Teaches foundational courses for first-year occupational therapy doctoral students as well as interventions courses related to neurological rehabilitation. Scholarship interests are related to brain injury clubhouse and self-management programming for adults post-TBI.
Dr. Holst is a certified brain injury specialist. Her passion is within neurological rehabilitation and the application of community-based interventions to prevent and manage chronic conditions following a brain injury. She is also co-founder of a local brain injury clubhouse, Empower House QCA.
See Dr. Holst's CV (pdf)
Education and Training
- OTD, St. Catherine's University, St. Paul, MN, Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- MOTR/L, St. Ambrose University, Occupational Therapy
- BS, St. Ambrose University, Exercise Science
"Positive words of affirmation. Speaking life into others is the best gift that we have to give. We can offer hope and encouragement with our words."
Dr. Holst, on what inspires her
Holst K., (2020) Acquired Brain Chronic Brain Injury: Self- Management and Brain Injury Clubhouse Programs presented at the St. Catherine's Doctoral Program Presentation, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association.
Holst K., (2020) How to Manage Neglected Chronic Conditions presented at the Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa: State conference on Brain injury in Des Moines, Iowa.
Holst K., Heinrichs M., Motto, C., Owens M., (2020) Brain Injury Clubhouse Programming for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury presented at the Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa: State conference on Brain injury in Des Moines, Iowa.
Holst K. (2018 April) Dynavision Normative Data for Reaction Speed. Accepted peer-reviewed poster presented at American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference Salt Lake City, Utah.
Blackwell, C.,Cary K., Holst, K.,Dryg, L., Clemens.,S...Kelly, R., (2020). Brief Report. Dynavision normative data for health adults: Reaction test program. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 74. 7401185060. http://doi.org/10.5014/ajot2020.036251
Holst K., (2020) Acquired Brain Injury: Self- Management and Brain Injury Clubhouse Programs St. Catherine's Doctoral Program. SOPHIA.,. pending publication July 2020
More About Dr. Holst
Interventions IA, IB
Serves as a mentor to students in the OTD program
American Occupational Therapy Association
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association
Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Co-founder of the non-profit Empower House Brain Injury Clubhouse in Davenport, which is the first brain injury clubhouse in the state of Iowa.
Empower House Board President
Center for Health Sciences Education
1320 W. Lombard St.
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803