Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri – United States
I am an Assistant Professor in the Program of Occupational Therapy and Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis active in clinical education and rehabilitation focused research. I am responsible for course related to cognitive assessment and intervention with the Program of Occupational Therapy. I am also dual certified as a driving and community mobility (DCM) specialist by The American Occupational Therapy Association and also by the Association of Driving Rehabilitation Specialists. My professional backgrounds in occupational therapy and social work have inspired my interests in cognitive rehabilitation with adults with neurological disorders, Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation (EMR) and driving and community mobility (DCM) in older adults.
I have presented nationally, authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts, written text book chapters and created on-line continuing education courses in my areas of expertise. I have and am currently NIH funded in research coinciding to my areas of speciality and expertise. Prior to my faculty appointment I was a program coordinator and clinician in outpatient brain injury rehabilitation programs. As an investigator on a NIMH grant (PI: Lenze) and co-invesigator on Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Grant (PI: Wong), I have utilized my background in cognition and learning to assist in development and implementation of research training protocols to instruct physical and occupational therapists in a novel motivational approach known as Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation to improve patient engagement and rehabilitation outcome. As an educator, clinician, and researcher I have been able to directly experience the questions and needs that many occupational therapists are faced with when addressing the rehabilitation needs of their clients and this has served to guide the foci of my research.
Friday, November 8
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM