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Elizabeth DeIuliis

Assistant Department Chair, Director of Clinical & Community Education, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Asssistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy

Rangos 221
Phone: 412.396.5411
deiuliise@duq.edu

Education:

OTD, Chatham University
M.O.T., Occupational Therapy, Duquesne University
B.S., Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Duquesne University

Bio

Dr. Elizabeth DeIuliis attended Duquesne University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in May of 2004. In December 2009, she completed her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Degree at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her clinical experience is broad, yet primarily physical disabilities - working in diverse hospital settings such as acute-care, transitional care and hospital-based outpatient. She has wide-ranging experience working within the adult to geriatric lifespan including a variety of medical patient populations including but not limited to orthopedics, oncology, neurology, and cardiopulmonary.

As a teaching-scholar, Dr. DeIuliis's teaching philosophy includes the use of a variety of instructional methods to foster self-directed, and active learning of her student cohorts within the adult physical disability curricula such as the flipped classroom model and simulated-learning. She actively participates in the University's Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Committee, focusing on the advanced of interprofessional education and practice in the University. Furthermore, Dr. DeIuliis was awarded the 2014 Creative Teaching Award through Duquesne University's Center for Teaching Excellence and the 2015 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Elizabeth has developed a strong passion and connection with the fieldwork education process and has continued to be an advocate for fieldwork education and overall student learning development within the Department, School and occupational therapy profession. Dr. DeIuliis has received certificate of completion from the AOTA Fieldwork Educator Course, serves on the Greater Pittsburgh Fieldwork Council and has presented at various conferences on fieldwork education. As the Director of Community and Clinical Education in the Department of Occupational Therapy, she leads the department in planning, organizing and managing off-campus learning experiences for Duquesne University occupational therapy students throughout the pre-professional, professional and advanced phases of the curriculum.

In addition, Dr. DeIuliis has upheld both clinical and administrative positions within various hospitals within the local Pittsburgh area. Dr. DeIuliis is an active member of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, in addition to District II Delegate to the Board, member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and has received an appointment to the NBCOT Certification Examination Validation Committee since 2012.

Expertise: Medical model setting, including physical and neuro-rehabilitation within the adult - geriatric population, professional development, administration & management, leadership and fieldwork education

Teaching

Current Teaching:

OCCT 530/L Biomechanical Treatment & Lab
REHS 520 Biomechanical Intervention & Treatment / Lab
OCCT 555-558 Level II Fieldwork Education
OCCT 519L Neurological and Sensorimotor Function II & Lab
REHS Neurosensorimotor Function II/Lab
OCCT 552/L Clinical Seminar A, B & Lab
OCCT 574 Fieldwork Proposal

Past Teaching:

OCCT 561 OT Administration
OCCT 435LOccupational Performance Evaluation & Lab
OCCT 502 OT Overview
OCCT 610 Research Project I
OCCT 611W Research Project II
OCCT 612W Research Project III

Research

Research interests: exploring student & fieldwork educator's experience in occupational therapy fieldwork education, the use of non-traditional supervision models in fieldwork education, role expectations of academic fieldwork coordinators, interprofessional education & collaboration & professionalism, role of occupational therapy & breast cancer.

Publications

In progress

Textbook (Sole Author)
DeIuliis, E.
Professionalism across Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice, {Provisional title} SLACK Incorporated; Thorofare, New Jersey. [In progress and under contract].

Online Continuing Education Course

DeIuliis, E., & Hellstead, S. The Role of Occupational Therapy with Individuals with Breast Cancer, 3 hour distance learning course, Western Schools; {In progress and under contract}.

Recent publications

Benson, J.D., Szucs. K. & DeIuliis, E.D. (in press). The Impact of Student Response Systems on Initial Learning and Retention of Course Content of Health Sciences Students," Journal of Allied Health (expected publication in late 2016).

Wallace, S.E., Turocy, P., DiBartola, L., DeIuliis, E., Weideman, Y., Morgan, A., Astle, J., Cousino, S., O'Neil, C., & Simko, L. (2016). Interprofessional education outcome study: Learning and understanding professional roles in stroke care. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 30(3), 50-60.

Hanson, D. & DeIuliis, E. "The Collaborative Model to Fieldwork Education: A blueprint for group supervision of students", OT in Healthcare: Special Issue in Education, IN PRESS, 2015

DeIuliis, E. (2013). Answering questions about level I fieldwork, OT Practice, July 8, 2013.

DeIuliis, E. & Hughes, J. (2012). Occupational Therapy's Role in the Rehabilitation of Breast Cancer. American Occupational Therapy Association.

