Publication in academic journals is one way to share information about research.

The Program for Healthcare Justice – including researchers, students, and community partners – is active in producing a rich body of peer reviewed literature.


Magasi, S.Reis, J.P., Wilson, T., Rosen, A., Ferlin, A., & VanPuymbrouck, L. (2019). ScreenABLE: Breast cancer screening among women with disabilities from community identified challenges to community-based programsProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 13, 61-69.DOI:10.1353/cpr.2019.0039

Magasi, S., Buono, S., Yancy, C.W., Ramirez, R.D., & Grady, K.L. (2019). Mutuality and preparedness affect quality of life for patients with mechanical circulatory support and their caregivers: A qualitative analysisCirculation, 12(1), e004414. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.004414.

Magasi, S., Banas, J., Horowitz, B., Reis, J.P., The, K., Wilson, T., & Victorson, D. (2019). WeCanConnect: Development of a community-informed mHealth tool for people with disabilities and cancer. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 13(5), 49-59,  doi: 10.1353/cpr.2019.0038.

Ramirez, R.D., Rosen, A., & Magasi, S. (2019, May). ScreenABLE Saturday: Highlighting occupational
therapy’s role in cancer prevention and early detection using a knowledge translation framework. OT Practice,
24, 28-31.



Magasi S., Harniss, M., Heinemann, A.W. (2018). An interdisciplinary approach to the development of accessible computer-administered measurement instrumentsArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99: 204-210. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.06.036.

Magasi S., Wong A,. Tulsky, D.S., Miskovic, A., Heinemann, A.W. (2018). Mobility device quality impacts participation outcomes among people with disabilities: A structural equation modeling analysisArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99: 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.06.030

Maritz, R., Baptiste, S., Darzins, S.W., Magasi, S, Weleschuk, C., & Prodinger, B. (2018). Linking occupational therapy mo Save dels and assessments to the ICF to enable standardized documentation of functioningCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 85(4), 330-341.


Wong AWK, Ng S, Dashner J, Baum MC, Hammel J, Magasi S, Lai, JS, Carlozzi NE, Tulsky DS, Miskovic A, Goldsmith A, Heinemann AW. (2017). Relationships between environmental factors and participation in adults with neurological disorders: A cross-sectional multi-center study. Quality of Life Research, 26(10), 1-13. doi:10.1007/s11136-017-1586-5.

Fyffe D, Doresey-Holliman B, Magasi S. (2017). Innovative approaches to integrating qualitative methods in the beginning, middle and end of an SCI RCT. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation,23(Suppl 1):122.

Hahn, EA, Magasi SR, Carlozzi NE, Tulsky DS, Wong A, Garcia SF, Lai JS, Hammel J, Miskovic A, Jerousek S, Goldsmith A, Nitsch K, Heinemann AW. (2017). Health and functional literacy in physical rehabilitation patients. HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, 1, e71-e85.  doi: 10.3928/24748307-20170427-02

Cohen ML, Tulsky DS, Holdnack JA, Carlozzi NE, Wong A, Magasi S, Heaton RK, Heinemann AW. (2017). Cognition among community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62, 425-434. doi: 10.1037/rep0000140. 

Johnson N, Marquine MJ, Flores I, Umlauf A, Baum C, Wong A, Manly J, Heinemann AW, Magasi S, Heaton RK. (2017). Racial differences in neurocognitive outcomes post-stroke: The impact of healthcare variables. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23, 640-652. doi: 10.1017/S1355617717000480 

Magasi S, Harniss M, Tulsky DS, Cohen ML, Heaton RK, Heinemann AW. (2017). Test accommodations for individuals with neurological conditions completing the NIH toolbox – cognition battery: An evaluation of the frequency and appropriateness. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62, 455-463. doi: 10.137/rep0000191. (5-year Impact Factor: 2.32)

Magasi S, Gohil A, Burghart M, Wallisch A. (2017). Understanding measurement properties. In Law M, Dunn W, & Baum C (Eds.). Measuring Occupational Performance. 3rd Ed.  Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

VanPuymbrouck, L., Heffron, J. L., Sheth, A. J., The, K. J., & Lee, D. (2017). Experiential learning: Critical analysis of standardized patient and disability simulationJournal of Occupational Therapy Education1(3). Retrieved from


Farmer SA, Magasi S, Block P, Whelen MJ, Hansen LO, Bonow RO, Schmidt P, Shah A, Grady KL. (2016). Patient, caregiver, and physician work in heart failure disease management: A qualitative study of issues that undermine wellness. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 91,1056-1065. doi:.1016/j.mayocp.2016.05.016. 

