Occupational Therapy

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Anthony Cunningham, Coordinator 2014 -

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    Elizabeth Barstow, Program Director 2018 -

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    Gavin Jenkins, Program Director 2017 -

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    Gavin Jenkins, Department Chairperson 2018 -

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    Hon Yuen, Director 2010 -

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    Kathryn Carpenter, Doctoral Capstone Coordinator 2020 -

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    Laura Vogtle, Acting Department Chairperson 1999 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Anthony Cunningham, Assistant Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Areum Han, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Han is an assistant professor in the department of Occupational Therapy at UAB. She started working at UAB in September, 2019. Dr. Han's areas of interests are gerontology, dementia care, caregiver education, acceptance and commitment therapy, and health promotion.

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    Brooks Wingo, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Christopher Eidson, Assistant Professor (P) 2006 -

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    Dorothy Bethea, Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Elizabeth Barstow, Associate Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Gavin Jenkins, Associate Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Hon Yuen, Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Jason Vice, Instructor (P) 2016 -

    Jason Vice is an Instructor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, entry-level professional program. He is certified in gerontology education through the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging and low vision through the UAB Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate program. Mr. Vice teaches foundational courses in gross anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience. He is a member of the American Association of Anatomists, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the American Occupational Ther...

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    Kathryn Carpenter, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Laura Vogtle, Professor (P) 1999 -

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    Mary Warren, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Sally Whitley, Assistant Professor (P) 1984 -

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    Sarah Tucker, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    Sarah Tucker is an assistant professor in the Master of Science in UAB Occupational Therapy program with a background in pediatrics and community-based practice. She has worked with clients in a variety of pediatric settings, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Tucker is a certified infant and child massage instructor and has training in pediatric constraint therapy through her past employment in the Civitan-Sparks Clinic at UAB. Prior to joining the faculty at UAB, Dr. Tucker...

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    Valley McCurry, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Julie Preskitt, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

    Julie Preskitt, MSOT, MPH, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Maternal and Child Health Concentration, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health (UAB-SOPH). Dr. Preskitt holds a PhD in public administration and public policy at Auburn University; a master’s of public health in maternal and child health from UAB-SOPH; and a master’s of science in occupational therapy from UAB School of Health Professions. Prior to jo...

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