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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


BIBLIOGRAPHY

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

Hildebrand, M.W., Brinkley, J., & Timmons, S. (In review). The therapist and the farmer: North Carolina occupational and physical therapists' knowledge of working with farmers with disabilities or chronic conditions. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.

Hildebrand, M.W. (In press). Effectiveness of interventions for adults with psychological or emotional impairment after stroke: An evidence-based review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Host, H.H., Lang, C.E., Hildebrand, M.W., Zou D., Binder, E.F., Baum, C.M., … & Lenze, E.J. (2014). Patient Active Time during therapy sessions in post-acute rehabilitation: Development and validation of a new measure.  Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 32(2), 169-178.

Hildebrand, M.W., Host, H.H., Binder, E., Carpenter, B., Freedland, K.E., Morrow-Howell, N.,,,,& 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)

Lenze, E. J., Host, H. H., Hildebrand, M. W., Morrow-Howell, N., Carpenter, B., Freedland, K. E., ... & Binder, E. F. (2012). Enhanced medical rehabilitation increases therapy intensity and engagement and improves functional outcomes in postacute rehabilitation of older adults: a randomized-controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(8), 708-712.

Lenze, E., Host, H., Hildebrand, M., Bitticks, J., Morrow-Howell N., Carpenter, B., et al. (2011). 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.

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS:

Hildebrand, M. W. (In review). Caregiving after Stroke. In G. Gillen (Ed.), Stroke rehabilitation: A function-based approach (4th ed., Chapter 15)

DeGroot, K., & Hildebrand, M. (In press). Occupational therapy for individuals with stroke in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. In T. Wolf (Ed.), Neurorehabilitation for Stroke (2nd ed., Chapter 11). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Hildebrand, M. (2014). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to improve occupational performance for people with psychological and/or emotional impairment after stroke? [Critically Appraised Topic]. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. 

Connor, L. T., Wolf, T. J., Foster, E.R., Hildebrand, M., & Baum, C.M. (2014). Participation and engagement in occupation in adults with disabilities. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational science for occupational therapy.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack.    

Hildebrand, M. W. (2013).  Book Review: Ways of Living: Intervention strategies to enable participation, 4th Edition.  Occupational Therapy in Health Care.   

 

GOVERNMENTAL RESEARCH SUPPORT: 

November 2011-present: North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership, USDA, John Paul Owens, Principal Investigator, North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University,

2007-2008 Hildebrand, M.W., 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    

 

AWARDS:

2013 North Carolina Occupational Therapy Award for Outstanding Practice in the Area of Teaching, Presented at NCOTA Fall Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 20, 2013

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

 

PEER REVIEWED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS: 

Hildebrand, M. "The special health needs of aging farmers: Occupational therapy interventions" at WFOT 2014 Congress in Yokohama, Japan, June 14, 2014.

Hildebrand, M. & Timmons, S. "What do occupational therapists know about barriers and solutions for agricultural workers with disabilities?" at AOTA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 4, 2014.

Hildebrand, M., Joyner, C., McCauley, M., Prince, S., & Sitton, E. "Assistive technology for agricultural workers with Arthritis, Low Vision, and Mobility Impairment" at AOTA Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 5, 2014.

Hildebrand, M., Joyner, C., McCauley, M., Prince, S., & Sitton, E. "Assistive technology for agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic conditions" at North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 20, 2013.

Lieberman, D., Arbesman, M., Gillen, G., Nilsen, D., Wolf, T., & Hildebrand, M. "Evidence-Based Literature Review on Occupational Therapy and Adults with Stroke" at AOTA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, April 26, 2013.

Kaskutas, V. & Hildebrand, M. "Aging Workers: Work and Industry Special Interest Section Business Meeting, Aging Farmers" at AOTA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, April 26, 2013.

Leach, S., Hildebrand, M. "Working with North Carolina farmers and agricultural workers:Identifying the risks and opportunities to manage and minimize those risks" at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, Greensboro, NC, October 12, 2012.

Hildebrand, M., Leach, S., "Working with North Carolina farmers and agricultural workers:Identifying the risks and opportunities to manage and minimize those risks" at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, October 21, 2012.

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.  

    

INVITED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:

Hildebrand, M. "Psychological and emotional conditions after stroke" at AOTA Specialty Conference Adults with Stroke in Las Vegas, NV, December 7, 2013.

Hildebrand, M. "Introduction to Agriculture and AgrAbility in North Carolina" North Carolina Rehabilitation Counseling Association, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association, and Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals of North Carolina Spring Conference, April 12, 2013.

Hildebrand, M. "Are There Effective Interventions to Improve Occupational Performance in Persons who have Psychological or Emotional Impairment after Stroke?" AOTA Specialty Conference: Adults with Stroke, Baltimore, MD, December 1, 2012

 

PEER REVIEWED POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

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 POSTER PRESENTATIONS: 

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.    

 

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