"OT really speaks to me in terms of combining my strong interests in the human body and the human mind," says Temple OT alumna Marianne Dahl. She's now the program director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Philadelphia University. Dahl says the education she got at Temple was formative for her own teaching: "It really focuses on those real-life scenarios in the classroom. It's a very active learning and teaching style, and to this day I use that in formulating experiences for my own students."
A service project in Guatemala designed by graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders highlights the critical need for bilingual speech-language therapy in non-English, high-poverty communities here and abroad. Start the story by clicking below.
A new study finds that in the delicate conversations about organ donation, outcomes depend on communication.
Laura A. Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, says there are lessons to be learned from a healthcare system that's designed with prevention in mind.
Since graduating from Temple’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program in 2003, Tinesha Banks has held leadership positions in a range of healthcare services organizations, including 10 years as deputy executive director at the Health Promotion Council. Now Banks is vice president of health access and service delivery at AccessMatters, a Philadelphia-based organization that works to equalize access to sexual and reproductive health care for teens and adults in need.
"We all have a personal mission that drives us, and mine is to help others," says John Kirby, who graduated from Temple's Occupational Therapy program in 1992. He is now Associate Executive Director of Operations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Kirby says being at Temple gave him a strong foundation for his career because of the broad range of disciplines at the College of Public Health: "You have just about every health profession, from nursing to OT to PT, but also [access to] business. It gave me the opportunity to be surrounded with diversity."
The College of Public Health is welcoming top scholars from around the world--new faculty members teaching in our classrooms, leading our research, and forging partnerships across the community. Since July 2016, we’ve been honored to add 20 talented faculty members to the college:
Katherine Bevans, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences
Susan Caspari, Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Marissa Cloutier, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor Kim Gargin joined Temple's Occupational Therapy faculty in 2014 with more than 13 years of clinical practice and research in professional development. We talked with her about being on the team designing Temple OT’s new curriculum and what’s unique about Temple’s fieldwork experience.
Health Informatics student to represent Temple at annual conference