Paul Arthur

Assistant Professor/Lead Faculty Academic Adviser

651-321-2298

pbarthur824@stkate.edu

Paul Arthur has been active in the field of occupational therapy for over 13 years, initially as an occupational therapy assistant, and later an occupational therapist. He has been involved in student and provider competency assessment and has played integral roles in projects with American Occupational Therapy Association, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and the US Army Reserves. Paul is a previous member of the State of Florida's OT Licensing Board and currently serves as a Board of Director of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Symptom management in dementia
  • Family caregiving
  • Student and provider competency

Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science
University of Florida, 2016

Master of Occupational Therapy
University of Indianapolis, 2011

Master of Science, Gerontology
University of Indianapolis, 2011

Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 2007

Certificate, Occupational Therapy
US Army Medical Department Center and School, 2003

Florida Veteran Health Hero (2018)

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation (2012)

American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leader (2012)

Indiana Occupational Therapy Association’s Student of the Year (2010)

Meritorious Service Medal (2009)

Army Commendation Medal (2009)

Funded Grants/Contracts

ICF-AM/O*NET System: A Web-Based Application Linking Claimant Ability to Employment Possibility ($10,000) – Social Security Administration - Principal Investigator (2014–2015)

Empirical Approach to Linking the ICF to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles ($10,000) – Social Security Administration - Principal Investigator (2013–2014)

Rethinking Citizenship: Identity, Collaboration, and Action ($810) – Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida - Digital Challenge Author (2012–2013)

Nonpharmacologic Management of Challenging Behaviors in Veterans with Dementia ($1,100,000) – Department of Veterans Affairs. VA 248-12-C-002. PI – Mann, W. C., Role – Project Interviewer (2011–2016)

Submitted Not Awarded

Identifying the Most Important Clinical Outcomes to Dementia Caregivers: The North Florida Dementia Workgroup. ($50,000) Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Pipeline to Proposals Tier A. LOI Score: 14/15. Unable to submit due to employment change: June 2017.

North Central Florida Dementia Research Collective. ($15,000). University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Program. 2017. NIH Score: 4.

Conference Support

Travel Award: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting ($1500) Sponsored by PCORI – 2018

Travel Award: American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference ($1400) Sponsored by the Academic Professional Development Committee, St. Catherine University – April, 2018

Travel Award: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting ($1500) Sponsored by PCORI – 2017

Travel Award: American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference ($250) Sponsored by the UF Department of Rehabilitation Science – 2016

The Mentoring Switch: Project: Two Way Mentorship. ($200) Sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America. Invited Participant – 2016

Travel Award: Chinese Congress on Gerontology and Health Industry ($400) Sponsored by the UF Office of Research – 2016

Travel Award: Chinese Congress on Gerontology and Health Industry ($400) Sponsored by the UF Department of Occupational Therapy – 2016

Travel Award: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting ($1500) Sponsored by PCORI – 2015

Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University, 2017–Present

Research Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 2016–2017

Occupational Therapist (PRN), Genesis Rehabilitation Services, 2014–2018

Graduate Assistant, University of Florida, 2012–2016

Without Compensation Employee, Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, North Florida/South Georgia Department of Veteran’s Affairs, 2012–Present

Captain, US Army Reserves, Medical Service Corps, 2001–2012

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/Therapy Program Manager, Sundance Rehabilitation, 2005–2007

Refereed Publications

Arthur, P. B. (2018). Caregiving in Alzheimer’s Disease: Research designs & considerations. Advances in Alzheimer's Disease, 7(02), 36.

Arthur, P. B. (2018). Informal caregiving for persons with chronic conditions: Trends and considerations. Advances in Aging Research, 7(04), 78.

Gitlin, L. N., Arthur, P., Piersol, C., Hessels, V., Wu, S., Dai, Y., & Mann, W. C. (2017). Targeting behavioral symptoms and functional decline in dementia: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15194.

