Bobbi S. Greiner, OTD, OTR/L
Bobbi S. Greiner, OTD, OTR/L

Bobbi S. Greiner, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Director, Occupational Therapy Fellowship Programs
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Director of Occupational Therapy Fellowships
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Teaching Activity

  • OTD 403: Neuro-Occupation
  • OTD 435: Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth I
  • OTD 436: Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth II

Biography

Bobbi Greiner, OTD, OTR/L, BCP is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Creighton University. Dr. Greiner is board certified in pediatric practice through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Board and Specialty Certification programs. She graduated with her doctorate degree in occupational therapy in 2005 from Creighton University. She joined the Creighton University faculty full-time in 2014 and has experience teaching courses in both the entry-level and post-professional doctorate programs. Dr. Greiner is the Fellowship Director for the Occupational Therapy Fellowship Programs at Creighton University. Dr. Greiner has developed community programs and academic service-learning opportunities that focus on motor development for preschool and school age children in low-income neighborhoods. Prior to working in Academia, Dr. Greiner worked for 9 years in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, long term care, acute care, acute-rehabilitation, out-patient adult and pediatric, and pediatric hospital including developmental clinics and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Dr. Greiner’s research focus includes scholarship of teaching and learning and evidence-based practice.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Greiner, B. & Poskey, G. A. (2017). Fatigue: Has it affected your compassion? Neonatal Network (36)5, 289-93., Neonatal Network, (36)5, 289-293
  • Levine, D. & Greiner, B. (2020). Occupational therapy in mainland China: Status, challenges, and future directions. Annals of international Occupational Therapy, 3(1): 38-44 doi.org/10.3928/24761222-20190813-04\ (25% participation), Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 3(1), 38-44
  • Patterson, A., Bahle-Lampe, A., Greiner, G., Bracciano, A., Lohman H., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. (in press). Meeting global rehabilitation need: The development and evaluation of an international visiting rehabilitation student program. Journal of Allied Health. (20% participation), Journal of Allied Health
  • Levine, D., Greiner, B., & Jewell, V. (submitted) Prematurity and the caregiver-infant relationship: Perceived effects of stress on co-occupations. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention (Submitted December 2, 2019). (25% participation), Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools & Early Interventions
  • Levine, D., Greiner, B., & Jewell, V. (submitted) Prematurity and the caregiver-infant relationship: Perceived effects of stress on co-occupations. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention (Submitted December 2, 2019). (25% participation), Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools & Early Interventions

Publications

  • Published in the Service Learning at Creighton newsletter: "Fine motor movements: A progressive OT screening approach for Early Childhood.", March 2016, NA, 2016
  • Hasenauer, K. & Greiner, B. (2018) Systematic Review of Fine Motor and Handwriting Programs in Kindergarten Through Second Grade. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 72(4_Supplement_1):7211520330. doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO7035 (40% participation), American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(4 Supplement)
  • Greiner, B. Test bank for In. Lohman, H. L., Byers-Cannon, S., Padilla, R. L. (2019). Occupational therapy with elders: Strategies for the occupational therapy assistant. Fourth edition. Elsevier: St. Louis, MO.
  • Greiner, B. & Domina, A. (2017). Pediatric Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program Handbook
  • Greiner, B. Fine motor movements: A progressive OT screening approach for early childhood. Service Learning at Creighton Newsletter. Published March 2016.

