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 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.
TEACHING: I have taught a variety of courses in the OT curriculum including OT assessment and intervention for adult with neurological conditions, research methods, and several interprofessional electives. I currently teach seven courses in the curriculum including theoretical and professional foundations, clinical conditions, and capstone courses.
SERVICE: In addition to my administrative service role as department chair, I am currently engaged in institutional service as chair of the School of Health Professions curriculum committee and part of the EDGE Organizational Team committee. I have also served as a member of the university Institutional Review Board, vice-chair of the university Promotion and Tenure Committee, and chair of the Library Committee. I focus my professional service in OT education and am chair of the AOTA Academic Education Special Interest Section, a member of the AOTA Commission on Education, and a member of the leadership team for the AOTA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Institute and Mentoring Program.
SCHOLARSHIP: My scholarly interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, rehabilitation outcomes, and assessment and intervention of home safety and fall risk for seniors.

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