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Rachel Proffitt

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Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – 2014, University of Southern California
  • Certificate in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations- 2013, University of Southern California
  • OTD – 2010, Washington University, St. Louis
  • BS – 2007, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Classes Taught

  • HP 4950- Research Apprenticeship
  • OC THR 5110- Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
  • OC THR 5140- Human Motion & Occupation
  • OC THR 5230- Application of Evidence Based Practice
  • OC THR 5340- Evidence Based Practice Seminar

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Missouri Occupational Therapy Association
  • International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation
  • Pi Theta Epsilon

Professional Service

  • Missouri Representative- AOTA Representative Assembly
  • Co-Chair- ACRM Technology Networking Group
  • Research Committee Chair- MU SHP
  • Curriculum Committee Member- MU OT Department
  • Scholarship Committee Chair- MU OT Department
  • Faculty Advisor- Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society, MUOT

Awards & Honors

  • 2019- 6th Place Overall Poster, RehabWeek, Toronto, Canada
  • 2018- Best Paper Award, 12th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality, and Associated Technologies
  • 2018- Early Career Award, Second Place, International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation
  • 2017- Early Career Reviewer (BMIO), Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
  • 2015- Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) workshop attendee, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2010- Excellence in Student Research Award, Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2007- Ben Vereen Scholarship in Occupational Therapy, Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2007 – Phi Beta Kappa, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Selected Publications