Andy Wu, PhD, OT

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy Education

Professional Background
Andy Wu, PhD, OT, has clinical expertise in acute, inpatient, and outpatient stroke rehabilitation. His teaching responsibilities in the occupational therapy program include biomechanical and neurologic assessment and intervention. Wu is also director of occupational therapy services for the JayDoc Free Clinic, a student-run free clinic that provides free health care services to the uninsured and underserved populations in the Kansas City metro area.

Academic Background
Wu earned his master's degree in occupational therapy in 2008 and doctorate in therapeutic science in 2013, both from the University of Kansas.

Research Focus
Current research efforts focus on investigating rehabilitation outcome of patients following acute stroke, considering limb apraxia. This research seeks to elucidate whether presence of limb apraxia early after stroke affects the ability to derive benefit from stroke rehabilitation. Of particular interest are functional outcomes and degree of motor impairment of patients demonstrating paresis with comorbid limb apraxia.

Curriculum Vitae PDF document

Selected Publications

Wu, A. J., Radel, J., & Hanna-Pladdy, B. (2011). Improved function after combined physical and mental practice after stroke: A case of hemiparesis and apraxia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 1–8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.000786.

Wu, A. J., Hermann, V., Ying, J., & Page, S. J. (2010). Brief Report—Chronometry of mentally versus physically practiced tasks in people with stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 929–934. doi:10.5014/ajot.2010.09005.

Page, S. J., Maslyn, S., Hermann, V. H., Wu, A., Dunning, K., & Levine, P. G. (2009). Activity-based electrical stimulation training in a stroke patient with minimal movement in the paretic upper extremity. Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair, 23(6), 595-599. doi:10.1177/1545968308329922.

Last modified: Jul 31, 2014

Andy Wu


Andy Wu, PhD, OT
Research Assistant Professor

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