UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Piernik-Yoder, Bridgett

School of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy
(210) 567-8889

I am an occupational therapist with over 25 years of practice experience with an emphasis in adult rehabilitation and geriatrics. I joined the UT Health San Antonio Department of Occupational Therapy as a full-time faculty member in 2007 and am privileged to serve as Chair and Program Director of the department. We are proud to continue our 37-year history of excellence in OT education with our transition to the entry-level OTD in 2018. My scholarly interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, rehabilitation outcomes, and aspects of aging including fall risk reduction and meeting the needs of caregivers. I focus my service activities on OT and health professions education. I currently serve on the AOTA Academic Education Special Interest Section (AESIS)as a Professional Development Coordinator and on the leadership team of the AOTA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program.

12/2017 - Present Associate Professor with Tenure and Department Chair UT Health San Antonio, Occupational Therapy, San Antonio, TX