Arthur, P., Gitlin, L. N., Kairalla, J. & Mann, W. C. (2017). Dementia symptoms and caregiver wellbeing: Identifying clinical indicators for caregiver compromise. International Psychogeriatrics. doi: 10.1017/S104161021700237X

Sheridan, S., Schrandt, S., Forsythe, L., Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement (2013 Inaugural Panel), Hilliard, T., & Paez, K. (2017). The PCORI engagement rubric: Promising practices for partnering in research. Annals of Family Medicine, 17(2). doi: 101370/afm.2042

Arthur, P., & Decleene, K. (2014). Behavioral health competence: An exploration of army reserve occupational therapists. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 30, 69-89. doi: 10.1080/0164212X.2014.878531

Gitlin, L. N, Mann, W. C., Vogel, W. B., & Arthur, P. (2013). A Non-pharmacologic approach to address challenging behaviors of Veterans with dementia: Description of the tailored activity program-VA randomized trial. BMC Geriatrics, 13(96). doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-96

Book Chapters

Arthur, P. (2013). Musculoskeletal impairments. In AOTA Online Test Prep Course. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Arthur, P. (2013). Neurologic Impairments. In AOTA Online Test Prep Course. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Non-Refereed Publications

Arthur, P., Lin, S. (2013). From the ivory tower to the community: The patient centered outcomes research institute explained. OT Practice, 18, 17-18.

Published Abstracts

Arthur, P. (2015). Transition and progress of community-based programs: An ESPO International Task Force Symposium. The Gerontologist, 55, 297.

Arthur, P., Gitlin, L. N., & Mann, W. C. (2014). Addressing attrition: A hindering aspect of dementia caregiving trials. The Gerontologist, 54, 45.

Winter, S., Arthur, P., Mann, W., & Gitlin, L. (2014). Tailored activity program: Supporting caregivers and addressing challenging behaviors in veterans with dementia. The Gerontologist, 54, 279.

Arthur, P., & Mann, W. (2013). A question of safety: Hazards of in-home data collection. The Gerontologist, 53, 478-479.

Arthur, P., Mann, W., & Gitlin, L. N. (2013). Staying blind in a colorful world: Minimizing collection bias in trials with intensive interventions. The Gerontologist, 53, 182.

Arthur, P. (2018). From OTA to OT: A lived narrative and calculation of risks and rewards. Poster Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Salt
Lake City, UT.

Arthur, P., & Kreider, C. (2017). Engaging stakeholders in research and evaluation: Challenges and opportunities. Roundtable Presented at the 6th Annual OT Summit of Scholars, Boston, MA.

Arthur, P., Gitlin, L. N., & Mann, W. C. (2017). Digging in: Which dementia symptoms are most burdensome to caregivers? Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Arthur, P., Gitlin, L. N., & Mann, W. C. (2016). How behavioral symptoms in dementia influence caregiver distress: Secondary analysis from the Tailored Activity Program VA Trial. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Arthur, P., Li, C. Y., Hong, I., & Velozo, C. (2015). An empirical approach to linking the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) to the dictionary of occupational titles. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Lin, S. & Arthur, P. (2015). Patient-centered outcomes research institute (PCORI): Mission and research. Sponsored Symposium at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Arthur, P., & Mann, W. C. (2014). A question of safety: A description of the natural and imposed hazards present in home healthcare interventions. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Arthur, P., Gitlin, L., & Mann W. (2012). In progress: An efficacy trial of the tailored activity program for veterans with dementia. Poster presented at the Florida Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Arthur, P., & DeCleene, K. (2012). Perceived behavioral health competence of army reserve occupational therapists. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Arthur, P., & Baggett, S. (2012). Reaching older adults in rural America: Past, present, and future. Poster presented at the American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Arthur, P., & Salisbury, B. (2010). Occupational therapy in behavioral healthcare in operation Iraqi freedom. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.