Visiting Professor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Dr. Meyer joins the University of Vermont having completed her doctoral studies at Boston University. She has more than 30 years of clinical experience covering both pediatric and geriatric populations. The most recent focus of her work and research has been in the area of home modifications. Dr. Meyer is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with the National Association of Home Builders and has an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications from the University of Southern California. She is a founding member of Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance (HMOTA) which seeks to promote the role of occupational therapy in home modifications. Her research interests involve quantifying the value of occupational therapy in the housing construction industry and identification of entry-level competencies in home modification within occupational therapy programs. Dr. Meyer is developing the fieldwork component to the University of Vermont’s Occupational Therapy program.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Meyer, M. & Priganc, V. How is home modification addressed in entry-level occupational therapy programs?” Currently writing for publication. UVM IRB#00001555.
  • Meyer, M. & Priganc, V. Adoption of Adoption of Occupational Therapy Services in Single-Family Housing Design and Construction. Currently in data analysis phase. UVM IRB#00001542
  • Working with Cathedral Square on Older Adults Home Modification Program HUD grant

Awards and Recognition

  • Heart of Gold Award from Paragon Rehabilitation for contribution to Boston Survivor Accessibility Alliance (first recipient), 2014

Associations and Affiliations

  • AARP of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Executive Council Member American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT)
  • Vermont Occupational Therapy Association
  • Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance
Margaret "Ellie" Meyer

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Home modifications and aging

Education

  • OTD, Occupational Therapy; Boston University
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy; Boston University
  • B.A., Comparative Studies; Duke University

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