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About Kimberley Persons, DHS, OTR/L, CLA

Kimberley Persons, DHS, OTR/L, CLA joined St. Catherine University's Occupational Therapy Department in August 2020. She teaches in the both the master's and doctoral program and mentors master's projects. Kimberley's current research is exploring community-based practice and the role of the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in occupational therapy education. In 2018, she became a Certified Leader in Academia. She has been an occupational therapy educator for more than 10 years including 6 years as an AFWC. Her clinical background is working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in home and community-based setting. She is an active member of many professional associations and serves as the Minnesota Representative for the American Occupational Therapy Association Representative Assembly.


Present Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Masters of Occupational Therapy

Curriculum Vitae



2022 Summer Scholars: Barriers and Facilitators to Interdisciplinary Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care
GHR Foundation
Colleague(s): Isabella Norcross
2017 - 2019 Development of a Fall Prevention Program Using Buffalo Functional Exercise for Medicare Recipient
Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield/Univera Healthcare
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Machiko Tomita; Jeanne Langan
2014 - 2015 Independence through integration of exercise to daily activities in a program off all-inclusive care for the elderly
The Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Machiko Tomita
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2022 - Present Representative Assembly: Minnesota, American Occupational Therapy Association
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DHS, University of Indianapolis ‐ School of Occupational Therapy
BS OT, University of Southern Indiana ‐ Occupational Therapy
MHS, University of Indianapolis ‐ School of Occupational Therapy

Presentations (17)

Publications (5)