Heinemann AW, Lai JS, Wong A, Dashner J, Gray DB, Magasi S, Hammel J, Hahn EA, Garcia SF, Carlozzi, N., Tulsky DS, Jerousek S. (2016). Using the ICF’s environmental factors framework to develop an item bank measuring built and natural environmental features affecting persons with disabilities. Quality of Life Research, 25, 2775-2786. doi:10.1007/s11136-016-1314-6. 

Heinemann AW, Miskovic A, Semik P, Wong A, Dashner J, Baum C, Magasi S, Hammel J, Tulsky D, Garcia S, Jerousek S, Lai JS, Carlozzi NE, Gray DB. (2016). Measuring environmental factors: Unique and overlapping ICF coverage of five instruments. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97, 2113-2122. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2016.05.021.

Hahn EA, Beaumont JL, Pilkonis PA, Garcia SF, Magasi S, DeWalt DA, Cella D. (2016). The PROMIS satisfaction with social participation measures demonstrated responsiveness in diverse clinical populations. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 73, 135-141. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.034.

Rios D, Magasi S, Novak C, Harniss M. (2016). Conducting accessible research: Including people with disabilities in public health, epidemiological and outcomes studies. American Journal of Public Health, 106, 2137-2144. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303448. 

Hansen P, Hammel J, Magasi S, Moore J, Heineman A. (2016). Innovative knowledge translation strategies used to promote the use of the COPM in inpatient stroke rehabilitation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP304C.

Prodinger B, Darzins S, Magasi S, Baptiste S. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): Opportunities and challenges to the use of the ICF for occupational therapy. World Federation of Occupational Therapy Bulletin. doi: 10.1179/2056607715Y.0000000003.


Mirza M, Magasi S, Hammel J. (2015). Disability justice and occupation: Addressing participation disparities within the disability community. In Block P, Kavnitz D, Nishida A, & Pollard N, eds. Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice and Decolonization. New York, NY: Springer.

Magasi S, Nepveux D, Thompson A. (2015). Social justice and the older worker. In Hunt L, and C. Wolverson C, eds. Work and the Older Person: Increasing Longevity and Wellbeing. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

Magasi S, Wong A, Gray DB, Hammel J, Baum C, Wang CC, Heinemann AW. (2015). Theoretical foundations for the measurement of environmental factors and their impact upon participation among people with disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96:57-88. doi: 10.1061/j.apmr.2014.12.002. 

Hammel J, Magasi S, Heinemann AW, Gray DB, Stark S, Kisala P, Carlozzi N, Tulsky D, Garcia SF, Hahn EA. (2015). Environmental barriers & supports to everyday participation: A qualitative insider perspective from people with disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(4):578-88. doi: 10.1061/j.apmr.2014.12.008. 

Heinemann AW, Magasi S, Hammel J, Carlozzi NE, Garcia SF, Hahn EA, Lai JS, Tulsky D, Gray D, Hollinsworth H, Jerousek S.  (2015). Environmental factors item development for persons with stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(4):589–595. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.11.024. 

Garcia SF, Hahn EA, Magasi S, Lai JS, Semik P, Hammel J, Heinemann AW. (2015). Development of self-report measures of social attitudes that act as environmental barriers and facilitators for people with disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(4):596-603  doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2014.06.019. 

Bohannon RW, Magasi S. (2015). Identification of dynapenia in older adults through the use of grip strength t-scores. Muscle and Nerve, 51(1):102-105. doi: 10.1002/mus.24264. 

Grady KL, Magasi S, Hahn EA, Buono S, McGee EC, Yancy C. (2015). Health-related quality of life in mechanical circulatory support: Development of a new conceptual model and items for self-administration. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 34(10):1292-1304, doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2015.04.2003. 

