Dr. Heidi Cramm

PhD, MSc OT (Post-Professional), MA, BScOT, BA (Hons).

Currently accepting MSc and PhD students in the following areas of research:
  • Military family research
  • Children's mental health

Dr. Heidi Cramm Contact information:
Louise D. Acton Building, Room 210
Internal telephone extension: 36094 
External telephone: 613-533-6094
e-mail: heidi.cramm@queensu.ca
   Twitter - Heidi Cramm 

cimvhr.ca

Research:
My research focuses on military family health, with an emphasis on mental health.
I am also the Head of Knowledge Translation for the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).


Teaching:

I primarily teach in the occupational therapy program (occupational therapy with children, the lived experience of disability, advanced clinical reasoning, and critical inquiry projects).


ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS (*denotes students)

Cramm, H., Krupa, T., Missiuna, C., Lysaght, R., & Parker, K. (In press). The expanding relevance of executive functioning in occupational therapy: Is it on your radar? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal.

Martini, R., Cramm, H., & Egan, M. (In press). A scoping review of self-regulation: What are occupational therapists talking about? American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Donnelly, C., Cramm, H., *Mofina, A., LaMontagne, M.E., Colquhoun, H., & Lal, S. (In press). Knowledge translation and occupational therapy in Canada: An analysis of knowledge translation activity. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Cramm, H., *Short, B., & Donnelly, C. (In press). Knowledge translation and occupational therapy:  A survey of Canadian university programs. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Mahar, A., Aiken, A., Cramm, H., Kurdyak, P., & Groome, P. (2015). A new resource to study the health of Canadian military families in Ontario. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health Research.

Cramm, H., Norris, D., *Tam-Seto, L., Eichler, M., & Smith-Evans, K. (2015). Making military families in Canada a research priority. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health Research.

Cramm, H. & Egan, M. (2015). Practice patterns of school-based occupational therapists targeting handwriting: A knowledge to practice gap. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention.

Cramm, H., Krupa, T., Missiuna, C., Lysaght, R., & Parker, K. (2014). Broadening the occupational therapy toolkit: An executive functioning lens for occupational therapy with children and youth. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(6), e139-e147.

Cramm, H., White, C., & Krupa, T. (2013). From periphery to player: Strategically positioning occupational therapy in the knowledge translation landscape. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(1). DOI: 10.5014/ajot.111.005678.

Munce, S., Kastner, M., Cramm, H., Lal, S., Auais, M., Deschenes, S., Stacey, D., & Brouwers, M. (2013). Applying the Knowledge to Action framework to plan a strategy for disseminating breast cancer guidelines: An interprofessional perspective. BMC Clinical Decision Making, 28(3).

Cramm, H., Krupa, T., Missiuna, C., Lysaght, R., & Parker, K. (2013). Executive functioning: A scoping review of the occupational therapy literature. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapists, 80(3), 131-140.

Cramm, H. & Pentland, W. (2012). Appreciative inquiry: Facilitating the shift to occupation-centred practice with children and youth. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, 5 (3-4), 239-247. DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2012.744649.

Cramm, H., Aiken, A., & Stewart, D. (2012). Perspectives on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Child and Youth Version (ICF-CY) and occupational therapy practice. Physical and Occupational Therapy Journal of Pediatrics, 32(4), 388-403.

Cramm, H. (2011). Can interventions have negative impacts? The importance of seeing the bigger picture. Physical and Occupational Therapy Journal of Pediatrics, 31(3), 217-221.


REPORTS

Norris, D., Cramm, H., Eichler, M., Tam-Seto, L.,* Smith-Evans, K. (2015). Operational Stress Injury: The impact on family mental health and well-being. A report to Veteran Affairs Canada.


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS 

Edgelow, M. & Cramm, H. (2015). Occupational Therapy Leadership in Military, Veteran and Family Health. OT Now, 17(4).

White, C., Lal, S., Cramm, H., & Colquhoun, H. (2013). Developing a knowledge translation strategy in occupational therapy. OT Now, 15(6).

Cramm, H. & Krupa, T. (2013). Speed mentoring with senior researchers. OT Now, 15(4).

Colquhoun, H. & Cramm, H. (2011). Can theories of behaviour change help us improve practice? OT Now, 13(2), 24-7.

Cramm, H., Seguin, J., & Adler, R. (2011). iDevices and occupational therapy. OT Now, 13(3), 20-23.

Cramm, H. & White, C. (2011). KT and OT: A context for knowledge translation for occupational therapy. OT Now, 13(6), 25-27.

Cramm, H., Pollock, N., Dennis, D., Subramaniam, K., & Carkner, M. (2009). Occupational therapy with school-aged children. OT Now, 11(6), 24-26

Cramm, H. (2009). The Person-Environment-Occupation circle tool: A simple way to bridge theory into practice. OT Now, 11(3), 19-21.

