Positions

Overview

  • My current area of research focus is in adult stress perception and its impact on behavior, quality of life perception, and occupational performance in adults, particularly those who live with brain injury. Several of my projects have studied not only perception of individuals but also the effectiveness of community intervention approaches in mitigating life stress and promoting healthier social connections and perceived quality of life. Current studies are looking at overall health records in persons living with brain injury and drug/alcohol use in persons with brain injury who attend a community program in comparison to others living in the community without these supports.
    Additionally, my stress scale for children (PSS-C) (White, 2014) is available for free use upon request. This tool is included in a data capture and sharing platform being launched in the UK. https://www.bouncetogether.co.uk/survey-database/perceived-stress-scale-children
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2020 Exploring Participant Perceptions of a Community-Based Program for People With Brain Injury.OTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  40:245-252. 2020
    2018 Quality of Life, Stress Perception, and Quality of Social Networks in persons living with brain Injury: An exploration of the effectiveness of a community based program.Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.  6. 2018
    2018 Quality of Life, Stress Perception, and Quality of Social Networks in Persons Living with Brain Injury: An Exploration of the Effectiveness of a Community-Based ProgramOpen Journal of Occupational Therapy.  6. 2018
    2016 Comparing quality of life, stress perception and quality of social networks in a community-based brain injury program.International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation.  20. 2016
    2014 An examination of occupation-based, client-centered, evidence-based occupational therapy practices in New HampshireOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  34:106-116. 2014
    2014 Relationships among occupation/activity patterns, health and stress perceptions, and life orientation in well adultsOpen Journal of Occupational Therapy.  2:5. 2014
    2014 The Perceived Stress Scale for Children: A Pilot Study in a Sample of 153 ChildrenJournal of Pediatrics and Child Health.  2:000-000. 2014
    2013 The effects of yoga on incarcerated individuals' self perception of life orientation (optimism/pessimism), perceived stress, and self efficacyInternational Journal of Yoga and Allied Sciences.  2:82-90. 2013
    2012 Sensory and motor behaviors of infant siblings of children with and without autism.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  66:556-566. 2012
    2009 Application of Psychobiological Measures in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy ResearchOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  29:163-174. 2009
    2007 An examination of the relationships between motor and process skills and scores on the sensory profile.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  61:154-160. 2007
    2007 An examination of the relationships between motor and process skills and scores on the sensory profileAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  61:154-160. 2007
    2006 Evaluation options for secondary transition planning.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  60:333-339. 2006
    2006 Stimulant medication use, misuse, and abuse in an undergraduate and graduate student sample.Journal of American College Health.  54:261-268. 2006
    2006 Stimulant medication use, misuse, and abuse in an undergraduate and graduate student sample.Journal of American College Health.  54. 2006
    2005 Behavioral and physiologic response measures of occupational task performance: a preliminary comparison between typical children and children with attention disorder.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  59:426-436. 2005
    2005 The role of the school-based occupational therapist in secondary education transition planning: a pilot survey study.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  59:173-180. 2005
    2005 Occupational Patterns and Skills of Children-Behavioral and Physiologic Response Measures of Occupational Task Performance: A Preliminary Comparison Between Typical Children and Children WithAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  59:426-436. 2005
    2002 Therapists' perceptions about making a difference in parent-child relationships in early intervention occupational therapy services.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  56:411-421. 2002
    2002 Therapist-Parent Outcomes-Therapists' Perceptions About Making a Difference in Parent-Child Relationships in Early Intervention Occupational Therapy ServicesAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  56:411-421. 2002
    2001 Salivary cortisol measures in infant and child assessment. 2001
    2000 The predictive power of narrative data in occupational therapy evaluation.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  54:471-476. 2000
    2000 Behavioral and physiological responsivity, sleep, and patterns of daily cortisol production in infants with and without colic.Child Development.  71:862-877. 2000
    1998 Dampening of the cortisol response to handling at 3 months in human infants and its relation to sleep, circadian cortisol activity, and behavioral distress.Developmental Psychobiology.  33:327-337. 1998
    1996 Colic and noncolic behaviored infants: Physiological and behavioral responses to a physical examinationInfant Behavior and Development.  19:817. 1996
    1996 Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) stress response and circadian rhythm in early infancyInfant Behavior and Development.  19:563. 1996
    Attributes of an effective community-based program for people with chronic brain injuryBJOT; under review
    Mindful Participation: An Exploration of Mindfulness and Occupational Engagementunder review; OJOT
    Perspectives about Occupational JusticeA University Dialogue on Poverty and Opportunity.  24.

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016 Evaluating Quality of Life and Social Connectedness in Persons With Acquired Brain InjuryAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy. 7011505090p1-7011505090p1. 2016
    2010 The things kids do: Exploring relations among occupations, weight, stress, and healthUniversity of New Hampshire: Durham, NH Retrieved from http://www. unh. edu/urc/sites/unh. edu. urc/files/media/pdfs2011/award_pdfs/20. 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • Stressed Out Taught course 2021
  • Stressed Out Taught course 2021
  • Human Occupation Taught course 2020
  • Human Occupation Taught course 2020
  • Stressed Out Taught course 2020
  • Engagement in Research Taught course 2019
  • Human Occupation Taught course 2019
  • Human Occupation Taught course 2019
  • Human Occupation Taught course 2019
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2019
  • Stressed Out Taught course 2019
  • Engagement in Research Taught course 2018
  • Human Occupation Taught course 2018
  • Intro to McNair Research Taught course 2018
  • Engagement in Research Taught course 2017
  • Human Occupation Taught course 2017
  • Intro to McNair Research Taught course 2017
  • Intro to McNair Research Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Occupational Therapy Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Lab Taught course 2015
  • Intro to McNair Research Taught course 2015
  • Stressed Out Taught course 2014
  • Ind Stdy/Stressed Out Taught course 2014
  • Intro to McNair Research Taught course 2014
  • Discovery Fellows Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Barbara White