James A. Lenker

PhD, OTR/L, ATP

James A. Lenker

PhD, OTR/L, ATP

James A. Lenker

PhD, OTR/L, ATP

Associate Professor
Program Director, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology

Research Topics

Community-based outcomes research in the areas of: computer-based assistive technology; wheeled mobility and seating; office ergonomics interventions; work conditioning programs; home modifications; complete streets. Evaluation of accessible public transportation systems. Usability testing to support development of new assistive technology device products.

Contact Information

621 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6726

Fax: (716) 829-3217

lenker@buffalo.edu

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Selected Publications

  • Lenker, J.A., & Paquet, V.L. (2003). A review of conceptual models for assistive technology outcomes research and practice. Assistive Technology, 15(1), 1-15.
  • Lenker, J.A., Scherer, M.J., Fuhrer, M.J., Jutai, J.W., & DeRuyter, F. (2005). Psychometric and administrative properties of measures used in assistive technology device outcomes research. Assistive Technology, 17, 7-22.
  • Demers, L., Fuhrer, M.J., Jutai, J., Lenker, J.A., Depa, M., & DeRuyter, F. (2009). A conceptual framework of outcomes for caregivers of assistive technology users.  American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 88, 645-655.
  • Shoemaker, L.L., Lenker, J.A., Fuhrer, M.J., Jutai, J.W., Demers, L., & DeRuyter, F. (2009). Mobility-related assistive technology device classifications: Evaluation from an outcomes perspective. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 88(12), 1020-1032.
  • Lenker, J.A., Fuhrer, MJ, Jutai, J.W., Demers, L., DeRuyter, F. (2010). Treatment theory, intervention specification, and treatment fidelity in assistive technology outcomes research. Assistive Technology, 22(3), 129-138.
  • Shoemaker, L.L., Lenker, J.A., Fuhrer, M.J., Jutai, J.W., Demers, L., & DeRuyter, F. (2010). Development and evaluation of a new taxonomy of mobility-related assistive technology devices.  American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 89(10), 795-808.
  • Lenker, J.A., Nasarwanji, M.F., Paquet, V., & Feathers, D.J. (2011). A Tool for Rapid Assessment of Product Usability and Universal Design: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Testing. Work, 39, 141-150.
  • Lenker, J.A., Shoemaker, L.L., Fuhrer, M.J., Jutai, J.W., Demers, L., Tan, C.H., & DeRuyter, F. (2012). Classification of assistive technology services: Implications for research. Technology and Disability. 24(1), 59-70.
  • Sprigle, S.H., Lenker, J.A., Searcy, K. (2012). Comparison of activities related to the provision of complex and standard mobility devices by rehabilitation technology suppliers and technicians. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7 (3), 219-225.
  • *D'Souza, C., Paquet, V., Lenker, J.A., Steinfeld, E., & Bareria, P. (2012). Low-floor bus design preferences of walking aid users during simulated boarding and alighting. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41 (Supplement 1), 4951-4956.
  • Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Fuhrer, M., Jutai, J., Lenker, J.A., & DeRuyter, F. (2012). How assistive technology use by individuals with disabilities impacts their caregivers: A systematic review of the research evidence. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91(11), 984-998.
  • Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Fuhrer, M., Jutai, J., Lenker, J.A., & DeRuyter, F. (2013). Effects of an assistive technology intervention on older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: An exploratory randomized control trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(4), 297-306.
  • Lenker, J.A., Harris, F., Taugher, M., & Smith, R.O. (2013). Consumer Perspectives on the Acquisition and Impact of Assistive Technology. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 8, 373-380.
  • Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Fuhrer, M.J., Jutai, J.W., Lenker, J.A., & DeRuyter, F. (2015). Development and preliminary evaluation of the Caregiver Assistive Technology Outcome Measure, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 47 (5), 412-418.
  • Lenker, J.A., Lien, L., Nasarwanji, M.F., Feathers, D.J., & Paquet, V.L. (2016). Toward design of kitchen products and environments that are more usable for older adults and people with disabilities: Making the case for universal design. Journal of Design Research, 14 (3), 219-240.
  • Lenker, J., Damle, U., D'Souza, C., Paquet, V. and Mashtare, T., Steinfeld, E. (2016). A usability evaluation of access ramps used in public transit buses. Journal of Public Transportation, 19 (2), 109-127.
  • Lenker, J.A., Maisel, J.L., & Ranahan, M.E. Assessing the Implementation of Complete Streets Policies: An Exploratory Study. In press. Journal of Architecture & Planning Research

Book Chapter

  • Lenker, J., D'Souza, C., and Paquet, V. (accepted). Vehicle Design. In: Accessible Public Transportation, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.