Cindy Hayden

Cindy Hayden, D.H. Ed., OTR/L, CHT



  • B.S. Eastern Kentucky University
  • MSEd. University of Kentucky
  • DHEd. A.T. Still University, Health Education

Research/Academic Interests

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Chronic Pain
  • Hand Therapy
  • Chaired 10 Post professional OTD capstone projects to date


Dr. Hayden’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, Associate Editor
  • The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Learning Communities Journal
  • Urologic Nursing
  • The Journal of Faculty Development
  • International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association
  • Interstitial Cystitis Association
  • American Society of Hand Therapists
  • 15 years of clinical practice in adult physical dysfunction and hand therapy
  • Educated OTA students for 18 years at Nashville State Community College
  • Educated OT students for 10 years at Eastern Kentucky University


  • Health Sciences Excellence in Faculty Teaching/Practice Award, EKU, 2020
  • QEP Leadership Grants