Faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

OS_Humphry.jpgRuth Humphry, PhD, OTR/L. Professor and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program. Research interests: development of occupations in childhood; family-centered intervention; parent/child interactions during mealtime; application of theory of change to intervention; qualitative research methods. Biography. Contact: (919) 966-2452; rhumphry@med.unc.edu

FACULTY:

OS_Bailliard.jpgAntoine L. Bailliard, PhD, OTR/L. Assistant Professor. Research/clinical interests: Mental health; migration; social justice; cross-cultural issues; embodiment of occupation; sensory features of occupation; ethnography. Biography. Contact: 919-843-4468 antoine_bailliard@med.unc.edu

Bagatell_Nancy.jpgNancy Bagatell, PhD, OTR/L. Associate Professor. Research interests: Occupations and routines in families with adolescent-aged children; the experiences of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their caregivers; occupation and identity, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Biography. Contact: (919) 843-4463 nancy_bagatell@med.unc.edu

OS_Baranek.jpgGrace Baranek PhD, OTR/L. Professor, Associate Chair for Research and coordinator of autism research programs. Research interests: Early identification and intervention for children with autism and related developmental disorders; sensory features in autism; effects of sensory features on daily activities and social participation. Biography. Contact: (919) 843-4467 gbaranek@med.unc.edu

OS_Boyd.jpgBrian Boyd, PhD. Assistant Professor. Currently, co-principal investigator on two grants funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education to investigate the efficacy of behavioral interventions for preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. Biography. Contact: (919) 843-4465 brian_boyd@med.unc.edu

OS_Coppola.jpgSusan (Sue) Coppola MS, OTR/L, BCG. Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator. Clinical / research interests: meaningful occupations of older adults; effects of occupational engagement on preventing functional decline in aging; interdisciplinary teamwork; fieldwork development; community-based practice. Biography. Contact: (919) 966-9006 scoppola@med.unc.edu

OS_Holahan.jpgLauren Holahan MS, OT/L Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy & Medicaid Consultant to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Clinical and Professional Interests: school-based practice; public policy; ethics; recruitment/retention/work-force issues; Medicaid in schools. Biography. (919) 843-4466 lauren_holahan@med.unc.edu

OS_Wakeford.jpgLinn Wakeford MS, OTR/L. Associate Professor and Intervention Coordinator, Autism Early Development Project. Clinical/research interests: pediatric practice; autism; development of occupation and social engagement in children with autism; family and social group influence on occupational development. Biography. Contact: (919)-843-4464 linn_wakeford@med.unc.edu

OS_Womack.jpgJennifer (Jenny) Womack MS, MA, OTR/L, SCDCM. Associate Professor. Clinical / Research interests: adult physical and neurological rehabilitation; life participation; chronic disability; community mobility; supplemental transportation systems; community-based practice; ethnography. Biography. Contact: (919) 843-4472 jwomack@med.unc.edu

FACULTY EMERITI:

Marlys Mitchell PhD OTR/L FAOTA (deceased) Professor Emerita. Founder of the Division.
Catherine S. (Cathy) Nielson MHA OTR/L FAOTA. Professor Emerita. Former Program Director.
Virginia Dickie PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Professor Emerita. Former Program Director.
Jane D. Rourk OTR/L Associate Professor Emerita. Former Liaison to OT in NC Public Schools.