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 -

    I have been privileged to be an occupational therapist for more than three decades and, for the majority of that, I have been dedicated to supporting and empowering people with the most severe disabilities to find purpose and meaning in their daily lives, using technology as a means of empowerment. For the past 14 years, my focus has shifted to facilitating the next generation of occupational therapists to be successful in their academic journey to become the occupational therapist they strive t...

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    Gavin Jenkins, Department Chairperson 2018 -

    I have been privileged to be an occupational therapist for more than three decades and, for the majority of that, I have been dedicated to supporting and empowering people with the most severe disabilities to find purpose and meaning in their daily lives, using technology as a means of empowerment. For the past 14 years, my focus has shifted to facilitating the next generation of occupational therapists to be successful in their academic journey to become the occupational therapist they strive t...

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    Hon Yuen, Director 2010 -

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    Kathryn Carpenter, Doctoral Capstone Coordinator 2020 -

    Dr. Carpenter is a Birmingham native and have been practicing occupational therapy for 13 years. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from The University of South Alabama in 2007 and her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2018. She has experience working in skilled nursing, outpatient orthopedics, and acute care; however, her specialty lies with pediatric care, especially feeding, eating, and swallowing. In pediatric...

  • 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 include psychological and behavioral interventions for caregivers of older adults, including family caregivers of people with dementia, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

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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 -

    I have been privileged to be an occupational therapist for more than three decades and, for the majority of that, I have been dedicated to supporting and empowering people with the most severe disabilities to find purpose and meaning in their daily lives, using technology as a means of empowerment. For the past 14 years, my focus has shifted to facilitating the next generation of occupational therapists to be successful in their academic journey to become the occupational therapist they strive t...

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    Hon Yuen, Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Jason Vice, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Jason Vice is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. 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 coursework in the entry-level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program related to gross anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience. He is a member of the American Association of Anatomists, American Congress of Rehabilitati...

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    Jewell Dickson, Associate Professor (P) 2021 -

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    Kathryn Carpenter, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

    Dr. Carpenter is a Birmingham native and have been practicing occupational therapy for 13 years. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from The University of South Alabama in 2007 and her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2018. She has experience working in skilled nursing, outpatient orthopedics, and acute care; however, her specialty lies with pediatric care, especially feeding, eating, and swallowing. In pediatric...

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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 Dos Anjos, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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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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