Steve Page

Associate Professor


Research and Clinical Interests: 
A licensed occupational therapist, Dr. Page develops and tests therapies to increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases. He also applies various neuroimaging and molecular techniques to understand how, why, and in whom these approaches are most effective. He has held uninterrupted extramural funding to support this work for over a decade, 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 85 peer reviewed publications, serves on the editorial board of several journals, has delivered over 200 lectures nationally and internationally, and delivers highly-rated seminars to physical and occupational therapists across North America. He has also organized and co-chaired 6 regional, national, and international conferences focusing on neurorehabilitation, including chairing the 2003 and 2004 international, joint meetings of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine as well as serving on the Board of Directors for each organization. Dr. Page has also provided dozens of "lunch and learns" and inservices to community therapists, and volunteers for local and national organizations (e.g., National Stroke Association; American Stroke Association) to develop informational products and seminars targeting clinicians and stroke survivors. He has mentored over 50 medical, engineering, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy students. Dr. Page also treats older adults and individuals with neurologic diagnoses locally on a weekly basis.

Selected Awards and Honors:

2013 - Member Elect, American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research

2013 - Hite Lecture, The Ohio State University

2012 - Invited Speaker and Consultant, Signature Center for Brain Rehabilitation, Advanced Imaging, and Neuroscience, Indiana University School of Medicine

2011 - Distinguished Lectureship, The University of Toledo Department of Occupational Therapy

2011 - Distinguished Member, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

2009 - 1st ever Peter J. Sharp Visiting Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation, Cornell Weill Medical Center

2008 - President's Excellence Award, The University of Cincinnati

2006 - Deborah Wilkerson Early Career Award (1st ever recipient), American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

  • The University of Findlay (M.O.T.)
  • Ball State University (M.S.)
  • The College of Wooster (B.A.)
  • The University of Tennessee (Ph.D.)

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