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Emily Rich

Occupational Therapist

Ph.D. Candidate

Researcher

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A Bit About Me

Emily Rich received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in December of 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Emily is a member of the Pi Theta Epsilon honor society, which requires superior scholarship and ranking in, the top 35% of the class. In her Master's program, Ms. Rich participated in research and presented a study on the Strategic Memory and Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) in Chronic Stroke. Emily is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. Her current research interests lie in the clinical practice of individuals with postural tachycardia syndrome including associated cognitive and physical impairments disrupting daily life participation. She is contining in her studies and publishing additional work in the daily functioning of these individuals.

Work Experience

2019 - Present

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019

Occupational Therapist: Tucson Medical Center

Serving as a clinical Occupational Therapist in Outpatient Therapy serving children, adolescents, and adults. Initial occupational therapist on the adult outpatient therapies team in building a new department. Specialty clinical populations: POTS, hEDS, Parkison disease, and chronic pain conditions. 

Occupational Therapist and Founder: PIMA Therapies

Developed an occupational therapy private practice serving a range of ages and diagnoses specializing in ADHD, POTS, and hEDS. Practiced in office and home health settings. 

Occupational Therapist: Milestone Pediatrics

Sole occupational therapist in a new occupational therapy clinic. Developed occupational therapy program and provided occupational therapy services to children and adolescents with a variety of developmental and neurological conditions. 

Education

2019 - Present

2015 - 2017

2010 - 2014

Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy (in progress)

Texas Woman's University

Master of Occupational Therapy 

Texas Woman's University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The University of Arizona

Honors and Awards

2023

2020

2019

2017

2015

Graduate Council Award: Exceptional, Original Scholarship

Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Graduate Student Council Nomination: Doctoral Student of Excellence 

Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX

TWU Graduate Student Scholarship, PhD

Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX

2017 Redbud Award: Outstanding Student Leader

Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX

Cum Laude

The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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