Presentations

  • Greiner, B., Jensen, L., Thinnes, A., Domina, A., Welch, M., & Fellman, S. Clinical Narratives: Assessment and Facilitation of the Clinical Reasoning Process. Panel (author and presenter; 35% participation). 2020 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo Boston, MA 3/27/2020, 2020
  • Thinnes, A., Domina, A., Greiner, B., Jensen, L., Fellman, S., & Welch, M. Fostering Fellow Clinical Reasoning and Interprofessional Practice through Case Presentations. Panel (author; 10% participation) 2020 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo Boston, MA 3/27/2020, 2020
  • Clysdale, E. Bieg, M., Kieffer, E., Peck, K., Kuska, M. & Greiner, B. The effects of animal assisted therapy on improving participation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster Presentation. Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, Omaha, NE, February 28, 2020. (author; 10% participation), 2020
  • Qi, Y., Patterson, A., Greiner, B., Schumacher, M., & Mu, K. Develop sustainable partnership in professional education and practice for health sciences students: Comprehensive assessment of China Honors Interprofessional Program (CHIP). Poster presentation. Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE, October 25, 2019 (author; 20% participation), 2019
  • Domina, A. & Greiner, B. Rock Your Writing handwriting camp: A service-learning model designed to advance clinical skills and apply evidence to practice. Platform presentation, 2019 AOTA Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV, October 19, 2019. (author and presenter; 50% participation), 2019
  • Furze, J, Greiner, B., Domina, A. Fostering Fellow/Resident Professional Reasoning and Interprofessional Practice Through Clinical Narratives. Platform presentation, Innovation in Occupational and Physical Therapy Education Summit, Creighton University, Omaha, NE June 28, 2019 (50%), 2019
  • Domina, A. Greiner, B., Thinnes, A., & Jensen, L. Lessons learned: Fellowship development and implementation. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2019., 2019
  • Greiner, B. & Poskey, G. A. From perception to perspective: Assessing the effectiveness of a service learning project. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2019., 2019
  • Patterson, A., Bahle-Lampe, A., Greiner, B., Bracciano, A., Lohman, H., Mu, K. Qi, Y. Rehabilitation International Summer Program: Development and assessment of a global program. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA, April 4, 2019., 2019
  • Neppel, J, Goerdt, E., McMahon, B., Petersen, K., Schroeter, R., Rossow, J., Greiner, B., McCarthy, M. Improvement in social-emotional learning following a classroom intervention among kindergarten students in a low-income urban school. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, Omaha, NE, March 2019., 2019
  • Mu, K., Patterson, A., Bahle-Lampe, A., Lohman, H., Greiner, B., Bracciano, A., & Qi, Y. Effect of international rehabilitation visiting student program on students’ professional development. Poster presentation, Annual Congress for the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Therapy, Paris, France, July 2018., 2018
  • Greiner, B. & Wallingford, B. Reflection in IPE Passport NICU Activity and Benefits of Being a Former SITES Attendee. Interprofessional SITES, Creighton University, June 11, 2018 (presenter, 50% participation), 2018
  • Hasenauer, K., Duff, S., Jessen, R., Pindar, J., Wojcik, J., & Greiner, B. A systematic review of fine motor and handwriting programs in kindergarten through second grade. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT, April 21, 2018., 2018
  • Poskey, G. A. & Greiner, B. Lighting and the preterm infant: What is the effectiveness of cycled lighting in the neonatal intensive care unit? Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT, April 20, 2018., 2018
  • Greiner, B., Patterson, A., Messer, M., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. Contributing authors include Yongyue Qi, MA. The effectiveness of professional education on occupational and physical therapy students’ attitudes perception on evidence-based practice. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT, April 20, 2018, 2018
  • Greiner, B. & Poskey, G. A. How “connected” are we? The benefits and challenges of social media in the NICU. Short course, National Association of Neonatal Therapists Conference, Charlotte, NC, April 14, 2018., 2018
  • Greiner, B. & Poskey, G. A. From Perception to Perspective: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Service Learning Project. Teaching and Learning Center Educational Seminar, Creighton University, March 21, 2018 (author and presenter; 60% participation), 2018
  • Greiner, B., Patterson, A., Messer, M., Schumacher, M., Mu, K., & Qi, Y. The effect of professional education on attitudes toward evidenced-based practice among OT and PT students. Poster presentation, Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE, November 3, 2017. (author; 25% participation), 2017
  • Greiner, B. & Poskey, G. A. Compassion Fatigue in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, April 14, 2017., 2017
  • Greiner, B. & Poskey, G. A. Appraising the Evidence of Cycled Lighting in the NICU. Short course, Annual Conference of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists, Phoenix, AR, April 7, 2017., 2017
  • Greiner, B. & Furze, J. Rehabilitation after peripheral nerve injury. Invited podium presentation, Shanghai Sanda Tungji International Rehabilitation Workshop, Shanghai, China, March 11, 2017., 2017
  • Greiner, B. Cognitive rehabilitation. Invited podium presentation, Shanghai Sanda Tungji International Rehabilitation Workshop, Shanghai, China, March 11, 2017., 2017
  • Greiner, B. Occupation-based rehabilitation for patients with neurological impairments. Invited podium presentation, Shanghai Sanda Tungji International Rehabilitation Workshop, Shanghai, China, March 11, 2017., 2017
  • Furze, J. & Greiner, B. Rehabilitation for the medically complex patient in the ICU/acute care setting. Invited podium presentation, Shanghai Sanda Tungji International Rehabilitation Workshop, Shanghai, China, March 10, 2017., 2017
  • Greiner, B. Fine motor and visual motor skill development. Hebei Medical University Symposium, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, China, March 5, 2017., 2017
  • Greiner, B., Patterson, A., Messer, M., Schumacher, M., Mu, K., & Jessen, R. Attitude drives behavior: the effectiveness of professional education on students’ attitudes toward evidence-based practice. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, Omaha, NE, February 2017., 2017
  • Guest lecture for OTD 333: "Orthotic Provision in Pediatric Practice.", 2016
  • National Association of Neonatal Therapists annual conference, Orlando, FL, Poster Presentation with Gail Poskey, "Compassion Fatigue and the NICU Therapist.", 2016
  • Bahle-Lampe, A., Messer, M., Greiner, B., & Powers, K. Thinking of Academia? Deciding, surviving, and thriving the first three years. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL, April 8, 2016. (author and presenter; 25% participation), 2016
  • thriving the first three years. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL, April 2016., 2016
  • Greiner, B. Occupational therapy student clinical placement and faculty and student interactions. Invited podium presentation, Rehabilitation Symposium, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, China, March 6, 2016., 2016
  • thriving the first three years. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL, April 2016., 2016
  • Garrett, K., Jordan, J., Kregel, K., Lopez, K. Steinwart, S. & Greiner, B. Evaluation of elementary teachers’ perspectives regarding adequate training for classroom inclusion. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, Omaha, NE, March 2016., 2016
  • Cunningham, B., Eis, C., Eklund, T., Rauch, J., Sloboth, C. & Greiner, B. Effects of recreational gymnastics on repetitive and self-stimulating behaviors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, Omaha, NE, March 2016., 2016
  • Greiner, B. Occupation-based Intervention. Invited podium presenter, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, China, October 2015., 2015
  • Domina, A., & Greiner, B. Understanding Sensory Integration: What are my child’s sensory preferences. Nebraska Adoption Conference, La Vista, NE, August 2015. (author and invited presenter; 50% participation), 2015
  • China Honors Program, General Studies Course, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, lecture presentation, “Child development: Birth – 3 Years.”, 2015
  • Greiner, B. Child development: Birth – 3 years. Invited podium presenter, China Honors Program, General Studies Course, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2015., 2015
  • Greiner, B. Effects of shoulder dystocia on the neonate. Invited podium presenter, Continuing education seminar, Omaha, NE, February 2011. (author and invited presenter), 2011
  • Greiner, B. The Beat Goes On: Neurodevelopment after cardiac surgery- Can we change the outcome? Nursing Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE, February 2007. Interdisciplinary presentation with nursing, child life, physical therapy, and nurse practitioners. (author and presenter; 34% participation), 2007
  • Lavine, D. & Greiner, B. Occupational therapy in China. Poster presentation, Annual conference for the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, November 2, 2019. (author; 20% contribution)

