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About Stephanie de Sam Lazaro, OTD, MA, OTR/L

Stephanie de Sam Lazaro is Director of the Graduate Occupational Therapy (Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy) Programs. She primarily teaches courses on occupational therapy's role and process with children, adolescents, and their families. In addition, she teaches courses in human occupation, doctoral orientation, master's projects, and capstone projects. My scholarship focus is on family centered practices in early childhood and occupational therapy's role in integrated primary care teams. An additional scholarship focus is on best practices in intradisciplinary OT/OTA teaching strategies.


Present Director Graduate Occupational Therapy Programs, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University Occupational Therapy Department

Curriculum Vitae



2019 - Present Using an Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Approach to Support Oral Health Outcomes
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Ready, Set, Smile
2017 - 2018 Improving Professional and Child Outcomes Through use of Integrated Pediatric Primary Care Teams
St. Catherine University GHR Innovative Scholarship Grant
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Bonnie Riley
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Leadership Team Member, Pre-Service Subcomponent Facilitator, Minnesota Intensive Technical Assistance CSPD through Early Childhood Personnel Center
2019 - Present HSSH Representative to Faculty Senate, St. Catherine University
2015 - Present Co-Chair MOTA Pediatric Special Interest Group, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association
2005 - Present Member, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association
2004 - Present Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
2016 - 2019 Community Partner, Federal OSEP Programs Grant, Preparing Special Educators to Service & Succeed in Diverse Communities
2015 - 2019 HSSH SCC Member and Co-chair, St. Catherine University
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2014 OTD, St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minnesota ‐ Occupational Therapy Doctorate
2006 MA, College of St. Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota ‐ Master of Arts, Occupational Therapy
2005 BS, College of St. Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Summa Cum Laude ‐ Bachelor of Science, Occupational Science

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