Sandra M Winter

Sandra M Winter, PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Scientist

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

About Sandra M Winter

Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L is a Research Assistant Scientist in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Associate Director of the University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP). She graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Winter studies driver screening and simulator-based driving interventions, and coordinates a FDOT project to catalog and promote alternative transportation for aging road users. Her research interests include qualitative research, health promotion and wellness, community mobility, and caregiving. Her clinical expertise includes work with older adults addressing driving safety, dementia, caregiving and pediatrics, through her work with children who have multiple disabilities and sensory processing disorders. She mentors undergraduate and graduate students in UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions, including mentees in the Bachelor in Health Science program, the Masters in Occupational Therapy program, the Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program and the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program.

Publications

2021
Fidelity of a Traffic Safety Education Intervention for Combat Veterans.
Occupational therapy in health care. 35(4):363-379 [DOI] 10.1080/07380577.2021.1923106. [PMID] 34236951.
2020
Driving Outside the Wire: Examining Factors Impacting Veterans’ Postdeployment Driving.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 40(4):235-244 [DOI] 10.1177/1539449220914533. [PMID] 32336190.
2019
An Integrative Review on Teen Distracted Driving for Model Program Development.
Frontiers in public health. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00111. [PMID] 31131271.
2019
Smart In-Vehicle Technologies and Older Drivers: A Scoping Review.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 39(2):97-107 [DOI] 10.1177/1539449219830376. [PMID] 30791814.
2017
Driving Intervention for Returning Combat Veterans.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 37(2):62-71 [DOI] 10.1177/1539449216675582. [PMID] 27830643.
2015
Psychometrics of the Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 35(1):42-52 [PMID] 26623476.
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2014
Efficacy of an occupational therapy driving intervention for returning combat veterans.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. 34(4):177-82 [DOI] 10.3928/15394492-20141006-01. [PMID] 25347755.
2014
Utility of an occupational therapy driving intervention for a combat veteran.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 68(4):405-11 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2014.010041. [PMID] 25005503.
2013
Assessing the driving performance of a person with epilepsy presurgery and postsurgery.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 67(3):e24-9 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2013.006569. [PMID] 23597697.
2013
Concurrent criterion validity of the safe driving behavior measure: a predictor of on-road driving outcomes.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 67(1):108-16 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2013.005116. [PMID] 23245789.
2013
Exploratory pilot study of driving perceptions among OIF/OEF Veterans with mTBI and PTSD.
Journal of rehabilitation research and development. 50(10):1315-30 [DOI] 10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0084. [PMID] 24699968.
2013
Gender differences among older drivers in a comprehensive driving evaluation.
Accident; analysis and prevention. 61:146-52 [DOI] 10.1016/j.aap.2012.10.010. [PMID] 23141026.
2013
Predicting older driver on-road performance by means of the useful field of view and trail making test part B.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 67(5):574-82 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2013.008136. [PMID] 23968796.
2012
Associations between clinical tests and simulated driving performance in persons with epilepsy.
Epilepsy & behavior : E&B. 23(3):241-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.12.019. [PMID] 22341958.
2012
Evidence-based review on epilepsy and driving.
Epilepsy & behavior : E&B. 23(2):103-12 [DOI] 10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.11.015. [PMID] 22227593.
2012
MMSE as a predictor of on-road driving performance in community dwelling older drivers.
Accident; analysis and prevention. 49:287-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.aap.2012.02.003. [PMID] 23036408.
2012
Psychometrics of the self-report safe driving behavior measure for older adults.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 66(2):233-41 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2012.001834. [PMID] 22394533.
2012
Rater reliability and rater effects of the Safe Driving Behavior Measure.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 66(1):69-77 [PMID] 22389941.
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2011
Focus Group Findings for the Self-Report Safe Driving Behaviour Measure
. 78:72-79 [DOI] 10.2182/cjot.2011.78.2.2. [PMID] 10552197.
2011
Focus group findings for the self-report safe driving behaviour measure.
Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergotherapie. 78(2):72-9 [PMID] 21560911.
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2010
Item development and validity testing for a self- and proxy report: the safe driving behavior measure.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 64(2):296-305 [PMID] 20437917.
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2009
Focus Groups Contributing To Development of a Safe Driving Behavior Measure
Gerontologist. 49
2009
Literature Review On Older Adult Gender Differences for Driving Self-Regulation and Cessation
Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 25:99-117
2009
Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies On Older Driver Safety and Mobility
Otjr-Occupation Participation and Health. 29:24-31
2008
Psychometric testing of SPIDER: data capture tool for systematic literature reviews.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 62(3):335-48 [PMID] 18557010.
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2008
Review of Gender Differences in Older Adults’ Driving Self-Regulation and Cessation
Gerontologist. 48
2007
Population-based health promotion perspective for older driver safety: conceptual framework to intervention plan.
Clinical interventions in aging. 2(4):677-93 [PMID] 18225470.
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Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Driving Performance of People with Parkinson's using Autonomous Vehicle Technologies
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: ADMIN FOR COMMUNITY LIVING
Dec 2019 – Jun 2021
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
Role: Other
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Dec 2019 – Dec 2020
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Oct 2018 – Sep 2019
Teen Distracted Driving Education Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE via US DEPT OF TRANS NATL HWY TRAFFIC SAFETY
Oct 2018 – Sep 2019
Aging Road User Information System 2018-2019
Role: Other
Funding: FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE via US DEPT OF TRANS NATL HWY TRAFFIC SAFETY
Dec 2017 – Dec 2019
AAA – Smart Features for Older Drivers
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Oct 2017 – Sep 2018
Aging Road User Information System 2017-2018
Role: Other
Funding: FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE via US DEPT OF TRANS NATL HWY TRAFFIC SAFETY
Oct 2016 – Sep 2017
Aging Road User Information System 2016-2017
Role: Other
Funding: FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE via US DEPT OF TRANS NATL HWY TRAFFIC SAFETY
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION
Sep 2011 – Mar 2016
Florida Trauma Rehabilitation Center for Returning Military Personnel
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF DEFENSE