Clinical Assistant Professor, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Dr. Kimberly Krebs is an occupational therapist and a certified lactation counselor with advanced specialty certifications in Ayres Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California as well as feeding and swallowing evaluation and intervention. Prior to joining UVM, she established and managed an occupational therapy department at an interdisciplinary outpatient pediatric clinic in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Krebs has demonstrated innovation in clinic management and small program development with roles in billing and administration, marketing, clinic space and group therapy design, transdisciplinary education, and fieldwork supervision.

Dr. Krebs completed her doctoral residency at an outpatient pediatric mental health facility at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, focused on supporting occupational engagement for children with comorbid mental health diagnoses and developmental disabilities. As part of this emerging practice area experience, Dr. Krebs also performed specialized evaluations and screenings within the Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic, Early Childhood Assessment Clinic, and School-Age Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Krebs is passionate about applying a multidimensional view to best support the comprehensive needs of pediatric clients and families, as well as students and mentees. 

Research and/or Creative Works

Krebs, K., & Priganc, A. (2024). Exploring the impact of culture and context on parenting autistic children in a rural community for Americans and New Americans. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Krebs, K., Nuwere, E., Capistran Manalang, K., & Lewis-Kipkulei, P. (2023, November 8-11). Teaching implicit bias recognition and management using inter-institutional dialogue to enhance occupational therapy fieldwork readiness. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Annual Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Priganc, V. & Krebs, K. (2023, November 8-11). Exploring trends among embedded fieldwork experiences and Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment with occupational therapy students’ clinical preparedness. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Annual Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Krebs, K., Nuwere, E., Capistran Manalang, K., & Lewis-Kipkulei, P. (2023, November 10-11). Using justice, equity, diversity, inclusion modules and inter-institutional dialogue to support implicit bias management and fieldwork readiness: A pilot program. American Occupational Therapy Aassociation Education Summit, Denver, CO.

Maynard, M., Krebs, K., Darling, M., & Thrall, L. (2023, November 9). Interprofessonial educational collaborative to address housing insecurity and homelessness in Vermont. New England Rural Health Association Fall Conference, Killington, VT.

Maynard, M., Krebs, K., Thrall, L., & Darling, M. (2023, October 29). Occupational justice facilitated through faculty- and student-led housing support initiative. University of Vermont Health Equity Summit, Burlington, VT.


Goldstein, K. (2016) Critically Appraised Paper for “Breaking up workplace sitting time with intermittent standing bouts improves fatigue and musculoskeletal discomfort in overweight/obese office workers.” Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 71(11), 765–771. American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence Exchange

Awards and Recognition

  • Board Certification in Pediatrics, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2023
  • Leadership and Excellence in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, University of Southern California UCEDD, 2018

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
  • Vermont Occupational Therapy Association
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Kimberly Krebs

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Certified Trauma Professional


  • O.T.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of Southern California
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy; University of Southern California
  • B.A., Psychology; University of Southern California


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Courses Taught

  • OT 7550 - Children as Occupational Beings
  • OT 7590 - Becoming a Life-Long Practitioner
  • OT 7140 - Psychosocial and Mental Health Influences on Occupation
  • OT 7700 - Fieldwork I
  • OT 7240 - Visual and Cognitive-Perceptual Influences on Occupation
  • OT 7100 - Foundations for Occupational Therapy