Eastern Michigan University

Amy Lamb

Assistant Professor and Program Director for Occupational Therapy

lamb 316 Marshall

734.487.3223

alamb9@emich.edu

Education

Doctor of Occupational Therapy - Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy - Creighton University, Omaha, NE

 

Teaching Interests

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

 

Lamb, A. & Meier, M.  (2010).  OT Manager (5th Edition).  Federal Legislative Advocacy.  In K. Jacobs & G. McCormack.  Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Lamb, A.  (2009). Occupational Therapy and Fieldwork Education.  In K. Jacobs (Ed.).  Evidence and Competency-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.

Lohman, H., Lamb, A. (2008). Payment for Services in the United States.  In E.B. Crepeau, E.S. Cohn, & B.A.B Schell (Eds.). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy (11th ed., pp. 949-963). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Lamb, A.  (2005). Connecting Advocates.  American Occupational Therapy Association, State Affairs Newsletter, January publication.

Lamb, A.  (2004). Lobbying 101.  OT Practice, September 20, 2004. 

Lamb, A.  (2004). Building a Successful Future.  American Occupational Therapy Association, State Affairs Newsletter, 6(3).

Lamb, A.  (2002). Scope of Practice: Nebraska's Adventure.  American Occupational Therapy Association, State Affairs Newsletter, 4(2).

National

Lamb, A.  (2011, April).  Health Care Reform Town Hall Meeting.  Expert panelist on wellness and prevention at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Lamb. A.  (2011, April).  Understanding Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act: Implications for occupational therapy in different areas of practice.  Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Lamb, A.  (2010).  Advocacy in Health Care Reform.  NBCOT/AOTA Student Conclave.  Louisville, KY, November 2010.

Lamb, A.  (2010).  GO Time: Occupational Therapy's Opportunity.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL, April 2010.

Lamb, A. (2009).  A Time to Lead.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Houston, TX, April 2009.

Lamb, A.  (2008). Creating the Change. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Long Beach, CA, April 2008.

Lamb, A.  (2007). Occupational Therapy Advocacy.  AOTA Audio Insight Series.  Bethesda, MD.  September 2007.

Lamb, A.  (2007) Shaping the Future of Practice through Political Activity, American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference.  St. Louis, April 2007.

Lamb, A.  (2007). Lessons Learned, American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference.  St. Louis, April 2007.

Fontana, P. & Lamb, A.  (2006). Directions of Change: Policy in practice.  American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Charlotte, NC, April 2006.

Mullendore, C., Haas, K., & Lamb, A.  (2005). Speaking a Common Language: Grassroots Approach for Clinical Integration of the Practice Framework. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, confirmed presenter, Long Beach, CA, May 2005.

Lamb, A.  (2004). Activating the Grassroots for Advocacy, American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Minneapolis,MN, May 2004.

Lamb, A.  (2004).  State Legislative and Regulatory Forum, invited presenter at American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2004.

Lohman, H., Lamb, A.., & Ursick, K.  (2003).  Effecting Policy Change: The therapist as an advocate, American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Washington, D.C., June 2003.

Fontana, P., Foto, M., Lamb, A., Linder, J., & Stephens, L.  (2003).  Use of Self: Occupational therapists in elected and appointed policy positions,  American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Washington, D.C., June 2003.

Bracciano, A., & Lamb, A. (2003).  AOTA State Legislative and Regulatory Forum,  invited presenter American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Washington, D.C., June 2003.

Lamb, A.  (2001). Advocacy in Health Care:  Occupational Therapist's Role American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, and April 2001.

Lamb, A., Smith, K., & Willmarth, C.  (2001). State Legislative and Regulatory Forum, expert panelist,American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 2001.

Lamb, A. (2001).  Beacon of Hope: Community Based Occupational Therapy Programming, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 2001.

State and Local

Lamb, A.  (2011).  Advocacy & Health Policy in OT.  Washington University.  St. Louis, MO, April 2011.

Lamb, A.  (2010).  GO Time 2010.  Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Keynote speaker.  Scranton, PA.  October 2010.

Lamb, A.  (2010).  GO Time 2010.  Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, Keynote speaker.  Troy, MI.  October 2010.

