Anna K. Domina, OTD, OTR/L
Anna K. Domina, OTD, OTR/L

Anna K. Domina, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director, Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Biography

I joined Creighton in 2010 serving as an Academic Clinical Education Coordinator. I currently also serve as Vice Chair of the Occupational Therapy Department and Director of Occupational Therapy Fellowship Programs. In my time as a faculty member I have engaged in developing our first occupational therapy fellowship program for pediatric therapists and continue to oversee the development of additional fellowship programs within the occupational therapy department. With a pediatric practice background I provide limited clinical services through Creighton Pediatric Therapy for the BoysTown School system and preschool and mentor the pediatric fellow in this practice area.  As an integral art of the clincial education team I provide student advising for clinial plans of study and teach in the clinical education seminars and rotation courses.  I also provide mentorship to students completing their doctoral capstone experiences specifically in academia or school-based practice.  

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Padilla, R. & Domina, A. (2016). Effectiveness of sensory stimulation to improve arousal and alterness of people in a coma or persistent vegetative state after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review,, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(3), 1-8, 2016
  • Mu, K, Domina, A., VerMaas-Lee, J. & Tyler Krings, A. (2014). Facilitating Communication for Children with Disabilities to Promote Occupational Engagement and Participation., SIS Early Intervention and School Quarterly, 21(4), 1-4, 2014
  • Domina, A. & Doll, J.D. (2013). Professional formation: Exploration into the impact of an international service-learning experience on occupational therapy students. RIEJS, RIEJS - International Journal of Education for Social Justice, 2(2), 75-88, 2013
  • Domina, A. & Young, K. (2013). Special Education and Mental Health Systems. Prentice Hall, In Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists, 2013

Publications

  • Fischbach, J. & Domina, A. (2015). Is an occupational therapy residency the right choice for me? AOTA Student Pulse E-Newsletter, Oct. 2015., October 2015, 2015

Presentations

  • Domina, A., Nelson, K., & VerMaas, J. (2015). Team-Based Interprofessional Mentorship for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Residents. Presented at Creighton University Assessment Symposium 2015: Making Purposeful Change., 2015
  • Domina, A., Chang, W.P., Bahle-Lampe, A., Coppard, B., Jewell, V., Mayer, A., Poutre, B., & Qi, Y. (2015). Using the Health Sciences Reasoning Test to Assess Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctroate Student’s Critical Thinking Skills in Health: An Exploratory Study. Presented at Creighton University Assessment Symposium 2015: Making Purposeful Change., 2015
  • Domina, A., Nelson, K. & VerMaas, J. (2015). Team-Based Interprofessional Mentorship for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Residents. Presented at Collaborating Across Borders V in Roanoke, VA., 2015
  • Domina, A. & Greiner, B. (2015). Understanding Sensory Integration: What are My Child’s Sensory Preferences. Presented at the Nebraska Adoption Conference., 2015
  • Domina, A. & Thinnes, A. (2015). Walking Ignatian in Clinical Practice: Assessing Values Through Occupational Therapy Fieldwork. Presented at 2015 Creighton University Assessment Symposium., 2015
  • Barr, J.B., Domina, A., Furze, J., Gale, J. & Nelson, K. (2014). Best Practices in Mentoring: Strategies for Success in Residency Education. Presented at Creighton University Residency Mentoring Meeting., 2014
  • Thinnes, A. & Domina, A. (2014). Engaging occupational therapy students on Level II fieldwork through the use of synchronous online discussion groups. Presented at 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference., 2014
  • Domina, A. & Patterson, A. (2014). Supervision in Challenging Situations. Presented at Munroe Meyer Institute Omaha, NE continuing education event., 2014
  • Thinnes, A. & Domina, A. (2013). Engaging occupational therapy students on Level II fieldwork through the use of synchronous online discussion groups. Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit., 2013
  • Nelson, K., Domina, A., Furze, J, & VerMaas-Lee, J. (2013). Updates in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy: A Panel Discussion on the Latest and Greatest. Presented at Creighton University Alumni Weekend Continuing Education Event., 2013
  • Doll, J.D., Jensen, L., Matthews, A., Griffiths, Y. & Domina, A. (2013). Technology and Teaching: Best Practices for Distance and Campus Students. Presented at 2013 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, 2013
  • Domina, A., Chang, W.P., Flecky, K., Jensen, L., Mu, K., Coppard, B., Bracciano, A., Doll, J.D., & Poutre, B. (2013). Assessing Critical Thinking Skills in Occupational Therapy Students Using the Health Sciences Reasoning Test. Presented at 2013 Creighton University AEA Development Grant Series., 2013
  • Domina, A, Chang, W.P., Flecky, K,, Jensen, L., Mu, K., Coppard, B., Bracciano, A., Doll, J.D., & Poutre, B. (2013). Assessing Critical Thinking Skills in Occupational Therapy Students Using the Health Sciences Reasoning Test. Presented at Creighton University 2013 AEA Development Grant Series., 2013
  • VerMaas-Lee, J. & Domina, A. (2011). Sensory Integration and Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Our 7 Senses Working and not Working Together. Presented at 2011 Nebraska School Health Conference in Kearney, NE., 2011
  • Domina, A. & Economides, S. (2010). Inclusion: The role of school-based therapists. Presented at Creighton University for SPAHP Interdisciplinary Seminar Series., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Fellowship Programs; Clinical Education Best Practices; Outcomes of Student Participation in International Fieldwork Experiences

Current Research Projects

  • Interprofessional Mentorship in Fellowship Programming; Interprofessional Common Curriculum Impact on PT Residents and OT Fellows; Current Assessment Usage in Clinical Practice; Effectiveness of community based teaching strategies for student pediatric skill development.

Awards and Honors

  • Inductee - AOTF Leaders & Legacies Inductee Spring 2015, AOTF, 2015
  • Service Commendation - AOTA Service Commendation (2014), AOTA, 2014
  • Service Commendation - AOTA Service Commendation (2013), AOTA, 2013
  • Service Commendation - AOTA Service Commendation (2012), AOTA, 2012
  • Participant - Summer Initiative for Teaching Excellence (SITE), Summer Initiative for Teaching Excellence (SITE) , 2011