PHHP DEI Week 2021

March 8-12, 2021 was PHHP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Week. This was a week-long series of invited speakers, panels, and workshops designed to engage all members of the PHHP community.  Find all the details, recordings, and posters at

Below is the complete list of OT participation in PHHP DEI Week 2021.


Consuelo Kreider, PhD, OTR/L and Truly Hardemon, MEd: Universal Design for Learning as an Entry Point for Enacting DEI in the Classroom:  Practical Strategies.

Prerna Poojary, PhD, OTR/L was a panelist on “DEI Outreach and Community Engagement”.


Orit Shechtman, PhD, OTR/L, and Christine Myers, PhD, OTR/L: Consciousness Raising Seminar Series on DEI for OTD Students.

John Kramer, PhD, Orit Shechtman, PhD, OTR/L, Prerna Poojary, PhD, OTR/L, Christine Myers, PhD, OTR/L, Amber Green, OTS; Velencia Munroe, OTS; Keandra Clayton, OTS; and Tiffany Henderson OTS: Improving DEI content of the OTD curriculum.

Heidi Horwitz, OTD, OTR/L, Becky Piazza, OTD, OTR/L, Sherry-Lynne Bredy, MHS, OTR/L & Zari Cooper, MOT, OTR/L: Building Capacity for Inclusive Clinical Experiences Through DEI and Occupational Therapy Education.

Angelica Rodriguez, OTS; Rachel Stacy, OTS; Lindsy Mathew, OTS: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion – Gator COTAD Chapter.

Brooke Abzug, OTS, Rachel Stacy, OTS, Rachel Scarboro, OTS, Kayley Gerard, OTS, Prerna Poojary, PhD, OTR/L: An interdisciplinary approach to care within the Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic addressing health-related disparities.

Brooke Abzug, OTS, Abbey Donofrio, OTS, Hannah Burns, OTS, Rachel Scarboro, OTS, Kayley Gerard, OTS, Prerna Poojary, PhD, OTR/L: Facilitating accessible and client-centered Occupational Therapy services using tele-rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.