Heather is an occupational therapist and PhD candidate in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University. Currently working in the B.R.A.I.N. lab as a graduate research associate, she is primarily interested in developing and testing interventions that improve motor function and quality of life in stroke survivors. Specifically, her primary research area of emphasis is examining the effect of noninvasive brain stimulation combined with occupational therapy (Functional Brain Stimulation™) on improving arm and hand function in survivors of stroke. Heather has also engaged in research and/or published in the topics of mental practice, outcome measurement validity, and portable upper extremity robotics.