Lamb, A.  (2010).  GO Time 2010.  St. Louis Area Occupational Therapy Programs. St. Louis MO.  April 2010.

  • Lamb, A.  (2010).  GO Time 2010.  POTA District V Annual Dinner.  Philadelphia, PA.  June 2010.
  • Lamb, A.  (2010).  GO Time 2010.  Jamestown Community College.  August 2010.
  • Lamb, A.  (2010).  GO Time 2010.  Grand Island Community College.  September 2010.

Lamb, A.  (2010).  Advocacy & Health Policy in OT.  Washington University. St. Louis MO.  April 2010.

Lamb, A.  (2009).  Advocacy in Health Care Reform.  NBCOT/AOTA Student Conclave.  Baltimore, MD.  November 2009.

Lamb, A.  (2009).  Health Care Reform: What�s in store for occupational therapy? Kansas Occupational Therapy Association. September 2009.

  • Lamb, A.  (2009).  Health Care Reform: What's in store for occupational therapy?  AOTA Program Directors Annual Meeting.  October 2009.
  • Lamb, A.  (2009).  Health Care Reform: What's in store for occupational therapy?  California Occupational Therapy Association. October 2009.
  • Lamb, A.  (2009).  Health Care Reform: What's in store for occupational therapy?  NOVA Occupational Therapy Association.  October 2009.
  • Lamb, A.  (2009).  Health Care Reform: What's in store for occupational therapy?  CSU Occupational Therapy Association. September 2009.

Lamb, A.  (2009).  Grassroots Advocacy Training.  California Occupational Therapy Association.  October 2009.

Lamb, A.  (2009).  Federal Affairs Update.  California Occupational Therapy Association.  October 2009.

Lamb, A.  (2009).  Advocacy 101.  Washington University. St. Louis MO.  April 2009.

Lamb, A.  (2008). Creating the Change. Kansas Occupational Therapy Association.  May 2008.

  • Lamb, A.  (2008). Creating the Change. Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.  August 2008.
  • Lamb, A.  (2008). Creating the Change. Creighton University Student Occupational Therapy Association.  September 2008.
  • Lamb, A.  (2008). Creating the Change. New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association.  October 2008.

Lamb, A.  (2008)  Health Policy in Practice. Kansas Occupational Therapy Association.  May 2008.

Lamb, A.  (2007). Waves of Change in Health Care Policy, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.  September 2007.

  • Lamb, A.  (2007). Waves of Change in Health Care Policy, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.  October 2007.
  • Lamb, A.  (2007). Waves of Change in Health Care Policy, Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.  October 2007.

Lamb, A.  (2007). Advocacy and Political Action in Occupational Therapy. College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska. March 2007

Lamb, A.  (2006). Political Action in Occupational Therapy, USD-Vermillion, January 2007.

Lamb, A.  (2006)  Policy in Practice, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.  August 2006.

  • Lamb, A.  (2006)  Policy in Practice, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.  October 2006.
  • Lamb, A.  (2006)  Policy in Practice, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association.  November 2006.

Lamb, A.  (2006). Political Opportunities in Occupational Therapy, College of Saint Mary, August 2006.

Lamb, A.  (2005). NOTA/AOTA Town Hall Forum, University of Nebraska Medical Center.  January 2005.

Lamb, A.  (2004). Occupational and Physical Therapy: Getting Up to Speed.  NOTA Executive Board.  December 2004.

Lamb, A., Haas, K., & Mullendore, C. (2004).  Celebrate the Success Tour, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Aegis Therapies; August 2004
  • Life Care Centers, Ambassador, Rehabvisions; August 2004
  • Methodist Hospital; August 2004
  • Lincoln Public Schools, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital; August 2004.
  • Regional West Medical Center, McCook Community Hospital, Cozad Community Hospital, TriValley Health Systems, Phelps Memorial; scheduled July 22-23 2004.
  • Beatrice Regional Center and Community Hospital; July 2004
  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Norfolk Regional Center, Columbus Community Hospital; July 2004
  • Grand Island Physical Therapy, Mary Lanning Hospital, Good Samaritan of Kearney, York General Hospital; July 2004
  • Fremont Area Medical Center; July 2004
  • Alegent Health; July 7, 2004
  • Creighton University Medical Center; June 28, 2004
  • Bryan LGH; June 23, 2004
  • Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital; June 9, 2004
  • Munroe-Meyer Institute; June 1, 2004

Lamb, A.  (2004). Legislative Update, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association district meeting, Grand Island, NE, March 2004.