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Evidence-based Practice
    Occupational Therapy Curriculum
    Academic-Service Learning

Current Research Projects

    • Occupational and Physical therapy Student Attitudes Toward Evidence-based Practice
    • The Effectiveness of Service-learning: Perspectives from occupational therapy students and the community partners.

Grant Funding Received

  • Patterson, A., Russel, M., Feldhacker, D., & Greiner, B. (Co-Investigator) Telehealth and occupational therapy education. Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund. $4,966. (20% contribution)
  • 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
  • Qi, Y., Messer, M., Greiner, B. (Co-Investigator), Patterson, A., Schumacher, M., Mu, K. Assessment of occupational and physical therapy students’ attitude on evidence-based practice. Teaching and Learning Center Grant, Creighton University, $1,170. (20% contribution)
  • Greiner, B. & Domina, A. (Co-Investigator). Rock Your Writing. TLC Grant, Creighton University
  • Poskey, G. A. & Greiner, B. (Co-Investigator). From Perception to Perspective: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Service Learning Project. Creighton University
  • Feldhacker, D. & Greiner, B. (Co-Investigator) Creating significant learning experiences for a blended cohort. Teaching and Learning Center Grant, Creighton University, $1854. (40% contribution)

Awards and Honors

  • Educator of the Year, OTD Class of 2014, 2014