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cheryl.carrico@eku.edu
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Cheryl Carrico, MS, OT/L

Education

  • BS David Lipscomb University
  • MS Eastern Kentucky University
  • PhD Candidate, University of Kentucky Rehabilitation Sciences

Research/Academic Interests

My research focuses on optimizing meditation for use in the clinical or educational setting.  Ongoing work includes qualitative research on the experience of meditation after stroke and quantitative research on whether mantra meditation can reduce chronic impairments in attention due to stroke or attention deficit disorder.  Additional research interests include the study of neuromodulation to enhance movement function for populations with neurological impairment, such as stroke or spinal cord injury.

Publications

Dr. Carrico's work can be found in several journals including:
  • Hayden, C., Carrico, C., Ginn, C., Smith, S., & Felber. A. (2020, May). Social constructivisim in learning: Peer teaching and learning. Pedagogicon Conference Proceedings. 7.
  • Carrico, C., Annichiarico, N., Powell, E. S., Westgate, P. M., & Sawaki, L. (2019). Chronicity of stroke does not affect outcomes of somatosensory stimulation paired with task-oriented motor training: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, 1(1–2), 100005.
  • Carrico, C., Westgate, P. M., Salmon Powell, E., Chelette, K. C., Nichols, L., Pettigrew, L. C. & Sawaki, L. (2018). Nerve stimulation enhances task-oriented training for moderate-to-severe hemiparesis 3–12 months after stroke: A randomized trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(11), 808–815.
  • Powell, E. S., Carrico, C., Salyers, E., Westgate, P. M., & Sawaki, L. (2018). The effect of transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation on corticospinal excitability in chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 43(2), 125–134.
  • Rodrigues, T. A., Goroso, D. G., Westgate, P. M., Carrico, C., Batistella, L. R. & Sawaki, L. (2017). Slow versus fast robot-assisted locomotor training after severe stroke: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 96, S165–S170.
  • Ward, A., Carrico, C., Powell, E., Westgate, P. M., Nichols, L., Fleischer, A., & Sawaki, L. (2017). Safety and improvement of movement function after stroke with atomoxetine: A pilot randomized trial. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 35(1), 1–10
  • Powell, E. S., Carrico, C., Westgate, P. M., Chelette, K. C., Nichols, L., Reddy, L., Salyers, E., Ward, A. & Sawaki, L. (2016). Time configuration of combined neuromodulation and motor training after stroke: A proof-of-concept study. NeuroRehabilitation, 39(3), 439–449.
  • Carrico, C., Chelette, K. C., Westgate, P. M., Powell, E., Nichols, L., Fleischer, A., & Sawaki, L., (2016). Nerve stimulation enhances task-oriented training in chronic, severe motor deficit after stroke: A randomized trial. Stroke, 47(7), 1879–1884.
  • Raithatha, R., Carrico, C., Powell, E. S., Westgate, P. M., Chelette II, K. C., Lee, K., Dunsmore, L., Salles, S., & Sawaki, L. (2016). Non-invasive brain stimulation and robot-assisted gait training after incomplete spinal cord injury: A randomized pilot study. NeuroRehabilitation, 38(1), 15–25.
  • Powell, E. S., Sawaki, L., Carrico, C., Raithatha, R., Salyers, E., Ward, A., & Sawaki, L. (2016). Transvertebral direct current stimulation paired with locomotor training in chronic spinal cord injury: A case study. NeuroRehabilitation, 38(1), 27–35.
  • Carrico, C., Chelette, K. C., Westgate, P. M., Salmon-Powell, E., & Nichols, L., & Sawaki, L. (2016). Randomized trial of peripheral nerve stimulation to enhance modified constraint-induced therapy after stroke: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 95(6), 397–406.
  • Chelette, K., Carrico, C., Nichols, L., & Salyers, E., & Sawaki, L. (2014). Effects of electrode configurations in transcranial direct current stimulation after stroke. 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 12–17.
  • Salyers, E., Carrico, C., Chelette, K. C., Nichols, L., & Henzman, C., & Sawaki, L. (2014). Dose-response effects of peripheral nerve stimulation and motor training in stroke: Preliminary data. 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 7–11.
  • Salmon, E., Carrico, C., Nichols, L., Reddy, L., Salles, S., & Sawaki, L., (2014). Transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance motor function in spinal cord injury: Pilot data. 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 1–6.
  • Chelette, K. C., Carrico, C., & Nichols, L., & Sawaki, L. (2013). Long-term cortical reorganization following stroke in a single subject with severe motor impairment. NeuroRehabilitation, 33(3), 385–389.
  • Skubik-Peplaski, C., Carrico, C., Nichols, L., & Chelette, K., & Sawaki, L., (2012). Behavioral, neurophysiological, and descriptive changes after occupation-based intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(6), e107–e113.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • 2017-present Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University
  • 2008–2017 Occupational therapy research specialist/occupational therapist. UK Health Care Stroke and Spinal Cord Neurorehabilitation Research at Cardinal Hill, Lexington, KY.
  • 2007–2008 Occupational therapist. Cardinal Hill Hospital, Lexington, KY.