Eastern Michigan University

Amy Lamb, OTD, OTRL, FAOTA

Assistant Professor and Occupational Therapy Program Director

lamb 316 Marshall

734.487.3223

alamb9@emich.edu

Education

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Creighton University
Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy, Creighton University

 

Teaching Interests

Health Policy & Advocacy
Management & Leadership
Assessment & intervention in OT practice with adults
Assessment & intervention in OT practice with older adults

Courses Taught at EMU:
OCTH 519:  Programming for Adolescents and Adults
OCTH 619:  Programming for Older Adults
OCTH 600:  Supervision & Management
HLAD 305:  U.S. Health Care System

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Lamb, A. & Metzler, C.  (January, 2014).  Defining the Value of Occupational Therapy: A Health Policy Lens on Research and Practice.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 9-14.
    doi: http://ajot.aota.org/Article.aspx?articleid=1863120
  • Hildenbrand. W. & Lamb, A.  (May, 2013).  Occupational Therapy in Prevention & Wellness: Retaining Relevance in a New Health Care World.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 266-271.
    doi: http://ajot.aota.org/Article.aspx?articleid=1851676
  • Lamb, A.  Supervision of Occupational Therapy Personnel. (2014). In K. Jacobs (Ed.).  Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, (2nd Ed).  Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.  
  • Lamb, A.  Advocacy in Occupational Therapy. (2014). In K. Jacobs (Ed.).  Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, (2nd Ed).  Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.  
  • Lamb, A. & Meier, M.  (2010).  OT Manager (5th Edition).  Federal Legislative Advocacy.  In K. Jacobs & G. McCormack.  Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
  • 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.  (2004). Lobbying 101.  OT Practice, September 20, 2004. 

Selected Presentations (past 5 years):

National

  • Lamb, A., Robosan-Burt, S.(2014, April).  Documenting the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lamb, A., Brintnell, S., Coppola, S., Jenkins, A. (2014, April). Global connections for Emerging Issues: WFOT initiatives and collaborations.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lamb, A., Mikush, C., Baczyk, S., Buddelmeyer, L., Espiritu, E., Siebert, C.(2014, April).  The Centennial Vision in Action: Distinct Value in OT.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lamb, A., Stoffel, G., & Somers, F.(2014, April).  Centennial Vision Town Hall.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Brown, D., Willmarth, C., Lamb, A., Goszewski, S., Tomlinson, J. (2014, April). Occupational Therapy in Primary Care. State Policy Forum. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lamb, A. (2013, November). Finding the Distinct Value in Occupational Therapy.  AOTA/NBCOT Student Conclave, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Lamb, A. & Peterson, M. (2013, November). How to Land your First Job.  AOTA/NBCOT Student Conclave, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Lamb, A. & Siebert, C. (2013, October). Emerging Opportunities for Occupational Therapy in Primary Care.  Program Directors Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA.
  • Lamb, A., Reyes-Smith, C., Canham, K., Moyers, P., Wagenfeld, A.(2013, April).  The Centennial Vision in Action.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Lamb, A., Clark, F., Stoffel, G., & Somers, F.(2013, April).  Centennial Vision Town Hall.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Willmarth, C., Brown, D., Braveman, B., Lamb, A., Roberts, P., Robinson, M., Siebert, C., Tomlinson, J.(2013, April).  Health Care Reform Implementation: Moving Occupational Therapy Forward.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Nanof, T., Braveman, B., Lamb, A., Roberts, P., Cason, J., Siebert, C., Tomlinson, J., & Metzler, C.  (2012, April).  Health Care Reform Implementation: What we are doing to protect your future.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Lamb, A.  (2011, April).  AOTPAC: Doing their part to make the occupational therapy voice heard.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lamb, A.  & Metzler, C.  (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.
  • Fisher, G., Lamb, A., Wright, J., Richman, N., & Espiritu, E.  (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. & Nanof, T.(2010, November).  Advocacy in Health Care Reform.  NBCOT/AOTA Student Conclave.  Louisville, KY.
  • Lamb, A.  (2010, April).  GO Time: Occupational Therapy’s Opportunity.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Orlando, FL.
  • Lamb, A. (2009, April).  A Time to Lead.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Houston, TX.

