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About Catherine Sullivan, PhD

Dr. Sullivan is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Her past and present teaching areas have included Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Research and Gerontology. Her primary areas of research, practice and advocacy are in gerontology, with a focus on safe mobility within the home and the community, and on promoting quality of life through continued participation in the arts and other valued occupations. Her recent projects have focused on statewide initiatives to improve older driver safety and transition to alternative community mobility options. She also has an ongoing partnership with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities to develop and implement assessments and interventions to improve safety within the home for low income homeowners.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University Occupational Therapy Department
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2018 - 2021 Home Modification
DHS
Role: Subcontractor with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
2020 - Present Member, Gerontological Society of America
2020 - Present Member, MGS Research Committee
2020 - Present Member, World Federations of Occupational Therapists
2008 - Present Partner, Mobility for Minnesota's Aging Persons (MMAP)
2004 - Present Board Member, Minnesota Gerontological Society
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Courses

  • Older Adults: OT process
  • Older Adults in Context

Education

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1997 PhD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Developmental Psychology
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1985 MA, Tufts University ‐ Occupational Therapy
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1980 BA, School of Social and Teaching Studies, School of Occupational Therapy, Lausanne ‐ Occupational Therapy
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-8602

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