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Ann B. Cook, OTD, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor/Doctoral Experiential Director
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy

Rangos 226
Phone: 412.396.4216


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University
M.S., Occupational Therapy, Gannon University
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Gannon University

Education: Dr. Ann Cook attended Gannon University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in 2011 and Master of Science in occupational therapy in 2012. She later attended Chatham University, where she completed her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Clinical Background: Her clinical experience is primarily physical disabilities including acute care and rehabilitation and she continues to work as a clinician in these settings. She also has experience in pediatrics, including early intervention, school-based, and outpatient.

Personal Profile: Dr. Cook has been an occupational therapist for 4 years and is excited to begin her career in academia while continuing to gain clinical skills. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the many activities that Pittsburgh has to offer. Her interests include long-distance running, baking, and traveling. 


Teaching Philosophy:  I believe that every student is unique and learns in his or her own way-whether it is through reading, lecture, multi-media, or hands-on experiences. It is my goal to foster learning through many avenues in order for each student to understand and effectively apply the concepts presented in the classroom.

Current Courses:                                                                                                                                                                                     OCCT 150: OT Orientation                                                                                                                                                           OCCT 548: Medical Conditions

Assisting with Courses:
OCCT 416/L: Fundamentals/Lab
OCCT 511/W: Clinical Reasoning & Fieldwork IA
OCCT 159/L: Neurological & Sensorimotor Function I/Lab
OCCT 530/L: Biomechanical Function/Lab
OCCT 535/L: Occupational Performance Evaluation/Lab
OCCT 537/L: Human Motion & Movement/Lab
OCCT 512/W: Clinical Reasoning & Fieldwork IB
OCCT 520/L: Neurological & Sensorimotor Function II/Lab


Research interests include: treatment techniques for the recovery of lost function in burn-injured populations, quality of life of patients and caregivers after stroke or brain injury, student satisfaction and quality improvement in fieldwork and residency experiences


Academic Presentations:

Cook, A. B. Rote Exercise Combined with Purposeful Activity: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Program with Patients Who Have Sustained Burns. Chatham University, Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Student Presentations. Pittsburgh, PA. December, 2014.

Bartman, A., Farrington, E., Kalivoda, C., Kibler, A., & Lane, S. Sexuality and Occupational Therapy: Practitioner Perspectives. Gannon University, Graduate Thesis Defense. Erie, PA. April, 2012.