Angela L. Patterson, OTD, OTR/L
Angela L. Patterson, OTD, OTR/L

Angela L. Patterson, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Director, Master of Science in Rehabilitation/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Program director for MSR/MSOT programs in Graduate School for international students.
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Dr. Patterson currently specializes in international occupational therapy education programming. She also participates in interprofessional education.

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Teaching Activity

  • IPE 413 Developing Care for Vulnerable Populations
  • IPE 512 Cultural Immersion and Experiential Learning in China
  • MSOT 503 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • MSOT 673 Experiential Education
  • MSR 503 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • MSR 513 Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership
  • MSR 663 Experiential Education
  • OTD 302 Occupations and Occupational Therapy
  • OTD 390 Level IB Fieldwork
  • OTD 460 Clinical Education Seminar I
  • OTD 461 Clinical Education Seminar II
  • OTD 481 Level IIA Fieldwork
  • OTD 490 Level IC Fieldwork
  • OTD 491 Level ID Fieldwork
  • OTD 571 Level IIB Fieldwork

Biography

Angela Patterson, OTD, OTR/L is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. She is the Director of the international Master of Science for Rehabilitation and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy programs. Dr. Patterson is an alumna of Creighton University graduating with her BSOT in 1999 and OTD in 2015. She practiced as an occupational therapist specializing in neuro rehabilitation, outpatient, seating and positioning, acute care, and ergonomics for 15 years. At Creighton, her role is focused on global health care education and interprofessional education. Dr. Patterson serves as an instructor for the China Honors Immersion Program and directs the Creighton health sciences international summer programs. Additionally, Dr. Patterson completes scholarship focused in global practice and interprofessional collaboration. Dr. Patterson provides support for international program development for all Creighton health science programs.  

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Lohman, H., Lampe, A., & Patterson, A. (2019). Payment for services in the United States. In Schell, B. A., & Gillen, G. (Eds.), Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, 13th edition (pp. 1171 – 1188). Philadelphia: Wolter’s Kulwer,, Wolter’s Kulwer, 13th Edition, 1171-1188, 2019
  • Patterson, A., Bahle-Lampe, A., Greiner, G., Bracciano, A., Lohman H., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. (2019). Meeting global rehabilitation need: The development and evaluation of an international visiting rehabilitation student program. Journal of Allied Health. , Journal of Allied Health
  • Mu, K., Patterson, A., Domina, A., Wang, Y., & Wang, Y. (2019). Clinical doctorate: A professional degree in occupational therapy education. Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 3, 46-50.  , Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 3, 46-50
  • Patterson, A. & Bracciano, A. (in print). Developing an Ignatian pedagogy for occupational therapy education in China: The lived experience of the first ywo entry level OTD, Jesuit trained clinicians. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. , Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
  • Mu, K., Patterson, A., & Lohman, L. (in print). Development of Occupational Therapy in China. Annals of International Occupational Therapy, Annals of International Occupational Therapy
  • Holm, S. E., Nelson, K., & Patterson, A. (in print). Acute care in the United States: The roles of occupational therapy and physical therapy in early rehabilitation. Journal of Fujian TCM. , Journal of Fujian TCM

