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

Associate Program Director, Associate Professor, Doctoral Capstone Coordinator

Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Occupational Therapy Education

Department of Medical Sciences
402.559.8419
Email

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)
Smallfield S, Burry E, Lawrence KM, Yang KM, Chin KM, Klute H. (2022). The Development of a Well-Being Program for Occupational Therapy Graduate Students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6 (2).

Fields, B., & Smallfield, S. (2022). Practice Guidelines—Occupational therapy practice guidelines for adults with chronic conditions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76, 7602397010.

Laposha I,  Smallfield S. (2022). Self-Care: An Occupational Therapy Student Perspective. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6 (1).

Lawrence K, Chin K, Smallfield S. (2021). Occupational Therapy Student Perceptions of Wellness: Focus Group Findings. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 5 (4).  

Smallfield S, Fang L, Kyler D. (2021). Self-management interventions to improve activities of daily living and rest and sleep for adults with chronic conditions: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75, 7504190010.

Smallfield S, Kaldenberg J. (2020). Evidence Connection—Occupational therapy interventions for older adults with low vision. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 1-5.

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, Elliott SJ. (2020). Evidence Connection—Occupational therapy interventions for productive aging among community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 7401390010.

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.

Kaldenberg J, Smallfield S. (2020). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for older adults with low vision. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7402397010.

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

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.

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

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, 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

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,  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.  

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Service:
Member, Editorial Board, Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 2018-2021
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