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Elizabeth DeIuliis

Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy

Rangos 211
Phone: 412.396.5411

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.

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.

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 Continuing Education Chair, 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

OCCT 561 OT Administration
OCCT 530/L Biomechanical Treatment & Lab
OCCT 555-558 Fieldwork Education
OCCT 519L Neurological and Sensorimotor Function II & Lab
OCCT 435L Occupational Performance Evaluation & Lab
OCCT 502 OT Overview
OCCT 552/L Clinical Seminar A, B & Lab
OCCT 610 Research Project I
OCCT 611W Research Project II
OCCT 612W Research Project III
OCCT 574 Fieldwork Proposal

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

Publications

Recent publications

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

National

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

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