Publications

Presentations

  • Johnson, L., Patterson, A., Ryan-Haddad, A., Begley, K., Todd, M., Pick, A., & Sedillo, T. (2019, October). Violence across the lifespan: An innovative initiative to prepare health sciences faculty: Success and challenges. Collaborating Across Boarders (CAB), Indianapolis, IN, 2019., 2019
  • Patterson, A., Lohman, H., & Bracciano, A. (2019, October). Integrating international students into an entry-level OTD program: Lessons learned, and opportunities gained. AOTA Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV, 2019., 2019
  • Johnson, L., Patterson, A., Ryan Haddad, A. Begley, K., Pick, A., Todd, M., Sedillo, T. (2019, September). Violence Across the Lifespan: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice, New Orleans, LA., 2019
  • Alsharif, N., Patterson, A., Carrico, C., & Wilson, A. (2019, July). Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions: A history of purposeful global engagement. AACP Pharmacy Education, Chicago, IL., 2019
  • Patterson, A., Bahle-Lampe, A., Greiner, B., Bracciano, A., Lohman, H., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. (2019, April). Rehabilitation interantional summer program: Development and assessment of a global program. AOTA National Conference, New Orleans, LA. , 2019
  • Mu, K., Patterson, A., Coppard, B., & Bracciano, A. (2018, May). Student outcomes comparison between on campus & hybrid education. WFOT International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.   , 2018
  • Patterson, A. & Mu, K. (2018, May). How to develop and incorporate international programming into occupational therapy education. WFOT International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.   , 2018
  • Greiner, B., Patterson, A., Messer, M., Mu, K., & Qi, Yongyue (2018, April). The effectiveness of professional education on attitudes toward evidence-based practice. AOTA National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., 2018
  • Patterson, A., (2018, April). Food and therapy: Student OT clinic in a food pantry. AOTA National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.  , 2018
  • Patterson, A. (2018, March). Hand therapy: Evidenced based evaluation and splinting. International Occupational Therapy Conference, Kunming, China., 2018
  • Patterson, A. & Wang, Y. (2018, March). International collaborations: Creighton University helping meet China rehabilitation needs. International Occupational Therapy Conference, Kunming, China., 2018
  • Lally, K., Patterson, A., Mu, K., Blanchard, S., Shin, J., & Qi, Y. (2018, March) Development of Culturally Relevant Needs Assessment. St. Albert’s Day, Creighton University. Omaha, NE., 2018
  • Patterson, A., Bahle-Lampe, A., Greiner, B., Bracciano, A., Lohman, H., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. (2017, November). Meeting global rehabilitation need: Impact of Creighton rehabilitation international summer program. Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Greiner, B., Patterson, A., Messer, M., Schumacher, M., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. (2017, November).  The effect of processional education on attitudes toward evidence-based practice among OT and PT students. Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • de la Garza, M. & Patterson, A. (2017, April). Providing international level I fieldwork experiences for OT students. AOTA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA., 2017
  • Boehne, T., Jackson, L., & Patterson, A. (2017, March). Telerehabilitation: Ethical considerations for occupational therapy. AOTA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA., 2017
  • Patterson, A. & Mu, K. (2017, March). Development of international programming in occupational therapy education. AOTA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA., 2017
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., & Patterson, A. (2017, March). Difference between American and Chinese learning: Perceptions of Chinese occupational therapy students in Creighton University. AOTA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA., 2017
  • Greiner, B., Patterson, A., Messer, M., Schumacher, M., Mu, K., & Qi, Yongyue, Q. (2017, February). The effect of professional education on attitudes toward evidence-based practice among OT and PT students. NOTA Conference, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Patterson, A. (2016, November). Master of Science in rehabilitation and Master of Science in occupational therapy. Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, People of Republic of China., 2016
  • Mu, K. & Patterson, A. (2016, November). Meeting the rehabilitation needs in China through international collaborations. China Rehabilitation Education Conference, Yantai, People of Republic of China., 2016
  • Mu, K., Coppard, B., Bracciano, A., Bradberry, J. C., & Patterson, A. (2016, June). Student learning outcomes: Comparison between face to face and hybrid education. COTEC-ENOTHE Congress, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland., 2016
  • Patterson, A. (2016, March). Occupational therapy’s role in cognitive rehabilitation. Kunming Medical University, Kunming, People of Republic of China., 2016
  • Mu, K., Coppard, B., Bracciano, A., Bradberry, J. C., & Patterson, A. (2015, October). Student learning outcomes: Comparison between face to face and hybrid education. AOTA/OTCAS Education Summit, Denver, Colorado., 2015
  • Carrico, C. & Patterson, A. (2015, October). The use of student portfolios as a guide for reflection and learning in an IPE immersion course. Collaborating Across Boarders, Roanoke, Virginia., 2015
  • Mu, K. & Patterson, A. (2014, December) China honors immersion program. Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ All Staff Meeting, Omaha, NE. (co-author and presenter), 2014
  • Mu, K. & Patterson, A. (2014, November) China honors immersion program. Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ All Faculty Meeting, Omaha, NE. (co-author and presenter), 2014
  • Domina, A. & Patterson, A. (2014, February). Supervision in challenging situations. Munroe Meyer Institute, Omaha, NE. (co-author and presenter)
     , 2014
  • Mu, K. & Patterson, A. (2015, February). Facilitating interprofessional and culturally-competent patient care through international immersion experience. Global Health Conference Midwest, Omaha, Nebraska., 2014
  • Patterson, A. & Mu, K. (2013, October). The principles for the splint application after hand injury. Presentation at Rehabilitation Symposium, Hebei, People of Republic of China., 2013
  • Patterson, A. & Mu, K. (2013, October). Wheelchairs and seating and positioning. Presentation at Rehabilitation Symposium, Hebei, People of Republic of China., 2013

