Erica Stern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor Emeritus (Retired), Occupational Therapy Program
Erica Stern


Office Address

516 Delaware St SE MMC 368
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Associate Professor Emeritus (Retired), Occupational Therapy Program


Fellow, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE), University of Chicago, 2000-2002

PhD, University of Kansas, Education:Curriculum and Instruction 1985-1990

MS, Education and Evaluation, State University of NY 1977-1979

BS, Occupational Therapy, Indiana University 1974-1976

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Research Summary/Interests

Current focus: Driving assessment and training (separate studies on uses of driving simulation, driving reintegration of returning Soldiers, and community programs for senior drivers)
Past Research on: health behavior theories, responsible conduct of research, academic misconduct, and the impact of hand orthoses on symptoms and function of persons with arthritis.


  • Occupational Therapy: Physical Disabilities. I have taught OT 6412 Orthotics and Prosthetics; OT 6402 Neurorehabilitation
  • Research: I have taught OT 7201 -Scholarly Inquiry, OT 7494-Scholarly Project, and the campus-wide course for faculty, administration, and research graduate students on Responsible Conduct of Research
  • General: I have taught the OT 6102 – Professional Identity


Clinical Interests

Inpatient and Outpatient Adult Physical Disabilities; Hand Rehabilitation Faculty Fellow/Subject matter expert on driving post-deployment to combat and driving simulation in the Division of Rehabilitation and Reintegration (R2D), Office of The Surgeon General of the Army, 2009-2012