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Sarah McKinnon, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, MPA,

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

Sarah McKinnon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, and is the Program Director for the new on-line Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, which is scheduled to begin in Fall 2020.

Dr. McKinnon received her Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees from Boston University, where she also was a faculty member in both the entry-level and post-professional OTD programs.

Dr. McKinnon earned a Masters of Public Administration from Roger Williams University with a specialization in health care administration, and has a  Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

A member of Partners HealthCare since 2011, Dr. McKinnon continues to be involved in clinical practice and scholarship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Action Committee (AOTPAC) and is the Government Representative for the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT).

Learn more about the on-line post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.


Research Interests

-Public Policy
-Advocacy
-Virtual Education Delivery and Outcomes
-Acute Care Occupational Therapy Practice


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

Select Publications

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.

McKinnon, S. (2017, May). Strengthening our profession through political action. Presented as keynote speaker at Delaware Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Dover, DE.

McKinnon, S., DeMarinis, J., Haver, C., McWherter, W., & Toegemann, B. (2016, April). The use of ecotourism as co-occupation and the various occupational roles that exist in an ecotourism community in Ecuador. Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

McKinnon, S. (2016). Local to global resources for the OT profession. In K. Jacobs (Eds), Occupational Therapy for Clinical Competence. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

McKinnon, S. (2015). Leadership and advocacy. In K. Jacobs (Eds.), Management and Administration for the OTA: Leadership and Application Skills (pp. 15-32). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

Curriculum Vitae