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Jaime Phillip Muñoz, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Department Chair and Associate Professor Director - Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy

Rangos 211
Phone: 412.396.5950

Education:

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
M.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1991
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Kansas University, 1984
Bio

Education: Earned Bachelors degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas, Masters of Science in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Clinical Background: Inpatient and outpatient psychosocial interventions, community-based employment and re-entry programs.

Personal Profile: Occupational therapist for 30 years and a teacher for 20. My wife, a sister and a niece are also occupational therapists. Environmentalist, apiarist, artist, gardener. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Honors/Awards: RSHS Deans Awards for Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Service, AOTA Service Commendations for service on MHSIS, COE, Ad-hoc Committees and AOTA Fellow.

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy: I believe education is a social process and students and I are responsible for the learning dynamic we create in the classroom. I strive to create an interpersonal climate in the classroom that supports cooperation, scholarly discussion, constructive debate and commitment to every person's learning.

DU Courses I've Taught:

OCCT 522: Intervention Seminar/Lab
OCCT 525: Psychosocial Interventions/Lab
OCCT 532: Qualitative Research
OCCT 560: Sociocultural Systems and Networks
OCCT 552: Clinical Seminar/Lab
OCCT 562: Leadership/Lab
OCCT 574: Fieldwork Proposal
OCCT 610-612: Research Project I, II, III

Research

Research Focus: Current interests focus on outcomes measurement of community based programming, examining time use and person environment interaction patterns of marginalized populations, particularly persons who are or have been homeless and or incarcerated.

Current Project: Working with the World Federation of Occupational Therapy to co-construct a position paper defining OT scope of practice with people who have been incarcerated or are in criminal justice systems. Guest editor for Occupational Therapy International Special Issues on Global Partnership and OT in the Criminal Justice System. Co-editor with Catana Brown and Ginny Stoffel on 2nd Edition of Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation.

Recent Grant: Center for Catholic Social Thought - R.V. Paluse Grant: What Helps Me Engage and What Gets in the Way: Using Photovoice to Understand and Address Barriers to Social Participation

Publications

Recent Publications

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Witchger Hansen, A.M., & Muñoz , J.P. , & (in press). The transformative nature of global partnerships Occupational Therapy International.

Witchger Hansen, A.M., Muñoz , J.P. , & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2013). The realities of a globally connected profession. Occupational Therapy International, 20, 2, 55-57.

Donoso Brown, E.V., Muñoz , J.P. , Powell, J.M. (2011). Multicultural training in the United States: A survey of occupational therapy programs. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 25, 2-3, 178-193. DOI: 10.3109/07380577.2011.560240

Muñoz, J.P., Farnworth, L., Prioletti, G., Rogers, S. & White, J. (2011). Crossing borders in correctional institutions. In F. Kronenberg, N. Pollard, & D. Sakellariou (Eds.) Occupational therapy without borders, 2nd edition, (pp. 235-246). Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

Brown, C., Stoffel, V.C. (Eds.) & Muñoz, J.P. (Assoc. Ed.) (2011) Mental health in occupational therapy: A vision for the future. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Muñoz, J.P. (2011). Mental health practice in multicultural context. In, C. Brown V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Mental health in occupational therapy: A vision for the future (pp. 433-452). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Muñoz, J.P. (2011). Mental health practice in forensic settings. In, C. Brown V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Mental health in occupational therapy: A vision for the future (pp. 526-545). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Provident, I., Witchger Hansen, A., & Muñoz, J.P. (2010). Raising voice: Addressing the needs of marginalized populations through service learning. In K. Flecky & L. Gitlow (Eds.), Service learning in occupational therapy: Philosophy and practice (pp. 91-127). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Muñoz, J.P. (2010). Testing special populations. In J. Hinojosa, P. Kramer & P. Crist (Eds.) Evaluation: Obtaining and interpreting data, 3rd Edition, (pp. 275-294). Bethesda, MD. AOTA Press.

