and future direction. Dec. 2015. Boston Rehabilitation Outcome Center, Boston, MA

Wen, P. Do playing video games and use of the internet help your patients? Nov. 2015. Florida Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

Wen, P. Executive function in the elderly with traumatic brain injury. June 2015. Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC), University of Miami, Miami, FL

 

Selected Publications

Wen, P., Randolph, M.G., Elbaum, L., De la Rosa, M
Gender Differences in Psychosocial and Physical Outcomes in Haitian Amputees. Accepted by American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 72 (3).

Wen, P., Waid-Ebbs, K., & Velozo, C. (2015).
Rater effect on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Adult version in Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Psychology Research. 5 (12), 661-671

Randolph, M.G., Elbaum, L., Wen, P., Brunt, D., Larsen, J., Kulwicki, A., De la Rosa, M. (2014).
Functional and psychosocial status of Haitians who became users of lower limb prostheses as a Result of the 2010 Earthquake. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 26 (4), 177 -184

Waid-Ebbs, K., Wen, P., Donovan, N.J., Heaton, S.C., & Velozo, C. (2012).
The item level psychometrics of the behaviour rating inventory of executive function-adult (BRIEF-A) in a TBI sample. Brain Injury. 1-12. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2012.700087

Classen, S., Wen, P. S., Velozo, C., Bédard, M., Winter, S. M., Brumback, B., & Lanford, D. N. (2012).
Psychometrics of the self-report safe driving behavior measure for older adults. American  Journal of Occupational Therapy. 66, 233-241. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.001834

Classen, S., Wen, P. S., Velozo, C., Brumback, B., Bédard, M., Winter, S. M., & Lanford, D. N. (2012).
Rater reliability and rater effects of the safe driving behavior measure. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 66, 69-77. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.002261

Huang, I. C., Quinn, G. P., Wen, P. S., Shenkman, E. A. Revicki, D. A., Krull, K., & Shearer, P. D. (2011).
Using three legacy measures to develop a health-related quality of life tool for young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Quality of Life Research. doi: 10.1007/s11136-011-0055-9

Huang, I. C., Wen, P. S., Revicki, D. A., & Shenkman, E. A. (2011).
Quality of Life Measurement for Children with Life-Threatening Conditions: Limitations and a New Framework. Child Indicators Research, 4(1), 145-160. doi: 10.1007/s12187-010-9079-x

Donovan, N. J., Heaton, S. C., Kimberg, C. I., Wen, P., Waid-Ebbs, K., Coster, W., et al. (2011).
Conceptualizing Functional Cognition in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Brain Injury, 25(4), 348-364. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2011.556105

Selected Presentations

Wen, P., Herrin, I.
Yoga for sleep, pain, mood, and executive functioning in individuals with traumatic brain injury. 04/2017 (Poster Accepted). Philadelphia, PA, American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference.

Velozo, C.A., Wen, P., Lehman, L., Romero, S., Li, C., Hong, I.
Rasch analysis for occupational therapy measurement: Training in analysis, interpretation and clinical application. 04/2017 (Platform Accepted). Philadelphia, PA. American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference.

Wen, P.
Mindful exercise. 11/2016 (Round Table). Orlando, FL. Florida Occupational Therapy Association.

Wen, P., Chiu, Y-P.
Quality of life and participation in individuals with epilepsy. 11/2016 (Poster). Orlando, FL. Florida Occupational Therapy Association.

Waid-Ebbs, K., Wen, P., O’Dowd, J.J.
Feasibility of an objective measure of community participation in Veterans with blast-related mild TBI. 09/2016 (Poster). Fort Lauderdale, FL. Florida Association for Behavior Analysis.

Chiu, Y-P., Wen, P., Shah, S., Pfost, G., Beltramo, K., Smith, A., Gilbert S.
Quality of life and social participation in people perceived antiepileptic drugs. 06/2016 (Poster). Nashville, TN. American Physical Therapy Annual Conference.

Chiu, Y-P., Shah, S., Wen, P., Liu, J., Pfost, G., Beltramo, K., Smith, A., Gilbert S.
The effects of antiepileptic drugs on balance function in people admitted to an inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit routine. 06/2016 (Poster). Nashville, TN. American Physical Therapy Annual Conference

Waid-Ebbs, K., Wen, P., Graham, D.P., Shadiack, E.C., Ray, K., Helmer, D.A.
Factor structure of the Community Reintegration of Service Members when measuring Veterans with blast-related mild traumatic brain injury 10/2015 (Poster). Dallas, TX. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Wen, P., Waid-Ebbs, K., Velozo, C. A.
A comparison of self and informant-reports on the behavior rating inventory of executive function in TBI individuals. 04/2015 (Platform). Nashville, TN, American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference.

Wen, P., Waid-Ebbs, K.
Comparison of two participation measures: the Community Reintegration of Servicemembers (CRIS) and the Participation Assessment with Recombined Tools-Objective (PART-O) in veterans with blast-related mild traumatic brain injury. 10/2014 (Poster). Toronto, Canada, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 

Funding

Bring low vision service to underserved seniors affected by age-related eye diseases

Funded by Florida Blue Foundation

$45,000

Role: Co-investigator

PI: Virginia Jacko

Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017

InMotion Robot

Funded by Florida International University Technology Grant

$124,500

Role: PI

Aug. 2015-June 2016

Validation of the MOVES APP in Objectively Measuring Community Participation

Funded by Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and Development Office, BRRC Center Grant B9256-C and BRRC Innovation Award

$6,800

Role: Co-PI

PI: K. Waid-Ebbs

Jan. 2015-Sep. 2015

Measuring Participation in Veterans with Blast Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: a comparison of the CRIS and The PART-O

Funded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Boston Rehabilitation Outcome Center)

$59,488

Role: Co-PI

PI: K. Waid-Ebbs

July 2011-June 2013

 

Memberships

  • CarFit national program certified technician 2015-present
  • Member of Florida Occupational Therapy Association, 2015 — present
  • Member of American Occupational Therapy Association, 2012 – present
  • Member of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2011, 2013
  • Taiwan Occupational Therapist Union, 1998 – 2003
  • Taiwan Occupational Therapy Association, 1995 – 1997

 

Service

  • Florida Occupational Therapy Association — Research Special Interest Section Chair 2015-2016
  • Miami Veteran Affair- Work without Compensation (WOC) 2016
  • NWCNHS Faculty Affairs and Steering Committee 2015-2016
  • NWCNHS Technology Committee 2015-2016
  • NWCNHS Search and Screen Committee 2012-2014
  • Occupational Therapy Department Search and Screen Committee, 2014-present
  • Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program Planning Committee, 2012 – present
  • Appointed Graduate Faculty of Florida International University, 2012- present

 

Awards and Honors

  • University of Florida Graduate School Travel Fund
  • University of Florida Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program Travel Award