Catherine R.  Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Catherine R. Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Instructor in Occupational Therapy, Neurology & Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Catherine Hoyt leads the Growth and Occupational Well-being of Youth (GROWTH) Laboratory, which examines early indicators of developmental delay and intervention outcomes in infants and toddlers at high risk for neurodevelopmental delay, particularly those with neurological injury from sickle cell disease or perinatal stroke (a common cause of cerebral palsy). Her work focuses on early identification of developmental delay through developmental evaluation and referral to federally funded intervention programs, with the goal to increase access and eligibility to home-based early intervention programs. The laboratory focuses on applying family-centered approaches to research through caregiver participation at all stages. Projects may include quantitative and/or qualitative approaches. Hoyt in invested in applying an equity lens within the field of occupational therapy.