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Cultural competence in global health care.
    International occupational therapy practice.

Current Research Projects

  • Occupational and physical therapy students’ attitudes toward the use of evidence-based practice.
    Meeting global rehabilitation need: Impact of an international iisiting rehabilitation student program
    Rehabilitation education needs assessment of international partners
    Caring for at-risk populations: An innovative course for preparing health science faculty and students for clinical practice and cultural competency
    Telehealth and occupational therapy education
    Systematic review of telehealth
    Violence across the lifespan: IPE for health science students

Grant Funding Received

  • Patterson, A., Russel, M., Feldhacker, D., & Greiner, B. Telehealth and occupational therapy education. Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund, 2019.
  • Mu, K., Qi, Y., Patterson, A., Greiner, B., & Schumacher, M. (Co-Investigator). Develop sustainable partnership in professional education and practice for health sciences students: Comprehensive assessment of China Honors Interprofessional Program (CHIP). Creighton Global Initiative (CGI): President’s Global Research Fund, 2018.
  • Qi, Y., Messer, M., Greiner, B., Patterson, A., Schumacher, M., & Mu, K. (Co-Investigator). Assessment of occupational and physical therapy students’ attitude on evidence-based practice. TLC Grant, Creighton University, 2019.
  • Johnson, L., Begley, K., Ryan Haddad, A., Pick, A., Todd, M., & Patterson, A. (Co-Investigator). Caring for At-Risk Populations: An Innovative Course for Preparing Health Science Faculty and Students for Clinical Practice and Cultural Competency. Creighton Global Initiative (CGI): President's Global Research Fund, 2017.
  • Peterkin, K., Galt, K., Heinemann, L., Holman, A., Jordan, L., Kurtyka, F., Meis, J., Nelson, K., Patterson, A., & Schnack, K. (Co-Investigator). Understanding the Process of Developing Cultural Competency: Facilitating Cross Cultural Communication While Implementing Patient Centered Care. Creighton Global Initiative (CGI): President's Global Research Fund, 2017.
  • Bekmuratova, S., Bagby, L., Domina, A., Mu, K., & Patterson, A. (Co-Investigator). The Impact of Doctoral Experiential Component on Current Clinical Practice of the Creighton Occupational Therapy Alumni. TLC Grant, Creighton University, 2019.
  • Patterson, A. (Primary Investigator), Carrico, C., Davis, B., Niski, J., Alsharif, N., Hoffman, J., & Roedlach, A. Collaborative global health learning exchange. Creighton Global Initiative (CGI): President’s Global Research Fund, 2018, $34,000.
  • Lohman, H., Blanchard, S., Patterson, A., Little, M., Flecky, K., Spellman, C., & Shin, J. (Co-Investigator). Applicants' learning expectations and reasons for choosing to attend the entry level occupational therapy clinical doctorate program at Creighton University: A mixed methods study. TLC Grant, Creighton University, 2020.
  • Patterson, A., Carrico, C., Davis, B., Alsharif, N., Roedlach, A., & Niski, J. (primary investigator). Global health education: Learning modules based in Ignatian pedagogy. 2019.

Awards and Honors

  • Alegent One Awards, Alegent, 2011
  • Member of Faculty Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education, Nominated by Acting Dean Dr. Wilson, 2019