DeIuliis, E, Cohen, S., Campell, C. & Slowman, L. (2012). Connecting through OT connections: an occupational therapy breast cancer initiative, OT Practice, 17,16, 15-17.

DeIuliis, E. (2011). Using the occupational profile for student-centered fieldwork. OT Practice, 16, 14, p. 13.

Presentations

Recent presentations

International

2014 Peer Review Accepted

Benson, J.D., Szucs, K.A, & DeIuliis, E. Impact of Student Response Systems on Student Retention of Course Content Platform Presentation, International Lily Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, Ohio, November, 2014

2014 Peer Review Accepted

Dibartola, L., DeIuliis, E., & Wallace, S. Interprofessional Education Workshop in Stroke Rehabilitation, Poster, All Together Better Health VII, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June, 7, 2014

National

2016 Peer Reviewed Accepted

Donoso Brown, E., & DeIuliis, E. Navigating the Transition from the Clinic to Academia: Identifying a Path and Creating a Plan Poster Presentation, 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois, April 2016

2016 Peer Review Accepted AOTA

Kane, A., DeIuliis, E., & Munoz, J. "(Re)Discovering the Utility of the IRM in Professional Reasoning"  Poster Presentation, 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois, April 2016

2015 Peer Review Accepted

Benson, J.D., Szucs, K.A, & DeIuliis, E. Impact of Student Response Systems on Student Retention of Course Content Poster Presentation, 2015 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April, 2015.

2015 Peer Review Accepted

Donoso Brown, E., Kane, A., Witchger-Hansen, A., et al. Contributing Author: DeIuliis, E. Cultural Integration Program: Promoting Success of Foreign Students in and out of the Classroom Presentation, 2015 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April, 2015.

2013 Peer Reviewed Accepted

Dibartola,L. DeIuliis,E, Wallace, S. & Turocy, P. We are all in this together- An Interprofessional Education Collaboration Workshop, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Orlando, Florida Oct 23-25, 2013

2013 Peer Reviewed Accepted

Wallace, S.E., Turocy, P., DiBartola, L., DeIuliis, E., Astle, J., Cousino, S., Morgan, A., O'Neil, Simko, L., & Weideman, Y. Learning Outcomes from an 8-discipline Interprofessional Education Program Poster, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Orlando, Florida, Oct 23-25, 2013

2012 Invited Presentation

Hughes, J., Cohen, S., Lyons, K., Munoz, L. & DeIuliis, E. Emerging area of occupational therapy practice: OT interventions across the treatment continuum for women with breast cancer, Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana 2012

2007 Invited Presentation

DeIuliis, E. Addressing Psychosocial Issues in a Rehab / Hospital Setting, Presentation, AOTA/NBCOT Student Conclave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2007

State/Regional

2016 Peer Review Accepted

DeIuliis, E., Wallace, S., & DiBartola, L., Best Practices in Promoting Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP) in OT Education, Poster Presentation, 2016 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 2016

2015 Peer Review Accepted

DeIuliis, E., & Donoso-Brown, E.V. (2015). Academia as an OT Practice Setting? Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2015

2014 Peer Review Accepted

Benson, J.D., Szucs, K.A, & DeIuliis, E. Impact of Student Response Systems on StudentRetention of Course Content,  Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania October 2014

2014 Peer Review Accepted

Wallace S, Turocy P, DiBartola L, DeIuliis E, Astle J, Cousino S, Morgan A, O'Neil C, Simko L, Weideman Y. Interprofessional education workshop in stroke rehabilitation. Pennsylvania Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. April 2014

2013 Peer Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E &McCann, M. Perspectives on the Collaborative Student Supervision Model in Level 2 Fieldwork Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2013

2013 Peer Reviewed Accepted

Dolhi,C., Leibold, M.& DeIuliis, E. Fieldwork Educators: Can We Talk? Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania November 9, 2013

2013 Peer Reviewed Accepted

Fairman, A., Bateson, J. & DeIuliis, E. Ready for Change? Transitioning to new practice settings, Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania November 9, 2013

2013 Peer Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E., Wallace, S., DiBartola, L., & Turocy, P. We are all in this together - An Interprofessional Education Collaboration. Workshop, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2013

2013 Peer Reviewed Accepted

Zimmerman, E., Syrko,S. & Hirynk, R. DeIuliis, E. Unwrapping the mysteries of level 1 fieldwork, Poster, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2013

2010 Peer Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. A Post-Operative Breast Cancer Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, Poster, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scanton, Pennsylvania, October 31, 2010

2010 Peer Reviewed Accepted

DeIuliis, E. A Post-operative Breast Cancer Inpatient Rehab Program, Presentation, UPMC Community Services Providers Quality Fair, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September, 2010

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