Jayne Knowlton, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Interim Director, OTD Program


585.594.6062
knowlton_jayne@roberts.edu

Dr. Knowlton is the lead in the development of an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program in anticipation of a fall 2021 launch, pending ACOTE and NYS approval. She began her practice in Occupational Therapy in 1988. Early on she focused on outpatient orthopedics then transitioned from a Certified Hand Therapist to manager of an Occupational Therapy Department in a medium-sized hospital, to founder and owner of Rehabilitation Specialists of Rochester in 2001. For the past twelve years, she has been working for the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in a variety of OT practice positions and now is Per Diem.

Ms. Knowlton has designed a female urinal “AquaEve” for the bedbound female and created a company to bring AquaEve to market. She guest lectures on the development of adaptive technology, strategies for addressing functional urinary continence, and social entrepreneurship.

Following obtaining a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Program at Boston University on September 25, 2018, she became Dr. Knowlton and transitioned to working at Roberts Wesleyan College as the Interim Director of the developing Occupational Therapy Program. In her rare free time she enjoys hiking, swimming, and cycling. 

Awards
OT Inventors Showcase Winner. AOTA Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration.  March 31, 2017.

Professional Memberships
New York State Occupational Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association #000004484146
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America #87978

Certifications  
NBCOT Certification # 084153 Current
State of New York OT license #004631-1 1998 to Current
Hand Therapy Certification #255 10/16/1993 to 12/31/2008
Personal Trainer Certification 11/22/2003-11/21/2005
Certified Teleclass Leader 2005
Coach University, Coach and Mentor Training 2004
CAPS course complete, certification pending July 23, 2019

 

Publications
Knowlton, J. (2019). Entrepreneurship. In K. Jacobs (Ed). The Occupational Therapy Manager, 6th Edition. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

Knowlton, J. & Mandeville, S. (2018). The biology and management of lymphedema in the breast cancer patient. In James Woods (Ed.), Little book of menopause; living with the challenges of breast cancer. Rochester: NY. 

Knowlton, J. Conducting a Competing Product Search Case Example & Step-by-Step Guide. A guide for grantees and inventors developing products and apps. June 2017. https://sphhp.buffalo.edu/content/dam/sphhp/cat/kt4tt/pdf/flagg/competing-product-search-guide.pdf

Knowlton, J. and Mandeville, S. (2016). The biology and management of lymphedema in the breast cancer patient. The periFACTS OB/GYN Academy, Activity #16053P.

 Research

  • Blind evaluator pre and post intervention. Lead investigator: Julie Kunish, Masters OT student research project at Nazareth College. August 20, 2018, and September 3, 2018.
  • Contributed to the designing of a unit-based study protocol that went on to become the: Female Urinal Aqua Eve Feasibility Study. Principal Investigator: Mary G. Carey, RN, D., FAAN, and Co-Investigator: Cathy Van Houten, MS, RN, CNS, CWOCN. Internal Review Board approval received spring 2016.
  • Occupational Science and Therapy Program Grand Valley State University content/topic expert and research committee member for Masters Student research project. Addressing Toileting Difficulties of Females with Physical Limitations through the Use of a Urinal Designed for Women. April 2018 to present.
  • Occupational Science and Therapy Program Grand Valley State University content/topic expert and research committee member for Masters Student project. Occupational Therapy and Female Urinal Needs: A Systematic Review. April 2016 to May 2016.

 Institutional, Community, and Professional Service

  • AOTA Call for Paper Reviewer, AOTA annual Conference and Expo 2020. 27 proposals. February to July 2019.
  • Clinical faculty for University at Buffalo, Occupational Therapy student for Level I Fieldwork placement at URMC / Strong. 40 hours, January 2018.
  • Niagara University College of Business Administration, Technology Commercialization MBA student project team start-up committee member. September 2017 to January 2018.
  • Clinical faculty for Nazareth College Occupational Therapy student for Level I Fieldwork placement at URMC / Strong. Forty hours between the dates of 4/24/17 and 5/5/17.
  • Vendor Coordinator for Volunteer 12th Annual Spinal Cord Injury Health Fair. July 1, 2016, to September 17, 2016.