Hammel J, Magasi S, Mirza M, Fischer H, Preissner K, Peterson E, Suarez-Balcazar Y. (2015). A scholarship of practice revisited: Creating community-engaged occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and scholars. Occupational Therapy in Health Care,29(4):352-69. doi: 10.3109/07380577.2015.1051690. 

Weinfurt KP, Lin L, Watkins Bruner D, Cyranowski JM, Dombeck CB, Hahn EA, Jeffery DD, Luecht RM, Magasi S, Porter LS, Reese JB, Reeve BB, Shelby RA, Smith AW, Willse JT, Flynn KE. (2015). Development and initial validation of the PROMIS® sexual function and satisfaction measures version 2.0. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12(9):1961-1974. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12966. 

Magasi S, Buono SK, Yancy CW, Grady KL. (2015). Caregiving affects the quality of life of patients and their caregivers after mechanical circulatory support. J Card Fail, 21(8):S35-S36. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.06.132. 

Panko Reis J, Martin M, Wilson T, VanPuymbrouck L, Beaumont J, Magasi S. (2015). Screen-ABLE: A mixed-methods study on breast and cervical cancer screening disparities among women with disabilities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69:6911510131p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP206C. 

Bohannon RB, Bubela DJ, Wang YC, Magasi S, Gershon RC. (2015). Six-minute walk test vs.three-minute step-test for measuring functional endurance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(11):3240-3244. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000253.


Boers M, Idzerda L, Kirwan JR, Beaton D, Escorpizo R, Boonen A, Magasi S, Sinha I, Stucki G, Tugwell P. (2014). Toward a generalized framework of core measurement areas in clinical trials: A position paper for OMERACT 11. The Journal of Rheumatology, 41(5):978-985. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.131307. 

Bohannon RW, Bubela D, Magasi S, McCreath, Wang YC, Reuben D, Rymer WZ, Gershon R. (2014). Comparison of walking performance over the first 2 minutes and the full 6 minutes of the six-minute walk test. BMC Research Notes, 7(269). doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-269.

Jensen S, Butt Z, Heinemann AW, Magasi S, Cella D, Kuiken TA, Dumanian GA. (2014). Perceptions of the risks and benefits of upper limb transplantation among individuals with upper limb amputations. Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, 134(5), 979-987. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000584.

Grady K, Magasi S, Hahn EA, McGee E, Yancy C. (2014). A patient-centric conceptual framework for health-related quality of life in mechanical circulatory support. J Heart Lung Transplant, 33(4S), S33. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.01.868. 

Lorange EA, Magasi S, Carlisle D, Gawron L, Hammond C. (2014). Contraceptive attitudes and practices among reproductive-age American Indian/Alaska Native women in North Dakota. Contraception, 90, 317-318. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception 2014.05.088.

Older Publications

Magasi S, Mallick R, Kaiser K, Patel JD, Johnson ML, Kaplan EH, Cella D. (2013). The importance and relevance of pulmonary symptoms among patients receiving second and third-line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer: Support for the content validity of the 4-item Pulmonary Symptom Index. Clinical Lung Cancer,14, 245-253. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2012.07.001. 

Papadimitriou C, Magasi S, DeMark H, Taylor C, Wolf MS, Heinemann AW, Deutsch A. (2013).  Eliciting patient and caregiver perspectives to improve the public reporting of rehabilitation quality measures: Results from an exploratory study. Rehabilitation Nursing, 3, 24-31. doi: 10.1002/rnj.63. 

Victorson D, Manley J, Wallner-Allen K, Fox N, Purnell C, Hendrie H, Havlik R, Harniss M, Magasi SR, Correia H, Gershon R. (2013). Using the NIH Toolbox in special populations: Considerations for the assessment of pediatric, geriatric, culturally diverse, non-English speaking and disabled individuals. Neurology, 80, S13-S16. doi:10.1212/WNL0b013e3182872e26. 