Lamb, A., & Haas, K.  (2004). OT on the Edge, exhibitor, Kansas Occupational Therapy Association, Lawrence, KS, March 2004.

Gromak, P., & Lamb, A.  (2003). Legislative Update, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Lincoln, NE, September 2003.

Lamb, A. (2003).  Public Policy Issues in Occupational Therapy, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association district meeting, Scottsbluff,NE, July 2003.

Lamb, A.  (2003). Legislative Update, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference, April 2003.

Lamb, A.  (2003). Community Based Mental Health Services, Omaha Community Foundation invited presenter, April 2003.

Lamb, A.  (2002). Legislative Update, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, September 2002.

Lamb, A.  (2002). Advocacy Roundtable moderator, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, September 2002.

Lamb, A.  (2002). Advocating with Ease, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association district meeting, Scottsbluff, NE, June 2002.

Lamb, A.  (2002).  Rules and Regulations of Continuing Education in Occupational Therapy, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association district meeting, Scottsbluff, NE, June 2002.

Lamb, A.  (2002). Advocacy strategies and promotion of occupational therapy, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital OT month speaker, April 2002.

Lamb, A.  (2002). Legislative Update, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference, April 2002.

Lamb, A.  (2002).  Advocacy methods for practitioners, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference, April 2002

Lamb, A.  (2002). Advocating with Ease, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association district meeting, Fremont, NE, February 2002.

Lamb, A.  (2001). Legislative Update, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, September 2001.

Lamb, A.  (2000). Legislative Update, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, Lincoln, NE, September 2000.

Lamb, A.  (2000). Legislative Roundtable, moderator, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, Lincoln, NE, September 2000.

Lamb, A.  (1999).  Legislative Issues Pertinent to Occupational Therapy, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference, Lincoln, NE, September 1999.

Additional Information

Professional Affiliations

American Occupational Therapy Association, current member since 1996

Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, current member since 2011

Colorado Occupational Therapy Association, 2009-2011

Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, 1996-2010

The Grantsmanship Center, current member since 2003

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association, past member

Pi Theta Epsilon (Occupational Therapy Honor and Scholarship organization), alumni member

National Small Business Association, member since 2007

Licenses and Cerifications

Occupational Therapist Registered, Michigan

Handwriting Without Tears, Level I Certification, current

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, current

National and Regional Sercvice

American Occupational Therapy Association, Emerging Leaders Mentor, January 2010

American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee, Chair, January 07-present.

American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee, Board of Directors appointment, June 2005 - present

American Occupational Therapy Association, Presidents Mental Health Advisory Board appointment, January 2005 - December 2007.

American Occupational Therapy Association Conference Proposal Reviewer, June 2006 - present.

OT Practice, Volunteer Reviewer, March 2004 - present

AOTA Invited Reviewer - Occupation: A Position Paper, January 2003

AOTA Invited Reviewer - Occupational Therapy Services for Individuals With Learning Disabilities, January 2003

Appointed to the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy Continuing Competence Review Pool, March 2001

Appointed to the American Occupational Therapy Association's Ad-Hoc Committee to Streamline Decision Making and Policy Development, January 2001

State and Local Service

Vice President, Colorado Occupational Therapy Association, 2009-2010

Parent Teacher Involvement Organization, Saddle Ranch Elementary, fundraising coordinator

Campaign volunteer, Senate and House races in Nebraska, 2008 election cycle.

Parents for Education, Blair Community Schools, member of leadership team.

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Advisory Board President, March 2008-April 2009.

Dale Carnegie graduate assistant August 2006, October 2007-March 2008.

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Advisory Board re-appointment, October 2004-December 2009.

