Ann CookClinical Assistant Professor/Capstone Coordinator
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Education:Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University
M.S., Occupational Therapy, Gannon University
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Gannon University
Education: Dr. Ann Cook earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in occupational therapy from Gannon University. She earned a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Chatham University. Her capstone project focused on improving the quality of occupational therapy treatment for burn-injured patients in an inpatient acute care setting. She is currently working toward an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Duquesne University.
Clinical Background: Dr. Cook's clinical experience is primarily in 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 services.
Personal Profile: Dr. Cook's "occupations" or interests include long-distance running, baking, and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends outdoors, attending concerts and sporting events, and partaking in the many activities that Pittsburgh has to offer.
Duquesne University Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Award, $1,000.
Awarded by Dr. Alexandra Gregory, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
DeIuliis E. D. & Cook, A. B. (2016)
Leadership of the Mind, Heart, and Spirit Award, $500
Awarded by Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Program
Cook, A. B. (2019)
Clinical practice in acute care
Clinical practice in rehabilitation
Best practices in evaluation and intervention
Student self-efficacy for clinical experiences
Teaching Philosophy: 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. I use examples from my own clinical experiences to further explain concepts and provide real-life examples of applied theory and technique.
OCCT 150: OT Orientation
OCCT 305: Foundations and Concepts in Occupational Therapy
OCCT 640: Practice Scholar Experiential
OCCT 548: Medical Conditions
OCCT 535: Occupational Performance Evaluation/Lab
OCCT 511W: Clinical Reasoning & Fieldwork IA
OCCT 519: Neurological & Sensorimotor Function I/Lab
OCCT 530: Biomechanical Function/Lab
OCCT 535: Occupational Performance Evaluation/Lab
OCCT 537: Human Motion & Movement/Lab
OCCT 512W: Clinical Reasoning & Fieldwork IB
OCCT 520: Neurological & Sensorimotor Function II/Lab
Research interests include: variables impacting students' self-efficacy for fieldwork and doctoral capstone experiences, variables impacting students' self-directedness on the doctoral capstone experience, students' civic engagement, and treatment techniques for the recovery of lost function in burn-injured populations
Cook, A. B., Stuart, A. E., Matilla, A., Blaskowitz, M., Munoz, J., & White, A. (2017). Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research Pathways Grant. $12,000.
Mattila, A., DeIuliis, E, & Cook, A. B. (2018). Increasing self-efficacy through role emerging placements: Implications for occupational therapy experiential learning. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2(3), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2018.020303
Iook, A. B. (2019). The entry level occupational therapy doctorate capstone: A framework for the experience and project. In E. DeIuliis & J. Bednarski (Eds.), Suggested components of the final capstone report. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc.
Zeigler, J., Cohill, B., Cook, A. B., Escher, A., Galey, S., Hanson, D., Janes, W. LeQuieu, E., Olson, D., & Williams, K. A Mapping Review of OT Fieldwork Literature. Session, AOTA Education Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2019.
DeIuliis, E., Bednarski, J., & Cook, A. B. Exploring Examples of the Doctoral Capstone Experience and Project using the ACOTE Focus Areas. Poster Presentation, AOTA Education Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2019.
Mattila, A., DeIuliis, E., Cook, A. B., & Blaskowitz, M. Perceptions of OTD Students Participating in the Doctoral Capstone Experience (DCE): An Exploration of Self-efficacy and Transformative Learning. Poster Presentation, AOTA Education Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2019.
Stuart, A. & Cook, A. B. Sparking Legislative Advocacy and Community Action in POTA Members: A Guided Discovery. Session, 2019 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, King of Prussia, PA. October, 2019.
Cook, A. B., & DeIuliis, E. Doctoral Capstone Projects: Authentic Outcomes and Mutual Benefits. Poster Presentation. 2019 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, King of Prussia, PA. October, 2019.
DeIuliis, E., Bednarski, J., Cook, A. B., & Barton, J. Developing the Doctoral Experiential Component (DEC) and Capstone Project: It Takes a Village. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2019.
Matilla, A., DeIuliis, E., Blaskowitz, M, & Cook, A. B. Population Health & Occupational Therapy: A Pilot Study to Evaluate Student's Perceptions of Self-Efficacy through Community Engaged Learning, Poster Presentation, AOTA Education Summit, October 2018.
DeIuliis, E. Cook, A. B., & Tishko, A. Nuts and Bolts of the Doctoral Experiential Component, Presentation, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference
DeIuliis, E. & Cook, A. B. Calling All OT Practitioners - How the Doctoral Experiential Can Benefit YOU, Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2018
DeIuliis, E. & Cook, A. B. The Impact of Experiential Education and Community Engaged Learning on Occupational Therapy Students' Professional Identify Formation. Poster Presentation, 2017 AOTA Education Summit. Fort Worth, Texas. October 28, 2017
Cook, A. B., & Stuart, E. A. Inter-Generational Peer Partnerships for Clinical & Academic Success. Presentation. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, District II. Pittsburgh, PA. June, 2017.
DeIuliis, E. & Cook, A. B. Fieldwork vs. the Doctoral Experiential Component: Answering Common Misconceptions & Sharing Benefits, District II Continuing Education for Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Duquesne University, October 2017.
Cook, A. B., Stuart, E. A., & Blaskowitz, M. Multigenerational Views in Academia: Generational Characteristics Aid in Transition from Clinic to Classroom and Contribute Richness to Faculty Team. Poster. 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March, 2017.
Cook, A. B. Rote Exercise Combined with Purposeful Activity: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Program with Patients Who Have Sustained Burns. Poster. 2016 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Lancaster, PA. October, 2016.
Stuart, E. A. & Cook, A. B. Inter-Generational Peer Mentoring in Academia: A Success Story. Short Session. 2016 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Lancaster, PA. October, 2016
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.