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Stephen B. Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Contact Dr. Kern

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-8013
(215) 503-2950 fax

Education

BS, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
MS, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Awards and 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

Certification

National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy

University Appointment

Director, Entry Level & Post Professional Masters Degree Programs, 7/07 - Present

Research and Clinical Interests

Co-Primary Investigator, Federation of Neighborhood Centers: The Career Support Network. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Local Funding Partnerships. July 2011 – June 2014

Co-Primary Investigator, Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley, The National Institutes on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems, October 2011 – September 2016 (Grant #)

Interprofessional Curriculum Developer, Quality Improvement in Chronic Disease (QICD), “Preparing Medical Residents for the New Model of Care for Vulnerable Populations” Health Resources and Services Administration, July 2008 – June 2011 (Grant #D58HP05138) $532.100

Associate Director of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Pennsylvania – Delaware Geriatric Education Center. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Sept. 2010 – August 2015 (Grant #UB4HP19061) $2,080,442

Co-Primary Investigator, Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley. The National Institutes on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems, 10/11- 9/2016

Primary Investigator, Development of a health promoting lifestyle redesign patient education program of individuals with heart failure. Unfunded Research


Faculty Linkage Agent, Creating and Sustaining Environments for Evidence Based Practice (Project CASE for EBP). Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, July 2005 – June 2007

Primary Investigator, Exploring Play Occupations of Low-Income, Urban Children, Pilot Unfunded Research

Occupational Therapist, Chronic Disease Self-Management in Philadelphia Subsidized Senior Housing: A Social Service/Health Independence Promotion Outcomes Evaluation. Senior Health Institute of Jefferson Health System: A Collaborative Effort of Jefferson Medical College, Department of Family Medicine and the Philadelphia Senior Center. PEW Charitable Trust

Presentations

Briding the Leadership Gap: One State’s Response
Kern, S.B., Dolhi, C. D., Stuart, A., and Santalucia, S.
93rd AOTA Conference and Exposition
San Diego, CA
April 26, 2013

Are Good Intentions Good Enough? Creating Occupational Therapy International Partnerships Grounded in Mutuality and Respect
Tupe, D., Kern SB, Coppola, S., Hansen, A.
93rd AOTA Conference and Exposition
San Diego, CA
April 25, 2013

Integrating Inter-Professional Education in Occupational Therapy Curriculum
Pre-Conference Institute
Carsen, N., Coker-Bolt, P., Hartman, K., Herge, E. A., Hissong, A., Kern, S.B., Mictham, M., & Harvison, N.
93rd AOTA Conference and Exposition
San Diego, CA
April 24, 2013

Career Support Network
Brawer, R. Plumb, J., Kern, S.B.
Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice
Philadelphia, PA
May 19th, 2012

Kitchen Gardens in Rural Rwanda: Enhancing family roles and health promotion
Seiver, E. & Kern, S.B.
92nd AOTA Conference and Exposition
Indianapolis, IN
April 2011

Supporting Transitiona to American Life: Occupational Therapy anf the Refugee Resettlement Experience
Kapadia, S., Seiver, E., Liez, A., & Kern, SB
92nd AOTA Conference and Exposition
Indianapolis, IN
April 2011

Courses Taught

OT 336 – Occupation through the Lifespan
OT 467 – Health Services Administration
OT 560 – Environmental Competence
OT 562 – Environmental Competence in Action
OT 578 – Clinical Problem Solving
OT 600 – Professional Seminar
OT 682 – Clinical Leadership
IPE 765 – Interprofessional Geriatric Practice
IPE 766 – Interprofessional Topics in Contemporary Geriatric Healthcare
                Practice
IPE 767 – Mentored Project in Interprofessional Geriatric Healthcare
                Practice
Interprofessional Health Mentors Program

Professional Memberships

POTA Board of Directors, Leadership Development Ad Hoc Committee Chair
Thomas Jefferson University, Faculty Senate, 2012 - 2013
JSHP, Judicial Board Member
AOTA National Conference Planning & Conference Proposal Reviewer
POTA, Annual Conference, Program Committee Co-Chair
POTA, Board of Directors
AOTA Representative Assembly
AOTA Board of Directors Ad Hoc Committee Member: Creating Better Linkages between Education, Research, & Practice
Student Affairs Committee Member, Jefferson School of Health Professions
Chair, Program Evaluation Committee, JCHP, Department of Occupational Therapy
Chair, POTA Membership Committee
Member, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Member, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA)
Chair, POTA Leadership Development Committee
Member, World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, Executive Committee, Jefferson School of Health Professions