Beacon of Hope, Board of Directors

Creighton University Contributed Service Appointment, Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, March 2004-August 2004

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Strategic Planning Committee appointment, October 2003-December 2005

Creighton University's search for the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions appointment, October 2002

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Alumni Advisory Board appointment, September 2002-September 2004

W.I.N.G.S (Women in God's Service)

General Federation of Women�s Clubs HOPE Project (Helping Others through Purposeful Events)

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club Community Literacy Projects

Research and Grants

Completed Project: Professional association advocacy: Increasing participation in the rural communities of Nebraska.  $5,000 in grant funding obtained from College of Saint Mary's partnership project..

Completed Project: Qualitative research to result in the development of a model to increase the effectiveness of small special interest organizations and their advocacy efforts.  Co-investigator with Kristin Haas, MOT, OTR/L.

Completed Project:  Research relating to evidence-based practice and establishing documentation to support interventions used in school based occupational therapy services.  Project in conjunction with Munroe-Meyer Institute.

Completed Project Jumpstart Handwriting:  Screening preschool and kindergarten age children to identify handwriting deficits earlier, research on impact on handwriting referrals later in educational setting for students in screening pilot.  Project in conjunction with Munroe-Meyer Institute. 

Completed Project: Qualitative study to document outcomes of the clubhouse model program with adults with severe and chronic mental illness.  $10,000 in funding obtained by Region VI Behavioral Health.

Completed Research Project 2001:  Qualitative study relating to benefits of incorporating spirituality into training for health care professionals.  $65,000 in funding by Catholic Health Initiatives.

Partners in Learning 2001: education of pre-service health care students in mental health setting.  Grants submitted to FIPSE (Federal grant fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education), Hirschfield Foundation, and Barklage Foundation.  Project not funded.  In conjunction with Dr. Yolanda Griffiths, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA.

Honors and Awards

Lindy Boggs Advocacy Award, American Occupational Therapy Association, April 2011

CBS Morning Show, Expert interview regarding Grip & Grin campaign of the American Occupational Therapy Association, August 2008

Therapy Times, Most Influential, 2007

Educator of the Year Award, Creighton University, 2006

Service Commendation, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2005

Impact Award, Aegis Therapies, December 2004

Advocate of the Year, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, October 2004

Advocate of the Year, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, September 2003

Service Commendation, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2002

Young Alumnus Award, Creighton University, October 2001

Certificate of Appreciation, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association, August 2000

Appointed to speak on behalf of the OTD Class of 2000 at graduation and hooding ceremonies, May 2000

Superior Scholastic Achievement Award, Creighton University, April 2000

Occupational Therapy Community Development Award, April 1999

Professional Leadership Experience

Chair, American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC) (2007-present)

Region IV Director, American Occupation Therapy Politcal Action Committee (AOTPAC) (2005-present)

Chair, Wellness and Prevention Subgroup, AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee (April 2011-present)

Member, Medical Necessity and Benefits Subgroup, AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee (February 2011-present)

Member, ACO and Medical Home Subgroup, AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee (April 2011-present)

Occupational Therapy Advisory Board Member, SLACK, Inc. (2011-present)

Mentor, Emerging Leader Program, American Occupational Therapy Association (2009-2010)

Vice President, Colorado Occupational Therapy Association (2009-2010)

Federal/State Advocacy Chair, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association (2000-2009)

President, Alumni Advisory Board, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (2008-present)

Member of Presidents Mental Health Advisory Board appointment, American Occupational Therapy Association (2005-2007)

Vice-President of Board of Directors, Beacon of Hope, Inc. (2001-2003)

Member of Committee to Streamline Decision Making and Policy Development American Occupational Therapy Association (2001-2002)

Previous University Committee Experience

Academic Issues Hearing Board, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (2005-2007)

Curriculum Committee, Creighton University, Department of Occupational Therapy (2005-2007)

Search Committee, Creighton University, Department of Occupational Therapy (2004-2007)

Admissions Committe, Creighton University, Department of Occupational Therapy (2004-2007)

Distance Education Committee, Creighton University, Department of Occupational Therapy (2004-2005)

Nominations Chair, NOTA Executive Board, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association (2003-2006)

Strategic Planning Committee Member, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (2003-2005)

Search Committee for Dean, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (2002-2003)

Member of Alumni Advisory Board, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (2002-present)

The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 303 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077