Stephen B. Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-2950 fax
PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
MS, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy
Director, Master of Science Program, Center City
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
World Federation of Occupational Therapy
American Public Health Association
American Spinal Injury Association
Research & Clinical Interests
My research interest is focused on understanding the human and non-human environmental supports and barriers to participation in meaningful occupations for individuals experiencing chronic health conditions; including health disparities. Other scholarly activities involve interprofessional education/practice and collaboration; and the intersection of design/participation and health.
Primary Investigator - Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Interprofessinoal Collaborative Practice. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration July 2015-June 2018. #UD7HP28529.
Co-Investigator - Selecting Participation Outcome Instruments for Use in Occupational Therapy Research: A Scoping Review. Thomas Jefferson University, Dean's Research Award.
Awards & Honors
Alpha Eta Honor Society, Member
Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Roster of Fellows (FAOTA)
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Master Clinician Award
Philadelphia Region Fieldwork Consortium, Leadership in Clinical Education Award
Master Clinician Award, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Allied Health Sciences
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Culturally responsive care in occupational therapy: An entry-level educational model embedded in service-learning
- Building International Sustainable Partnerships in Occupational Therapy: A Case Study
- Reliability and validity of the capabilities of upper extremity test (CUE-T) in subjects with chronic spinal cord injury
- The health mentors program: Three years experience with longitudinal, patient-centered interprofessional education
- Importance of interprofessional education in occupational therapy curricula
- Development of an objective test of upper-limb function in tetraplegia: The capabilities of upper extremity test
- Is the use of life history and narrative in clinical practice reimbursable? Is it occupational therapy?