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Biography

Dr. Elizabeth DeIuliis has been an occupational therapist for over 18 years, with content expertise in adult physical disabilities and acute-care practice settings.  Dr. DeIuliis attended Duquesne University and graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2004. In December 2009, she completed a post-professional doctorate of occupational therapy degree at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She has published several textbooks, numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented at state, national, and international conferences on topics related to fieldwork education, doctorate capstone, professionalism, interprofessional education, and teaching methodologies.  She continues to practice clinically on a per-diem basis at UPMC Shadyside Hospital within Centers of Rehab Services in Pittsburgh.

Education

  • OTD, Chatham University
  • M.O.T., Occupational Therapy, Duquesne University
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Duquesne University

Areas of Expertise

Medical model setting, including physical and neuro-rehabilitation within the adult - geriatric population, professional development, administration & management, leadership, experiential learning, fieldwork education

About

Current Teaching:

OCCT 530/L Biomechanical Treatment & Lab
OCCT 519L Neurological and Sensorimotor Function II & Lab
OCCT 635-655 OTD Capstone Project, Chair

Research interests: exploring student & fieldwork educator's experience in occupational therapy fieldwork education, the use of non-traditional supervision models in fieldwork education, role expectations of academic fieldwork coordinators, interprofessional education & collaboration & professionalism, role of occupational therapy & breast cancer.

Published Books

Hanson, D & DeIuliis, E. (in press). Fieldwork Educator's Guide to Level I Fieldwork. Under Contract with SLACK Incorporated; Thorofare, New Jersey.

DeIuliis, E. & Hanson, D. (in press). Fieldwork Educator's Guide to Level II Fieldwork. Under Contract with SLACK Incorporated; Thorofare, New Jersey.

DeIuliis, E. & Bednarski, J. (2019) The Entry level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone: A Framework for the Experience and Project, SLACK Incorporated; Thorofare, New Jersey. 
 ISBN-10: 1630916110
*Doody's Review Service Core Title 2019, 2021

DeIuliis, E. (2017) Professionalism across Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice, SLACK Incorporated; Thorofare, New Jersey.  ISBN-10: 1630910910
*Doody's Review Service Core Title 2019, 2021

Published Online Continuing Education Courses

DeIuliis, E. (2020). Leadership Practices in Health Professions, 2nd Edition, 3 hours distance learning course, Elite Healthcare (AOTA Approved Provider: #9118)

DeIuliis, E., & Hellstead, S. The Role of Occupational Therapy with Individuals with Breast Cancer, 3 hour distance learning course, Western Schools; (AOTA Approved Provider: #4403).

Recent publications

DeIuliis, E.D., Persons, K., Laverdure, P. & Le Quieu, E. (inpress). A nationwide study: Understanding roles,
Expectations, and supports of academic fieldwork coordinators in occupational therapy programs, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.

DeIuliis, E., Mattila, A., & Martin, R. (2021). Level I Fieldwork in a Simulated Environment: A Blueprint on How to Use Simucase TM Journal of Occupational Therapy Education - Special Issue on Online Education, 5(2). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol5/iss2/15

Mattila, A., DeIuliis, E.D., Cook, A. (2020). Evaluating the Professional Transformation from a
Doctorate Capstone Experience. Journal of Transformative Learning, 7(2), https://jotl.uco.edu/index.php/jotl/article/view/288

Mattila, A., DeIuliis, E.D., Martin, R.M., & Grogan, J. (2020). Mindfulness in the occupational
Therapy classroom: Infusing grit, gratitude practice, and a growth mindset into
OT Education. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4, 4.
https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol4/iss4/10

Matilla, A., Martin, R.,M. & DeIuliis, E.D. (2020). Simulated fieldwork: A virtual approach
to clinical education. Education Sciences, 10(10), 272. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10100272

Mattila, A., DeIuliis, E.D. & Cook, A. (2018). Increasing Self-Efficacy through Role Emerging Placements: Implications for the Doctoral Experiential Component. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. 2(3), 1-22.

Benson, J.D., Szucs. K., DeIuliis, E.D. & Leri, A. (2017). The Impact of Student Response Systems on Initial Learning and Retention of Course Content of Health Sciences Students," Journal of Allied Health, 36(2), 158-163.

