Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen, PhD

Professor And Chair

Business Phone: (352) 273-6883
Business Email: sclassen@phhp.ufl.edu

About Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA is Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida. Dr. Classen is an internationally funded prevention-oriented rehabilitation scientist who studies fitness-to-drive issues in at-risk drivers using clinical assessments, driving simulators, on-road assessments, in-vehicle technologies, and autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles. Her scholarly work utilizes both a public health and a rehabilitation science approach to bring depth and breadth in understanding driving and mobility from multiple perspectives. Since 2002, she has received competitive external funding (totaling ~$10 million) from U.S. agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health; National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense; Department of Transportation; industry and other organizations) as well as agencies in Canada and abroad. She has (co)authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and special journal issues; is the editor of a handbook on driving simulation (AOTA Press, 2017); and has presented more than 270 papers at scientific conferences. Dr. Classen is Editor-in-Chief of the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, serves on various (inter)national committees related to driving, is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Gerontological Society of America, and an inductee to the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Academy of Research.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2008,2019-2021
RSD7979 Advanced Research
2020-2021
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2008-2009,2020
RSD7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2017-2019
RSD6910 Supervised Research
2019
OTH6154 Indpt Study Driving 2
2008-2013
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2012-2013
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2011-2013
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2012
RSD6905 Individual Work
2011-2012
OTH6905 Individual Work
2012
OTH5722 Professional Devt Ot
2011
PHC6937 Spec Top Public Hlth
2006
RSD6930 Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6883
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