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Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA
Professor and Chair

OT alumni inducted into PHHP Grand Guard

Celebrating OT Alumni Inducted into the College of PHHP Grand Guard

Published: Nov 8th, 2019

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Dr. Michael Perri, Dean of College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP), celebrate with the OT alumni who are inductees of the College’s Grand Guard.

OT alumni UF Homecoming 2019 photo

Occupational Therapy celebrates our outstanding and visiting alumni during the PHHP Alumni Reunion

Published: Oct 14th, 2019

The Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) recognized Dr. Consuela Kreider and Dr. Becky Piazza as the 2019 outstanding alumni.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

Autonomous cars: Science, technology, and policy

Published: Jul 26th, 2019

Dr. Sherrilene Classen was a panelist, along with other engineers, researchers, economists, and government officials, to provide a realistic outlook on the current state of driverless cars.

Dr. Chris Hass, UF Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Sherrilene Classen photo

Classen Graduates as a 2019 Fellow of SECU-ALAP

Published: May 29th, 2019

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, who is a Provost-selected Fellow for the Southeastern Conference of Universities (SECU) Advanced Leadership Program for Academics and Professionals (ALAP), recently completed this one-year intensive leadership training.

OT Group - Autonomous Trolly

OT Receives Funding to Study Perceptions of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease on Autonomous Vehicles

Published: May 20th, 2019

Funding received from the Paralyzed Veterans of America to elucidate the perceptions of adults living with a spinal cord injury and/or disease (SCI/D) as it relates to autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles.

Dr. Classen with other "Distinguished Alumna” celebrate the 25th anniversary of the College of Health Care Sciences, Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

Classen participated as a “Distinguished Alumna” for a Nova Southeastern University celebration

Published: Nov 9th, 2018

Dr. Classen participated with three other members as a “Distinguished Alumna” on a panel to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the College of Health Care Sciences, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), on Friday, November 9th, 2018.

Aging Road User Project Team Members from OT

Department of Occupational Therapy partners with Find a Ride Florida to improve alternative transportation for Florida’s aging road users

Published: Oct 9th, 2018

To address the need for affordable and accessible transportation, the Florida’s Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office awarded the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation at the University of Florida a grant which provides an alternative transportation database, and an interactive mapping website, for identifying transportation solutions for aging road users.

Teen Driving Study UF Team Members

Department of Occupational Therapy leads a Project on Training Teen Distracted Drivers

Published: Oct 9th, 2018

Under the leadership of Dr. Sherrilene Classen and Dr. Sandra Winter, and in collaboration with the University of Florida T-2 center, the Department of Occupational Therapy has received a Florida Department of Transportation grant to develop a computer based-training (CBT) program for teens.

photo of Dr. Luther King, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, Mary Jeghers, and Dr. Sandra Winter at ADED conference

OT celebrates a “Triple Hitter” at recent Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) Conference in Richmond, Virginia

Published: Sep 26th, 2018

The Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation delivered an eight-hour pre-conference workshop at ADED. Additionally, Dr. Classen received ADED’s Scholarship Award for her outstanding scientific and leadership contributions to the field.

UF team members for autonomous vehicle project

UF & UAB’s Phase I Demonstration Study: Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Published: Sep 11th, 2018

The Department of Occupational Therapy’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) team is working in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gainesville to better understand the perception, values, beliefs and attitudes of drivers 65 years and older as it relates to emerging autonomous vehicle technology.