Amy Lamb, OTD, OTRL, FAOTA

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Associate Professor

Health Sciences

253 Rackham

734.487.3223

alamb9@emich.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Creighton University
  • BS, Occupational Therapy, Creighton University

Publications

  • Roberts, P., Farmer, M., Lamb, A., Muir, S., and Siebert, C. (March, 2014). The Role of Occupational Therapy in Primary Care. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, Suppl.
  • Lamb, A. and 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.
  • Hildenbrand. W. and Lamb, A. (May, 2013). Occupational Therapy in Prevention & Wellness: Retaining Relevance in a New Health Care World. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 266271.
  • 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. and Meier, M. (2010). OT Manager (5th Edition). Federal Legislative Advocacy. In K. Jacobs and 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, and B.A.B Schell (Eds.). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy (11th ed., pp. 949963). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • Lamb, A. (2004). Lobbying 101. OT Practice, September 20, 2004.

Selected Presentations

National

  • Phipps, S., Lamb, A., Leland, N., and Roberts, P. (scheduled 2015, April). Advancing quality and value in occupational therapy to achieve the triple aim. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Lamb, A. and Hildenbrand, W. (scheduled 2015, April). Follow our Lead: Design the practice you want to have. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Slater, D., Whitecomb, D., Brandt, L., Lamb, A., and Winistorfer, W. (scheduled 2015, April). Everyday Ethics: Maintaining ethical standards and your sanity when meeting productivity requirements. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Lamb, A. (scheduled 2015, April). Centennial Vision in Action: The power in occupational therapy's distinct value. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Lamb, A. (2014, December). Opportunities to Demonstrate the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy with Older Adults in Practice. American Occupational Therapy Association Productive Aging Specialty Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Lamb, A. (2014, September). Demonstrating the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy through Documentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Effective Documentation Specialty Conference, Alexandria, VA.
  • 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., and 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. and Peterson, M. (2013, November). How to Land your First Job. AOTA/NBCOT Student Conclave, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Lamb, A. and 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., and 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., and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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

  • Phipps, S., Lamb, A., Leland, N., and Roberts, P. (2014, October). Advancing Quality and Value in Occupational Therapy to Achieve the Triple Aim. California Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Pasadena, CA.
  • Lamb, A. (Invited Keynote 2014, October). What is the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy. Rider Colloquium, Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Lamb, A. (Invited Keynote 2014, October). Demonstrating and Articulating the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association. King of Prussia, PA.
  • Lamb, A. (scheduled Invited Keynote 2014, September). Demonstrating and Articulating the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy. Arizona Occupational Therapy Association State Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
  • 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. and 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. and 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 and Health Policy for Occupational Therapy Professionals. University of Findlay.
  • Lamb, A., East, ME., and 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. and 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. and Willmarth, C. (2011, October). Health Care Reform, Medicare Policy and 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. and 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 and 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.

Courses

  • OCTH 519 Programming for Adolescents and Adults
  • OCTH 619 Programming for Older Adults
  • OCTH 600 Supervision and Management
  • HLAD 305 U.S. Health Care System

Professional

Teaching Interests

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

Clinical/Professional Expertise

  • 2010-present, Eastern Michigan University, Program Director, Occupational Therapy (Sep., 2013present), Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Occupational Therapy Program (Sep., 2010present)
  • 2000present, AJLamb Consulting, LCC Private practice/professional consultant
  • 20092010, Brookdale Senior Living, Denver CO, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager/Occupational Therapist
  • 20052008, Creighton University, Clinical Director of Education & Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
  • 20042005, Creighton University, Omaha NE, Adjunct Faculty of Occupational Therapy (full-time)
  • 20032005, Monroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha NE, Consulting Occupational Therapist
  • 20012001, ALEGENT Health, Omaha NE, Executive Director of Mind/Body/Spirit Grant
  • 20012003, College of Saint Mary's, Omaha NE, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
  • 20002000, Fairview Medical Center, St. Paul Minnesota, Occupational Therapist
  • 19982000, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Omaha NE, Occupational Therapist

Professional Service (past five years)

  • President, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (July 1, 2016June 30, 2019)
  • President Elect, American Occupation Therapy Association (AOTA) (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016)
  • Vice President of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), (July 1, 2013June 30, 2015)
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), Non-voting Board Member (July 1, 2013June 30, 2015)
  • Emerging Leaders Development Committee, American Occupational Therapy Association (July, 2012present)
  • Cultivating Manager's Development Program Faculty, American Occupational Therapy Association (2013present)
  • AOTA Board Liaison, Primary Care Tea, American Occupational Therapy Association (July, 2013present)
  • Mentor, Emerging Leader Program, American Occupational Therapy Association (2010present)
  • Grievance Committee, College of Health and Human Services, Eastern Michigan University (2011present)
  • Finance Committee, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University (2013present)
  • Program Directors, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University (2013present)
  • Program Evaluation Committee, Occupational Therapy Program, Eastern Michigan University (2010present)
  • Aging Studies Advisory Committee, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University (20122013)
  • Chair, American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC), (2007–June 30, 2012) Region IV Director (2005June 30, 2012), American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Chair, Wellness and Prevention Subgroup (February, 20112014), AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Member, Medical Necessity and Benefits Subgroup (February, 2011June, 2012), AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Member, ACO and Medical Home Subgroup (April, 2011June, 2012), AOTA Presidential Health Care Reform Ad-Hoc Committee,
  • Occupational Therapy Advisory Board Member (2011June, 2012), SLACK, Inc.,
  • Vice President, Colorado Occupational Therapy Association (20092010)
  • Federal/State Advocacy Chair, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association (20002009)
  • President, Alumni Advisory Board, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (20082011)

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 and Grin campaign
  • 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