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

  • Husson University (2022) "The COVID Crisis: Opportunities and Challenges for Occupational Therapy Education and Clinical Practice"
  • AOTA Annual Conference (2019) “A Cavity Within Occupational Therapy Practice” 
  • OTAC Annual Conference (2018) “Oral Health Care for Children with Special Needs”

Publications

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

  • 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
Kimberly Krebs

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), pediatric mental health, developmental disabilities, feeding disorders, Sensory Integration Certification from the University of Southern California

Education

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

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