East Carolina University
 
College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy


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Mary Hildebrand 2012a

 


Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor

Educational Background
BS, Psychology - University of Tulsa
MOT - Texas Woman's University - Houston
OTD - Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

(Also studied occupational therapy at London Hospital Medical College (UK) from September 1990 to May 1991)

Professional Interests/Research
Helping farmers and agricultural workers with disabilities and chronic conditions continue to farm    
Self-management of chronic diseases    
Promotion of physical activity to maximize participation in meaningful occupations    
Aging-in-place in one's own home and community

Awards
October 2006 - Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Annual Conference Fellow; Milwaukee, WI

Professional Presentations
Peer Reviewed:  
Hildebrand, M., Host, H., Binder, E., & Lenze, E. J. (2012, February). New Methods for Measuring and Ensuring Treatment Fidelity in a Rehabilitation Intervention Study Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association 2012, Chicago, Illinois. 

Hildebrand, M. and Embrich, A. Assessing Physical Activity Levels in Older Adults After Completing an Active Living Every Day Program: Results From Two Measures at AOTA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, April 15, 2011.  

Cravens, K. and Hildebrand, M. Older Adults' Perceptions Regarding Neighborhood Environment And Participation In Walking: Results From A Walkability Study In The St. Louis Norc at AOTA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, April 15, 2011.  

Waecker, G. and Hildebrand, M. Ability Of Older Adults To Audit Neighborhood Walkability Using The Senior Walking Environmental Audit Tool-Revised (SWEAT-R) at AOTA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, April 15, 2011.  

Hildebrand, M. "Delirium and Depression in Older Adults: The OT Role" at Missouri Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 12, 2010. 

Hildebrand, M.: "The Healthy Occupations Model for Aging Successfully: A Practice Model to Promote Health and Wellness for Older Adults Through Physical Activity" Missouri Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, Maryville University, St. Louis, 2008.      

Poster Presentations
Peer Reviewed:
Hildebrand, M., Host, H., Kraus, L., Zou, D., & Binder, E. (2012, April). Novel methods for increasing and measuring occupational therapy intensity in the skilled nursing rehabilitation setting.   American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hildebrand, M., Host, H., Baum, C., & Lenze, E. (2012, April). New Methods for Measuring and Ensuring Treatment Fidelity in a Rehabilitation Intervention Study.   American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hildebrand, M., Brewer, M., & Wolf, T. (2012, April). The impact of mild stroke on participation in physical fitness activities.   American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hildebrand, M., Foster, E., Russell-Thomas, D. "Partnering with Community Agencies to Provide Innovative Programs for Older Adults" at AOTA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, April 29, 2010.  

Hildebrand, M. and Neufeld, P.: "Examining Methods of Engaging/Recruiting Older Adults to an 'Active Living Every Day' course in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)" at AOTA Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, April 21, 2007.    

Invited:
Hildebrand, M., Neufeld, P., Burcham, R.: Poster "Enhancing Productive Aging and Community Participation through Occupational Therapy Student Service Learning", Faces of Hope: A University-Wide Celebration of Civic Engagement and Community Service, Washington University in St. Louis, Gephardt Institute for Public Service, 2008.    

Research Support
Governmental:
2007-2008 Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Take Action: Healthy People, Places, and Practices in Communities Project Grant    

Bibliography
Peer-Reviewed:
Hildebrand, M.W., Host, H.H., Binder, E., Carpenter, B., Freedland, K.E., Morrow-Howell, N., Baum, C.M., Doré, P., Lenze, E.J. (2012). Measuring treatment fidelity in a rehabilitation intervention study.  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91, 00-00. (DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31824ad462)

Hildebrand, M.W., Brewer, M., Wolf, T.J. (2012). The impact of mild stroke on participation in physical fitness activities. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012, Article ID 548682, 6 pages. (DOI: 10.1155/2012/548682)

Hildebrand, M. W. (in press).  Book Review: Ways of Living: Intervention strategies to enable participation, 4th Edition.  Occupational Therapy in Health Care.  

Lenze, E., Host, H., Hildebrand, M., Bitticks, J., Morrow-Howell N., Carpenter, B., et al. (2012). Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation is feasible: preliminary data on a novel treatment for older adults with depression. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  

Hildebrand, M. & Neufeld, P.S. (2009). Recruiting older adults into a physical activity promotion program: Active Living Every Day offered in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community. The Gerontologist, 49(5), 702-710

Research Grants
Funded
2012-2016: Ibrahim, J., Tutor-Macom, R., Hildebrand, M., Roberson, G., Sexton, C., Proctor, M. North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership, GOV-Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Invited Publications:
Connor, L. T., Wolf, T. J., Foster, E.R., Hildebrand, M., & Baum, C.M. (In press). Participation and engagement in occupation in adults with disabilities. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational science for occupational therapy.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack.    

Teaching Responsibilities
6200: Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation II (4 credits)
6250: Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation II Lab (1 credit)
6300: Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation III (4 credits)
6350: Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation III Lab (1 credit)


Contact Information
Department of Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences Building, 3305H
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 744-6191
Fax: (252) 744-6198
hildebrandm@ecu.edu