|June 2023 - Present||Associate Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ I-SAIL|
|2022 - Present||IPE Director for the Institute of Simulation and Interprofessional Learning, St. Catherine University ‐ I-SAIL|
|June 2020 - Present||Associate Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ Occupational Therapy Department|
|August 2016 - June 2023||Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program Director, St. Catherine University ‐ Occupational Therapy Department|
|August 2014 - May 2020||Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ Occupational Therapy Department|
|2022 - Present||Family-Centered Oral Health Education: An Interprofessional Approach to Addressing Oral Health Equity Issues|
|Delta Dental Foundation of Minnesota|
|Colleague(s): Megan Baumler, Co-PI; Ready Set Smile|
|2021 - 2022||Interprofessional Teaming to Address Child and Family Oral Health Inequities|
|Internal St. Kate's funded through the GHR Foundation|
|Colleague(s): Julie Mumm, Co-PI; Ready Set Smile|
|2019 - 2020||Using an Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Approach to Support Oral Health Outcomes|
|Delta Dental Foundation of Minnesota|
|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|
|Colleague(s): Bonnie Riley|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2023 - Present||Faculty Senate President Elect, St. Catherine University||2022 - Present||Advisory Board Member, MN Maternal and Child Health Advisory Board to the MN Commissioner of Health||2022 - Present||I-SAIL Committee Leader, St. Catherine University||2019 - Present||Leadership Team Member, Pre-Service Subcomponent Facilitator, Minnesota Intensive Technical Assistance CSPD through Early Childhood Personnel Center||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||2021 - 2023||Grad Representative Faculty Senate, St. Catherine University||2020 - 2022||HSSH Simulation Task Force, Chair HS Subgroup, Member Sim Operations Subgroup||2019 - 2021||HSSH Representative to Faculty Senate, St. Catherine University||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|
Honors and Awards
- Summer Scholars Recipient, St. Catherine University, Summer 2021
- Minnesota Occupational Therapist of the Month, March 2021
- Semester Sabbatical Awarded by St. Catherine University on Exploring the Occupational Therapy Role in Addressing Oral Health, Spring Term 2021
- American Occupational Therapy Association Credential Leader in Academia, March 2019
- Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Award for Leadership in Promoting Evidence-Based Practice in Pediatrics, Fall 2017
- St. Catherine University Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award, May 2022
- Summer Scholars Recipient, St. Catherine University, Summer 2023
- OCTH 8300 Doctoral Capstone Footprint
- OCTH 8250 Doctoral Capstone Project
- OCTH 8080 Doctoral Capstone Project Proposal
- OCTH 7200 Critical Issues
- OCTH 6310 Evidence-Based Practice
- OCTH 7900 Doctoral Orientation Camp
- OCTH 7500 Master's Project
- OCTH 7000 Master's Project Seminar
- OCTH 5450 Children, Adolescents, and Families: The OT Process
- OCTH 5410 Children, Adolescents, and Families
- OCTH 5010 Human Occupation
|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|
Developmental surveillance: A prospective observational study on integrating occupational therapy
Journal of Interprofessional Care (2022)
The purpose of this study was to understand the interprofessional contributions of occupational therapy services within the pediatric primary care ...
Occupational Therapy within the Response to Intervention Team: Focus Group ...
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention (2022)
Evidence indicates that universal screening can support academic preparation. Response to Intervention (RtI) is a model that has been designed ...
Best practice and innovation in online education: A quality improvement ...
World Federation of OT Congress (2022)
Introduction / RationaleOnline education has become a feasible learning format for offering entry-level and advanced occupational therapy education. Online education ...
Occupational Therapy as Part of a Pediatric Oral Health Care ...
World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress (2022)
Introduction: Oral health conditions are the most common chronic illness worldwide impacting individuals across the lifespan. They are also preventable and ...
Utilizing Interprofessional Simulation to Replace Clinical and Fieldwork Experiences During ...
Nexus Summit (2021)
Entry level occupational therapy and nursing students participation in interprofessional learning activities utilizing an electronic health record and face-to-face simulations ...