Chatham University

Occupational Therapy (MOT) Faculty and Staff

Emily Eckel OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Emily Eckel

eeckel@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2007

Academic Areas of Interest

Physical Disabilities, Hand Function, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Ergonomics, Universal Design, Accessibility and Evidence Based Practice

Personal Areas of Interest

Traveling, doll making, woodworking and gardening

Education

  • O.T.D, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010
  • M.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  • B.F.A. Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, 1971

Publications

Certifications

Awards

  • Chatham University Faculty Technology Fellow 2011-2013

Organizations

Achievements

  • Regional Seating Specialist, Randomized Clinical Trial on Preventing Pressure Ulcer Development, University of Pittsburgh, 2005-2007
  • Clinical Consultant for PHD students research, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005-2007
  • Clinical Preceptorship Mentor, UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital, 2004
  • Research Therapist, A Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Reliability & Clinical Meaningfulness of Seven Functional Tasks in Poststroke Subjects with and without Wrist and Finger Flexor Spasticity, Allergan, 2003
  • Research Therapist, A Multi center Study to Evaluate the Responsiveness of Functional Tasks on Patients with Poststroke Upper Limb Spasticity Receiving a Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Botox Treatment , Allergan, 2003

Presentations

  • Student Reflections on the OTD Experience, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, September 29, 2012
  • Protocol Analysis as a Tool to Explore Functional Assessment Heuristics, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America annual conference, 6/14-18/2011
  • Recent Trends in Outcome Measurements of Adaptive Equipment AOTA annual conference, 4/29-5/2/2010.
  • Use of Occupational Strategies to Promote Independence with Food Related Occupations for Women who are Aging in Place, Chatham University Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Capstone Project Presentation, 4/22/2010
  • What you Need to Know about Basic Statistics, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Oct 2010
  • OTR Participation in Research Studies at the Assessment and Intervention Level, AOTA Annual Conference, April 2009
  • How to Understand and Apply the Results of a Journal Article, AOTA Annual Conference, Aoril 2009
  • OTR Participation in Research Studies at the Assessment and Intervention Level, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (Philadelphia, PA), October 2008
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Clinical Applications, continuing education seminar, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and Motor Learning, Cont Ed seminar, Youngstown, Ohio 2002
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy: Outpatient Program Development, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2001