State/Local

  • Lamb, A. (Invited Keynote 2014, April). Occupational Therapy in the ACA.  Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association State Conference.  Omaha, NE.
  • Lamb, A.  (Invited Keynote 2014, March).  Raising the Bar: Articulating the Value of Occupational Therapy. Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association State Conference.  New Haven, CT.
    • Lamb, A.  (Invited Keynote 2013, November)Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association State Conference.  Boston, MA.
    • Lamb, A.  (Invited Keynote 2013, October).  Indiana Occupational Therapy Association State Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.
    • Lamb, A.  (Invited Keynote 2013, October).  New Hampshire Therapy Association State Conference.  Manchester, NH.
    • Lamb, A.  (Invited Keynote 2013, September).  Alabama Occupational Therapy Association State Conference.  Orange Beach, AL.
    • Lamb, A. (Invited Keynote 2013, September).  New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association State Conference.  Albuquerque, NM.
  • Francis-Connolly, E. & Lamb, A.  (2013, October).  Best Practices for Academic Mentorship.  AOTA Educational Summit.  Atlanta, GA. 
  • Lamb, A.  (2013, April ).  Distinctly Different: Demonstrating the Value of Occupational Therapy.  University of Michigan Today in OT Talk.  Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Lamb, A.  (2013, June).  Distinctly Different: Demonstrating the Value of Occupational Therapy.  MaComb Community College OT Conference.  Clinton Township, MI. 
  • Metzler, C. & Lamb, A.   Health Care Reform and Occupational Therapy  (2013, June). Texas Women’s University OTD program.
  • Lamb, A. (2013, February). Promoting Quality of Care in a Changing Health Care Environment.  University of Findlay.
  • Lamb, A. (2013, February). Advocacy & Health Policy for Occupational Therapy Professionals.  University of Findlay.
  • Lamb, A., East, ME., & Lorenz, K. (2012, October).  Developing Emerging Leaders.  Michigan Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Lamb, A.  (2012, October).  The Role of Mentoring in the Development of Professional Leadership Skills.   2012 Mentoring Conference hosted by the Mentoring Institute.  Albuquerque, NM.
  • Lamb, A.  (2012, September).    Moving Occupational Therapy Forward in the Era of Health Reform.  Lyla M. Spelbring Endowed Lectureship and Conference.  Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Metzler, C. & Lamb, A.   Health Care Reform and the 2012 Elections.  (2012, August).  Texas Women’s University OTD program.
  • Lamb, A.  (2012, March).  Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform in Occupational Therapy Practice.  Saginaw Valley State University Student Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Saginaw Valley, MI. 
  • Lamb, A.  (2012, February).  Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform in Occupational Therapy Practice.  Washington University, St. Louis, MO. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2012, February).  Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform in Occupational Therapy Practice.  Mid-Missouri Occupational Therapy District Meeting.
    • Lamb, A.  (2012, February).  Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform in Occupational Therapy Practice.  Southwestern Missouri Occupational Therapy District Meeting.
  • Lamb, A., Phipps, S., Snyder, J., Willmarth, C., McCormack, G., Yetter, K., Arabit, L., Wright, J., Miller, D. (2011, October).  Today’s Advocacy Creates Occupational Therapy’s Future.  California Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Sacramento, CA.
  • Lamb, A. (2011, October).  Mentoring in Leadership: Opening the Doors of Opportunity.  California Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Sacramento, CA.
  • Lamb, A. & Willmarth, C. (2011, October).  Health Care Reform, Medicare Policy & News from Capitol Hill.  California Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Sacramento, CA.
  • Lamb, A. (2011, September).  Being A Professional Counts.  Thomas Jefferson University. Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Lamb, A. (2011, March).  The Occupational Therapists Role of an Advocate.  Keynote Speaker for the Pi Theta Epsilon Student Conference.  Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
    • Lamb, A. (2011, September).  The Occupational Therapists Role of an Advocate.  University of the Sciences, Pennsylvania.
    • Lamb, A. (2011, September).  The Occupational Therapists Role of an Advocate.  Medical College of South Carolina.
    • Lamb, A. (2011, September).  The Occupational Therapists Role of an Advocate.  Brenau University, Georgia.
    • Lamb, A. (2011, October).  The Occupational Therapists Role of an Advocate.  St. Scholastica, Minnesota.
  • Lamb, A. & Kohl, R.(2011, August).  Health Care Reform: What it Means for Occupational Therapy.  Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Keynote Speaker.  Kansas City, MO.
  • Lamb, A.  (2011, August).  Mentoring the Leaders of Tomorrow.  Kansas Occupational Therapy Association.  Kansas City, MO.
  • Lamb, A.  (2011, April).  Advocacy & Health Policy in OT.  Washington University.  St. Louis, MO.
  • Lamb, A.  (2011, April).  Advocacy: Whose Job is it Anyway.  Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lamb, A.  (2010, April).  GO Time 2010.  St. Louis Area Occupational Therapy Symposium, Keynote speaker and facilitator. St. Louis MO.
    • Lamb, A.  (2010, June).  GO Time 2010.  POTA District V Annual Dinner Keynote speaker.  Philadelphia, PA. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2010, August).  GO Time 2010.  Jamestown Community College. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2010, September).  GO Time 2010.  Grand Island Community College.  Grand Island, NE.
    • Lamb, A.  (2010, October).  GO Time 2010.  Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Keynote speaker.  Scranton, PA. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2010, October).  GO Time 2010.  Michigan Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Keynote speaker.  Troy, MI.
  • Lamb, A.  (2010, April).  Advocacy & Health Policy in OT.  Washington University. St. Louis MO.
  • Lamb, A.  (2009, November).  Advocacy in Health Care Reform.  NBCOT/AOTA Student Conclave.  Baltimore, MD. 
  • Lamb, A.  (2009, September).  Health Care Reform: What’s in store for occupational therapy?  Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Keynote speaker. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2009, October).  Health Care Reform: What’s in store for occupational therapy?  AOTA Program Directors Annual Meeting. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2009, October).  Health Care Reform: What’s in store for occupational therapy?  California Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2009, October).  Health Care Reform: What’s in store for occupational therapy?  NOVA Occupational Therapy Program. 
    • Lamb, A.  (2009, September).  Health Care Reform: What’s in store for occupational therapy?  CSU Occupational Therapy Student Association. 
  • Lamb, A.  (2009, October).  Grassroots Advocacy Training.  California Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Sacramento, CA.
  • Lamb, A.  (2009, October).  Federal Affairs Update.  California Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  Sacramento, CA.
  • Lamb, A.  (2009, April).  Advocacy 101.  Washington University. St. Louis MO. 

