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E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Contact Dr. Herge

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9608
(215) 503-3499 fax

Education

OTD, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Thomas Jefferson
    University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA

Board Certification

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State,
    Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
Aquatic Exercise Association
CarFit Coordinator
CarFit Technician

University Appointment

Director, BS/MS Program
Assistant Director for Simulation for JSHP
Associate Professor

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry – June 2014 – Present
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    • Annual Conference and Expo Local Conference Committee, Hospitality Chairperson, 2010-2011
    • Proposal Reviewer, AOTA Annual Conference and Expo, 2006 - 2015
    • Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Educational and Research Liaison, July 2008 to July 2011
    • Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Communications Liaison, July 2005 to June 2008
    • Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Educational and Research Liaison, July 2008 to Present
    • Representative for July 2005, "Disability and Aging: Seeking Solutions to Improve Health, Productivity and Community Living," A Mini Conference of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, Washington, D.C.
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA)
    • Chair, Commission on Conference, October 2012 to present
    • Central Conference Committee Member, October 2008 to 2011
    • Program Co-chairperson, State Conference, Valley Forge, PA October, 2004-October, 2005
    • Conference co-chairperson, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association State Conference, King of Prussia, PA October, 2007-October, 2008

Research & Clinical Interests

Co-Primary Investigator, Usability of a Training Manual Approach to Occupational Therapy Consultation with Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, April 2014 – Present, unfunded Research

Co-Primary Investigator, Instrument Development to Assess a Debriefing Facilitator in Simulation Education of Healthcare Providers, Delaware Health Science Alliance, August 2012 – June 2015

Awards & Honors

Jeanette Bair Writers Award, April 2013

AOTA Roster of Fellows, inducted April 2012

Jefferson Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education, Jefferson School of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010

Member, Alpha Eta Society, inducted May 2006

Alumni Emerging Leader Award, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, May 2005

Advocate of the Year, Montgomery County Mental Retardation Award, March 2004