Degrees and Certifications: Ph.D., MAOM, BS. Specialty or Specialist
Certification/Training OTR/L, CHT. 

Research Interests: Safe Patient Handling and Movement Curriculum Interprofessional
Service-learning Upper Quadrant Disorders. 

Grants: Research/Scholarship Release Program (RSCR) AY2010-2011. 

Teaching responsibilities: Foundations: Clinical Anatomy and Kinesiology in the Context
of Occupation; Foundations: Pathology---Implications for Occupational Performance; Human
Occupation and Activity Analysis; Evidence-based Seminar: Adulthood; Special Topics.



Safe-Patient-Handling Equipment in Therapy Practice: Implications for Rehabilitation (with Amy R. Darragh, Marc A. Campo, Melissa Miller, Marissa Pentico, and Heather Marguilis), Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications (2013)

OBJECTIVE. To determine how safe-patient-handling (SPH) equipment is used in rehabilitation and how it affects...



Service Learning in Guatemala: Using Qualitative Content Analysis to Explore an Interdisciplinary Learning Experience Among Students in Health Care Professional Programs (with Kathleen S. Fries, Donna M. Bowers, and Margo Gross), Nursing Faculty Publications (2013)

What is the experience of interprofessional collaboration as a nursing, occupational, or physical therapy health...



Patient Handling Methods Taught in Occupational Therapy Curricula (with William Barkley), Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications (2012)

Sixteen of 100 full-time occupational therapists are injured while performing manual patient handling techniques. We...



The Geriatric Hand (with Frances Harmeyer and Salvador Bondoc), Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications (2012)

As we age, the musculoskeletal, vascular, integument, and nervous systems begin to show signs of...



Patient Handling Methods in Occupational Therapy Curricula, Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications (2009)

The incidence of work related musculoskeletal injuries is of growing concern in health care. Manual...