This edition of faculty spotlight features one of our newest faculty, Dr. Anna Galloway, a Clinical Assistant Professor who joined the Department of Occupational Therapy in January. In addition to her degrees in occupational therapy, Dr. Galloway is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist and a board certified Music Therapist. She completed her bachelor’s of science in music therapy at The University of Alabama and worked for multiple years in the greater Chicago area as a music therapist.
As a music therapist, she worked as a member of multiple rehabilitation teams for stroke recovery, Alzheimer’s/dementia, TBI, SCI, and hospice care. She then received her master’s degree and her post-professional clinical doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). For her doctoral project, Dr. Galloway created a continuing education course, Intentional Use of Music within the Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice, where she defined appropriate uses of music within the OT scope of practice and effective ways to increase collaboration with music therapists.
As an occupational therapist, Dr. Galloway has worked extensively in acute care (cardiac, pulmonary, neuro, oncology), inpatient and outpatient mental and behavioral health, and end of life/palliative care. She is also a certified leader for Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. In the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, Dr. Galloway teaches the Foundations of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Theory, Psychosocial Occupational Therapy, and Occupation-based Practice and Rehabilitation: Physical Domain. She recently took on the role of faculty liaison for the Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic (OT-EAC), a pro bono clinic managed by occupational therapy students. In this role, she is currently working with the OT-EAC Executive Board to develop a strategic plan.