Julie Bass, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA  
Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Julie Bass is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Founding Director of the Public Health Program in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health at St. Catherine University.  Dr. Bass also served as the Director of Research and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Occupation and Health at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She received her doctor of philosophy and master of arts degrees in Educational Psychology, and a bachelor of science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Bass is an established and well-published scholar who has been a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and an invited member on several AOTA task force committees. Her areas of expertise include population health and health disparities, program development and evaluation, statistics and research methods, educational methods and emerging areas of practice for occupational therapy.  Her primary teaching areas include evidence-based practice, research, statistics, and occupation-based practice. Dr. Bass is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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