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Amy L. Brzuz

  • Assistant Professor
    Occupational Therapy Program
  • Chairperson
    Occupational Therapy Program

I was born and raised in Erie, PA.  I think Erie is a great place to work, live, and raise a family.  However, I love to travel to other places every chance I get! 

Awards/Grants

Awards

  • 2018/2019 Academic Year Gannon University Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award
  • 2004 Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie's Clinician of the Year

Grants

  • 2019: Palumbo Foundation Little Knights Pediatric Pro Bono OT Clinic Grant

Courses Taught

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Clinical Reasoning Seminar

OT Intervention:  Physical Disabilities I

OT Intervention:  Physical Disabilities II

Thesis I/II

Occupational Science and Analysis

Educational History

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

April 2014

 

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy

Gannon University, Erie, PA

December 1997

 

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Gannon University OT Program, Erie, PA (2014-present)
  • Occupational Therapist, Flagship Rehabilitation, Erie, PA (2015-present)
  • Occupational Therapist, Transportation Solutions, Erie, PA (2004-2015)
  • Occupational Therapist, Aegis Therapies, Erie, PA (2007-2015)
  • Occupational Therapist, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Erie, PA (2000-2005)
  • Occupational Therapist, Visiting Nurse Association, Erie, PA (1999-2001)
  • Occupational Therapist, Alliance Rehab, Erie, PA (1998-2000)
  • Occupational Therapist, Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Erie, PA (1997-1999)

 

Professional Societies

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • Association of Driving Rehabilitation Specialists

 

Publications

  • Brzuz, A. (2018). Older drivers' perceptions of driving cessation. OT Practice. 23(13), 8-11.
  • Brzuz, A. (2015). To drive or ride? Occupational therapy's role in driver retirement. OT Practice, 20(13), 7-10.
  • Brzuz AL, Gustafson B. (2019). The use of an experiential educational activity to promote interprofessional education in physical and occupational therapist students. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 17(4), Article 2   https://nsuworks.nova.edu/ijahsp/vol17/iss4/2 

 

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