Presentations

International

Muñoz, J. Occupational Therapy: Developing Prosocial Daily Occupations, a research paper presented at 15th Annual Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Muñoz, J., Dix, D., Anglestein, L. In the Eye of the Beholder: A Comparison of Occupational Performance using the COPM and the KAWA Model, a research poster presented at the 15th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Santiago, Chile, May 2010.

Muñoz, J., Dix, D., Miller, A., Culturally Responsive Assessment: Application of the KAWA (River) Model, a research poster presented at the 15th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Santiago, Chile, May 2010.

National

Witchger Hansen, A., Keerigan, K., & Muñoz, J.P., Evidence-Based, Best Practice Global Partnerships: Process and Outcomes. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Sen, S, Suarez-Balcazar, Y., & Muñoz, J.P. Promoting cultural competence in Occupational Therapy practice and education. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Donoso Brown, E., Kane, A., Hansen, A., Muñoz, J.P. Xue, X., Zhou, H., Li, W., Liu, Q., McElroy, M., Shuck, A., & Steele, J. Cultural Integration Program: Promoting Success of Foreign Students in and out of the Classroom. Contributor to a 1.5-hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Muñoz, J.P., Moreton, E., & SItterly A. Scope of Occupational Therapy in the U.S. Criminal Justice System. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Muñoz, J.P., Rogers, S., Dillon, M., Moreton, E., & SItterly A. OT in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Education, Expertise, & Evidence. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Daghstani, S., Willis, B. & Muñoz, J.P. Understanding Chronic Pain In Context: Intervention and Outcomes using the KAWA Model with Youth and their Families. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Muñoz, J.P., Simmons, M.R., Thomas, R. A Survey of Occupational Therapy in Correctional Settings. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, April, 2014.

Muñoz, J.P., Simmons, M.R., Thomas, R. "Just Trying to Form Good Habits": Time Use of Ex-Offenders. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, April, 2014.

Muñoz, J.P., Dillon, M.B., Schultz-Krohn, W., & Rogers,S. Are We There Yet? Creating Critical Mass in Correctional Settings. Primary speaker and co-presenter of a 3-hour educational workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, April, 2014.

Muñoz, J.P., Baker, A. Hicks, J., & Whiston, N. Rivers of Pain: Measuring the Impact of Context on Pain and Function. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, April, 2014

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Hansen, A.M., Muñoz, J.P., Stein, F., Ilott, I., Ammeral, M., Njelesani, J., Cameron, D., & Hammel, J. International Partnerships in Occupational Therapy: Realities of a Globally-Connected Profession. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour educational workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, April, 2014.

Muñoz, J.P., Buckbee, A., & Neice, S. Ex-Offenders Orchestrating Occupational Performances for Community Integration. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April, 2013.

Muñoz, J.P., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Fox, L., Gupta, J., Iyer, M., & Molinsky, R. Practice Models, Educational Practices & Best Evidence for Culturally Responsive Caring. Co-presenter of a 3-hr educational workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN April, 2012.

State

Neice, S., Buckbee, A. & Muñoz, J.P. Occupational Performance among Ex-Offenders for Community Integration 
Stephanie Neice, Co-presenter of a research paper at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November, 2013.

Muñoz, J.P., Szuch, A., Frankhouser, L., & Gruber, M., Developing Practice Scholars: Strategies for Teaching Qualitative Research. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour workshop at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Erie, PA, October, 2011.

Frankhouser, L. & Muñoz, J.P. People with Disabilities: Perspectives on Social Participation. Co-presenter of a research paper at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Erie, PA October, 2011.

Gruber, M. & Muñoz, J.P., What Makes Moms Living in Supported Housing Successful? Co-presenter of a research paper at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Erie, PA October, 2011.

Muñoz, J.P., & Root, R. (2010) Case Studies of the Pursuit of Tenure and Promotion for Engaged Scholars. A 1 hour presentation at The Scholarship of Engagement Workshop, Pennsylvania Campus Compact, Elizabethtown, PA October 2010