UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Piernik-Yoder, Bridgett

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

Dr. Bridgett Piernik-Yoder is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Additionally, she holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a PhD in Education from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Piernik-Yoder is an occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience who joined the Department of Occupational Therapy as a full-time faculty member in 2007. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Dr. Piernik-Yoder`s professional and leadership experiences include occupational therapy practice with an emphasis on adult neurorehabilitation, program development and evaluation, research and development of clinical assessments, and product line management.

Dr. Piernik-Yoder has been a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences on topics related to clinical program development, program evaluation, professional development and practice issues, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Piernik-Yoder`s scholarly interests include the role transition from student to practitioner, development of community partnerships, community-based practice for older adults, and scholarship of teaching and learning.

1/2017 - Present Associate Professor and Interim Chair and Interim Chair UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Occupational Therapy, San Antonio, TX
9/2014 - Present Associate Professor with Tenure UT Health Science Center, Occupational Therapy, San Antonio, TX