Anne E. Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA, FGSA
Dept. of Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences Building, 3305E
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Editor of Occupational Therapy in Health Care
Director of ROADI (Research for Older Adult Driving Initiative)
Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 1997
Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, 2014
Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility from the American Occupational Therapy Association, 2014-2024
- Ph.D., Life Span Development, Psychology, Florida International University
- M.S. in Psychology, Florida International University
- M.S. in Allied Health Education and Health Administration (double major), Southwest Texas State University
- B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Temple University, PA
Significant Professional Honors and Awards
- 2020: Governor’s Excellence Award for Public Service, Driving and Community Bootcamp for Teens and young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, October 2020
- 2018: Lifetime Achievement in Research & Creative Activity Award, East Carolina University
- 2017: Cordelia Myers AJOT Best Article Award, American Occupational Therapy Association, April 1, 2017.
- 2015: Suzanne C. Scullin Award, North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association’s highest award, October 2015.
- 2014: Outstanding Practice in Research, North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association.
- 2014: Scholar Award, Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.
- 2013: Scholar Award, Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.
- 2010: Outstanding Performance in Research, College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University.
- 2009: Allen G. Herkimer Outstanding Alumni Award, School of Health Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
- 2007: One of East Carolina University’s 10 Centennial Women of Distinction
- 2005: Delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, December 2005.
- 2003: Distinguished Occupational Therapist Award for outstanding achievement and service to the profession, Temple University’s Occupational Therapy Department, June 7, 2003.
- 2003: Award of Recognition for Excellence in Educational Leadership, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2003
- 2002: Award for Outstanding Practice in Education/Research, North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, 2002.
- 1999: Award for Outstanding Service, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, 1999.
- 1995: Award for Outstanding Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, 1995.
- 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008: Health Sciences Author Recognition Award, The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University.
Areas of Research
- Research using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills
- Driving and Community Mobility
- Driving with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Generalist and Specialist collaboration in meeting the driving needs of clients.
- OT-PAD: Occupational Therapy Performance Assessment of Driving
Current or Recent Funded Projects/Research
- Demonstration Project Promoting Highway Safety Program Guideline #13 (Principle Investigator); Funding Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2017-2021
- Technical Assistance for Increasing Employability of People with Disabilities: Developing Driver Rehabilitation in Turkey (Project Trainer); Funding agency: Human Dynamics & Hacettepe University, June 2017
- Occupational Therapist Involvement in Older Driver Safety, (Project Consultant); Funding Agency: American Occupational Therapy Association/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015-2018, 2018-2020
- Older Drivers and Navigational Devices (Co-investigator/subcontractor); Funding Agency: Denlap and Associates/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2013-2016
- Driving Check-Ups: Expanding the Continuum of Services Available to Assist Drivers (Principle Investigator); Funding Agency: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, June 2015-April 2017
- Pathways Project to Foster Occupational Therapist Engagement in Older Drivers, (Project Consultant); Funding Agency: American Occupational Therapy Association/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011-2014
OCCT 6600 Concepts and Practice of Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
Presentation of the principles and processes involved in scientific research with review and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research. Application of knowledge will culminate in the development of a research proposal.
OCCT 6650 Conducting Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
Design and implement a research project that contributes to the knowledge base of occupational therapy, including an approved research proposal and the completion of collection of the research data.
OCCT 6660 Master’s Project (3)
Completion of a research project that contributes to the knowledge base of occupational therapy, including a manuscript appropriate for submission to a referred journal.
OCCT 7000 Thesis (3)