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Patricia Meyers Director and Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy


Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

BS Occupational Therapy, Boston University


Dr. Meyers’ journey into academia began in 2013 at AIC, as a full-time faculty member in the occupational therapy department. She has served as interim Director of the Division of Occupational Therapy since 2019. Her areas of instruction in the subjects of Kinesiology, Introduction to Occupational Therapy, Management, Adaptive Technology, and Adult Physical Disabilities reflect her clinical experience in physical disabilities as well as her interest in the history, philosophy, and current research in the profession. 

Her clinical experience encourages interprofessional collaboration, which she believes has positively influenced her practical application in the classroom. This experience has also contributed to her interest in interprofessional education (IPE) as a component of the student curriculum. Dr. Meyers incorporated her belief in the value of IPE to assistive technology, where occupational therapy and engineering students have collaborated on project designs that resulted in a United States Patent. Her interest and research in IPE have led to publications and local, national, and international presentations related to this subject matter.

She has extensive clinical experience in the area of outpatient occupational therapy treating clients with acute and chronic upper extremity orthopedic, neuromuscular, and cumulative trauma disorders. She has specialized in industrial rehabilitation and industrial and office ergonomics. Her interest in program development and curriculum design intersects with her belief in providing quality and meaningful educational experiences where students are participatory and supported throughout their academic endeavors.

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