Jessica Kramer, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dept of Occupational Therapy

PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago
MS, University of Illinois, Chicago

Dr. Kramer researches measurement and self-advocacy interventions for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, working to enable their participation and learning in public school settings. She has secured consistent federal and foundation grant funding to support her research and has published 15 book chapters and 53 scholarly articles in rehabilitative sciences journals.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

2017 Invited Faculty Mentor, AOTA/AOTF Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy
2013 Recipient, NIH, Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training (CORRT) K12 Scholar
2012 Boston University Department of Occupational Therapy: Youth Marketing & Research Panel, Recipient, Massachusetts Advocates for Children YAY! Award
American Occupational Therapy Foundation, Dissertation Research Grant Award

Disability Mentoring Initiative
01/01/2017 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
Partners for Youth with Disabilities Juv Just & Del Prev

Development and feasibility evaluation of a socially valid peer mentoring intervention for young adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and mental health conditions
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund

Designing and Evaluating Outcome Assessment Software for Youth with Developmental Disabilities: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory- Patient Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO)
09/01/2017 - 04/30/2019 (PI)
AbleLink Technologies, Inc. NIH NICHD

Building a national partnership to identify the mental health priorities of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (YA with I/DD)
10/01/2017 - 09/30/2018 (PI)
Trailhead Institute Patient-Cnt.Out. Res

An Environment Problem Solving Strategy for Parents of Youth with Disabilities
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Kramer Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) Proposal
05/16/2016 - 01/15/2017 (PI)
Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology

Multicenter Career Development Program for Physical and Occupational Therapy
09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
The Washington University NIH NICHD

Evaluation of Project TEAM (Teens Making Environmental and Activity Modifications) - Effectiveness, Social Validity and Feasibility
10/01/2012 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
Department of Education

Multicenter Career Development Program for Physical and Occupational Therapy
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
The Washington University NIH NICHD

01/01/2011 - 10/31/2012 (PI)
Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Kramer JM, Helfrich C, Levin M, Hwang IT, Samuel PS, Carrellas A, Schwartz AE, Goeva A, Kolaczyk ED. Initial evaluation of the effects of an environmental-focused problem-solving intervention for transition-age young people with developmental disabilities: Project TEAM. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 08; 60(8):801-809. PMID: 29528103.
  2. Kramer JM. The Pathways and Resources for Participation and Engagement (PREP): methodological contributions to environment-focused interventions. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 05; 60(5):442-443. PMID: 29517111; DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.13725;.
  3. Kramer JM, Hwang IT, Levin M, Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L. Identifying environmental barriers to participation: Usability of a health-literacy informed problem-identification approach for parents of young children with developmental disabilities. Child Care Health Dev. 2018 03; 44(2):249-259. PMID: 29214658.
  4. Schwartz AE, Kramer JM, Longo AL. Patient-reported outcome measures for young people with developmental disabilities: incorporation of design features to reduce cognitive demands. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 02; 60(2):173-184. PMID: 29171008; DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.13617;.
  5. Schwartz AE, Kramer JM. "I just had to be flexible and show good patience": management of interactional approaches to enact mentoring roles by peer mentors with developmental disabilities. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 10; 40(20):2364-2371. PMID: 28592154.
  6. Kramer JM, Schwartz A. Refining the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Patient-Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO) item candidates: interpretation of a self-reported outcome measure of functional performance by young people with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017 10; 59(10):1083-1088. PMID: 28580593; DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.13482;.
  7. Kramer JM, Schwartz A. Reducing Barriers to Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for People With Cognitive Impairments. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 08; 98(8):1705-1715. PMID: 28400180; DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.03.011;.
  8. Kramer JM, Ryan CT, Moore R, Schwartz A. Feasibility of electronic peer mentoring for transition-age youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Project Teens making Environment and Activity Modifications. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2018 Jan; 31(1):e118-e129. PMID: 28247558.
  9. Ryan CT, Kramer JM, Cohn ES. Exploring the Self-Disclosure Process in Peer Mentoring Relationships for Transition-Age Youth With Developmental Disabilities. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2016 08; 54(4):245-59. PMID: 27494124; DOI: 10.1352/1934-9556-54.4.245;.
  10. Kramer JM, Liljenquist K, Coster WJ. Validity, reliability, and usability of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test for autism spectrum disorders. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Mar; 58(3):255-61. PMID: 26104112; DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12837;.
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