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Sarah McKinnon, OTD, OTR, BCPR, MPA, FAOTA, FNAP

Sarah McKinnon
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Post-Professional OTD Program
Department: 
Occupational Therapy
Phone: 
(617) 643-7153
Office Location: 
Shouse - 267

Sarah McKinnon, OTD, OTR, BCPR, MPA, FAOTA, FNAP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and is the founding Program Director for the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. The curriculum is the first Post-Professional OTD program to offer programming related to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and interprofessional focus as it shares curriculum with the Institute’s SLP-D program.
 
Dr. McKinnon received her doctoral degree from Boston University, earning an additional Master of Public Administration from Roger Williams University with a specialization in health care administration.  She obtained her Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation from the American Occupational Therapy Association.  In 2022, she was awarded her Fellow distinction from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
 
A member of Mass General Brigham HealthCare since 2011, Dr. McKinnon continues to be involved in clinical practice and scholarship at Massachusetts General Brigham organization. She currently serves as Government Representative for the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT) and recently completed a six-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Action Committee (AOTPAC). 


Research Interests

  • Public Policy
  • Advocacy
  • Virtual Education Delivery and Outcomes
  • Acute Care


Education

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Boston University, Boston, MA

Master of Public Administration (MPA), Certificate in Health Administration, Roger Williams University, Providence, RI

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), Boston University, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies (BS), Minor in Business Administration, Boston University School of Management, Boston, MA

Publications

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Nicholas, P. K., Breakey, S., McKinnon, S., Eddy, E. Z., Fanuele, J., Starodub, R. (in press). A CLIMATE: A tool for assessment of climate-change-related health consequences in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.jen.2020.10.002

McKinnon, S., Breakey, S., Kelly, D., Fanuele, J., Tarbet, A., & Nicholas, P. (2020, April). Roles of health professionals in addressing health consequences of climate change. Poster session at Climate Change and Health Symposium, Boston, MA. (Conference postponed).

Blaney, L. & McKinnon, S. Extending the scope of occupational therapy beyond traditional roles. American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference & Expo; March 28, 2020; Boston, MA.

McKinnon, S. (2019, November). Linking occupational therapy, political action and policy – What can we do? Short Course at MeOTA Conference, Orono, ME.

McKinnon, S. (2019). Interprofessional Practice. In K. Jacobs (Eds), Occupational Therapy Manager. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

McKinnon, S. (2019). Public Policy. In K. Jacobs (Eds), Occupational Therapy Manager. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Erler, K., McKinnon, S., Sullivan, V., & Inzana, R. (2019, April). Examining social support and participation after stroke. Poster session at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Doyle, N., Lachter, L., Duddy, K., Neimeyer, L., McKinnon, S., & Jacobs, K. (2019, April). Practical strategies for advancing online education in occupational therapy. Poster session at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Kaldenberg, J., McKinnon, S., & Berger, S. (2018, October). Integrative clinical experience: An innovative teaching method. Poster session at American Occupational Therapy Association: Education Summit, Louisville, KY.

McKinnon, S. & Jacobs, K. (2018, May). Advocacy activities to promote the distinct value of occupational therapy. WFOT Congress. Poster session at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Cape Town, South Africa.

McKinnon, S. (2017, October). Strengthening OT through political action: How to stay informed and LEAP into action. Presented as keynote speaker at Maine Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Bangor, ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae