Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Patient/Clinician Reported Outcomes (PRO) Core Director

Wendy CosterDr. Coster has a distinguished career in rehabilitation outcome measurement. She is the co-author of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), and School Function Assessment (SFA), two of the first standardized functional assessments designed specifically for children with disabilities. Dr. Coster has been at the forefront of the development of patient/clinician reported computer adaptive tests (CATs). She was instrumental in the development of the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) CAT, which is used in the adult population, and the PEDI-CAT for children. Her most recent project was development of a measure of participation and environment for children and youth that could be used in population-level survey research. Dr. Coster is a leader in occupational therapy. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, a recipient of the A. Jean Ayres Research Award, the Sargent College Award of Merit, and the 2007 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Award. More…