Catherine Hoyt is a PhD student in rehabilitation and participation science in the Program in Occupational Therapy at the Washington University School of Medicine. Her academic and research interests include pediatric neurorehabilitation, constraint-induced movement therapy, wearable biosensors, perinatal stroke, brain plasticity.

Hoyt worked in the Child Health and Education Laboratory with Dr. Allison King from 2010-2014 and in the Department of Neurology with Dr. Nico Dosenbach from 2014-2015. Working within these research teams has provided her with many opportunities to integrate occupational therapy with underrepresented populations to create and study interventions for children with known or at risk for impairment.

Hoyt earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from the School of Medicine in 2010 and earned her bachelor’s degree in natural and social science and Spanish from Juniata College in 2007.