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Gainesville, FL 32610-0164
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Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., MPH, OTR/L is Director of the University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation (I-MAP) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida.
She received her B.A. in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Orange Free State, Republic of South Africa; MPH (concentration Epidemiology) from the University of Florida; a PhD in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL; and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Florida.
Being federally funded since 2002, Dr. Classen is combining public health and rehabilitation science to research driver safety and community mobility. As such she has guest edited two special journal issues; (co)authored 35 peer reviewed manuscripts; delivered numerous presentations at (inter)national conferences; is an invited member of the American Academy of Neurologists; is primary convener of the Gerontological Society of America’s Formal Transportation and Aging Interest Group; and editorial board member of the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.
She mentors undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate students/fellows in Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Rehabilitation Science and Public Health.