OT Welcomes New Faculty Members

photo of Carolyn Hanson and Prerna Poojary-MazzottaDr. Carolyn Hanson (left) is a clinical assistant professor who will be teaching undergraduate students in the BHS program (Survey of Diseases I and II) and developing a new course in occupation for the BHS students. Dr. Hanson’s past research was in the area of ergonomics and work hardening. She plans on creating sport and recreational opportunities for adults with physical disabilities.

Dr. Prerna Poojary-Mazzotta (right) joined the department as a clinical assistant professor. She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has conducted research in nursing homes, has worked at an in-patient rehabilitation center, practiced as a home health therapist, and as an instructor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She will be teaching the Foundations and the Pathophysiology courses for the MOT and OTD students. Her research interests include conducting research in assistive technology, lymphedema, and patient care outcomes.

The department warmly welcomes Dr. Hanson and Dr. Poojary-Mazzotta.