Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, MSOT, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA

Associate Program Director, Associate Professor, OT Capstone Coordinator

Division of Occupational Therapy Education
Department of Medical Sciences

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Academic Appointments:
Associate Program Director
Associate Professor
OT Capstone Coordinator
UNMC, 2021-present

Assistant Director of Entry-Level Professional Programs, Program in Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis, 2017-2021

Assistant Director, Entry Level Doctoral Program, Program in Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor, Program in Occupational Therapy and Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis, 2016-2017

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2015-2016

Interim Program Director, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2014

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2012-2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2003-2008

Instructor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 1999-2000

Degrees/Certifications:
Certificate, Board Certification in Gerontology, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2015-present
Certificate, Academic Medical Leadership Program, Washington University School of Medicine, 2017
DrOT, Nova Southeastern University, 2007
MSOT, Washington University in St. Louis, 1996
BA; Gustavus Adolphus College, 1995

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
OCCT500 Occupational Foundations
OCCT710 Doctoral Capstone 1: Design
OCCT711 Doctoral Capstone 2: Develop
OCCT712 Doctoral Capstone 3: Collaborate
OCCT713 Doctoral Capstone 4: Implement
OCCT714 Doctoral Capstone 5: Disseminate

Scholarly Activity:

Publications: (last 5 years)
Kaldenberg J, Smallfield S. (2016). Training older adults with low vision to use a computer tablet: A feasibility study. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616648172

Smallfield S, Berger S. (2016). Productive aging. In A. Wagenfeld (Ed.), Foundations of Theory and Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Somerville E, Smallfield S, Stark S, Siebert C, Arbesman M, Lieberman D. (2016). Evidence Connection - Occupational therapy home modification assessment and intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 7005395010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot2016705002

Smallfield S. (2017). Guest Editorial—Supporting adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders and their caregivers: Effective occupational therapy interventions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7105170010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.715002

Smallfield S, Heckenlaible C. (2017). Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions to enhance occupational performance for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7105180010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.024752

Smallfield S, Berger S, Hillman B, Saltsgaber P, Giger J, Kaldenberg J. (2017). Living with low vision: Strategies supporting daily activity. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080.07380577.2017.1384969

Smallfield S, Lucas Molitor W. (2018). Occupational therapy interventions addressing sleep for community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72, 7204190030. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.031211

Smallfield S,  Lucas Molitor W. (2018). Occupational therapy interventions supporting social participation and leisure engagement for community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72, 7204190020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.030627

Smallfield S, Flanigan L, Sherman A. (2019). Comparing Outcomes of Entry-Level Degrees from One Occupational Therapy Program. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3(1). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol3/iss1/7

Smallfield S, Wood S. (2019). Student Perspectives of the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Experience in an Academic Setting. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3(1). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol3/iss1/8

Laposha I, Smallfield S. (2019). Examining the occupational therapy definition of self-care: A scoping review. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2019.1703238

Smallfield S, Elliott S, Leland N. (2019). Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Community Dwelling Older Adults. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Smallfield S, Kaldenberg J. (2020). Occupational therapy interventions to improve reading performance of older adults with low vision: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 7401185030. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.038380

Yang KM, Smallfield S. (2020). Exploring Sleep Health Among Occupational Therapy Students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4 (1). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol4/ iss1/8

Kaldenberg J, Smallfield S. (2020). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for older adults with low vision. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7402397010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.742003

Smallfield S. (2020). Technology and environmental intervention for visual impairment. In L. Gitlow & F. Flecky (Eds.), Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare: An Integrated Approach (pp. 332-355). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Smallfield S, Elliott SJ. (2020). Evidence Connection—Occupational therapy interventions for productive aging among community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 7401390010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.741003

Smallfield S,  Milton L. (2020). Bridging the gap between entry-level education and the demands of clinical practice. In S. Taff, L. Grajo, & B. Hooper (Eds.), Perspectives on Occupational Therapy Education: Past, Present, and Future (pp. 55-62). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Smallfield S, Kaldenberg J. (2020). Evidence Connection—Occupational therapy interventions for older adults with low vision. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.742004

Service:
Member, Editorial Board, Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 2018-present
Member, Editorial Board, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 2019-present
Reviewer, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2021-present

Member, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1994-present

Member, South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association, 1997-2000, 2003-2016

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), Roster of Accreditation Evaluators