Marion . Russell
Marion Russell

Marion Russell

Assistant Professor
Director, Post-Professional Occupational Doctoral Program
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • OTD 316 Professional Practice and Ethical Formation
  • OTD 386 Institute for Latin American Concerns
  • OTD 442 Critical Analysis
  • POTD 501 Historical Perspectives in Occupational Therapy
  • POTD 580 Professional Trajectories
  • POTD 590 Doctoral Experiential Component

Biography


I am  a graduate of the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Creighton University and joined the faculty here at Creighton in August 2018. I am originally from Berlin, Germany and have experience working in private practice and clinical settings in the United States, Germany, and Austria.

Since 2016, I have been a member of a specialized feeding and eating therapy team at the NoTube Interdisciplinary Therapy Center in Graz, Austria. Prior to that, I worked with medically fragile children at a special purpose private school in Scarborough, Maine. I have taught pediatrics and theory courses at my alma mater, the University of Southern Maine, where I earned my Master of Occupational Therapy after finishing a bachelor of arts in English Literature at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. My scholarly work focuses on the impact of enteral feeding on family mealtime routine, pediatric feeding and eating behavior disorders, health disparities experienced by transgender clients, telehealth and type 1 diabetes. I am an American Occupational Therapy Association certified Eating, Feeding and Swallowing Therapist and continue to specialize in enteral tube weaning and telemedical services.
 

Publications and Presentations

Articles


  • Russell, M., & Bahle-Lampe, A. (2016). The Care for the Dying: A critical historical analysis of occupational therapy in hospice. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(2). doi: 10.15453/2168-6408.1216 
     , The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(2)

  • Russell, M., Jewell, V.D., Poskey, G., & Russell, A. (2018).  Enteral feeding and its impact on family mealtime routines for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: A mixed method study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(1), 25-34,
     , Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(1), 25-34

  • Reynold, M., Volkmer, K, Jewell, V., & Russell, M. (2019). Creative solutions for implementing occupation-centered practice in skilled nursing facilities. Occupational Therapy Practice, Continuing Education Article.
     

General


  • Jewell, V.D., Russell, M., Feiten, B., & Ludwig, E. (2020). Implementing Occupational Therapy Services with Children with Type 1 Diabetes. OT Practice. [manuscript accepted]
     , OT Practice

Presentations


  • Jewell, V.D., Russell, M, & Feiten, B. (2019).Use of Occupation-Based Coaching (OBC) with families with a young child with Type 1 Diabetes. (Short-Course accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA
     , 2020

  • Rosol, M., Rogers, K., Ratliff, R., Pavlinec, R., & Russell, M. (2019). Occupational therapy students’ preparedness to work with transgender clients. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA
     , 2020

  • Wienkes, T., & Russell, M. (2019). Critical appraisal of a randomized controlled trial of social skills training for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA
     , 2020

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    Russell, M., & Russell, A. (2019). Transgender across the curriculum: How to include transgender related content into occupational therapy coursework. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA
     , 2020

  • Russell, M., Thomas, D., & Flecky, K. (2019). Bringing the team back to teaching:Team teaching as a pedagogical approach in occupational therapy education. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA
     , 2020
  • panel member for PHPSG Mental Health Conference, 2020

  • Marinschek, S., Pahsini,K.,  Russell, M., & Dunitz-Scheer, M. (2019). Netcoaching:A telemedical alternative to traditional models in tube weaning. 7th Internation PFD Conference. Virtual feeding conference
     , 2020

  • Russell, M., Jewell, V.D., & Russell, A. (2019). A mixed method study examining family mealtime experiences in caregivers of gastrostomy tube fed children with cerebral palsy.(poster) 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association Nation Conference, New Orleans, LA
     , 2019

  • Russell, M. (2019). The occupation of mothering: Perspectives on infant and maternal mental health. 2019 NOTA conference, Omaha, NE
     , 2019

  • Russell, M., & Russell, A. (2019). Transgender Considerations for Occupational Therapy Curricula. (Short-Course). 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA


     , 2018

  • Russell, M., Jewell, V., Poskey, G. A, & Russell, A. (2017). Enteral feeding and its impact on family mealtime routines for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: A mixed method study. (Peer-reviewed Poster Session). European Conference of Childhood Disability, Amsterdam, NL.
     
     , 2017

  • Russell, M. (2019). Transgender considerations for occupational therapy students. (Invited Presentation). Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MI
     

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • As a scholar, I am committed to life-long learning and consistent contribution to the field of occupational therapy. My research focuses on three main areas: the provision of telehealth services; interventions to address difficulties in pediatric feeding and eating behaviors; and education and advocacy to combat healthcare disparities experienced by members of the transgender population. The overarching goal of this work is to contribute to occupational therapy as a field, prepare students who are equipped to competently serve all clients they encounter in their clinical work, and to increase accessibility, participation, and quality of life for adult clients as well as children and their caregivers.

Current Research Projects

  • - Transgender considerations in occupational therapy curricula
    - Mealtime experiences for families of children with enteral feeding
    - Telehealth as a model of teaching
    - Occupation-based coaching for families with children with T1D

Grant Funding Received

  • Abbott, A. (PI), Jewell, V., Russell, M., Shin, J., Knezevich, E., Qi, Y., & George, A. (October 2019-September 2020). Efficacy of Occupation-Based Coaching for Rural Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Sigma Theta Tau- Iota Chapter. Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch Research Award. $1,000
  • Feldhacker, D. (co-PI), Jewell, V. (co-PI), Lohman, H., Russell, M., & Jung, S. (October 2019-September 2020). A Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy Telehealth Interventions. School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Research Fellowship. Creighton University. $3,000
  • Jewell, V. (PI), Russell, M., Shin, J., Knezevich, E., Abbott, A., Qi, Y., & George, A. (July 2019-June 2021). A Randomized Control Pilot Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Telehealth Occupation-Based Coaching for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes. Health Science Strategic Investment Faculty Development Fund. Creighton University. $49,340
  • Knezevich, E. (PI), Jewell, V., Russell, M, Shin, J., Abbott, A., Qi, Y., & George, A. (January 2020-June 2021). Use of Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to Assess Time-in-Range Following Delivery of Occupation-Based Coaching for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes. Dexcom, Inc. $42,260
  • Padderson, A., Russell, M., Feldhacker, D., & Greiner, B. (2018). Telehealth and Occupational Therapy Education. The Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund, Creighton University.$ 5600