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About Julie D. Bass, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Julie D. Bass, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Founding Director of the Public Health Program in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health at St. Catherine University. Dr. Bass also served as the Director of Research at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Dr. Bass is an established and well-published scholar who has been a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and an invited member on several AOTA task force committees. Her areas of expertise include population health and health disparities, program development and evaluation, statistics and research methods, educational methods and emerging areas of practice for occupational therapy. Her primary teaching areas include evidence-based practice, research, statistics, and occupation-based practice. Dr. Bass is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Present Professor, Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University Occupational Therapy Department

Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Reviewer, OTJR: Occupational Participation, and Health
2015 - Present Member, St. Paul Ramsey County Medical Reserve Corps
1996 - Present Reviewer, American Journal of Occupational Therapy
1990 - Present Member, World Federation of Occupational Therapy
1980 - Present Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
1980 - Present Member, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Occupational Therapy Association


  • OCTH 8510 Advanced Evidence Baed Practice
  • OCTH 7100 Social Determinants of Health
  • OCTH 8005 Essential Knowledge and Competencies
  • OCTH 8015 Academic and Clinical Education
  • OCTH 6410 Foundations of Research
  • OCTH 8050 Advanced Practice
  • OCTH 6310 Evidence Baed Practice


1990 PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Educational Psychology
1989 MA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Educational Psychology
1980 BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Occupational Therapy

Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-6602