Wallace, S.E., Turocy, P., DiBartola, L., DeIuliis, E., Weideman, Y., Morgan, A., Astle, J., Cousino, S., O'Neil, C., & Simko, L. (2016). Interprofessional education outcome study: Learning and understanding professional roles in stroke care. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 30(3), 50-60. 

Hanson, D. & DeIuliis, E. "The Collaborative Model to Fieldwork Education: A blueprint for group supervision of students", OT in Healthcare: Special Issue in Education, (29) 2, 223-239.

DeIuliis, E. (2013). Answering questions about level I fieldwork, OT Practice, July 8, 2013.

DeIuliis, E. & Hughes, J. (2012). Occupational Therapy's Role in the Rehabilitation of Breast Cancer. American Occupational Therapy Association.

DeIuliis, E, Cohen, S., Campell, C. & Slowman, L. (2012). Connecting through OT connections: an occupational therapy breast cancer initiative, OT Practice, 17,16, 15-17.

DeIuliis, E. (2011). Using the occupational profile for student-centered fieldwork. OT Practice, 16, 14, p. 13.

Recent presentations

International

2014 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Benson, J.D., Szucs, K.A, & DeIuliis, E. Impact of Student Response Systems on Student Retention of Course Content Platform Presentation, International Lily Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, Ohio, November, 2014

2014 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Dibartola, L., DeIuliis, E., & Wallace, S. Interprofessional Education Workshop in Stroke Rehabilitation, Poster, All Together Better Health VII, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June, 7, 2014

2012 Invited Presentation

Crist, P., Munoz, J., Hansen, A.M., Benson, J.D, DeIuliis, E, Szucs, K. Developing Practice-Scholars: An Outcome Oriented Curriculum & Practice Models for Engagement in the Scholarship of Practice, Presentation, The International Perspective Conference, Poland, 2012.

National

2021, Peer Review Accepted

Persons, K., DeIuliis, E.D., LeQuieu, E., & Laverdure, P. Understanding Roles, Expectations &Supports of Academic Fieldwork Coordinators in OT Programs. AOTA Education Summit, St. Louis, Missouri & On Demand. October, 22, 2021.

2021, Invited Panelist
Simucase Tools: Examples

American Occupational Therapy Association Academic Leaderships Council
Occupational Therapy Program Director Meeting
October 15, 2021, Virtual Meeting

2021 Peer Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. Best Practices for Navigating the Job Search and Interview Process for Millennials, Generation Z and New Graduates. Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, April 2021.

2021 Peer Reviewed Accepted

Bednarski, J. & DeIuliis, E. Facilitate Innovative Entry-Level Doctorate Capstones to Align with AOTA Vision 2025 and Human Centered Design Framework, Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, April 2021.

2020 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Martin, R., Mattila, A., DeIuliis, E., & Grogan, J. G3OT: Infusing, Grit, Gratitude and Growth Mindset Curriculum into Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education. Research Poster, Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference, Boston, MA, March 2020. {Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19}

2020 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Mattila, A., DeIuliis, E., & Cook, A. The Transformational Value of a Doctoral Capstone Experience, Transformational Learning Annual Conference, Edmond, OK, April 2020. {Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19}

2020 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. Best Practices for Navigating the Job Search and Interviewing Process for Millennial and Generation Z Students and New Graduates, Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference, Boston, MA, March 2020. {Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19}

2020 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Bednarski, J., & DeIuliis, E. Facilitate Innovative Entry-level Doctoral capstones to Align with AOTA Vision 2025 Using Human-centered Design as a Framework, Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference, Boston, MA, March 2020. {Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19}

2020 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E., & Bednarski, J. Understanding the Mindset to Transform into an Innovative and Practice-Ready Fieldwork / Doctoral Capstone Student. Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference, Boston, MA, March 2020. {Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19}

2020 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E., & Saylor, E. Strategies to Optimize Professional Relationships with Millennials and Generation Z in the Workplace. Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference 2020, Boston, MA, March 2020. {Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19}

2019 Proposal Accepted

DeIuliis, E., Bednarski, J., Cook, A., & 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.

