Christine Myers, Ph.D., OTR/L, has been elected to receive the Roster of Fellows award from the American Occupational Therapy Association, or AOTA. The award recognizes AOTA members who have made significant contributions to the profession. She has also been awarded the Distinguished Scholar Fellow from the National Academies of Practice in Occupational Therapy.
A clinical associate professor and director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in the College of Public Health and Health Professions department of occupational therapy, Myers was recognized for her exemplary leadership in early childhood and interprofessional education.
She is the director of INSPIRE, an interprofessional training grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides specialized training for occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology students to work interprofessionally in order to treat young children with disabilities in early intervention and school settings. Her current research focuses on interprofessional education in the health professions and continuing competence of occupational therapy practitioners, including use of evidence in clinical decision-making.
Dr. Myers will be honored during the NAP Annual Meeting and Forum in March and the AOTA annual conference in April.