Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L
- Associate Professor
- Occupational Therapy
- Director, Toward an All-Inclusive Jordan
Dr. AlHeresh is an occupational therapy scientist with expertise in cross-cultural adaptation and access to rehabilitation measures and interventions to underserved communities like refugees, asylum seekers, and non-English speakers. Dr. AlHeresh is the founder and Director of the "Toward an All-Inclusive Jordan," an academic-community partnership program serving as a platform for education, clinical training, and advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities using Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in the Middle East. In addition, Dr. AlHeresh is a strong advocate for refugees and asylum seekers in the US and globally, especially those with disabilities and non-English speakers.
Dr. AlHeresh has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. AlHeresh's publications on Google Scholar or in her CV.
Migration and Cognitive Health Disparities: The Arab American and Refugee Case.
Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors among refugees and asylum seekers: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Effectiveness of ergonomic interventions on work activity limitations in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review.
Predicting Depression among Jordanian Adults with Disabilities According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: A Pilot Study.
Recruitment cost and outcomes for an arthritis work disability prevention randomized clinical trial: The Work It study.
In addition, Dr. AlHeresh regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.
Clinical Training Opportunities with Community Stakeholders in Jordan at the 6th Annual AlHussein Society International Conference: Networking and Sustainability.
Predicting Depression Among Jordanian Adults with Disabilities According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health at the Virtual Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Annual Conference.
Assessing Activity Level Outcomes using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory- Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) family of measures at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 74th Annual Meeting.