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Holly Wasserman

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Occupational TherapyAcademic Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Program

Doctor of Education, New England University (2015)M.S., Boston University (1995)B.S., Brooklyn College (1992)

Specialties

Research interests and expertise: education, utilization of telehealth in practice and in curriculum development

Lectures and Presentations

Wasserman, H. (April 2018). Occupational therapy faculty perspectives on the use of telehealth as a delivery method for healthcare services. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Wasserman, H., Coffin, D., & Collins, M. (March 2017). Expansion and sustainability of OT services in Belize utilizing telehealth and the Sensory Profile 2. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Godwin, E., Coffin, D., Collins-Faria, M., Logush, A., Nuwere, E., Gropack, S., & Wasserman. H. (October 2016). An interprofessional practice and learning experience in Belize. Oral Presentation at Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education (JCIPE) conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Wasserman, H., Coffin, D., Collins, M. (April 2016) Providing OT Services to Belize via Telehealth: A New Frontier for a Developing Country. Poster Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Coffin, D., Wasserman, H., Collins, M. (April 2016) International Interprofessionalism: Connecting the Pieces. Poster Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Coffin, D., Collins, M., Godwin, E., Gropack, S., Logush, A, Wasserman, H. (October 2015). An Interprofessional Practice Experience in Belize. Poster Presentation, Association of Schools of Allied Health Profession conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dimitropoulou, K., Wasserman, H., Pizzi, M., Obler, D., Coffin, D., Saraceno, M., Lee, S. (April 2014) Transition to Blended Learning and Learning to Blend in Transit: Developing a Hybrid Program for Entry-Level OT. Poster Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

Obler, D., Scott, A., Dimitropoulou, K., Wasserman, H., Saraceno, M., Buchanan, B., (May 2010) Accessing Education: Occupational Therapy Recruitment and Retention for Diverse Students. Short Oral Presentation at World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile.

Obler, D., Bloch, E., Kokolenios, A. & Wasserman, H. (April 2009) Locus of Control and Level II Fieldwork grades. Poster presentation at Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Houston, TX.

Select Invited Presentations:

Wasserman, H. (2017). Telehealth: Opportunities and challenges for occupational therapy Practitioners. Western New York State District of the New York Occupational      Therapy Association (NYSOTA) Annual Dinner.

Wasserman, H. (2017) Telehealth – Is this the future? (Presentation). Guest lecturer, Physical Therapy Program of Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Wasserman, H. (March, 2014) What is Occupational Therapy? 30-minute presentation for the LIU Health Science program, Brooklyn, NY.

Wasserman, H. (April, 2009) Introduction to Ergonomic Workstation Analysis. 1 hour workshop presented at Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY.

Wasserman, H. (April, 2008) Fieldwork 101. 1-hour workshop presented at Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY.

Wasserman, H. (April, 2008) Making Fieldwork Work. 1-hour workshop presented at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Wasserman, H. (May, 2007) Developing Student Programs to Improve Patient Care, Staff Motivation and Morale. 1-hour workshop presented at Therapeutic Resources, New York, NY.

Wasserman, H. (April 2007) Making Fieldwork Work. 2-hour workshop presented at New York City Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY.


Service/Affiliations

American Occupational Therapy Association, New York Occupational Therapy Association, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, American Telemedicine Association