Reuben DB, Magasi S, McCreath HE, Bohannon RW, Wang YC, Bubela DJ, Rymer WZ, Beaumont J, Rine RM, Lai JS, Gershon RC. (2013). NIH Toolbox motor domain development and validation testing. Neurology, 80, S65-75. doi:10.1212/WNL0b013e3182872e01. 

Grady K, Magasi S, Buono S, Abraham T, Yancy C, McGee E. (2013). Health-related quality of life among patients with mechanical circulatory assistance: Clinician perspectives. J Heart Lung Transplant, 32(4S), S196. 

Grady K, Magasi S, Buono S, Abraham T, Yancy C, McGee E. (2013). Symptom burden and mental health after mechanical circulatory support: Patient perspectives. ASAIO Journal

Grady K, Magasi S, McGee E, Buono S, Abraham T, Yancy C. (2013). Physical function and social interaction after mechanical circulatory support: Patient perspectives. J Cardiac Failure, 19(8), S6. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2013.06.047. 

Heinemann AW, Magasi S, Bode RK, Hammel J, Whiteneck, GG, Bogner J, Corrigan JD. (2013). Measuring enfranchisement: Importance and control of participation by people with disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(11), 2157-2165. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.05.017. 

Magasi S. (2012). Negotiating the social service systems: A vital but frequently invisible occupationOTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 32(1): Suppl: S25-S33. doi: 10.3928/15394492-20110906-03. 

Papadimitriou C, Magasi S, Frank G. (2012). Current thinking in qualitative research: Evidence-based practice, moral philosophies, and political struggle. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 32(1):Suppl: S2-S5. doi: 10.3928/15394492-20111005-01. 

Magasi S, Ryan G, Revicki D, Lenderking W, Hays RD, Brod M, Snyder C, Boers M, Cella D.  Content validity of patient reported outcomes: Perspectives from a PROMIS meetingQuality of Life Research. 2012;21(5):739-746. doi: 10.1007/s11136-011-9990-8. 

Bohannon RW, Magasi SR, Bubela DJ, Wang YC, Gershon RC. (2012). Grip and knee extension muscle strength reflect a common construct among adults. Muscle and Nerve, 46,  555-558. doi: 10.1002/mus.23350.

Velozo CA, Seel RT, Magasi S, Heinemann AW, Romero S. (2012). Improving measurement methods in rehabilitation: Core concepts and recommendations for scale development. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(2):Suppl 2: S154-S163. 

Lai JS, Zelko F, Butt Z, Cella D, Kieran MW, Krull KR, Magasi S, Goldman S. (2011). Parent-perceived child cognitive function: Results from a sample drawn from the US general population. Childs Nerv Syst, 27(2), 28-93. doi: 10.10071500381-010-1230-y. 

Heinemann AW, Lai JS, Magasi S, Hammel J, Corrigan JD, Bogner J, Whiteneck GG. (2011). Measuring participation enfranchisement. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92, 564-571. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.07.220. 

Bohannon RW, Bubela DJ, Magasi SR, Wang YC, McCreath HE, Gershon RC. (2010). Sit-to-stand test: Performance and determinants across the age span. Isokinetic Exercise Science, 18, 235-240. doi: 10.3233/IE-2010-0389. 

Bohannon RW, Bubela DJ, Magasi SR, Gershon RC. (2011). Relative reliability of three objective tests of limb muscle strength. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 19, 77-81. doi: 10.3233/IES-2011-0400. 

Bohannon R, Bubela D, Wang YC, Magasi S, Gershon R. (2011). Adequacy of belt-stabilized testing of knee extension strength. J Strength Cond Res, 25(7), 1963-1967. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e4f5ce 10. 

Wang YC, Magasi SR, Bohannon RW, Reuben DB, McCreath HE, Bubela DJ, Gershon RC, Rymer WZ. (2011). Assessing dexterity function: A comparison of two alternatives for the NIH Toolbox Study. J Hand Ther, 24(4), 313-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2011.05.001. 

Wang YC, Bohannon RW, Magasi SR, Hrynkiewicz B, Morales A, Gershon RC, Rymer WZ. (2011). Testing of knee extension muscle strength: A comparison of two portable alternatives for the NIH toolbox study. Isokinet Exerc Sci, 19, 163-168. doi: 10.3233/IES-2011-0410. 

