Wilhite received a B.F.A. in Fine Arts (1992) and a B.S.O.T. in occupational therapy (1996), both from the University of New Mexico. She earned her Master's in Nonprofit Management (2004) from Regis University and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (2009) from Creighton University.

Personal Statement

Research interests are in agricultural health and wellness, tractor seating for people with disabilities, and quality of life of rural living individuals and families.

Areas of Specialty

Agricultural Health Assistive Technology for agricultural workers with disabilities

Achievements & Awards

Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (2020)

Courses Taught

I enjoy teaching students about 3-Design and Printing and Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Technology

Research and Scholarship

Wilhite, C. S., Jaco, M. L., Chavez, C., Perez, C., Gomez, M., & Neugebauer, T. A. (2020). Agriculture for Life: A guide for health promotion and participation for farmers with health challenges, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 24(2), 92-110, doi: 10.1080/15398285.2020.1750825

Wilhite, C. S., Field, W.E., & Jaramillo, M. (2017). Comparison of agricultural seating interventions for a group of seated tractor operators with paraplegia. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 23(1). doi: 10.13031/jash.23/11640

Wilhite, C. S., Field, W.E., Sulllivan, K., & Jaramillo, M. (2016). Tractor seating for operators with paraplegia. Assistive Technology, 29(1), 37-47. doi:org/10.1080/10400435.2016.1201171

Wilhite, C., & Jaco, M. L. (2014). Continuing education in physical rehabilitation and health issues of agricultural workers. Journal of Agromedicine, 19(3), 325-332. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.916641

Wilhite, C., Kennington, W., & Boeser, V. (2014). Agricultural seating issues of farmers and ranchers with spinal cord injuries: A pilot study using pressure mapping on seating surface interfaces to determine high risk areas for pressure. Journal of Agromedicine, 19(2), 247-248. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.892849