Kinspire Science Advisor

Dr. Christine T. Myers



Christine Myers, PhD, OTR/L is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy where she serves as the director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Florida. She is also the director of INSPIRE, an interprofessional training grant funded by the US Department of Education (USDOE; #H325K180025) and was previously a co-director of PREPARE at Eastern Kentucky University, a USDOE-funded training program. Both programs focus on training occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology students to work interprofessionally in early intervention and school settings. Her current research focuses on interprofessional education in the health professions and continuing competence of occupational therapy practitioners, including use of evidence in clinical decision-making. A previous line of research focused on early childhood transitions for children with special needs. She co-teaches an interprofessional course in early childhood services. Clinically, her work has been primarily with young children and their families as a hospital and community-based occupational therapist.