Additional Information

Clinical/Professional Expertise:

2010-present:  Eastern Michigan University, Program Director, Occupational Therapy (9/2013-present), Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Occupational Therapy Program (9/2010-present)           

2000-present: AJLamb Consulting, Private practice/professional consultant

2009-2010:      Brookdale Senior Living, Denver CO, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager/Occupational Therapist

2005-2008:      Creighton University, Clinical Director of Education & Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

2004-2005       Creighton University, Omaha NE, Adjunct Faculty of Occupational Therapy (full-time)

2003-2005       Monroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha NE, Consulting Occupational Therapist

2001-2001       ALEGENT Health, Omaha NE, Executive Director of Mind/Body/Spirit Grant

2001-2003       College of Saint Mary’s, Omaha NE, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

2000-2000       Fairview Medical Center, St. Paul Minnesota, Occupational Therapist

1998-2000       St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Omaha NE, Occupational Therapist

Professional Service (past five years):

Vice President of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015)

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), Non-voting Board Member (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015)

Emerging Leaders Development Committee, American Occupational Therapy Association (July 2012 – present)

Cultivating Manager’s Development Program Faculty, American Occupational Therapy Association (2013 – present)

AOTA Board Liaison, Primary Care Tea, American Occupational Therapy Association (July 2013 – present)

Mentor, Emerging Leader Program, American Occupational Therapy Association (2010 – present)

Grievance Committee, College of Health & Human Services, Eastern Michigan University (2011-present)

Finance Committee, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University (2013-present)

Program Directors, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University (2013-present)

Program Evaluation Committee, Occupational Therapy Program, Eastern Michigan University (2010-present)

Aging Studies Advisory Committee, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University (2012-2013)

Chair, American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC), (2007 – June 30, 2012) Region IV Director (2005 – June 30, 2012), American Occupational Therapy Association

Chair, Wellness and Prevention Subgroup (February 2011 – 2014), AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee

Member, Medical Necessity and Benefits Subgroup (February 2011 – June 2012), AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee

Member, ACO and Medical Home Subgroup (April 2011 – June 2012), AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee, 

Occupational Therapy Advisory Board Member (2011 – June 2012), SLACK, Inc., 

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 - 2011)

Scholarly/Research Interests:

Dr. Lamb’s scholarly work is focused into three areas: mentoring and leadership, health care reform impact on occupational therapy profession, and the growth of occupational therapy in emerging models of practice including wellness/prevention and primary care.

Professional Awards, Recognition, Activities:

2014    Recipient of the Everett L. Marshall Fellow Award for Excellence in Service, Eastern Michigan University

2013    Leader in Occupational Therapy Lecture, University of Findlay

2012    Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA)

2012    Advocacy Award, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

2011    Lindy Boggs Advocacy Award, AOTA

2008    Expert Interview, CBS Morning Show AOTA Grip & Grin campaign

2007    Therapy Times Most Influential Award

2006    Educator of the Year, Creighton University       

2004    Impact Award, Aegis Therapies

2004    Advocate of the Year, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association

2003    Advocate of the Year, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association

2001    Young Alumnus Award, Creighton University

The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096