2019 Proposal Accepted

DeIuliis, E. Interviewing and Hiring Millennials: What you Need to Know and Do to Get Hired! American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2019

2018 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Mattilla, A., Blaskowitz, M., DeIuliis, E., & Cook, A. Population Health & Occupational Therapy: A Pilot Study to Evaluate Student's Perceptions of Self-Efficacy through Community Engaged Learning Presentation, America can Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2018

2018 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. & Cook, A. Calling All OT Practitioners - How the Doctoral Experiential Can Benefit YOU, Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2018

2018 Invited Presentation

DeIuliis, E. Launch into your career as a professional: What Employers are Looking For and How to Best Present Yourself through a Resume and The Interview Process, Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2018

2017 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. & Cook, A. The Impact of Experential Education and Community Engaged Learning on Occupational Therapy students' Professional Identify Formation, Poster Presentation, 2017 AOTA Education Summit, Forth Worth, Texas October 28, 2017

2016 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Donoso Brown, E., & DeIuliis, E. Navigating the Transition from the Clinic to Academia: Identifying a Path and Creating a Plan Poster Presentation, 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois, April 2016

2016 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Kane, A., DeIuliis, E., & Munoz, J. "(Re)Discovering the Utility of the IRM in Professional Reasoning"  Poster Presentation, 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois, April 2016

2015 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Benson, J.D., Szucs, K.A, & DeIuliis, E. Impact of Student Response Systems on Student Retention of Course Content Poster Presentation, 2015 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April, 2015.

2015 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Donoso Brown, E., Kane, A., Witchger-Hansen, A., et al. Contributing Author: DeIuliis, E. Cultural Integration Program: Promoting Success of Foreign Students in and out of the Classroom Presentation, 2015 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April, 2015.

2013 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Dibartola,L. DeIuliis,E, Wallace, S. & Turocy, P. We are all in this together- An Interprofessional Education Collaboration Workshop, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Orlando, Florida Oct 23-25, 2013

2013 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Wallace, S.E., Turocy, P., DiBartola, L., DeIuliis, E., Astle, J., Cousino, S., Morgan, A., O'Neil, Simko, L., & Weideman, Y. Learning Outcomes from an 8-discipline Interprofessional Education Program Poster, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Orlando, Florida, Oct 23-25, 2013

2012 Invited Presentation

Hughes, J., Cohen, S., Lyons, K., Munoz, L. & DeIuliis, E. Emerging area of occupational therapy practice: OT interventions across the treatment continuum for women with breast cancer, Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana 2012

State/Regional

2019 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Cook, A., & DeIuliis, E. Doctorate Capstone Projects: Authentic Outcomes and Mutual Benefits
2019 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, October 2019

2018 Peer-Reviewed Accepted 

DeIuliis, E.D., Cook, A., Tishko, A. Nuts and Bolts of the Doctoral Experential Component, 2018 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2018

2017 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. & Bowen, S. Building your OT-Brand: How to Market Yourself as a Professional in the Current Healthcare Environment, Presentation, 2017 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, State College, Pennsylvania, October 2017

2016 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E., Wallace, S., & DiBartola, L., Best Practices in Promoting Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP) in OT Education, Poster Presentation, 2016 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 2016

2015 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E., & Donoso-Brown, E.V. (2015). Academia as an OT Practice Setting? Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2015

2014 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Benson, J.D., Szucs, K.A, & DeIuliis, E. Impact of Student Response Systems on StudentRetention of Course Content,  Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania October 2014

2014 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Wallace S, Turocy P, DiBartola L, DeIuliis E, Astle J, Cousino S, Morgan A, O'Neil C, Simko L, Weideman Y. Interprofessional education workshop in stroke rehabilitation. Pennsylvania Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. April 2014

2013 Peer-Revieweded Accepted

DeIuliis, E & McCann, M. Perspectives on the Collaborative Student Supervision Model in Level 2 Fieldwork Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2013

2013 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Dolhi,C., Leibold, M.& DeIuliis, E. Fieldwork Educators: Can We Talk? Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania November 9, 2013

2013 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Fairman, A., Bateson, J. & DeIuliis, E. Ready for Change? Transitioning to new practice settings, Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania November 9, 2013

2013 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E., Wallace, S., DiBartola, L., & Turocy, P. We are all in this together - An Interprofessional Education Collaboration. Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2013

2013 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

Zimmerman, E., Syrko,S. & Hirynk, R. DeIuliis, E. Unwrapping the mysteries of level 1 fieldwork, Poster, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2013

2010 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. A Post-Operative Breast Cancer Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, Poster, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scanton, Pennsylvania, October 31, 2010

2010 Peer-Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. A Post-operative Breast Cancer Inpatient Rehab Program, Presentation, UPMC Community Services Providers Quality Fair, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September, 2010