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Heather Javaherian-Dysinger, OTD
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Occupational Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Javaherian, H., Crane, J., Goodrich, R., Leung, R., & Paulino, P, Huecker, E., & Hewitt, L. (2006). Self-perceived strengths and needs of survivors of domestic violence: An exploratory study. ( 5/2006 - 12/2006 )
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • Javaherian, H., & Iorio, M., & Alipoon, L. (2007-2011). Exploring the Meaning of Loma Linda University''''s Core Values Among Distance Education Students. ( 6/2007 - 8/2011 )
  • Graduate Student Research Projects ( 12/2010 )
    see attached
  • Javaherian, H. (2009, May). Performance Troupe. ( 6/2009 - 6/2010 )
    The purpose of this retrospective study is to to explore the impact of drama as a means of empowering people who have mental illness, educating the community about mental illness, and thus decreasing societal stigmas.
  • DeBrun, J., Moesser, A., Murphy, R., Salvati, B., Shaffer, T., Javaherian, H., Huecker, E., & Hewitt, L. (2009). The mothering experience of domestic violence: An in-depth analysis ( 3/2009 - 12/2009 )
  • Fowle, J., Ng, K., O’Rourke, E., Walters, S., Javaherian, H., Huecker, E., & Hewitt, L. (2007). Mothering Experiences within a Domestic Violence Shelter ( 4/2007 - 12/2007 )
  Grant Proposals--Funded
  • Javaherian-Dysinger, H. (2011). CarFit. Automobile Association of America. Awarded April 18, 2011. $500.   ( 4/2011 ) Link...
  • Javaherian, H., Huecker, E. (2008). Exploring the Effects of Infant Massage in the Caregiving Experience: An Occupational Therapy Perspective. Faculty Research Seed Money, Loma Linda University. January 2008, $1500.00. ( 2/2008 - 2/2009 )
  • Javaherian, H. (2006). Exploring Domestic Violence Needs in Occupational Therapy. California Foundation for Occupational Therapy, October 2, 2006, $3,048.00 ( 10/2006 - 3/2007 )
  • Javaherian-Dysinger, H. (2011, May). Option House Occupational Therapy Programming Funding.  $500/month awarded to the Department of Occupational Therapy, Loma Linda University ( 5/2011 - Present ) Link...
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Non-Peer Reviewed
  • Javaherian, H. (2009).  Occupational Therapy Programming in a Domestic Violence Setting: Strengths & Challenges ( 9/2009 - 9/2010 )