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Stephen PageStephen J. Page, PhD, MS,OTR/L, FAHA, FACRM

Ex-Officio Member, ACRM Board of Governors
Chair, Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
Associate Professor, College of Medicine
Ohio State University Medical Center


Dr. Stephen Page is Associate Professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy at The Ohio State University Medical Center, where he and his team develop and test therapies to increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases. He has held uninterrupted extramural funding to support this work since 1999, with this funding currently totaling > $7,000,000, and has produced many “firsts” in neurorehabilitation, developing and showing efficacy of mental practice, portable robotics, modified constraint-induced therapy, functional electrical stimulation, and several other innovative strategies in stroke. Dr. Page has published over 100 peer reviewed publications, has delivered over 200 lectures nationally and internationally (including > 40 at ACRM since 2000), and has served as guest issue editor for 12 special issues of journals since 2001, including upcoming issues of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. He has also organized and chaired numerous regional, national, and international conferences, including the 2003 and 2004 meetings of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and is Founding Director for the Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS); the field’s only stroke certification for physical and occupational therapists. Dr. Page has mentored over 50 clinician-investigators and 12 investigator teams (teams of 3 to 6 individuals) over the past decade, and across several institutions (e.g., University of Cincinnati; University of Kansas; Ohio State University; Wright State University; Xavier University), and disciplines (e.g., occupational and physical therapy, engineering, industrial design, neuroscience, medicine). These activities resulted in numerous trainee publications in leading journals (Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Journal of Occupational Therapy) dozens of regional, national, and international presentations, and an “Outstanding Mentor Award” from Xavier University (2008). Among other service activities to ACRM, Dr. Page conceived the FACRM designation, and chaired the original FACRM committee.