Magasi S, Post MW. (2010).  A comparative review of contemporary participation measures’ psychometric properties and content coverage. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(Suppl. 1), S17-S28. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2010.07.011. 

Heinemann AW, Tulsky DS, Dijkers M, Brown M, Magasi S, Gordon W, DeMark H. (2010).  Issues in participation measurement in research and clinical applications. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 91(Suppl.1), S72-S76. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2009.11.031. 

Kim JJ, LaPorte LM, Corcoran M, Magasi S, Batza J, Silver RK. (2010). Barriers to mental health treatment among obstetric patients at risk for depression. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 202(3), 310-312. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.01.004.

Magasi S, Hammel J. (2009). Women with disabilities’ experiences in long term care: A case for social justice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 63(1):35-45. doi: 10.5014/ajot.63.1.35. 

Magasi S, Durkin E, Wolf M, Deutsch A. (2009). Rehabilitation consumer’s use and understanding of quality information: A health literacy perspective. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90, 206-212. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.07.023. 

Magasi S, Heinemann AW. (2009). Integrating stakeholder perspectives in outcome measurementJournal of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 19(6), 928-940. doi: 10.1080/09602010902996414. 

Alexander MS, Anderson KD, Biering-Sorensen F, Bligh AR, Brannon R,, Bryce TN, Creasey G, Catz A, Curt A,  Donovan R, Ditunno J, Ellaway P, Finnerup NB, Graves DE, Haynes BA, Heinemann AW, Jackson AB, Johnston MV, Kalpakjian CZ, Kleitman N, Krassioukov A, Krogh K, Lammertse D, Magasi S, Mulcahey MJ, Schurch B, Sherwood A, Steeves JD, Stiens S, Tulsky DS, van Hedel HJA, Whiteneck G. (2009). Outcome measures in spinal cord injury: Recent assessments and recommendations for future directions. Spinal Cord, 47(8):206-212. doi: 10.1038/SC.2009.18. 

Magasi S, Hammel J, Heinemann A, Whiteneck G, Bogner J. (2009). Participation: A comparative analysis of multiple rehabilitation stakeholders’ perspectives. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41(11), 936-44. doi: 10.2340/16501977-0450.

Lai JS, Zelko F, Butt Z, Cella D, Magasi S, Goldman S. (2009). PR2 development and psychometric properties of a pediatric perceived cognitive function item bank (PEDSPCF). Value in Health, 12(7):A232. doi:10.1016/S1098.3015(10)741729-L.

Magasi S, Heinemann A, Wilson C. (2009). Psychological aspects of living with spinal cord injury.  In Field-Foote E & Edelle C, eds. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation. Philadelphia, PA.

Magasi S. (2009). Traumatic brain injury. In Burch S, ed. Encyclopedia of American Disability History. New York, NY: Facts on File.

 Magasi S, Heinemann A, Whiteneck G. (2008). Measurement of participation following traumatic spinal cord injury: An evidence-based review for research. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 31(3), 33-45. doi: 10.1080/10790208.200811760705. 

Magasi S. (2008). Infusing disability studies into the rehabilitation sciencesTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 15(3), 283-287. doi: 10.1310/tsr1503.283. 

Magasi S. (2008). Disability studies in practice: A work in progress. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 15(6), 611-617. doi: 10.1310/tsr1506-611. 

Minkler M, Hammel J, Gill C, Magasi S, Vásquez V, Bristo M, Coleman D. (2008).  Community-based participatory research in disability and long-term care policy: A case study. Journal of Disability Policy Studies,19,14-126. doi: 10.1177/ID44207308.315280. 

Hammel J, Magasi S, Heinemann A, Whiteneck G, Bogner J, Rodriguez E. (2008). What does participation mean? Insider perspectives from people with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 30(19):1445-1460. doi: 10.1080/09638280701625534. 

Magasi S, Hammel, J. (2004).  Social support and social network mobilization in African American women who have experienced strokes. Disability Studies Quarterly, 24(4). doi: 10.1806/dsq.v24i4.878.