Department Chair, Associate Professor
Westlake Hall 105B
OTD - Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
BSOT - University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Scott has been an Occupational Therapist since 2000 and earned her Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2013. She has expertise relate to neurocognitive disorder management in the post-acute care setting. She has extensive experience in clinical management, denials/reimbursement, and program development. In her free time, Dr. Scott enjoys hiking with her dogs and golfing.
Areas of Specialization
- Neurocognitive disorders
- Seating and positioning
- Lymphedema management
- Post-acute care management/ reimbursement
- Program development
- Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI)
Dr. Scott teaches graduate level courses within the occupational therapy department. Dr. Scott takes pride in mentoring student evidence-based scholarly projects and assisting students in developing publications.
Dr. Scott’s research interests include assessment development for neurocognitive disorders, emotional intelligence, interprofessional education, and quality assurance. Dr. Scott has published manuscripts on experiential learning in occupational therapy education and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has presented at numerous clinical conferences on various topics related to the post-acute care setting including quality assurance/improvement, employee engagement, emotional intelligence, fall reduction, and continence management. Dr. Scott has co-authored multiple chapters in textbooks related to leadership and management.
Dr. Scott serves on a national level with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She is a geriatrics board certification reviewer and Productive Aging Special Interest Section Policy and Advocacy Coordinator through AOTA.
Licensures and Certifications
- Board Certification in Geriatrics- AOTA
- Occupational Therapist Registered- NBCOT
- Certified Dementia Practitioner- NCCDP
- Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Certified Trainer- NCCDP
- Certified Dementia Care Specialist- CPI
- Areas of SpecializationCertified Lymphedema Therapist