Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed manuscripts

Home modifications

Somerville E, Minor B, Keglovits M, Yan Y, and Stark S. Effect of a novel transition program on disability after stroke: A trial protocol. JAMA Network Open, 2019. 2(10): p. e1912356.

Stark S, Somerville E, Keglovits M, Conte J, Li M, Hu YL, and Yan Y. Protocol for the Home Hazards Removal Program (HARP) study: A pragmatic, rando clinical trial and implementation study. BMC Geriatrics, 2017. 17(1): p. 90. 

Stark S, Keglovits M, Arbesman M, and Lieberman D. Effect of home modification interventions on the participation of community-dwelling adults with health conditions: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2017. 71(2): p. 7102290010p1-7102290010p11.

Somerville E, Smallfield S, Stark S, Seibert C, Arbesman M, and Lieberman D. Occupational Therapy Home modification assessment and intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2016. 70(5): p. 7005395010p1-7005395010p3.

Keglovits M, Somerville E, and Stark S. In-Home Occupational Performance Evaluation for Providing Assistance (I–HOPE Assist): An assessment for informal caregivers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015. 69(5): p. 6905290010p1-6905290010p9.

Stark S, Somerville E, Keglovits M, Smason A, and Bigham K. Clinical reasoning guideline for home modification interventions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015. 69(2): p. 6902290030p1-6902290030p8.

Stark SL, Somerville EK, and Morris JC. In-Home Occupational Performance Evaluation (I–HOPE). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2010. 64(4): p. 580-589.

Stark S, Creating disability in the home: The role of environmental barriers in the United States. Disability & Society, 2001. 16(1): p. 37-49.


Hu Y L, Keglovits M, Somerville E, Snyder M, & Stark S. Translating a functional exercise program for fall prevention among diverse older adults in urban medically underserved areas: a mixed methods study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2020. 1(aop), p. 1-8.

Keleman A, Wisch JK, Bollinger RM, Grant EA, Benzinger TL, Morris JC, Ances BM, and Stark SL. Falls associate with neurodegenerative changes in ATN framework of Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2020. 77(2): p. 745-752. 

Flint J, Morris M, Nguyen AT, Keglovits M, Kling Somervile E, Hu Y-L, and Stark SL. Fall Prevention Bingo: Effects of a novel community-based education tool on older adults’ knowledge and readiness to reduce risks for falls. American Journal of Health Education, 2019. 51(6): p. 406-412.

Kronzer V, Wildes T, Stark S, and Avidan M. Review of perioperative falls. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2016. 117(6): p. 720-732.

Wildes TM, Depp B, Colditz G, and Stark S. Fall-risk prediction in older adults with cancer: an unmet need. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2016. 24(9): p. 3681-3684.

Kronzer VL, Jerry MR, Ben Abdallah A, Wildes TS, Stark S, McKinnon SL, Helsten DL, Sharma A, and Avidan MS. Preoperative falls predict postoperative falls, functional decline, and surgical complications. EBioMedicine, 2016. 12: p. 302-308.

Kronzer VL, Tang RD, Schelble AP, Ben Abdallah A, Wildes TS, McKinnon SL, Sadiq F, Lin N, Helsten DL, Sharma A, Stark SL, et al.. Preoperative falls and their association with functional dependence and quality of life. Anesthesiology, 2016. 125(2): p. 322-332.

Stark SL, Silianoff TJ, Kim HL, Conte JW, and Morris JC. Tailored calendar journals to ascertain falls among older adults. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 2015. 35(1): p. 53-59

Stark SL, Roe CM, Grant EA, Hollingsworth H, Benzinger TL, Fagan AM, Buckles VD, and Morris JC. Preclinical Alzheimer disease and risk of falls. Neurology, 2013. 81(5): p. 437-443.


Minor B, Dashner J, Espín Tello S, Bollinger R, Keglovits M, Stowe J, Campbell M, and Stark S. Development and implementation of a community-based research network. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 2020. p. 1-7.

Dashner J, Espin-Tello SM, Snyder M, Hollingsworth H, Keglovits M, Campbell ML, Putnam M, and Stark SL. Examination of community participation of adults with disabilities: Comparing age and disability onset. Journal of Aging and Health, 2019. 31(10_suppl) p. 169S-194S. 

Hu YL, Junge K, Nguyen A, Hiegel K, Somerville E, Keglovits M, and Stark S. Evidence to improve physical activity among medically underserved older adults: A scoping review. Gerontologist, 2019. 59(4): p. e279-e293.

Stark S, Keglovits M, Somerville E, Hu YL, Conte J, and Yan Y. Feasibility of a novel intervention to improve participation after stroke. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2018. 81(2): p. 116-124. 

DeLaney LM, Hu Y-L, Keglovits M, Somerville EK, Baum CM, and Stark S. Predictors of engagement in home activities among community-dwelling older adults. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, 2016. 34(4): p. 205-220.

Yang H-Y and Stark SL. The role of environmental features in social engagement among residents living in assisted living facilities. Journal of Housing For the Elderly, 2010. 24(1): p. 28-43.

Stark S, Landsbaum A, Palmer JL, Somerville EK, Morris JC, Harvey A, and Friedman DH. Client-centred home modifications improve daily activity performance of older adults. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2009. 76(1_suppl): p. 235-245.

Bufka LF, Stewart D, and Stark S. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is emerging as the principal framework for the description of health and health related status. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. , 2008. 75(3).

Gray DB, Hollingsworth HH, Stark S, and Morgan KA. A subjective measure of environmental facilitators and barriers to participation for people with mobility limitations. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2008. 30(6): p. 434-457.

Stark S, Hollingsworth HH, Morgan KA, and Gray DB. Development of a measure of receptivity of the physical environment. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2007. 29(2): p. 123-137.

Stark S. Removing environmental barriers in the homes of older adults with disabilities improves occupational performance. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 2004. 24(1): p. 32-40.

Book chapters

Stark S, Sanford J, Keglovits M. Environmental Performance Enablers and Their Impact on Occupational Performance In: Charles H. Christiansen, Carolyn M. Baum, Julie D. Bass, (Eds) Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being, 4th edition, Slack 2015

Sanford J, Stark S. Universal Design as a Workplace Accommodation Strategy In: Ingrid Soderback, Ed, the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions Second Edition, Springer 2015

Stark S, Somerville E, Russell-Thomas D. Choosing assessments for home modifications. In: Christenson M & Chase C, eds. Occupational therapy and home modifications: Promoting safety and supporting participation. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association 2011


Stark S, Keglovits M. Critically Appraised Topic: Home Modifications, American Occupational Therapy Association 2014