Dr. Schelly was trained in ethnomethodology and grounded theory, two qualitative subfields of sociology. The latter is used widely in OT and the other health sciences, and Dr. Schelly is currently exploring how ethnomethodology can be incorporated into OT practice. Using qualitative and quantitative data, his dissertation identified geographic clusters of childhood autism cases in Costa Rica and investigated factors associated with differential risk of autism diagnosis. His current projects include work in Costa Rica, the Bahamas, and soon, the North Country.
University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Colorado State University
Ethnomethodology, grounded theory, health behavior and communication, social determinants of health, social epidemiology, sociology of diagnosis, sociology of health and illness
Ohl, A., & Schelly, D. The impact of IgE mediated food allergies on caregivers. IRB proposal approved.
Schelly, D., Ohl, A., Moronta, Y., Nadres, R., & Snyder, E. The mental health benefits of Life Review Writing compared to social hour. Eight-week intervention in progress.
Schelly, D., Ohl, A., & Robinson, C. Loss of self from diagnosis to end-of-life among amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. IRB proposal in progress for prospective ethnographic data collection.
Boolani, A., Schelly, D., Reid, J., Towler, C., Smith, M., & Ohl, A. (Forthcoming). Health differences in didactic versus clinical stage graduate allied health students. Journal of Allied Health.
Schelly, D., & Ohl, A. (Forthcoming). Examining clinical meaningfulness in randomized controlled trials: Revisiting the Well Elderly II. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(1).
Schelly, D., Jimenez Gonzalez, P, & Solis, P. (2018). Parental action and referral patterns in spatial clusters of childhood autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(2), 361-376. doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3327-6
Maynard, D., & Schelly, D. (2017). Tunnel vision in a murder case: Telephone interaction between police detectives and the prime suspect. Discourse Studies, 19(2), 1-27. doi: 10.1177/1461445617691703
Ohl, A., & Schelly, D. (2017). Beyond p-values: A case for clinical relevance. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(12), 752-755. doi:10.1177/0308022617735048
Caramia, S., Gill, A., Ohl, A., & Schelly, D. (2018, February). Fine motor activities and technology use in elementary school: A replication study. Paper presented at the Vermont Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Burlington, VT.
Ohl, A., Schelly, D., Brown, D., Miller, N., & Smith, M. (2018, February). Survey of occupational therapy practices for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the Vermont Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Burlington, VT.