Catherine  Hoyt, Ph.D., O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

Catherine Hoyt, Ph.D., O.T.D., O.T.R./L.

2020 Cohort

Catherine Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L is an early intervention (0-3 years) occupational therapist and post-doctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine. A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, she completed her occupational therapy and research training at Washington University in St. Louis. As a clinician, Dr. Hoyt recognized the gaps in assessment, particularly for early identification of disability among children with sickle cell disease and the very real and devastating impact delayed identification of disability can have on long-term outcomes for children. Her MTIS research and training will focus on identifying methods to screen children with sickle cell disease for developmental delays and develop a referral program to early intervention. With improved methods for early identification, more children will be able to be referred to, and take advantage of, beneficial therapeutic interventions during critical years of neural development.