Rachelle Brick, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., OTR/L

Rachel Brick
Rachelle Brick, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., OTR/L
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)
Entry Year

Doctoral Degree

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh (2021)

Master's Degrees

  • M.S.P.H., University of Miami (2022)
  • M.S.O.T., Occupational Therapy, Boston University (2017)

Research Interests

Cancer Rehabilitation; Survivorship; Accelerated Aging; Health Services Research; Disability

Primary Preceptor

Paige Green, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.B.M.R., Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Behavioral Research Program, DCCPS

Secondary Preceptor

Michelle Mollica, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., O.C.N., NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship


Proffitt R, Kraus B, Jozkowski AC, Shea Lemoins S, Kersey J, Brick R, Schwartz JK, Hoyt CR. MeTooOT: Sexual Harassment Experiences of Occupational Therapy Academics and Recommendations for Systemic Change. OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2023 Feb 10:15394492231153120. doi: 10.1177/15394492231153120. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36762502.

Brick R, Skidmore E, Bender C, Ferguson R, Pergolotti M, Toto P, Leland N. Development of an intervention influencing activity limitations in older breast cancer survivors: A modified Delphi study. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022 Sep;13(7):1031-1037. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2022.06.007. Epub 2022 Jun 22. PMID: 35750628.

Brick R, Padgett L, Jones J, Wood KC, Pergolotti M, Marshall TF, Campbell G, Eilers R, Keshavarzi S, Flores AM, Silver JK, Virani A, Livinski AA, Ahmed MF, Kendig T, Khalid B, Barnett J, Borhani A, Bernard G, Lyons KD. The influence of telehealth-based cancer rehabilitation interventions on disability: a systematic review. J Cancer Surviv. 2022 Feb 26:1-26. doi: 10.1007/s11764-022-01181-4. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35218521.

Brick R, Lyons KD, Bender C, Eilers R, Ferguson R, Pergolotti M, Toto P, Skidmore E, Leland NE. Factors influencing utilization of cancer rehabilitation services among older breast cancer survivors in the USA: a qualitative study. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Mar;30(3):2397-2405. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06678-9. Epub 2021 Nov 11. PMID: 34766199.

Brick R, Turner R, Bender C, Douglas M, Eilers R, Ferguson R, Leland N, Lyons KD, Toto P, Skidmore E. Impact of non-pharmacological interventions on activity limitations and participation restrictions in older breast cancer survivors: A scoping review. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022 Mar;13(2):132-142. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.09.010. Epub 2021 Sep 29. PMID: 34598902.

Hekman DJ, Rodakowski J, Brick RS, Cadmus-Bertram L, Fields B. Exploration of patient and caregiver cancer education using electronic health records. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022 Jan;13(1):108-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.06.008. Epub 2021 Jun 23. PMID: 34172408.

Brick R, Skidmore ER, Al Snih S, Terhorst L. Examination of Cancer and Aging Through Activities of Daily Living: A National Health and Aging Trends Study Analysis. J Aging Health. 2021 Dec;33(10):877-885. doi: 10.1177/08982643211017656. Epub 2021 May 7. PMID: 33961520.

Brick R, Lyons KD, Rodakowski J, Skidmore E. A Need to Activate Lasting Engagement. Am J Occup Ther. 2020 Sep/Oct;74(5):7405347010p1-7405347010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2020.039339. PMID: 32804634.

Brick R, Skidmore E. Optimizing Cancer Rehabilitation through Activity-focused Approaches. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2020 Feb;36(1):150985. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2019.150985. Epub 2020 Jan 24. PMID: 31987644.

Brick R, Skidmore E, Terhorst L, McCue M, Bender C. Predictors of Work-Related Disability During Early Phases of Breast Cancer Treatment. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul;98(7):627-630. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001138. PMID: 30664010.

Krishnan S, Brick RS, Karg PE, Tzen YT, Garber SL, Sowa GA, Brienza DM. Predictive validity of the Spinal Cord Injury Pressure Ulcer Scale (SCIPUS) in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. NeuroRehabilitation. 2016 Apr 6;38(4):401-9. doi: 10.3233/NRE-161331. PMID: 27061168.