Cramm, H. (2007). Theory meets practice: A new OT Now column. OT Now, 9(2), 7.


SELECTED ABSTRACTS


Cramm, H., Aiken, A.B., & McColl, M.A. (2016). Mental health and children in military families: A scoping review of issues and needs. American Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, United States, Paper.

Mahar, A.L., Aiken, A.B., Cramm, H., Kurdyak, P. & Groome, P. (2015). A new resource to study the health of Canadian military families living in Ontario. Military and Veteran Health Forum, Quebec City, Canada, Paper.

Ostler, K.* & Cramm, H. (2015). Does education policy disadvantage children growing up in military families? Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Winnipeg, Canada, Poster.

Mahar, A.L., Aiken, A.B., Cramm, H., Kurdyak, P. & Groome, P. (2015). A new resource to study the health of Canadian military families living in Ontario. Vanier Institute Families in Canada Conference, Ottawa, Canada, Poster.

Norris, D., Cramm, H., Eichler, M., Tam-Seto, L.*, & Smith-Evans, K. (2015). An environmental scan of programs and services for families of veterans with Operational Stress Injuries. Military and Veteran Health Research Forum, Quebec City, Canada, Paper.

Norris, D., Cramm, H., Eichler, M., Tam-Seto, L.*, & Smith-Evans, K. (2015). Operational Stress Injury and the impact on the mental health and well-being of spouses of veterans: A scoping review. Military and Veteran Health Forum, Quebec City, Canada, Paper.

Norris, D., Cramm, H., Eichler, M., Tam-Seto, L.*, & Smith-Evans, K. (2015). Operational Stress Injuries: Impact on family mental health and well-being. Military and Veteran Health Research, Quebec City, Canada, Paper.

Ostler, K.* & Cramm, H. (2015). The impact of geographic mobility on access to special education services across Canada. Military and Veteran Health Research Forum, Quebec City, Canada, Paper.

Norris, D., Cramm, H., Eichler, M., Tam-Seto, L.*, & Smith-Evans, K. (2015). A scoping review of the impact of parental Operational Stress Injury on child and youth mental health and well-being. Military and Veteran Health Forum, Quebec City, Canada, Paper.

Cramm, H., Lussin, N.*, Williams, A.*, Mackenzie, M.*, Swick, R.*, & Wong, C.* (2015). Mental health and children growing up in military families. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Winnipeg, Canada. Paper.

Cramm, H., Aiken, A.B., & McColl, M.A. (2015). A scoping review of mental health risks and needs of children growing up in military families. Occupational Therapy 4th Annual Summit of Scholars, Los Angeles, United States. Paper.

Tam-Seto, L.* & Cramm, H. (2015). Applying critical-ecological model to the experience of military families. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Winnipeg, Canada. Poster.

Cramm, H. & Short, B.* (2015). Knowledge translation and occupational therapy: A survey of university programs. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Winnipeg, Canada, Paper.

Donnelly, C., Cramm, H., Colquhoun, H., Lal, S., Mofina, A.,* & Lamontagne, ME. (2014). Knowledge translation in occupational therapy: the Canadian landscape. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Fredericton, Canada. Paper.

Martini, R., Cramm, H., & Egan, M. (2014). What do occupational therapists mean when they talk about self- regulation? Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Fredericton, Canada. Poster.

Cramm, H. & Egan, M. (2014). Written productivity practices and learning needs of Ontario occupational therapists. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Fredericton, Canada. Paper.

Cramm, H., Aiken, A., & McColl, M. (2014). Mental Health Needs and Issues of Children Growing up in Military Families: A scoping review. Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research Annual FORUM, Toronto, Canada. Paper.

Brown, H., Godsell, P., Classen, S., & Cramm, H. (2014). An Occupationally-Based National Platform Guiding the Profession of Occupational Therapy within Canadian Forces Health Services. Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research Annual FORUM, Toronto, Canada. Poster.

Schnarr, K., Bassi, H., Cramm, H., Kunsch, A., Preszcator, S., & Snowdon, A. (2014). Reducing the burden of mental illness through innovation in recovery: The expansion of emerging novel models for psychosocial rehabilitation through employment. North American Primary Care Research Group, Boston, United States. Paper.

Cramm, H. (2013). Executive functioning in children and youth: Development of occupational therapy competencies. KT Canada Summer Institute, Ottawa, Canada. Poster.

Donnelly, C., Cramm, H., Colquhoun, H., Lamontagne, M.E., & Lal, S. (2013). Knowledge translation in occupational therapy: The Canadian landscape. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Fredericton, Canada, Paper.