Advancing the Science of OT

  • Kendra Heatwole Shank, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, Towson University
    MCI Intervention for Out-of-Home Participation
  • Allison L'Hotta, OTD, OTR/L, Washington University in St. Louis
    Cancer Survivors' Participation in Meaningful Activities
  • Elizabeth Munsell, PhD, OT, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    Employment Intervention for People with Early PD


Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Hazel L. Breland, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, distinguished herself as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA, 2016) through her commitment to excellence in OT service and innovations in interprofessional leadership, advocacy, and diversity. The focus of Dr. Breland’s scholarship during her 16-year academic career included interprofessional education and practice, health disparities, community engagement, health promotion, and secondary prevention for persons aging with chronic conditions and underserved populations. Further, she dedicates her time to professional service that prioritizes health equity, mentoring diverse leaders, and addressing societal needs to positively impact and promote independence, equity, justice, and wellness for unrepresented and underserved groups. Dr. Breland’s professional engagement and service include membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA; 1998 – present), the Association of Prevention...