Presentations

  • Knowlton, J., Fortunato, A., Ford, R. (November 8, 2019). Occupational Justice in entry-level OTD education. New York State Occuupatinla Therapy Association Annual Conference.
  • Knowlton, J. (June, 2019). The Mindset of A Social Entrepreneur. Webinar Presentation. OccupationalTherapy.com
  • Knowlton, J (February, 2019). Entrepreneur Example Eve-n-Sol, Inc. On-Line Guest Lecture. Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, OT586 Professional Service Management. Boston: MA
  • Knowlton, J. (June, 2018). What is Occupational Therapy. Guest Lecture. Biology Program. Roberts Wesleyan College. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (June, 2018). Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Guest Lecture. Psychology Program. Roberts Wesleyan College. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (June, 2018). Adaptive equipment development: From design to market. Roberts Wesleyan College. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (June, 2018). Adaptive equipment development: From design to market. Ithaca College. Ithaca: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (June, 2018). Keeping Continence. An In-Service Program to Promote Continence for Women at Risk in Health Care Facilities. Helen Hayes Hospital. West Haverstraw: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (June, 2018). Adaptive equipment development: From design to market. Webinar Presentation. OccupationalTherapy.com
  • Knowlton, J. (April, 2018). Adaptive equipment development: From design to market Tech presentation at the 2018 American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference. Orlando: Florida.
  • Knowlton, J. (February, 2018). Assistive technology development: From design to market. Presentation at the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference & Expo. Salt Lake City: UT.
  • Knowlton, J. (April, 2017). Female urinal product development. Guest speaker. Nazareth College, School of Occupational Therapy, Physical Disabilities. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (November, 2016). Female urinal product development. On-Line Guest Lecture. Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, OT538 Assistive Technology. Boston: MA.
  • Knowlton, J. (November, 2016). Ergonomic assessment of workers at computer workstations. University of Rochester Medical Center, Occupational Therapy Department Staff meeting. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (November, 2016). Female urinal product development. Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, OT538 Assistive Technology. Boston: MA.
  • Knowlton, J. (October, 2016). Occupational therapy intervention for breast cancer survivors. Guest lecturer, Noontime Rounds, Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center at the Pluta Cancer Center. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (October, 2016). Occupational therapy: functioning with multiple sclerosis. Guest lecturer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (October 6, 2016). The importance of occupational therapy in symptom management. Guest Speaker, Support for People Living with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer.
  • Knowlton, J. (February, 2016). Female urinal for use by women IN BED. Guest speaker, Nazareth College, School of Occupational Therapy, Physical Disabilities. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (October, 2015). Female urinal for use by women IN BED. School of Nursing Clinical & Research Grand Rounds. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (December, 2014). Eve-n-sol, Inc. Dignity and dollars. Final Presentation to Entrepreneur’s Network Boot Camp. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (November, 2014). From survivor to thriver! Occupational therapy for the optimal functional recovery of people with cancer and survivors. Nazareth College. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (February, 2011). Occupational therapy for optimal functional recovery for people with cancer and survivors. Guest speaker, Nazareth College, School of Occupational Therapy, Physical Disabilities. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (March, 2003). Current practice in hand rehabilitation. Panel Discussion. Rehabilitation Specialists of Rochester. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (May, 1999). Therapist wound evaluation and care. The Genesee Hospital. Rochester: New York.
  • Knowlton, J. (October, 1998). Clinical information from the ASHT 21st annual meeting. Panel Discussion. Hackensack: New Jersey.
  • Knowlton, J. (1996). Hand therapy. Guest speaker, New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association, Hand Special Interest Group. Morristown: New Jersey.
  • Knowlton, J. (1990). Peripheral nerve injuries. The Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Center of Atlanta. Atlanta: Georgia.